Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief?

For those looking for natural arthritis treatments or joint pain remedies the task can be daunting.  Chances are if you’re searching Google for joint pain supplements, you’re going to land on a page that’s trying to sell you something…  This isn’t one of those pages. Osteoarthritis (not to be confused with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune… Read More

Does Weather Affect Your Arthritis Pain?

One common question patients often ask themselves is if cold weather actually makes their arthritic joints ache?  Is there any scientific merit behind what many either consider just a wives’ tale or simply common sense? According to various research studies, I’m not alone.  Studies suggest that people who have arthritis often assert that weather conditions… Read More

Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss?

For those of you who’re interested in shedding a few pounds–whether your motivation comes from wanting to improve your overall health or simply look better at the beach this summer, the coffee bean just keeps giving and giving… Previously, I wrote about how coffee mannans (coffee mannooligosaccharides) which are basically an indigestible component found in… Read More

What Impact Does Weight Loss Have on Arthritis Symptoms?

Based on the current available evidence, we’re smack-dab in the middle of an obesity epidemic. Rates of obesity are skyrocketing in the United States, in particular. Researchers currently believe that obesity itself is probably the single most important risk factor for developing osteoarthritis of the knee. As to why obesity increases your risk of arthritis… Read More

Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Speaking of water, with all of the potential health benefits of green tea, in particular, perhaps we should be putting it in the water?  Seriously.  Or rather, let’s take a look at some reasons why you should be drinking green tea more… Read More

Natural Remedies For the Common Cold

For those of us in colder climates, many of us have already battled the common cold this season.  Though generally not a serious illness for those who’re otherwise healthy, the common cold can be a nuisance. Keep reading to find out some natural cold remedies that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials. What Are… Read More

Does L-Arginine Increase Growth Hormone Levels?

Market research suggests that l-arginine is a very popular amino acid supplement among male students.  L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that’s involved in several metabolic pathways.  Accordingly, a typical western diet provides approximately 3-6 g of l-arginine per day [1]. L-Arginine and Growth Hormone For athletes, two of the most important pathways include… Read More