joint replacement

  1. Knee replacement is an exercise in agony

    Knee replacements are all pain, no gain

    Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

    No, it's not Superman. It's you with your new knee -- at least if you believe all the garbage that the mainstream medicine marketing machine has been slinging.

    I tell you, every time I hear some slick-talking surgeon bragging about the benefits of knee replacement surgery and boasting about how he can wipe away YEARS of joint agony with a few swipes of his trusty scalpel, I have to ask him:

    Do you actually ever TALK to these poor saps after you replace their knees? Or do you just cash the check and move on to your next victim?

    Because I'll take my two eyes over a surgeon's word any day. And what I've seen time and again is that the folks who opt for knee replacements are the most miserable and disappointed people on earth.

    And two new studies prove that most of them had no idea what they were getting themselves into.

    If you've ever undergone a knee replacement -- or know someone who has -- you know it's some of the worst pain imaginable. It's like having your joint bashed with a lava-coated baseball bat over and over again.

    So some clever researchers set out to understand which knee replacement patients were at risk for the worst pain. And what they found has them sounding a wake-up call you'd better heed before EVER going under the knife.

    You see, researchers found that you're at an EXTREMELY HIGH risk of suffering from the worst post-surgery pain if you have arthritis... or if you're a woman between the ages of 45 and 65... or if you're overweight... or if you opted for general anesthesia... or if you spent a long time in a tourniquet... or if you lost a lot of blood during the surgery... or, get this, if you have large knee caps!

    It sounds like just about every blessed soul who opts for this butchery better expect to endure the worst pain of their life. You won't read that in your hospital's cute and colorful brochure, but that doesn't make it any less true.

    In fact, one study's author even admitted that the pain of a hip replacement isn't in the same galaxy as what you'll experience getting a new knee -- and most hospitals are terrible about helping you manage the pain.

    Friend, don't let that pain in the knee become a pain in the arse. Keep your weight down, and try cod liver oil, which can block the enzyme responsible for cartilage damage and can start delivering benefits in as little as 24 hours.

    Remember, surgery is a last resort -- not a first line of defense. Because when you fall for the mainstream's lies about joint replacement, you'll soon find yourself knee-deep in worse pain than you ever imagined.

  2. Government's war on tobacco goes one step further

    Uncle Sam is blowing smoke in the war on tobacco

    Uncle Sam has made it clearer than ever that he won't rest until he's wiped out every last tobacco product from sea to shining sea. And once he does, life won't be worth living any more.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that the smoking rate in America has plunged to an anemic 18% -- one of the lowest rates in the developed world.

    And this is what they wanted, right? They've taxed the bejeezus out of tobacco until you practically need a credit check to buy a pack of Lucky Strikes. They slashed the smoking rate by nearly 60% in a generation, slashing THOUSANDS of American jobs right along with it.

    But, like a rookie poker player, Uncle Sam has shown all his cards. He's come right out and admitted he wants to eliminate your right to smoke entirely. During the same week the CDC data was released, Obama's health secretary called for renewed attacks on the tobacco industry, saying she wanted the next generation to be completely "tobacco free."

    You know, as in a smoking rate of zero. Maybe she should tell that to her boss, who spent his first term puffing away in the Oval Office. Meanwhile, anti-tobacco activists are calling for even higher taxes on tobacco. Get ready for that $20 pack of smokes!

    Remember when those nanny-state anti-tobacco activists swore that they weren't going after your right to smoke? Remember how they swore all they cared about was seven-year-old, pigtailed Suzie and her right to go out to eat without seeing a grown man smoking eight tables away?

    Well, you know what that was? Let me give you a hint -- it starts with bull and ends with pucky.

    But you can't even point that out these days without some leftist lecturing you about the dangers of smoking. Well, tell your hippy friends to put down their trail mix, and dig in to every major study on tobacco over the past 60 years (as I have). When they're done they'll have to call me and every smoker they know to apologize.

    The fact is, tobacco is one of the healthiest plants to ever sprout from God's great green Earth. Did you know that tobacco may help you ward off Alzheimer's or Parkinson's? Or that it could even help keep you from needing a joint replacement?

    But you won't hear that from Uncle Sam or the anti-tobacco groups spending MILLIONS on taking yet another one of your rights away. But you'll hear it right here, because there are only two things you'll ever find me lobbying for -- truth and sanity.

  3. Joint replacement gets sex lives jumping

    Up to 90 percent of knee and hip replacement patients report improvements in their sex lives after surgery.

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