Volume 6 - Issue 2

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Welcome to the February 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. Fighting Inflammation in a Big Way
  3. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  4. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


  1. Synflex heading to the Olympics
    I am in Boston this morning waiting to catch a flight to Germany in a few hours. The last few days have been an emotional whirlwind and I am looking forward for a little time to unwind.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

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Fighting Inflammation in a Big Way


By J.R. Rogers

Over the years, I have discussed the issue of inflammation and arthritis. If you read all of my Arthritis Chronicles, you get a pretty good picture of ways to contain pain which of course, is a consequence of inflammation when you suffer from OA.

I am Not a Book Reviewer
It goes without saying that my business is arthritis and how you can beat the pain, rehabilitate damaged cartilage, and lead a normal life. Of course, at the top of my list is using a very high-quality liquid Glucosamine. However, while that works standing alone for some, it does not for others. That is why I discuss the importance of diet and exercise as components of winning the battle.

A Great Book by a Top Gun
Dr. Andrew Weil recently released a great book that I know will help you. In fact, he discusses many of the same issues I have talked about but brings them more sharply into focus.

Now, arthritis does not discriminate and it can strike at any age. So, many of you who are regular readers of this column may think that this book does not apply to you. I assure you, if you suffer from arthritis, it does.

This book is titled, Healthy Aging. In this book, Dr. Weil discusses so many issues that apply to those who suffer from osteoarthritis that it goes beyond the scope of this chronicle. In a very relevant part, he talks about what he calls "The Anti-Inflammatory Diet." This section describes eating habits that fight inflammation within your body and it is right on the money.

He also discusses exercise, injury avoidance for those who are very active and the pros and cons of certain foods and drinks. In brief, he brings you full circle into many of my past articles and lays it on the line. Following his advice can only assist those who have arthritis.

The full title is Healthy Aging, A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well Being. The last I checked online, you could buy a new copy for under $17.00.

Another Option
If that book is a little too heavy on your pocketbook or if you want to get only to the diet issues that assist those with OA, I would recommend The Mediterranean Diet. (Revised and Updated in 2004). Many of Dr. Weil's diet recommendations are similar to this food regimen and it would have essentially the same anti-inflammatory characteristics if followed. The online price, I saw, was $6.99.

As I said, I am not in the business of reviewing books. But, either of these books provides a great deal of information that can help you in getting your arthritis inflammation under control.

We are coming into a new year once again, so let me wish all of you a very happy one.

See you next time.



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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Oven-Fried Chicken
Delicious fried-chicken taste without all the fat and calories.

  • 6 pieces chicken, skinned
  • 2/3 cup baking mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 dashes of seasoning or herb blend, any type

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Rinse chicken and pat dry.

Combine baking mix, paprika, salt and seasoning blend in a sealable bag; shake to mix. Toss chicken 2 pieces at a time in seasoning mixture.

Arrange on foil lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake at 425 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes; turn chicken.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Find this and other recipes at The Arthritis Foundation




Oven-Fried Chicken

Serves 6.

Per Serving:
Calories 226; Fat 9 g; Cholesterol 81 mg; Fiber <1g; Sodium 416 mg

8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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See You Next Month


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

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Have a great February from the Arthritis Chronicle
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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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