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Welcome to the May 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. Your Information Resource on Arthritis and Glucosamine
  3. Is Glucosamine taking a new direction?
  4. Healthy Food in Fighting Arthritis
  5. Eight Day Arthritis Ecourse
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Featured Content from The Arthritis & Glucosamine Resource Center


    2. Stunning News for Users of Aleve
    From the newswires across America another stunning announcement coming on the heels of studies implicating prescription pain medications as bearing cardiac risks. Vioxx was removed from the market and of course, concerns have arisen regarding the use of Celebrex and Bextra. Now, a clinical study has demonstrated that Aleve is also putting consumers at risk of cardiac complications. That’s not all.
    3. Syn-flex goes to the World Cup!
    I'm sorry for the lack of race day updates as I had promised but in a last minute decision our team trials were moved from Lake Placid to Maine, where I did not have good email access.

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Is Glucosamine taking a new direction?


By J. R. Rogers


Recently, I have been doing some extra research. And of course, there are always those who want to offer up their opinions whether they are warranted or not. At least that is what I found in doing some of this extra reading.

Glucosamine has over a thirty-year history of success in clinical trials. There is no doubt in my mind that it is decidedly the best choice for those who suffer from Osteoarthritis. The most recent clinical studies have once again confirmed that fact. When adding other ingredients to enhance the performance of Glucosamine, it is an unbeatable combination.

By now, most of you know that prescription arthritis drugs have been removed from the market because of safety concerns. Even over-the-counter pain remedies are coming under serious government scrutiny because of the same safety issues. For me, there is no doubt that Glucosamine is the winner across the board for pain relief and from a safety standpoint. That ignores the fact that it even rehabilitates damaged cartilage.

New Studies

I mention this report because it has some correlation to the pain of OA. Namely, when there is pain, there is generally inflammation as well. This study deals with the same issue.

Researchers from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (and, the Hospital for Neuroscience) conducted some studies and concluded that the anti-inflammatory qualities of Glucosamine may aid those who suffer from MS. Now, although they were quick to say that they felt this was a result of the anti-inflammatory qualities of Glucosamine and that it should be used with conventional therapies used for MS, it also tells us that the ability of Glucosamine to fight inflammation is very high.

MS is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. If you have read my columns, you know that this is a situation where the body attacks its own tissue. In the case of MS sufferers, it coatings of the nerve fibers become inflamed and scarred.

This study group was composed of mice. Of course, the earliest clinical studies of Glucosamine also used animals as the target of their research. The broad results this study reported, were that there was less inflammation in those given Glucosamine.

So, what does all this mean?

I have recommended the use of high-quality liquid Glucosamine for many years for those who suffer from OA. I want to be quick to say that I do not recommend it for other medical disorders. But, this study confirms that the anti-inflammatory qualities of Glucosamine are real and not a figment of anyone's imagination. Certainly, over thirty years of research say that is so.

Again, I am always finding a few "writers" who are quick to criticize anything that is not provided by large pharmaceutical companies and the doctors they push to promote their products. I can only conclude that they might pay more attention to how much good the less expensive Glucosamine does for the public instead of trying to find ways to leave questions in the minds of those who use it.

If you suffer from Osteoarthritis, stay with the program. Use only the highest quality product you can find.

See you next time.

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Healthy Foods in Fighting Arthritis


Veggie Cassoulet
• 2/3 c dried great Northern or navy beans
• 2 lg onions, chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced/li>
• 2 leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
• 4 frozen vegetable-and-grain breakfast links, thawed and sliced
• 1 jar (7 oz) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
• 4 1/2 c water
• 2 lg carrots, thinly sliced
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
• 1/2 c dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes
• 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
• 1/2 c fresh whole wheat bread crumbs


1. Rinse the beans, and discard any stones or shriveled beans.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the beans and 3 cups of the water. Let them soak overnight. Drain. Return the beans to the pan. Add the onions, garlic, and remaining 1 1/2 cups of water. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from the heat. Stir in the leeks, breakfast links, roasted peppers, carrots, salt, and black pepper.

3. While the beans are cooking, soak the tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain, reserving the soaking liquid. Chop the tomatoes.

4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

5. Stir the tomatoes and soaking liquid into the bean mixture. Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the rosemary. Top with the bread crumbs. Bake for 1 hour, or until the carrots are tender and the bread crumbs are golden brown. Makes 4 servings

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Veggie Cassoulet

Per Serving: 270 cal, 17 g pro, 50 g carb, 2 g fat, 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol, 12 g fiber, 810 mg sodium

Diet Exchanges: 0 fruit, 4 1/2 vegetable, 0 milk, 0 fat, 2 carb, 1 meat

8 Tips to Control Arthritic Pain


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