Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D. The ancient spice turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory with many health benefits including reduction of the inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study found that elderly Japanese subjects with rheumatoid arthritis consumed significantly more grains and less monounsaturated fats, vegetables, and meat compared to their age-matched healthy controls.
Chondroitin Sulfate Shown to be as Effective as Prescription Medication for Osteoarthritis – Director’s Choice
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Both the chondroitin sulfate group and the celecoxib group of participating subjects experienced significant improvement in pain and functioning scores following six months of supplementation compared to placebo, demonstrating that chondroitin sulfate is safe and effective as a treatment option.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Study participants with rheumatoid arthritis had significant improvement in clinical and biochemical parameters for bone health after three months of MK-7 supplementation. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Eight weeks of supplementation with quercetin significantly reduced morning pain, activity –related pain and morning stiffness in the 50 participating arthritic women compared to the placebo group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Collagen supplementation significantly improved measures of pain, stiffness, and physical function in participating subjects.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. In this 13 week study of 256 racially diverse adults, adequate vitamin D levels were significantly associated with lower levels of arthritic knee pain regardless of obesity status. Also vitamin D levels were significantly decreased in obese individuals compared to those who were not obese. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Drinking more than 3 cups of tea daily decreased the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 61% while drinking more than 4 cups of decaffeinated coffee increased the risk by 63%. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In 465 patients with knee pain, those taking glucosamine and chondroitin had the same reduction in arthritis pain as Celebrex. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In this study of 18 men and women (25-50 years old), those who supplemented with 1500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride and 1200 mg of chondroitin sulfate per day had a 23% lower C-reactive protein level compared to the control. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 58 female patients with rheumatoid arthritic pain, those taking andrographics paniculata for 14 weeks experienced a 23.4% reduction in pain compared to 5.2% in the placebo group. (more…)
Wirtten by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Rose hips may help offset the damage to joints by reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In research with 55 middle aged adults, the group taking UC II was able to do a knee extension exercise twice as long before pain began. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In research with 633 gout patients, those taking two servings of cherry juice per day had 48% reduced risk of future gout attacks. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. 204 patients with arthritic hand pain found that arnica topical gel, when applied to painful arthritic hands for 21 days, was as effective as ibuprofen in reducing hand pain and improving joint function. (more…)