People With OA More Sedentary Than Previously Believed

Study finds 40 percent of men and 56 percent of women with knee osteoarthritis are completely inactive. By Jennifer Davis 8/19/11 It’s long been known that many arthritis patients tend to be sedentary, but a new report shows just how pervasive the problem is. The study, published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, [...]

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On August 19, 2011, posted in: Articles, Featured Stories by admin

The Pain and the Spin Stops Here

By: Gerald A. Bruno Ph.D. February 3, 2010 The following is an account of the commercial development of a totally different approach to dealing with the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis (OA). When this story began, the only available options were trying the glucosamine/chondroitin supplements or opting for a surgical joint replacement. Ten years [...]

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On March 19, 2011, posted in: Articles, Featured Stories by admin

Impact of Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis on Morbidity and Mortality in Older Americans

Background: Obesity and knee osteoarthritis are among the most frequent chronic conditions affecting Americans aged 50 to 84 years. Objective: To estimate quality-adjusted life-years lost due to obesity and knee osteoarthritis and health benefits of reducing obesity prevalence to levels observed a decade ago.Design:The U.S. Census and obesity data from national data sources were combined [...]

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On February 14, 2011, posted in: Articles, Featured Stories by admin

Researchers offer first direct proof of how osteoarthritis destroys cartilage

Goal: preventative medicine for the leading cause of US disability A team of orthopaedic researchers has found definitive, genetic proof of how the most common form of arthritis destroys joint cartilage in nearly 21 million aging Americans, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The findings serve [...]

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On September 2, 2010, posted in: Articles, Osteoarthritis Articles by admin

How Age-Damaged Mitochondria Cause Your Cells To Age-Damage You

Methuselah Foundation Free radicals, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in particular, play an important part in aging. These are (usually small) molecules lacking an electron needed for stability; they will steal an electron from the first thing they bump into. Like pulling a cog out from clockwork, stealing an electron from a protein or enzyme [...]

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On March 22, 2010, posted in: Articles, Oxidative Stress by admin

A Vital Part of Healthcare Reform

John Neustatdt, ND One aspect of healthcare reform that hasn’t received nearly enough media attention is the need to reform the primary care medical education system. The current system teaches disease management and symptom suppression, which is insufficient to meet our healthcare needs. A reformed system needs a new paradigm that stresses health promotion and [...]

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On March 19, 2010, posted in: Articles, Diabetic Neuropathy by admin

Alpha Lipoic Acid. An Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

Alpha Lipoic Acid. An Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy Author: Emily Marie Splichal, BS, CPT, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 1800 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10035, 917-825-4297, esplichal@yahoo.com Section/SPIG: Podiatric Health Issue Date: The uncontrolled hyperglycemia often associated with diabetes puts the diabetic patient at risk for increased oxidative damage and eventual peripheral [...]

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On March 19, 2010, posted in: Articles, Diabetic Neuropathy by admin

Alpha Lipoic Acid- Fountain of Youth, Fountain of Health

Cindy Bruno Alpha Lipoic Acid has been available commercially for about 10 years and is slowly creeping into the consciousness of the general public. Based on scientific studies published over the past year, this little-known antioxidant may well turn out to be society’s answer to the woes of aging and poor health. These studies have [...]

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On March 19, 2010, posted in: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Articles by admin

Scientists Find Molecular Trigger That Helps Prevent Aging and Disease

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2009) — Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine set out to address a question that has been challenging scientists for years: How does dietary restriction produce protective effects against aging and disease? And the reverse: how does overconsumption accelerate age-related disease? An answer lies in a two-part study led by Charles [...]

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On November 18, 2009, posted in: Articles, Oxidative Stress by admin

A Huge Number of Illnesses are Caused by Inflammation

by Alex Howard, citizen journalist (October 27, 2009. NaturalNews) There is a surprising link between Heart Attacks, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. These other diseases include all forms of Autoimmune disorders including Arthritis and MS, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Allergies including Asthma and Food Intolerances, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and many other pain disorders. And [...]

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On October 27, 2009, posted in: Articles, Oxidative Stress by admin