The Arthritis Factor

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint. Often, the cause of OA is unknown, but in most cases, it is mainly related to aging. The symptoms of OA usually appear in middle age. Almost everyone has some symptoms by age 70.


Medical Use of Frankincense Boswellia for Treating Arthritis



Also known as "frankincense," boswellia (Boswellia Serrata) is an herb commonly used for its anti-inflammatory effects. A study published in 2008 suggests that boswellia may reduce pain and boost physical functioning in people with osteoarthritis of knee. An earlier report, released in 2006, indicates that boswellia may be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.


Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis 


These are some common causes of Osteoarthritis:

 How to Reduce Arthritis 




Arthritis is a serious illness that can affect anyone of all ages and can cause not only dull aches, excruciating pain, fatigue and/or insomnia, but create permanent physical disabilities. Take note of the critical nutrients that have shown to provide relief to symptoms of arthritis, slowing its progression and even preventing the development of this crippling disease.


Glucosamine For Joint Pain 



Mary Kushion sought evaluation and treatment for arthritis of the knee from Orthopaedic Surgeon Thomas Haverbush, M.D., in Alma. Having a healthy lifestyle is a priority for Mary, but not long ago she was unable to do what she loved without pain caused by arthritis in her knee. Dr. Haverbush prescribed glucosamine/chondroitin (MSM), a supplement available on the drug store shelf. Glucosamine/chondroitin is found naturally in the body and supplements help rebuild the articular surface of the knee in some people.


Treatment For Lower Back Pain 




Understanding the cause of your back pain is the key to proper treatment. Unfortunately, back pain can be among the most difficult and frustrating problems for patients and their doctors. Because back pain is sometimes difficult to treat, a better understanding of the cause of your condition will assist in your recovery.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet




A recent study showed that 30% to 40% of people with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from excluding "suspect" foods -high glycemic carbohydrates & saturated fats -that are identified with an elimination diet. An elimination diet guides you in removing suspected "trigger" foods from your daily diet. Then, after a period of time, you slowly add the suspect foods back into your diet and watch for increased pain and stiffness. For some people, eliminating those foods that seem to trigger pain and stiffness may help decrease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.


What is Collagen?




Collagen, a major structural protein, makes up roughly one-fourth of the protein in you body, and some of that collagen makes up the connective tissues in your joints. There are a variety of collagen sources available to boost the production of this substance in your body -- the best sources include supplements such as chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM and foods high in vitamin C and high in anti-inflammatory anthocyanins including  blueberries, grapes, cranberries, raspberries, eggplant and red cabbage.


How to Treat Arthritis Naturally



Contrary to what you have been told, for adults suffering from the osteoporosis and other bone and joint problems, milk does not do a body good. Countries that consume the highest rates of dairy products have the highest osteoporosis. Learn what foods you food should avoid to prevent bone lose and what foods and supplements you should be taking to build bone density and prevent osteoporosis.


Ant-inflammatory Supplements - Ginger and Tumeric   




Dr. Weil shows have adding ginger and turmeric to your diet can greatly decrease inflammation in the body caused by arthritis. Tumeric is also being used to reverse the effects of alzheimers and cancer.