Arthritis

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking Healthy: 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 recipe for cooking healthy on the grill? You May Also Be Interested…

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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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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…for your health. The health benefits of watermelon include quenching inflammation, an underlying culprit in heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma. How to make Watermelon Delight: Fill up a blender with chunks of chilled watermelon. Add water (either filtered, bottle, or fresh spring…

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