Volume 5 - Issue 4
Welcome to the June 2006 issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Please
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Table of Contents:
Featured Articles from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource
- Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
- Pound for Pound: My Aching Knees
- Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
- Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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2. Is Your Beloved Pet Not As Active As Before?
Approximately 25-30% of family pets suffer from osteoarthritis. The stiffness, pain and swelling in a pet with arthritis is really no different than what you as a human being would experience.
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Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a genetic, painful, crippling disease that causes a dog's hip to weaken, deteriorate, and become arthritic. It is a congenital condition and is the leading cause of lameness occurring in the rear legs of dogs.
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Pound for Pound: My Aching Knees
By J. R. Rogers
For those who are readers of my column you know pretty much what my
position is on Osteoarthritis. A top-quality liquid Glucosamine product;
exercise; and, a sensible diet.
I do not know of any medical experts that would disagree with my
thoughts on these issues. When you live with the pain of OA, it is
worth the small effort it takes to get it under control.
The Weight Issue and Body Weight
There are no "hard and fast" rules about how weight affects
OA pain in your lower body and in particular, most with knee pain.
However, researchers have found that those who are overweight are
more likely to have incurred a torn meniscus which is the primary
cushion that serves the knees. For those who have OA, it is already
at risk so this adds another dimension to the problem.
There was a study conducted at Wake Forest University that involved
women only; 75% were between the ages of 60 and 89 and each was overweight.
I really like the numbers here because they tell us a great deal about
the overall affect of being obese.
For each pound lost by participants, there was a reduction of load
on the knees by four times that amount. That sounds a little confusing
but what they are saying is that in their study, a one mile walk and
one pound lost equaled 4,800 pounds of "compressive load"
from the knees.
They also extended that number out from there. They said that if
you lost 10 lbs., you would reduce the load on your knees by 48,000
pounds over that same mile. The numbers can become pretty impressive
Think about this. Our lower bodies take a beating as it is. It is
the load-bearing part of our body and we need as much "go power"
as we can get from our legs, knees, hips and feet. Being overweight
simply pushes the body's limits and for those with OA it becomes a
doubly difficult problem.
We tend to forget about issues like this even when we are suffering.
Of course, if we do not get a handle on excessive weight, it creeps
up on us. It also becomes more and more difficult to lose.
I cannot tell you what to do. All I can do is give you the facts.
There is no escaping the fact that excessive weight is going to do
an enormous amount of damage to our very valuable knees. Sometimes,
it is more than they can handle.
Do yourself a favor. Give your knees a little relief before it is
too late. Now that is much easier than saying, "go lose some
weight" don't you think?
See you next time.
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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis
Sweet Potato Waffles
• 2 1/4 c peeled and diced sweet potatoes
• 1 1/2 c light soy milk
• 3 egg whites
• 1 Tbsp canola oil
• 1 c all-purpose flour
• 1/2 c whole wheat flour
• 1 Tbsp baking powder
• 1/2 c maple syrup
• Raspberries and figs (optional)
1. Steam the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes, or until very soft.
Transfer to a large bowl, and mash well. Beat in the milk, egg
whites, and oil until smooth.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole
wheat flour, and baking powder. Pour over the liquid ingredients,
and stir until smooth.
3. Heat a waffle iron, and lightly brush the grids with oil.
For each waffle, pour in about 1/2 cup of batter, and spread it
over the grids. Bake according to the manufacturer's directions.
4. Serve the waffles with the syrup, and top with raspberries
and figs, if using.
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Sweet Potato Waffles
Makes 8 servings
Per Serving: 220 cal, 6 g pro, 44 g carb, 3 g fat, 0 g sat fat,
0 mg chol, 3 g fiber, 230 mg sodium
Diet Exchanges: 0 fruit, 4 1/2 vegetable, 0 milk, 0 fat, 2 carb,
8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain
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- The Arthritis Diagnosis
- Osteoarthritis Explained
- Exercise, Diet, and Weight
- Cox-II Inhibitors and NSAIDs
- So What is Glucosamine?
- How to Evaluate Glucosamine Products
- Alternative Arthritis Methods
- Your New Arthritis Plan
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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.