arthritis

  1. Melt away arthritic pain with this “double-edged” weapon

    John was only 46 years old when he started feeling pain and stiffness in his left knee. 

    All of a sudden, getting out of bed in the morning became a slow process. He had to start setting his alarm fifteen minutes earlier. 

    It’s only gotten worse since then… 

    Now at 62, John’s got limited range of movement, and he’s given up the things he loves. 

    John isn’t alone. 

    HALF of us will develop degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, or OA. It’s by far the most common type of arthritis in the world, and the longer you live, the more likely you’ll suffer from it. 

    If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you probably rely on either over-the-counter or prescription NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to manage your pain.  

    They’re not always safe – and they can even be deadly. 

    But new research has found that one simple nutrient from red grapes – called resveratrol – is a powerful, all-natural pain killer.  

    It can help you in two crucial ways… 

    1. Use resveratrol to gain massive relief from OA 

    Resveratrol has proven very effective for relieving arthritic pain. 

    A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in August found that folks who use NSAIDs for their knee arthritis saw a massive reduction in pain when they supplemented with resveratrol.  

    The researchers also discovered that the folks taking resveratrol had a significant reduction in their markers of inflammation. Meaning resveratrol not only slashed pain, but it also cooled off inflammation – the main cause of your pain. 

    Not only is this nutrient effective, it solves another important problem for arthritis sufferers… 

    1. Use resveratrol to cut back on dangerous meds 

    If you still must rely on NSAIDs to manage your arthritic pain, resveratrol gives you a way to keep your dosage minimal, and to maximize your drugs’ effectiveness. 

    That’s important because many seniors take more pain pills than they should…  

    A recent study found that one in five seniors ignore the listed dosages and keep popping pills far past what’s recommended. 

    And even if you stick to the rules, you’re still at risk. NSAIDs are loaded with nasty side effects… even when taken at standard dosages. These popular pain killers have been shown to damage your heart, kidneys, liver, and hearing. 

    They can even KILL you. Sixteen thousand people die every year from NSAID-related complications. 

    So if you can, you really want to pitch those pills in the wastebasket and use this safer, all-natural alternative. 

  2. Have arthritis? This natural cure runs CIRCLES around pain meds

    I always start my appointments by asking my new patients which drugs they’re taking.

    And you’d be surprised how often they forget to mention NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.

    Millions of adults take these pain killers for balky knees… bad backs… and even arthritis.

    And you can buy them anywhere, so they must be safe, right?

    Not exactly.

    NSAIDs don’t do ANYTHING to address what’s causing your pain in the first place – and they can leave you with serious (and even deadly side effects).

    But if you’re suffering from a chronic pain condition like arthritis, there’s hope.

    Because an amazing compound doesn’t just make your pain vanish – it actually REVERSES damage to your joints.

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    One study found that 43 percent of adults take NSAIDs on a weekly basis.

    But the temporary pain relief NSAIDs provide comes with a much higher price than you can imagine.

    Every year, NSAIDs are responsible for over 100,000 hospitalizations in the United States and more than 16,000 deaths.

    That’s right… people literally DIE on these “safe” drugs.

    Most of the problems from taking NSAIDs come from serious bleeding (of the gastrointestinal tract), but they also damage your kidneys and liver.

    Luckily, you don’t need NSAIDs to beat pain.

    Researchers recently looked at the compound N-acetyl cysteine (or NAC) to see if it could help reverse the suffering of osteoarthritis.

    NAC is a precursor to glutathione – a powerful antioxidant. Supplementing with NAC boosts production of glutathione and increases antioxidant protection throughout your body (including your joints).

    In the study, researchers placed NAC into the drinking water of mice with arthritis and found it reduced levels of joint damage – essentially erasing damage to cartilage and joint tissue caused by osteoarthritis.

    For a long time, osteoarthritis was thought of as a wear-and-tear disease: the more you use your joints, the sooner they will wear out.

    Now, researchers are starting to understand that inflammation and oxidative damage may cause joint loss.

    That means taking sufficient quantities of NAC can help you get both of these problems under control.

    The really good news is that NAC is very easy to find – you can locate it at just about any online or local supplement shop.

  3. Dried plums ease rheumatoid arthritis

    A "plum" solution for fighting RA Break out your nutcracker -- the holiday party season is in full gear! And whether you put out a bowl of walnuts, pistachios, or almonds for your guests, cracking open those suckers can sure take some elbow grease. Unfortunately, if you've got rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the pain and swelling in your joints may make...
  4. Nightshade veggies can worsen arthritis

    Joint pain? Try eliminating these foods from your diet Q: I learned the hard way how nightshade vegetables like tomatoes and green peppers can flare up my arthritis, but I'm still confused as to why. And are there any other "nightshade" foods I need to avoid? GR: In the 1950s, Norman Childers, Ph.D., found that eliminating so-called "nightshade" vegetables from...
  5. Taking ibuprofen for arthritis can spike your blood pressure

    The death risk that's lurking in your medicine cabinet When you've got arthritis, getting up in the morning can be excruciating. In fact, it can be so bad that instead of making a beeline for the coffee pot, your first stop may be the medicine cabinet. And if you're like millions of other Americans with arthritis or other forms of...
  6. Eating fish eases rheumatoid arthritis

    Ease RA by eating the catch of the day When you've got rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your own immune system is kind of like a "Trojan horse" inside your body. It's supposed to protect you from illness… but instead, as with this and other autoimmune diseases, it betrays you by attacking your joints and leaving you with debilitating pain, swelling, and...
  7. Noise in your knees may signal arthritis

    What your knees are telling you when they snap, crackle and pop If you've reached a certain age, it's probably happened to you. You step off a curb... or kneeled to pick something up... and CRUNCH! And if your knees aren't crunching, they might be snapping, crackling, or popping. Sure, it may be a sign that your body is aging...
  8. Knee surgery won’t help arthritis

    Arthritis? Keep docs away from your knees If you had $26,000 to spend, would you choose to kick back and relax on a luxury cruise around the world... or be laid up for weeks after surgery? Well, my friend, I'm here to tell you to take the cruise, even if your doc tells you to go under the knife...
  9. Healthy diet lowers rheumatoid arthritis risk

    Why you should start eating healthier right now Between the fatigue, the stiff joints, and the pain, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be crippling. It affects over 1.3 million Americans and as many as 1 percent of all people in the world. And although we know that it's an autoimmune disease, we're still not exactly sure what causes it to begin...
  10. Worthless measles vaccine triggers outbreak

    Measles vaccine failure puts mainstream medicine on the spot It's your patriotic duty. It's your solemn responsibility to your fellow citizens and to future generations of Americans. No, I'm not talking about joining the military. And I'm sure not talking about feeding Uncle Sam's bloated budget with your hard-earned tax dollars. I'm talking about getting your vaccines! Because the second...

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