Volume 5 - Issue 4

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Welcome to the April 2005 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please pass this along to your friends!

Table of Contents:

  1. Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center
  2. Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
  3. Our Shoulders Do Plenty and That is the Problem
  4. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


  1. Arthritis-Fighting Drugs: The Ulcer Connection
    If you read these chronicles, you know that I have constantly warned about the dangers of using NSAID's to tackle arthritis pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause serious problems and ulcers are one of them.
  2. Vioxx Reapproved by FDA Panel Members With Ties to Drug Companies
    How could the FDA get away with such blatant conflict of interest? Ten of the 32 FDA panel members who voted to bring Vioxx back to the market, had financial ties to the drugs’ makers.
  3. Coping With Stress and Anxiety
    Among the hardest parts of living in the modern world is stress and anxiety. With worries about work, the environment, the economy, natural disasters, terrorism, and the general state of the world, it seems that there is no end to the number of things to worry about.

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New Clinical Studies Confirm It


We have been telling our readers for years about the power of products like Syn-flex®. The recently completed GAIT studies have confirmed it. That is certainly more good news for those of you who suffer from Osteoarthritis.

 

 

GAIT

 

The long-anticipated results are now out and this important study confirms that when used in combination, Glucosamine and Chondroitin outperformed other pain relievers for arthritis sufferers.

 

The study involved 1,583 participants at 16 U.S. rheumatology centers working under the guidance of the National Institutes of Health. (NIH) Each of them had OA of the knee.

 

MODERATE TO SEVERE OA PAIN

 

Most of you suffer from “moderate to severe” arthritis pain. This study made it clear that in that category of OA patients, these supplements provided significant pain relief to 79.2% of those studied. In fact, they were more effective than Celebrex®. That speaks volumes about the power of products like Syn-flex®.

 

*In fact, a close look at these studies showed that Glucosamine and/or

Chondroitin beat out Celebrex® in 12 of 14 outcomes reported. That is

very telling.

 

 

Safety and Results

 

In 2005, both Vioxx® and Bextra® were withdrawn from the market. Prescription medications like Celebrex® remain under very close scrutiny. As well, federal regulators also began cautioning against the use of very common over-the-counter pain remedies.

 

There are sound reasons for that. The adverse consequences of using those products are well documented and it should be of concern to all of you.

 

You want pain relief. You want to get it without side effects. There is the issue of rehabilitation of cartilage that has broken down and continues to deteriorate. That is, it does if you do not use a high-quality Glucosamine/Chondroitin formula. Plus, the GAIT study also confirmed that both ingredients together outperformed either standing alone.

 

A Thirty-Year Plus History of Success

 

The GAIT study is just one of over 30 worldwide studies of the effectiveness of Glucosamine and/or Chondroitin. Glucosamine is considered a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug in 56 countries. Chondroitin is treated in a like manner in 22 countries. In many of these countries, they are reimbursed or subsidized by insurers. In fact, in the European Union provides a highest level of recommendation for OA sufferers. Those recommendations are made over and above any recommendation for drugs like Celebrex®.

 

The United States Could Learn from These Lessons

 

It is unfortunate that the United States has not come to the same level of acceptance as the EU. At some point in time, it may happen. In the meantime, just be aware that what we have had to say over the years has again been confirmed. This comes from another highly-respected medical authority.

 

See you next time.

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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Mustard-Baked Chicken
Mustard adds heat and flavor to chicken without adding calories or fat. Experiment with different brands of mustard, but check labels to make sure there are no added calories!

  • 6 skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Place on rack in baking pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 or 15 minutes or until brown. Spread chicken with mixture of mustard and brown sugar; coat with bread crumbs.

Bake for 20 minutes; turn chicken.

Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

Find this and other recipes at The Arthritis Foundation




Mustard-Baked Chicken

Serves 6.

Per Serving:
Calories 265; Fat 5 g; Cholesterol 72 mg; Fiber 2 g; Sodium 540 mg

8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


These past months in The Arthritis Chronicle, I've talked about my Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse that I had written. I had originally intended to give this informational course away free for only one issue, but due to the tremendous response and good word of mouth this course has brought, I have decided to give it away at no charge.

This Arthritis Course is packed with quality information on what you should know before you talk to your doctor, the arthritis diagnosis, treatment options, treatment side effects, glucosamine, tips on proper diets and exercise, weight management, alternative options, and an easy to understand explanation of what exactly arthritis is, how it occurs, and the effect on cartilage including a discussion of chondrocytes, collagen, proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, and synovial fluid.

If you are committed to taking the right steps towards effectively easing arthritis pain and knowing all your options, then this course will be extremely helpful to you.

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  2. Osteoarthritis Explained
  3. Exercise, Diet, and Weight
  4. Cox-II Inhibitors and NSAIDs
  5. So What is Glucosamine?
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  7. Alternative Arthritis Methods
  8. Your New Arthritis Plan
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See You Next Month


This concludes the April Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on May 1st. Please forward to any friends you know who have arthritis and would be interested.

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Please note:
As readers of this Chronicle are aware, prudent exercise benefits those who suffer from arthritis. Most of the exercise recommendations made here are low impact in nature and designed to assist those who suffer from arthritis. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you consult with your physician before engaging in any type of exercise program.

 

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