If you suffer from arthritis, you know it is a chronic disease and that it is an umbrella term that describes over 100 different diseases that result in tissue inflammation or degeneration of the cartilage and inevitably results in swelling, pain, and stiffness. Many people have heard diet affects arthritis, both for the good and for the bad. IfRead More →

The results of a  study led by Robin Christensen of the Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen was presented at the 2007 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. The paper titled “Applying the Herbal Therapy Rose-hips in Osteoarthritis Patients” showed joint pain and arthritis can be relieved with rosehips. The study lasted three months andRead More →

Calcium is needed by the body for a variety of reasons. It’s important to build strong bones and teeth and is needed for proper nerve function. Deficiencies in calcium can result in osteoporosis, poor blood clotting, and rickets. On the other hand, although it’s rare, over-retention can cause impaired kidney function, hypercalcemia,Read More →

There are a number of reasons people can suffer from osteoporosis. For instance, a person’s diet may be deficient in calcium or magnesium, or they may consume too much phosphorus or not get enough vitamin D. As people age their bodies are often less able to absorb calcium too. Some doctors also point outRead More →

Recently, there has been news that osteoporosis drug manufacturers may be exaggerating osteoporosis drug benefits and downplaying risks. Drugs such as Actonel, Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa, and most recently Reclast, have been regularly prescribed by doctors to protect women against bone loss. In fact, osteoporosis drugs may be the most prescribed drugs inRead More →

Osteoporosis drugs are one of the most prescribed drugs in America, and, it is estimated, approximately 44 million Americans either have osteopenia (thinning bones that lead to osteoporosis) or osteoporosis (weakening of the bones or brittle bones). However, osteoporosis is not a part of natural aging, and there are things you canRead More →

From 1955 to 1994 rheumatoid arthritis declined in both men and women; however, since that time both the incidence and prevalence has risen. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, “Compared to the previous decade when approximately 36 women out of every 100,000 developed rheumatoid arthritis each year, the new study showed aRead More →