Volume 5 - Issue 4
Welcome to the April 2007 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please
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Table of Contents:
Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource
- Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
- What a difference a pound makes
- Very Veggie soup
- Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease causing inflammation and deformity of the joints. Other problems throughout the body (systemic problems) may also develop, including inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), the development of bumps (called rheumatoid nodules) in various parts of the body, lung disease, blood disorders, and weakening of the bones (osteoporosis).
3. Osteoarthritis: Explained Simply
The first sign of osteoarthritis is the deterioration of healthy cartilage, therefore, understanding cartilage is crucial to understanding osteoarthritis and how you can effectively ease your osteoarthritis pain.
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What a difference a pound makes
By J. R. Rogers
I was reading a news report the other day that I found a little bit surprising. It said that somewhere between 35% and 50% of all doctor visits involve musculoskeletal issues. Even though I know that arthritis is a major problem I had no idea that these numbers were so high.
The pounds you take off make a huge difference
This same report said that in women the loss of as little as eleven (11) pounds can reduce arthritis pain by as much as 50%. That is a major gain on the pain front for very little effort. Of course, as I have said for many years weight loss slows the progression of arthritis as well.
Light exercise and how it helps
You do not have to go out and run any marathons. All it takes is a little effort on your part to shed those excess pounds. And, the very exercises I have recommended for years will do the job. Walking, swimming and bicycle riding are all beneficial. And, they are low-impact so they do not generally pose as many risks for injuries as more challenging exercise does.
Exercise and synovial fluid
What happens when you exercise is that synovial fluid is drawn into your joint structures. That is beneficial to the joints but if it stays in the joint structure too long it can cause cracking of cartilage. Of course, that is not the result you are looking for. All you have to do to avoid that is ice down the joints after you finish exercising. This moves the synovial fluid over to the lymphatic system to dispose of it. And, this should be done within about ten minutes after you finish exercising according to this report.
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The good news is that this study confirms something else I have been saying for years. Arthritis may be an inevitable consequence but it can be controlled and in many instances avoided altogether.
Think about the simple things you can do to help yourself. After all, it is a small price to pay to beat back the effects of arthritis.
See you next time.
Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis
- 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- In a medium bowl, combine black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Season with Italian-style salad dressing and garlic salt; mix well. Cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
- Total Fat: 10.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 768mg
- Total Carbs: 20.4g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.6g
- Protein: 5.1g
8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain
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- The Arthritis Diagnosis
- Osteoarthritis Explained
- Exercise, Diet, and Weight
- Cox-II Inhibitors and NSAIDs
- So What is Glucosamine?
- How to Evaluate Glucosamine Products
- Alternative Arthritis Methods
- Your New Arthritis Plan
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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.