Category: Arthritis

Joint Care and Repair

This is the transcript of a tape produced by nutritionist Joe Buishas. Toward the end of the tape Mr. Buishas makes a specific product recommendation. We have left the transcript unchanged—complete with the product recommendation. This is such a good explanation of joint care and repair that it should be presented in its entirety. The Read More …

Writing improves asthma and arthritis symptoms

According to the April 14, 1999 issue of theJournal of the American Medical Association, (281:1304-1309, 1328-1329) patients who write about stressful events suffer less with their symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. The stress-reducing effects of writing were long-lasting; patients experienced improvement for four months after writing about their stressful experiences. On average, asthma patients Read More …

Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to chronic pain

Vitamin D Deficiency may be Linked to Chronic Pain According to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings (December 9, 2003), vitamin D deficiency is one possible cause of persistent and vague musculoskeltal pain. A study of 150 children and adults suffering from vague musculoskeletal pain performed at the University of Minnesota found that 93% of the subjects Read More …

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi can Benefit Arthritis Sufferers According to a pilot study, found in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship (May, 2001) by a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University, Tai Chi can reduce arthritic pain. Tai Chi is gentle and slow, making a good exercise for the elderly. The study’s subjects were16 people, ages 68-87 Read More …

Some pain medication may make blood pressure rise

Some Pain Medications May Make Blood Pressure Rise According to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (October 28, 2002;162:2204-2208), frequent use of pain-relief medications may result in an increased-risk of high blood pressure in women. These drugs are known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Use of acetaminophen (eg Tylenol) was also monitored in Read More …

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Respond to Diet

According to the article, “Clinical Review of Dietary Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis”, published in the British Journal of Rheumatology (1993;32:507-514) changes in diet may benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The authors of the study propose that improving the diet is extremely safe and may improve symptoms and reduce medication needs without any side-effects. One of Read More …

Resistance exercise helps juvenile arthritis

Resistance Exercise Helps Juvenile Arthritis Sufferers Children with juvenile arthritis took part in an eight-week individualized program of resistance exercise at the University at Buffalo. Their ability to function was greatly improved by the exercise. Some improved by as much as 200%, preliminary results of the study have shown. Pain, use of medications and disability Read More …

Research backs use of cod liver oil for arthritis

Professor Caterson and other Scientists at CardiffUniversity(Wales, UK) have found that the Omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil work by inhibiting enzymes that break down joint cartilage. Inhibiting these enzymes slow the progress of cartilage destruction that occurs in arthritis. It also reduces inflammation and thus lessens pain. This finding upholds findings of two Read More …

Pain Tolerance Improves With Age

Pain Tolerance Improves With Age Researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida say that older people are better at tolerating chronic pain than young adults. Subjects of the study included nearly 6,000 adults. It found that the subjects under the age of 50 were less able to cope with chronic Read More …

Pain Medication may be Linked to Kidney Failure

Pain Medications May be Linked to Kidney Failure People with kidney disease or other ailments who regularly take aspirin or acetaminophen may be increasing the risk of developing kidney failure. Patients who regularly use pain medications (according to researchers, regular use is defined as at least twice each week for two months), were between two Read More …