Joint Health

  1. Top 10 Facts About Joint Pain

    Top 10 Facts About Joint Pain
    1. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint-related condition in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people. 2. 80 percent of people with osteoarthritis are over age 55. 3. Osteoarthritis is most often due to wear and tear on the joints due to age, excess weight, or repetitive stress. 4. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than two million Americans and...
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  2. Natural Joint Pain Relief: Boswellia Extract Is An Effective Therapy For Osteoarthritis

    Natural Joint Pain Relief: Boswellia Extract Is An Effective Therapy For Osteoarthritis
    Did you know that the Biblical-era incense frankincense was most likely an extract from the resin of the tree known as Boswellia?   Four species of Boswellia trees - found mainly in Africa and Asia - are known for their fragrant resin. They are also well-known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and analgesic properties. However, Boswellia is more than just an...
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  3. What are the uses and benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

    What are the uses and benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
    Osteoarthritis, the leading cause of chronic disability affecting nearly 27 million Americans, happens because of cartilage breakdown that exposes bone surfaces and leads to joint degradation. When we are young and healthy, our joints are full of a viscous fluid similar in consistency to raw egg white, known as synovial fluid. It cushions joints by providing elastic shock absorbing properties...
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  4. How to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain?

    How to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain?
      Do you suffer from any of the painful and debilitating symptoms of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease? If you do, you’re not alone. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the leading cause of chronic disability in the US, affecting nearly 27 million people. Cartilage loss because of genetic, developmental or purely mechanical...
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  5. Are You At Risk For Osteoporosis?

    Are You At Risk For Osteoporosis?
    Nearly nine million US adults suffer from osteoporosis, while more than 48 million have low bone mass - placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. Which can you do to lower your risk? You can protect your bones by trying a new bone healthy recipe or adding a new exercise to your regular routine. The first and...
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  6. What's the #1 Supplement Every Man Should Take?

    What's the #1 Supplement Every Man Should Take?
    One of the most important things men can do to stay healthy and energetic is to take an Omega 3 supplement. Now, fish oil is nothing new to you.  It’s so well-researched and documented that even the American Heart Association suggests you take fish oil supplements too—and for good reason. Fish oil owes its health-boosting power to two compounds your cells...
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  7. The Benefits Of Pilates

    The Benefits Of Pilates
    People who do Pilates exercises will tell you they've seen improvements in their range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture and abdominal strength, along with reduced back, neck and joint pain. Forty years after his death, the system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates has never been in such demand. Pilates experts will tell you that his system is an education in...
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  8. Fish Oil: A Miracle "Cure" for Stress?

    Fish Oil: A Miracle "Cure" for Stress?
      Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are believed to protect against heart disease - so much so that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fatty fish rich in omega 3 fats every week. In a new study, scientists from Michigan Technological University now show that fish oil may also protect the heart against the negative...
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  9. The Connection Between Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    The Connection Between Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    New research shows that the number of cigarettes smoked in a day and the number of years of smoking both increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in elderly women. This risk goes down after they give up smoking but, compared to women who have never smoked, it is still high up to 15 years later. RA is an autoimmune disease...
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  10. Does Regular Exposure To Sunlight Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

    Does Regular Exposure To Sunlight Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
    A new study indicates that regular exposure to sunlight - specifically ultraviolet B (UVB) - may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. But this effect was only evident among older women - perhaps because younger women, being more aware of the hazards of sunlight, tend to cover themselves up with sun block. The study authors base examined the effects...
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