Volume 5 - Issue 4

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Welcome to the August 2007 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. Breaking news on the prescription drug front
  4. Adobo Pork & Potato Packets
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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    2. Understanding & Dealing with Arthritis Pain
    The first thing that one needs to learn when dealing with arthritis pain is to be able to manage it. Whether your pain is excruciating or merely a minor bother, it is not fun.
    3. Stretching for Success
    We have discussed the importance of exercise in increasing the odds of beating osteoarthritis in previous articles. Now, we are going to add some simple stretching exercises that can be added to your arthritis-beating regimen.

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That walk you take does even more!


By J. R. Rogers

For those of you who read these chronicles know by now that I am a strong advocate for even a little exercise. Without a doubt, your joints will “thank you” for doing this.

But that is not the only benefit you gain. In reading a recent article I saw something that caught my eye. It was discussing the benefits of walking right after you eat a (greasy) meal. Of course, sensible eating habits are also a gain on arthritis. You lose weight and your lower body in particular does not have to bear a heavier weight load.

What’s this study say?

This study focused on the fact that if you walk after eating that greasy hamburger (or, similar foods) you can actually gain some (additional) ground on heart health. Basically, walking immediately after consuming these foods that we all know are not very good for us gives your arteries some real advantages.

Normally, eating greasy foods causes your arteries to lose elasticity for about six hours. However, if you take a 45-minute walk with a couple of hours after consuming these foods you are going to get the same heart beat response you would if you ate a non-greasy meal and did nothing.

The gains always outweigh the time you spend

I have always said that walking is a favored exercise and for those who suffer from arthritis it is very important. Now, considering that we (all) give in to temptation to eat these foods that are not good for us, I think that it gives us all more incentive to do it.

Let’s face the facts here. Your joints are crying out for more exercise to shed excessive pounds. And, we even get a little slack when we do give in to that urge to eat something less than healthy.

I have to think that this is a “win-win” for every one of us.

See you next time.


Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Adobo Pork & Potato Packets

To make these packets, slice the potatoes very thinly, no thicker than 1/8 inch. Use a mandoline or the 2 mm slicing blade on a food processor - or cut them slowly with a very sharp knife.

INGREDIENTS

Makes 4 servings

ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Moderate

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 small sweet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 medium yellow-fleshed potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 1/2-1 3/4 pounds), trimmed of fat

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat grill to high.
2. Combine oil, vinegar, paprika, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender; process until creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Place sweet potato, potato and onion in a medium bowl. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons of the sauce; toss well to coat. Rub both sides of pork chops with the remaining sauce.
3. To make a packet, lay two 24-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (the double layers will help protect the contents from burning); generously coat the top piece with cooking spray. Spread half the potato mixture in the center of the foil in a thin layer. Bring the short ends of foil together, fold over and pinch to seal. Pinch the seams together along the sides to seal the packet. Make a second packet in the same fashion with the remaining potato mixture.
4. Place the packets on the hottest part of the grill and the pork chops in the front or back. Cook the pork for 3 to 4 minutes per side and the packets for 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to plates and let rest while the packets finish cooking. Open the packets (be careful of steam) and serve the pork chops with the vegetables.

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Adobo Pork & Potato Packets

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 373 calories; 18 g fat (4 g sat, 11 g mono); 69 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 3 g fiber; 350 mg sodium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (120% daily value), Selenium (57% dv), Vitamin C (35% dv).

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare adobo sauce (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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This concludes the August Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on September 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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