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Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The average age of onset for rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.) is between 30 to 60 years of age. What is worse is that children can develop RA. About 1.3 million adults in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis. Women are three times more likely to get it than men.

Like so many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, in RA the immune system attacks a person’s joints, muscles, bones, eyes, heart, and other organs. So, what can one do to get pain relief, to reduce flare-ups, the progression, and complications from this disease? The answer is a whole lot!

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Proven, Physical Strategies for Stress Relief

A stressor, among other definitions, is a violation of any law that governs our beings. So, in this article, we will consider physical laws that we often overlook. If we want less stress and superior coping ability, we need to find ways to incorporate these laws into our lives. When we do, the dividends for us (and those that we relate to) will be huge! However, when we don’t, we could end up physically and mentally bankrupt.

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The Anti-inflammatory Diet for a New You

Do you have it? You do if you have allergies, asthma, arthritis, gum disease, peptic ulcers, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or an auto-immune condition. Have what? Inflammation. Inflammation initially starts as a protective mechanism that prevents the spread of disease, persistent inflammation fuels practically all chronic diseases and acute ones, too.

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Contrast Baths for Pain Relief

Do you have arthritis, a sprain, or a broken arm? This treatment could help relieve your pain! Hydrotherapy is the use of water for the treatment of trauma and disease. A contrast bath involves immersing the joint in, and alternating between, hot and cold water. Because heat dilates the blood vessels and cold causes them to get smaller (vasoconstriction), this hydrotherapy treatment helps to increase blood flow in the immersed area, thereby accelerating recovery in the muscles from strenuous exercise.

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Natural Remedies for Osteoarthritis

Arthritis affects nearly 21 million Americans. It is one of the most common health problems of the elderly, and a significant problem for younger adults. Arthritis pain can come and go for many years. It may cause the joints of the fingers, hands, feet, wrists, knees, and hips to twist, bend, swell, and become stiff, greatly limiting the activities of its sufferers. Owing to the nature of this disease, osteoarthritis (OA) has been listed as one of the ten most crippling diseases in industrialized countries. It affects 70% of the population between the ages of 55 and 70.

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Prevent a Gout Attack!

Will a gout attack cause you acute pain and cripple your daily activities? You can take effective preventative measures now even if you have had a past history of gout! Discover three natural remedies that could ease a gout attack.

What is Gout?

Gout is the most prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis and afflicts 8 million Americans.  Unfortunately, gout is associated with several chronic diseases and impaired quality of life.  Elevation of serum uric acid (UA) levels, hyperuricemia, is an essential prerequisite for the development of gout.  As blood uric acid levels rise and the physiological saturation threshold for uric acid is exceeded in body fluids, the formation and deposition of uric acid crystals occurs in and around joints.These crystals then trigger an immune response and inflammation.

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