First we were told fish oil was good for the heart. Then we were told no, it doesn't work. Now, omega 3 fats work after all. What about for arthritis?
People with arthritis are caught in a terrible bind. OTC and prescription drugs have some serious side effects. What about golden raisins in gin?
Some people love topical diclofenac for sprains, strains or inflamed joints. Others find that it causes the same nasty stomach symptoms as oral NSAIDs.
Do you take celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam or naproxen for aching joints? People with OA rely on arthritis pain relievers. What are the risks?
Have you ever taken glucosamine and chondroitin for sore joints? Did this combo raise cholesterol? Turmeric lowered cholesterol AND eased inflammation.
The FDA has been criticized for its oversight of generic drugs. Major news stories this week dealt a blow to this industry. What about authorized generics?
Some readers who have tried Certo in grape juice to ease their joint pain would like to use powdered pectin instead. It may be harder, but it is do-able.
A small study suggests that people following a low-carbohydrate diet suffer less from arthritis in their knees. They also have better joint function.
Using rosemary and turmeric on food with hemp oil and black pepper to boost absorption helped one reader control joint pain.
People with osteoarthritis are stuck. Opioids are heavy guns and can be addicting. Oral NSAIDs can cause ulcers or heart attacks. What about topical NSAIDs?
One reader reports that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar lowers occasional high blood pressure. Research in rats suggests vinegar inhibits ACE.