Greetings,
Welcome to the July 2008 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. Arthritis & Massage Therapy
  4. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
Tell a friend!
Your Name
Your eMail
Friend's Name
Friend's eMail

Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center

    1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease causing inflammation and deformity of the joints. Other problems throughout the body (systemic problems) may also develop, including inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), the development of bumps (called rheumatoid nodules) in various parts of the body, lung disease, blood disorders, and weakening of the bones (osteoporosis).
    3. Osteoarthritis: Explained Simply
    The first sign of osteoarthritis is the deterioration of healthy cartilage, therefore, understanding cartilage is crucial to understanding osteoarthritis and how you can effectively ease your osteoarthritis pain.

Check out Arthritis and Glucosamine Information!


Lastest news and articles about Arthritis and Glucosamine. www.arthritis-glucosamine.net

Advertisement
Liquid glucosamine formula Syn-flex® effectively eases osteoarthritis pain, assists in the rehabilitation of damaged cartilage, reduces inflammation, and slows the progression of the disease. Guaranteed to ease arthritis pain or your money back. Plus FREE U.S. shipping. Learn more about Syn-flex® now!

Arthritis & Massage Therapy


By J. R. Rogers

I was reading some articles the other day about massage therapy for those who suffer from osteoarthritis. And, it was pretty revealing to me.

Does massage benefit arthritis sufferers?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, massage can help with arthritis in two ways. First, it reduces muscle pain that is usually caused by spasms. Second, it increases your body’s ability to produce endorphins which reduces pain. Now, I do not know about you but this sounds pretty good to me.

Going back to a study reported in late 2006, some clinical findings regarding osteoarthritis of the knee had a lot of good to say about massage. In a December of 2006 article, The Archives of Internal Medicine said that those receiving massage therapy had less stiffness, pain and increased physical function in their knees.

A similar study was done in 2006 that focused on those who suffer arthritis in the hands. The Touch Research Institute found that massage on a regular basis eased the symptoms that flowed from that arthritis. That included less depression and anxiety; less pain; better gripping power; and in general, greater improvement.

So, what does it do?

There are really two issues with massage therapy as it relates to arthritis. The first is what it accomplishes. That is, that massage helps the arthritis sufferer by loosening up the joints. Namely, in the muscles and ligaments that break up the adhesions that slow or hinder motion. And, when gentle joint stretching is done it can actually stimulate the production of synovial fluid which acts as a cushion. This reduces inflammation and pain.

Frequency of the therapy

Just like all therapies, this requires some attention to repeating to make it most effective. Sure, the first time you go in you will get some relief. But, to get the most out of it you really need to do massage therapy on a regular basis and it is best to use a therapist with experience with OA sufferers. (The risk is that they do massage too deeply if they are not used to working with OA)

The best schedule seems to be seeing a therapist once a week for about a month and thereafter, once a month should keep you on track.

See you next time.

 

Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis

Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 shallot, sliced thin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce (or 2 additional teaspoons low sodium soy sauce)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast pounded slightly and cut into 1-inch strips
8 (8-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked for 20 minutes
3/4 cup Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce, recipe below
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped toasted peanuts
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, coconut milk, soy sauce, shallot, garlic, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime zest, and ginger. Add the chicken strips and marinate for 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.

Spray a nonstick grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over a medium-high flame. While pan is heating, thread chicken onto skewers. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, until meat is cooked through and has light grill marks.

Serve chicken skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce, and garnish with basil or cilantro and chopped peanuts.

Yield: 4 servings (2 skewers and 2 tablespoons peanut sauce per serving) Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1 shallot, peeled and roughly chopped

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Sauce can be made 1 day ahead of time, and will keep 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Yield: about 1 1/4 cups

more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com





Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

 

Nutrition Information
Nutritional Analysis Per Servings Calories 263
Carbohydrates 12 g Total fat 10 g
Saturated fat 3.4 g Protein 31 g
Fiber 1 g Sodium 617 mg

 

 

 

 


8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


These past months in The Arthritis Chronicle, I've talked about my Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse that I had written. I had originally intended to give this informational course away free for only one issue, but due to the tremendous response and good word of mouth this course has brought, I have decided to give it away at no charge.

This Arthritis Course is packed with quality information on what you should know before you talk to your doctor, the arthritis diagnosis, treatment options, treatment side effects, glucosamine, tips on proper diets and exercise, weight management, alternative options, and an easy to understand explanation of what exactly arthritis is, how it occurs, and the effect on cartilage including a discussion of chondrocytes, collagen, proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, and synovial fluid.

If you are committed to taking the right steps towards effectively easing arthritis pain and knowing all your options, then this course will be extremely helpful to you.

The course is spread out over an eight day period and a new part of the course is sent each day right to your email inbox.

To begin your Eight-Day Arthritis Ecourse right away, fill in your first name and email in the form below and click "Begin Course!"

Your Name: Your Email:
Please click Begin Course just once.

Once you begin your course above, you will receive one article each day delivered right to your email inbox. The daily topics are:

  1. The Arthritis Diagnosis
  2. Osteoarthritis Explained
  3. Exercise, Diet, and Weight
  4. Cox-II Inhibitors and NSAIDs
  5. So What is Glucosamine?
  6. How to Evaluate Glucosamine Products
  7. Alternative Arthritis Methods
  8. Your New Arthritis Plan
To receive my information-packed arthritis ecourse for FREE, simply fill in the above form and click on begin course. Your first message will come in about five minutes.

Advertisement
Syn-flex® contains pharmaceutical quality Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Bromelain, Boswellin, Yucca, Omega 3 and Omega 6, Manganese, and Vitamins A, C, and E in a high quality formula designed for helping Arthritic type pain. Learn more about Syn-flex® here!

See You Next Month


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.

You have received the Arthritis Chronicle because you have subscribed to it (or it was forwarded to you by a friend). At any time, you July subscribe or unsubscribe here.

Would you like to be a contributing writer?
Email us at chronicle@arthritis-glucosamine.net

For comments and questions relating to The Arthritis Chronicle you July email info@arthritis-glucosamine.net

This newsletter July be republished article by article or in whole as long as credit is given to author and link is provided to http://www.arthritis-glucosamine.net/

Have a great February from the Arthritis Chronicle
See you next month!

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.

 

Synflex America Copyright ® 2001-2008
The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. (FDA)
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.