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Natural OptionsSulfur-based Foods to the Rescue

Sulfur, which is present in every cell of our bodies, is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is crucial in forming a variety of sulfate compounds that perform a vast array of biological processes.1 Many experts recognize we are at risk of sulfur deficiency due to diets Read more…

Medical NewsKnee Arthritis is Not a Death Sentence

I hear the same story over and over again in my clinic. A distraught patient comes in for an evaluation and feels there is nothing that can ease their pain because they have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis. One in three people have osteoarthritis of the knee, yet only one Read more…

Natural OptionsStudy Finds Massage Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis

In April of this year, The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine announced the results of a new study that concludes moderate pressure massage therapy can decrease pain for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Additionally, the study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients experienced perceived greater grip strength Read more…

Through the GenerationsImproving Life with Arthritis

Oh My Achy Bones

There are more than 120 arthritic conditions, so it is no wonder that most of us will experience symptoms at some point in our life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, and 1 in 4 may develop Read more…

Medical NewsArthritic Pain of the Hand and Wrist: Types and Treatment

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We often don’t think about how much we use our hands until symptoms of arthritis start to affect them. The activities we enjoyed become challenging or even impossible. Hand arthritis imposes limitations on those afflicted. According to the Center for Disease Control, of the nearly 50 million Americans with arthritis, Read more…

Integrated PracticesNatural Supplements to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Arthritic pain is often constant, unremitting discomfort managed solely by non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen and Tylenol. However, long-term use of NSAIDS and other pharmaceutical pain medication can cause health complications. These complications include stomach inflammation, ulcers, and increased risk of heart disease. Rather than simply managing pain with Read more…

Natural OptionsArthritis and Intestinal Health

Arthritis can be a debilitating condition. Some of the easiest everyday activities seem challenging — like putting on a shirt or placing one foot in front of the other. Did you know that your digestive health can be a critical factor in the treatment of arthritis? Maintaining digestive health is Read more…

Natural OptionsSticking It to Arthritis Pain

A landmark study by the National Institutes of Health confirmed that acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. They concluded that the modality serves as an effective complement to standard care. The study—the longest and largest randomized, controlled phase III clinical trial of Read more…

Natural OptionsArthritis and Essential Oils

Over 100 forms of arthritis have been identified, and one in five (22%) of all adults in the United States report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 50% of people over age 65 are currently being treated for arthritis–a staggering statistic. At the core of any natural treatment for arthritis is reduction of Read more…

Desert HealthTreatment Options for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a chronic disorder that gradually progresses over time. According to a study by the American College of Rheumatology, 70% of the population over the age of 70 show x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis. In the knee, the symptoms of osteoarthritis may Read more…

Medical NewsYou Can Win the Arthritis Battle

Regular exercise eases the pain and returns function to people suffering with arthritis. Why do you think the first thing your doctor does when you complain of a sore knee or painful shoulder is to send you to physical therapy? They want you to strengthen the muscles supporting your aching Read more…

Natural OptionsRheumatoid Arthritis: Treating the Root Cause

The human body is a complex, interconnected system, and a dysfunction in one location can present issues in a completely different area on the body. Supporting the basic foundations of health, such as digestion, is often overlooked in traditional medicine. If our basic body system is unhealthy it can cause Read more…