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Natural Support For Arthritis Defense

Arthritis is often thought of as a normal part of aging, with about 50 million people in the United States currently experiencing some form of this debilitating joint condition. But cases are on the rise in younger populations, too — particularly rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack joint linings and tissues.

Are nightshades causing your arthritis, chronic pain and inflammation?

Few people are familiar with the term nightshades, and many will be surprised to learn that consuming foods from this plant group may be contributing to their pain and inflammation. Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They include some of the most popular foods consumed today, such as tomatoes, potatoes, all types of peppers, and eggplant. Not truly nightshades, blueberries, huckleberries, goji berries and ashwaganda contain the same inflammation-inducing alkaloids.

Scientists Start To Grasp How Vitamin D Fights Cancer And Arthritis | Easy Health Options™

Vitamin D has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because medical experts are discovering how prevalent deficiency in the nutrient is among Americans. Many of these reports stress the importance of vitamin D in maintaining overall health, but few explain just what the vitamin does in the body.

Some foods and chemical additives cause arthritis inflammation, gout and fibromyalgia pain

Certain foods and chemical additives disguised as food can aggravate or cause muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Avoiding these foods can pave the way for reduced inflammation, stiffness and pain - setting the stage for ongoing relief, with increased mobility and a better mental attitude.

Type of arthritis drug linked to shingles

BERLIN, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Use of certain medications for the treatment of

rheumatoid arthritis appear to be associated with an increased risk for shingles, German researchers said. Dr. Anja Strangfeld of the German Rheumatism Research Center in Berlin and colleagues investigated the association of various rheumatoid arthritis treatments, including medications that use monoclonal anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha antibodies with the risk of shingles.

Do women have more severe arthritis, or are we just more open about it?

by  Christine Miller 
Monday, January 19, 2009

            Do women really have more severe arthritis than men?  Are we more open or honest when answering questionnaires?  Or are we just more likely to complain?  Those are the questions raised for me by a research study published in the January issue of Arthritis Research and Therapy (and the many subsequent news articles written this week).