The New Year is just beginning and many of you have resolved to make some healthy changes in your life. Some of you may want to lose a few pounds, or plan to get more exercise, which are both important changes to make. However, you may not be aware that one of the easiest, yet … Read more
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you likely deal with pain on a chronic basis as do my patients who have the condition. You may use prescription, or over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications and/or pain killers to relieve your symptoms. That’s why I think you’ll be amazed to learn of an amazing new way that researchers have … Read more
August is psoriasis awareness month. Several of my patients are afflicted with psoriasis as are an estimated 7.5 million Americans. Thousands more will be diagnosed this year. Psoriasis is a somewhat common disorder of the autoimmune system that causes skin cells to multiply 10 times faster than normal. Instead of shedding off, these skin cells … Read more
I often recommend that my patients buy specially designed “orthopedic” products – shoes, pillows, mattresses – to safeguard and preserve their health. Many of them feel this is an unnecessary expense and it makes them feel “old” using such products. However, when I tell them how many health benefits are associated with using orthopedically correct … Read more
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 … Read more
I have several patients with arthritis – both “regular” (associated with wear and tear on joints, i.e., osteoarthritis) and rheumatoid types (associated with immune system disorders). Both types have their specific challenges and methods of treatments. Since May is arthritis awareness month, I would like to share with you, as I do my own patients, … Read more
Several of my patients have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a frustrating condition in which the immune system begins to fight its own body as if it were a disease. In doing so, the body develops a severe, chronic inflammatory response in trying to heal it. This inflammation can flare in all the major joints … Read more
Lately, several of my patients have asked me about adding flaxseed to their diets. They’ve heard a lot about the important health benefits of Omega-3 fats and that flaxseeds are high in these good fats. While I agree that adding Omega-3 fats by adding flaxseeds to your diet is highly beneficial, you also need to exercise a little caution in doing so. Let me explain.
It usually starts in the small joints of your hands. They become hot and inflamed. They feel stiff and difficult to move. As the condition progresses, other joints will be affected. Your cartilage will be damaged. You may also experience fatigue, general muscle soreness, weakness, and depression.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be a truly debilitating condition, so I am always on the look out for promising non-invasive ways to treat the condition. Just recently, green tea came to the fore as a possible way to relieve RA symptoms.
I’ve been using a lot of different spices. I learned that many of them not only enhance the taste of my food but are also very healthy for you. Today I want to recommend a few tasty spices that can help protect you from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis… even Alzheimer’s.
Having Arthritis can change your whole life. Not only do you have to endure the suffering from joint pain but your lack of ability to move freely can damper your lifestyle. Whether you love to work in your garden, go for a hike, dance the night away, or simply climb a flight of stairs, arthritis can make your favorite activities seem impossible.
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 … Read more