Volume 5 - Issue 7

Welcome to the July 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. Acupuncture
  3. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  4. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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  1. Discover Which Fruit and Vegetables Help Relieve Arthritic Pain
    If you or someone you know suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. If you haven't walked a mile in those shoes, you can't imagine how frustrating it can be.
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    Question : I AM 43 years old and lately, I have been suffering from a stiff neck. It starts suddenly and there is pain with movement. Sometimes, it may be accompanied with fever and even affects the shoulder blade.
  3. Arthritis Pain Relief 101
    Coming of age equals coming of a variety of body pains. And do you know what most of our oldies would complain about regarding this issue? Arthritis. An estimate of over 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions related conditions.

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By J.R. Rogers

We have talked about acupuncture before. However, it has been some time ago and I wanted to bring this up and add some interesting points.

Arthritis Pain
It is no secret that I favor the use of a high-quality liquid Glucosamine to deal with the pain of arthritis. And, I make that recommendation for both humans and pets. Given the recent news stories regarding the use of NSAID's, it is certainly a safer and in most cases, equally effective way to handle your pain.

New studies using Acupuncture
I recently read some information about clinical studies that used acupuncture on arthritis patients. For those of you not that familiar with acupuncture, it is the ancient Chinese technique of inserting (very) thin needles in strategic locations in your body. It is a practice that has been used for about 2,000 years so we cannot discard it.

Clinical studies
In December of 2004, a study that as funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding the use of acupuncture.

What the researchers said was that of some 570 study participants in the study had less pain than those who received what they called "sham acupuncture." A similar study reported in the British Medical Journal reported similar results. (That study used a combination of acupuncture and an NSAID)

For those not familiar with the term "sham acupuncture" (I was not) it means that study participants received what they "thought" was acupuncture but it was not. The patients were simply unable to determine that needles were being inserted.

If you need more this might be the answer
I continue to recommend the use of a high-quality liquid Glucosamine for dealing with arthritis pain. Generally, you are going to get the desired result without the need to do more.

And, I am the first to recognize that acupuncture is not necessarily an option for everyone and in fact, it is not available in many areas. However, if you suffer from osteoarthritis, you should be aware that there are options available to you.

I think that it would be a rare case where someone would have to take this extra step. However, these clinical studies confirm that it has helped with arthritis problems and for that reason alone, you need to be aware of it.

See you next time.

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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis

Banana Nut Bread
This classic American comfort food will take you back to your childhood.

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Lemon juice to taste

Mix flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together.

Beat bananas and eggs in mixing bowl. Add sugar and oil; mix well. Stir in dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in pecans.

Spoon into three foil-lined 5 X 9-inch loaf pans. Place in cold oven. Bake at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Find this and other recipes at The Arthritis Foundation

Banana Nut Bread

Serves 36.

Per Serving:
Calories 202; Fat 9 g; Cholesterol 24 mg; Fiber 1g; Sodium 99 mg

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