Volume 3 - Issue 5

Welcome to the all new 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. A New Finding on NSAID's and Glucosamine
  3. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  4. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center

  1. Glucosamine Side Effects
    Unlike COX-II inhibitors and NSAIDs, glucosamine is a very safe compound. There are, however, two reasons why you wouldn't want to take glucosamine.
  2. The Science Backing Glucosamine
    A collection of studies and research completed on glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride.

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By J.R. Rogers

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.

The Benefits and the Dangers
There is no doubt that NSAID's relieve pain. In fact, they have long been the drug of choice for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. (If you have missed any information, it might be a good time to go back to earlier editions.) NSAID's may be great pain relievers but they are without a doubt "dangerous," particularly when used over a long period of time.

Of course, the inherent danger is that if you get pain relief, you will continue to use them. There is also the risk that you will begin taking too many of them. That is where the real problems come in. The relief may be good, but the risks are serious.

On the low end of the scale, heartburn occurs. On the high end of the scale, there is a risk of damage to internal organs; bleeding and even death. Historically, the problem is that those who get pain relief take more and more to increase that relief.

Boosting the Power and Lowering the Risk
What this study found was that those who are using glucosamine and were taking ibuprofen (an NSAID) got greater pain relief. In other words, the power of ibuprofen increased.

The purpose of this study was to determine if glucosamine blocked pain. What the research showed was that it did block pain but that it was a result of its ability to repair damage. The second part of the study was to determine if the performance of NSAID's improved while using glucosamine; clearly, it did. The findings were as follows.

Various levels of NSAID's were combined with glucosamine. Adding Naproxen caused it to increase its pain-killing capabilities. It increased its additive qualities. When aspirin or acetaminophen was used, the results were lessened (subadditive or less than the drugs' properties.) When ibuprofen was combined with glucosamine, the pain relief became "synergistic" or enhanced.

The Significance
As more studies are conducted, the researchers will be seeking to explore the real impact of these findings. Namely, that using smaller quantities of a given NSAID will provide greater relief and at the same time, lower the risks from using them.

My Comments
I am squarely against the use of NSAID's as this series clearly indicates. For me, the greatest tool in our arsenal against arthritis pain is liquid glucosamine that has the right synergistic ingredients working together. In short, using a high-quality product should take care of your pain without the need to resort to using NSAID's.

On the other hand, so long as used sparingly and if you really feel the need to occasionally do so, this is a very strong indicator in favor of doing so.

See you next time.

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I hope these tips have helped. Do not give up on the fight against your arthritis. I know pain can be extremely difficult, exhausting, and depressing. Please email me if you have any questions. I can be reached at . I will do my best to answer all questions within two weekdays.

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Why organic food is best.

Organic foods are grown in a richer soil as to provide more vitamins and minerals which are passed on to you. With the additional benefit of no pesticides or harmful chemicals added to the crops you can be assured that you are getting the maximum benefit each meal time. Steaming your organic vegetables also allow you to retain the vitamins and minerals that are so beneficial to your health and your fight against arthritis. So the next time you pass by your local "farmers market" stop by and get on the road to a healthier you.

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.

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This concludes the May Issue of The Arthritis Chronicle. Look for the next issue in your inbox on June 1st, 2004! 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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