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The Toe Knows! Low selenium in toenails may point to arthritis risk

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Insufficient levels of selenium in the body may be associated with a higher frequency of knee osteoarthritis, according to new research. Past studies have indicated that, in a particular area of China, severe shortages of selenium in the body may lead to early-onset osteoarthritis. Selenium is incorporated into proteins that regulate thyroid function and may [...]

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by widespread damage and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues surrounding the joints. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England compared dietary intake of antioxidants and the risk of developing a type of rheumatoid arthritis called inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). They recorded the diets of a large group of [...]

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Medical School have discovered that eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn may help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables, [...]

Joint Forces: Glucosamine found to enhance pain reliever

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Glucosamine, a supplement used for arthritis and joint pain, boosts the pain relieving power of ibuprofen, according to a new study by Temple University researchers. They say the combination could allow patients to take a lower dose and get the same pain relief with fewer unwanted side effects. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or [...]

MSM-glucosamine best for joint pain

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

For adults taking either MSM or glucosamine for their arthritis pain, a new study from India says a combination of both nutrients provides the most potent relief. This is important news for the millions of North Americans that suffer from long-term health problems due to arthritis and related conditions such as osteoarthritis, which affects an [...]

SAMe effective as drug for arthritis

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) is a natural compound produced by the body from amino acids. It is found in most body tissues and is linked to folic acid and vitamin B-12. Deficiencies of either of these nutrients may also lead to lower levels of SAMe, which may worsen symptoms of depression, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis (OA). Preliminary studies [...]

The secret to pain-free aging?

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

As you age, will you be hobbling about with sore joints and muscles, or walking tall, strong and pain-free? According to two recent studies, that may depend on your intake of antioxidant nutrients. Researchers at Wake Forest University reviewed data from an existing study with the elderly looking for a link between dietary intake of [...]

Grandma’s cure for stiff joints?

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers from Cardiff University report that cod liver oil is effective in slowing the destruction of joint cartilage in patients with arthritis. The trial shows that 86% of pre-operative patients with arthritis who took cod liver oil capsules daily had absent or significantly reduced levels of the enzymes that cause cartilage damage, compared to 26% [...]

Cayenne creams ease pain and itch

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Used in topical ointments and creams, cayenne (capsaicin) is known to be safe and effective for pain management in cases of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, as well as conditions affecting the nerves, including shingles. Studies show that pain and itch caused by operations or injuries may also benefit from cayenne treatment. Researchers from the University of [...]