Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, who analyzed data from a 2002 National Health Interview Survey:
More than one-thir... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Focus on getting your diet in check: fresh fruits & veggies, lean protein, and whole grains/low-fat dairy if you can tolerate them. Cut back on soda, drink more water. Eat mindfully and listen to your body when it's full.... Read more
When I added more fruit to my diet, my cravings for sweets pretty much disappeared. I still have to deal with the TOM chocolate cravings, but they're not as bad now. I just portion out a little and hide the rest.... Read more
So for any of you that make fruit infused water, how do you track it? The fruit has calories but not many when you add a gallon of water. Do you do a recipe? What if you leave the fruit and add more water after the first gallon?... Read more
A friend just brought a massive tray of chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, etc. etc. My understanding was that dried fruit was one of "tricks" that "seems" healthy, but in fact is NOT unless you can limit your portion to a very small amt.
What are t... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Over 50 million Americans live with the painful and sometimes life-changing effects of arthritis. That number has remained constant over the past few years. According to a new report from the CDC, what has changed is the number of people reporting... Read more
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