Volume 5 - Issue 4

Welcome to the December 2006 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. How much and when?
  4. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis Vegitarian Christmas
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center

    1. The F.D.A. and Acetaminophen
    Since about 2001, the FDA has been taking a deeper look into dangers associated with taking acetaminophen (best known under the "Tylenol" brand name).
    2. Maximizing Your Exercise
    In the last edition, we talked about getting maximum benefits from exercise. Our discussion centered around how "interval" exercising can enhance the joint and other health benefits you derive. (If you did not read the last Chronicle, please review it.)
    3. Possible Benefits of Combining NSAIDs with Glucosamine
    A recent study conducted at Temple University has revealed an interesting development regarding the use of NSAID's (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It would seem that these researchers share the same concerns that have been frequently reported in the Arthritis Chronicle.

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How much and when?

By J. R. Rogers

We all know by now that exercise is good for our joints. There is no doubt that diet, exercise, and a solid regimen of high-quality liquid Glucosamine can keep us going for a lot of extra miles.

The exercise portion of our lives can become a little challenging at times if you have to balance work, family, and other commitments. Unfortunately, some of us take on long bursts at even longer intervals and we pay a price for it.

Weekend Exercise

For many of us, our weekday schedules are very busy leaving the weekend as the only time we can seem to find to get out and really exercise.   This can create a problem.

The usual issue is that when we take a small part of our weekend to exercise after not exercising during the week, we tend to push too hard. We find that our bodies do not respond well to that extra load we give it. The consequences can be tough.

What normally happens is that these “more compact extra load” exercise periods can cause joint injuries. The result is that we develop Osteoarthritis. It is the exact result we are trying to avoid. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.

Are you listening?

Our bodies tell us plenty if we take the time to listen to them. They are quick to tell us when we have pushed them too hard. Unfortunately, it is often too late to do anything about it.

I know that the exercise part of dealing with joint care is not always the most popular. All it takes is about thirty minutes a day. Top medical professionals who deal with this issue recommend that we take at least that much time for exercise.

You do not have to go out and kill yourself--least of all, with a heavy weekend session or two to compensate for missing what you should have been doing during the week.  You do have choices.

If you have been involved in heavy athletic sports and you are having joint problems, switch to something a little less demanding. You can get the same benefits without the risks by doing so. A little “touch football” is certainly more stressful on your joints than a nice long walk…even at a higher pace.

In any event, take care to avoid these “catch-up” exercise times. They can cost you in more ways than you expect.

See you next time.

Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis

Vegetarian Christmas:

Butternut Squash, Apple and Onion Galette with Stilton

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced (1 stick)
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 large baking apple, such as Rome Beauty or Cortland
1 small or 1/2 medium butternut squash (about 3/4 pound), halved, seeded, and skin on
1 small yellow onion, peeled, root end trimmed but intact
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1⁄3 cup crumbled Stilton or other blue cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces) For the dough: Pulse the flour and salt together in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse about 10 times until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few bean-size bits of butter in it. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times more; don’t let the dough form a mass around the blade. If the dough seems very dry, add up to 1 tablespoon of cold water,
1 teaspoon at a time, pulsing briefly. Remove the blade and bring the dough together by hand. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

For the filling: Halve and core the apple. Cut each half into 8 wedges and put them in a large bowl. Slice the squash and cut the onion into wedges so that both are as thick as the apple wedges and add them to the apples. Add the butter, rosemary, and thyme and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch disk. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet and brush with mustard. Starting 2 inches from the edge, casually alternate pieces of apple, squash, and onion in overlapping circles—if you have extra pieces of one or another, tuck them in where you can or double them up to use all the filling. Fold and pleat the dough over the edge of the filling. Bake until the crust is brown and the apple, squash, and onions are tender and caramelized, about 55 minutes. Scatter the cheese over the filling and bake until melted, about 5 minutes more. Cool the galette briefly on a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve.

More christmas recepies can be found at: http://www.foodnetwork.com

Butternut Squash, Apple and Onion Galette with Stilton

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Know-How: Don’t be afraid to cook this galette—or any of your pies or tarts, for that matter—until the crust is a rich golden brown. A pastry’s buttery taste and flaky crispness really come through when it is fully cooked.

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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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