Volume 5 - Issue 12

Welcome to the December 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. Let's Talk about Whole Grains
  3. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  4. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center

  1. Initial Results of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funded Study Reveal Glucosamine and Chondroitin Effective in Treating Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
    For 21 million Americans hobbled by osteoarthritis, new science confirms nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin are the right combination for effective knee pain relief(1).
  2. For Arthritis, It is Just a Walk in the Park
    As you likely know, I have shared the three things that I feel give you the greatest success in dealing with osteoarthritis. First, that you use a high-quality liquid Glucosamine. Secondly, that you stay with a healthy diet regimen. Finally, that you exercise.
  3. A Nice Reminder
    After all these years of writing about arthritis, it is refreshing to get a little reminder that some are listening. This time it came from a doctor.

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Let's Talk about Whole Grains

By J.R. Rogers

It goes without saying that I have emphasized the need to maintain a healthy diet and exercise when dealing with osteoarthritis. Of course, I am the first to say that using a high-quality liquid Glucosamine gives you a head start on handling pain. But, we cannot ignore the other two factors.

Whole Grains
What are "whole grains?" As part of getting yourself into a healthy mode of eating, let's explore that issue.

Whole grains are what make up the entire seed of the plant in the field. That is, the bran, endosperm and the germ. In other words, it is the entire "kernel."

The Difference in Refining Them
Some of the products you buy in your local stores are "refined." When that process is used, all that is left is the endosperm. However, when that is done it means that only about 25% of the protein that is in the grain is all that remains. (There are also many key nutrients lost in the process as well.)

What the processors do to overcome this is add back some vitamins and minerals to the final product to make up for that deficiency. So in brief, even when grains are processed you are getting at least some benefit back.

The Argument in Favor of Whole Grains
What you get when purchasing whole grains that are not processed is more protein, a greater amount of fiber and the entire "package" of vitamins and minerals that are found naturally in the whole grain products.

When shopping for flour, look at the "whole wheat." Oatmeal and whole cornmeal are also products to consider. Another whole grain source to consider would be popcorn if you can handle all the salt; that is also another whole grain source that is both filling and healthy.

Advantages Outweigh the Disadvantages
You should all know by now that maintaining healthy weight levels is critical to arthritis sufferers. Whole grain products have a tendency to make you feel "full" faster. That means you eat less. Of course, using whole grains also contributes to lower cholesterol levels; lower sugar levels (glycemic) for diabetics; and, more vitamins and minerals which contribute to a healthier "you."

I am a big fan of cereals and buy the all-natural brands. I think I may have mentioned this before. This is once again an area where you can add to your "health regimen" and give you a little more arthritis-fighting power.

For those who have been readers of the Arthritis Chronicle over the past few years, I want to say "thanks" for giving me the opportunity to provide you with some overall health advice and to gain some ground on your arthritis. It is very gratifying to see our subscriber base growing. It is also great to hear from you.

Stay the course and beat the pain.

See you next time.

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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis

Shrimp and Crab Ball
Impress your guests with this seafood delight.

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, seasoned salt and garlic salt to taste
  • 1 6-ounce package frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1 7-ounce can crab meat, drained
  • 1 8-ounce jar seafood cocktail sauce

Combine cream cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings in small bowl; mix well. Chill in refrigerator.

Add shrimp and crab meat; mix gently. Shape into a ball; place on serving plate.

Spoon cocktail sauce over top.

Serve with crackers.

Find this and other recipes at The Arthritis Foundation

Shrimp and Crab Ball

Serves 12.

Per Serving:
Calories 118; Fat 7 g; Cholesterol 63 mg; Fiber <1g; Sodium 282 mg

8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain

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See You Next Month

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