Arthritis

Watermelon Does Everything Right for Your Health

…health. Plus, it quenches inflammation while it quenches your thirst. Inflammation is an underlying culprit in heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma. Here’s how to make Watermelon Delight: Fill up a blender with chunks of chilled watermelon. Add water (either filtered, bottle, or…

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Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

…intended. That’s why inflammation, as you may know, is involved in all the autoimmune disorders from diabetes and chronic fatigue to rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. This is a view Dr. Sinatra shares with women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup. Over the years, Drs. Sinatra and Northrup…

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Osteoporosis 101

…and maybe even long courses of diuretics. * Treatments: for endometriosis, leukemia, lymphoma, and chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Once I read this list, I realized that we are pretty much ALL at risk. Next blog, I’ll tell you specifically what you can do lower your risk. Stay…

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On the Grill: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

…sprinkling of parmesan cheese, and garnish with fresh basil or parsley—and enjoy! One final note: eggplant is a nightshade vegetable. So if you have arthritis, this is one recipe you want to avoid. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat eggplant? You May Also Be Interested In: * 6 Healthy…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…your homocysteine levels. Finally, if you take drugs that tend to elevate homocysteine—theophylline (for asthma), methotrexate (for cancer or arthritis), or L-dopa (for Parkinson’s)—you should be tested. My Sinatra Smart Zone recommendation for an optimal homocysteine level is less than 9 umol…

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Laugh Your Way to A Longer, Healthier Life

…teachings so credible was the fact that he successfully employed this approach in overcoming his own heart disease and what could have become disabling arthritis. Since the 1970s, Cousins’ work has influenced my own. He advised that watching humorous movies—for him the famous Marx brothers—could have…

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Bone-Building Drugs are Causing Broken Bones

…vitamin D and calcium). Worse yet, they also continue to ignore the myriad of disturbing side effects associated with bisphosphonates, including arthritis, muscle pain, esophageal cancer, and kidney and liver toxicity, and rotting of the jawbone. If you are taking bisphosphonates, I urge you to talk…

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Are You Taking the Right Arthritis Medication?

…medicine that the medical community didn’t know about, or was just plain ignoring. Natural Alternatives to Arthritis Medication One of the stories I originally published in 1993 was how the arthritis medications taken by millions in this country are frightfully dangerous. The most common therapy for osteoarthritis…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…activity as much as you can is a “no-brainer” for healthy brain aging, as well as protecting yourself from a host of issues from diabetes to arthritis and more. In addition to the earlier blog tips for reducing inflammation, remember that moderate aerobic exercise can also help increase your blood…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…imbalances that can impact many aspects of healthy body functions. Too much homocysteine can cause vascular inflammation, arterial disease, rheumatoid arthritis and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Meanwhile, too little homocysteine can promote oxidative stress, limit the body’s capacity…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…I’ve seen yoga help numerous patients with their cardiovascular health, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, lower back problems, arthritis, and even digestion. Yoga also connects with your body’s energy systems. Its focus on breathing, gentle stretching, and clearing the mind connects…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Reasons to Walk!

…adults aged 18 and older reported being inactive. 2. It will reduce your risk of cancer. 3. You'll minimize your risk for stroke. 4. You'll improve arthritis symptoms. Increased muscle strength restores range of motion and flexibility and reduces pain. 5. You'll slim down. When you walk in the morning,…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Dr. Sinatra has long believed in the famous words of Hippocrates, the Greek physician of centuries past who is now recognized as the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates employed food to assist his patients in healing their physical ailments. With all our high-tech medical approaches and complex…

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