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

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 Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a very potent antioxidant that we’ll be hearing more and more about over the coming years.  Specifically, it functions as a carotenoid antioxidant though it does not get converted to vitamin A.  Though it’s a ubiquitous pigment found in the marine environment which  provides the pinkish-red color to lobsters, shrimp, salmon, and crayfish,… Read More

Phytostanol Margarine for Lowering Cholesterol?

Elevated serum cholesterol and, in particular, LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) are important risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Does phytostanol and phytosterol-enriched margarine help lower cholesterol levels in user and non-users of statine medication? Read More

Diabetes Weight Loss Workout

The incidence of diabetes continues to rise alongside the incidence of obesity.  In fact, according to the CDC, the incidence of diagnosed diabetes is now 8.2 per 1000 population which represents an increase of 148% over the past 28 years. Given the comorbidity between obesity and diabetes, we’re now facing what’s been commonly referred to… Read More

Do Onions Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics?

The incidence of diabetes has risen dramatically over the past thirty years.  According to the CDC, the incidence of diabetes has risen from 3.3 to 8.2 per 1000 population from 1980 to 2008 in the United States.  That represents and increase of over 148%.  Part of this increase has been linked to the rising obesity… Read More