March 14, 2023

Can MSM Ease the Pain of Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 18% of women and 10% of men over the age of 60 years worldwide. Given how common this disease is and the fact that it causes significant chronic disability due to joint degeneration and reduced mobility, supplements for osteoarthritis are hugely popular with an estimated 30%+ of individuals seeking natural products for joint pain. You probably haven’t heard of Methylsulfonylmethane but you may have heard of “MSM” and usually this supplement is suggested for joint pain. MSM is used for a variety of chronic pain conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, […]
December 28, 2022

Inflammation: How To Reset Your System

More than 60 percent of American adults have a chronic diseases, and 40 percent have two or more chronic disease. Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds, cancer is the second leading cause of death, 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease, and almost half of Americans has prediabetes or diabetes. What do these conditions have in common? Inflammation. In fact, studies have linked high inflammatory levels to several conditions, including autoimmune conditions, cancer, chronic fatigue, depression, metabolic syndrome, and sleep apnea. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. And because no one else is […]
April 21, 2020

Superfoods For Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that affects nearly 70 million people. Treatment can vary extensively, based on severity, on what type of arthritis you have, and on where it strikes. While individual attention from your doctor is necessary to best manage your unique symptoms, certain Superfoods have entered the marketplace that can offer tremendous relief for many arthritis sufferers. Certain Types of Arthritis…Demand Certain Foods For Help! The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, or the deterioration of cartilage surrounding the bones. This causes bones to rub against one another, resulting in pain and difficulty moving. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where […]
June 18, 2019

Foods That Fight a Pain in the Joint

Summer is just ahead. That means the days are longer and it’s time to get active. If the thought of picking up that tennis racquet or trying on those hiking boots makes you dread achy knees and shoulders, start thinking about how what you eat can help protect your joints and other moving parts. Obesity and age also contribute to the degeneration of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body’s defenses attack itself, in this instance, cartilage surrounding the joints. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis presents in both sides of the body—both knees, both hips, etc. RA […]
May 1, 2018

Don’t Waste Time: Treat Your Arthritis Early

Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation of body joints. Dr Michael Mukasa, an orthopaedic surgeon at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CoRSU), says old age, genetic predisposition, accidents and trauma in the joints put you at risk of arthritis. Early treatment of arthritis prevents further damage of the joints. “Avoid forceful stretching of the joints because ligament structures around the joints get microscopic tearing which may later cause pain in the joints,” says Dr Mukasa. Regular health visits for borne density tests save you the costs involved in treating the disease in the late stage. Jamiru Mpiima, a nutritionist at Family […]
June 6, 2017

The Right Eating Habits Can Free You From Arthritis Risks

Arthritis comes in many different forms and can strike at any age, but your risk increases as you grow older.
September 22, 2016

Don’t Stress! Ashwagandha Is Here

Ashwagandha, a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is used for conditions ranging from arthritis and anxiety to liver disease and sleep issues, is trending strongly in the natural products market these days. I saw several foods and drinks with ashwagandha along with lots of new supplements at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. Rebbl has a delicious Ashwagandha Chai drink that I love! The drinks are available at Whole Foods here in Southern California, but Rebbl has a Where To Buy map on their website. FoodTrients contributing writer and nutritionist Ginger Hultin interviewed one of the leading scientist who researched the […]
October 18, 2015

What Are The Benefits of Cryotherapy?

In what can only be described as “utterly cool,” Dr. Travis Utter, a Daytona Beach chiropractor, recently installed a Juka Cryosauna machine to assist patients with a variety of pain related issues. The high-tech chamber, which looks like something out of a science fiction movie, uses liquid nitrogen that needs replenishment at least once a week at $200 a tank, according to Dr. Utter. While in the chamber the patient is asked to keep moving in quarter turns with a temperature inside the chamber that cannot exceed minus 250 degrees F. Patients are not allowed more than two sessions in […]
July 12, 2012

Rheumatoid Arthritis Now Thought Triggered by Obesity

Several of my patients have rheumatoid arthritis.  Most of them also have a little extra poundage than I would like them to have.  Many of them feel that it’s been their aching joints that have kept them from exercising more and so they have gained weight.  However, looking back at their records, in many cases their overweight preceded the onset of their RA by a few years.  It had always been my suspicion that, like other diseases, their obesity had somehow contributed to the development of their condition.  Now, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have backed up my suspicions.  I’d […]