By: Terry Graedon January 17, 2022 24 Comments
    Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Increase Your Cho…

    What happens if you take something for a presumed benefit only to discover that it has a downside? This happens pretty frequently with pharmaceuticals; everyone is familiar with the idea of side effec…

    By: Terry Graedon December 20, 2021 13 Comments
    Can Grape Juice with Pectin Ease Your Joint Pain…

    Arthritis and joint pain are extremely common problems as we grow older. The pain itself can interfere greatly with your quality of life. On the other hand, because people suffer from joint pain frequ…

    By: Terry Graedon November 8, 2021 28 Comments
    Will Certo and Grape Juice Help Your Sore Knees?

    People with sore joints face a terrible dilemma. Pain interferes with quality of life. On the other hand, medications like diclofenac and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can make p…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2021 39 Comments
    How to Use Turmeric to Ease Your Joint Pain

    People with arthritis find themselves in a difficult situation. Trying to stay active and enjoy life when your joints hurt is a huge challenge. On the other hand, most of the medications such as NSAID…

    By: Joe Graedon September 30, 2021 11 Comments
    The Dark Side of Cortisone Shots: Joint Deterior…

    You have no doubt heard about “steroids.” By the way, this is a terrible term! It causes nothing but confusion. We promise not to overwhelm you with chemistry. The core structure of steroids can b…

    By: Terry Graedon September 13, 2021 8 Comments
    Will Gin-Soaked Golden Raisins Help Your Joint P…

    Have you heard of using gin-soaked golden raisins to ease joint pain? People have been sharing this home remedy with their friends and family members for decades. We have no idea where it comes from o…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2021 55 Comments
    What Can You Do for Your Knee Arthritis?

    You don’t have to be a baby boomer to suffer from knee pain. Plenty of younger people have pain that they can trace to overuse or to a specific injury. Older people also may be afflicted with arthri…

    By: Joe Graedon July 29, 2021 9 Comments
    How Long Do People Feel Bad After COVID-19?

    When COVID-19 first appeared, doctors knew only that some patients survived and some died. There is growing recognition that many people who survive the coronavirus may experience long-lasting complic…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2021 9 Comments
    Will Boswellia with Turmeric Ease Your Joint Pai…

    Millions of us suffer with joint pain, and the older we get, the more likely we are to have achy knees or sore hips. It is little wonder, then, that there are many home remedies or dietary supplements…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2021 2 Comments
    Dr. Marvin Singh Tells You How to Establish Heal…

    Integrative gastroenterology combines the perspective of conventional allopathic medicine with a holistic approach to patients and their lives–mind, body and soul. Sometimes adjusting diet or lifest…

    By: Terry Graedon March 15, 2021 43 Comments
    Will Celery Seed Ease Your Knee Pain or Gout?

    As Americans grow older, they become ever more conscious of aches and pains in their joints. While many people rely on prescription or OTC pain relievers such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam or na…

    By: Terry Graedon January 4, 2021 7 Comments
    Will an Allergen-Free Diet Help Your Joint Pain?

    Would you like to find a way to reduce or control your joint pain? One of the fundamental principles for people with arthritis is to keep moving, but that can be hard when your knees creak or your hip…

    By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2020 5 Comments
    Will Indian Herbal Medicines Ease Your Arthritis…

    Many Americans who suffer from arthritis pain are caught in a difficult dilemma. Joint pain and stiffness interfere with their ability to to enjoy their usual activities. At the same time, common pain…

    By: Joe Graedon July 13, 2020 17 Comments
    Joint Pain Solutions When NSAIDs Kill Your Stoma…

    NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are best sellers in the pharmacy. According to our calculations, over 10 million people take prescription-strength celecoxib, diclofenac or meloxicam. We …

    By: Terry Graedon June 22, 2020 23 Comments
    Can Turmeric Milk Remedy Relieve Hip Bursitis Pa…

    If you have ever had to endure hip bursitis pain, you can appreciate the problem. One reader found turmeric with cinnamon and cayenne pepper can be used for a remedy that was surprisingly effective. O…

    By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2020 7 Comments
    Will CBD Oil Help Your Arthritis Pain?

    What do you do for your arthritis pain? Some people get by with pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen. Others embrace home remedies. The wide range of possibilities, from foods like tart cherries …

    By: Terry Graedon May 4, 2020 6 Comments
    Will Soap Under the Bottom Sheet Ease Foot Pain?

    For many years now, readers have been telling us that putting a bar of soap under the bottom sheet of the bed can help reduce leg cramps. Others report that soap between the fitted sheet and the mattr…

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2020 5 Comments
    How Does Physical Therapy Compare With Steroid S…

    People who see a doctor for knee pain due to arthritis may be offered steroid shots into the joint. Other physicians might make a referral for physical therapy first. Both treatments work, but how do …

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2020 6 Comments
    What Is the Best Diet for Arthritis Pain?

    Have you wondered about the best diet for arthritis? Researchers have found that diet may play a role in the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Studying the Best Diet for Arthritis: The study of 2757…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2020 12 Comments
    What Can You Do to Control Arthritis Pain?

    Shelter-at-home restrictions have meant widespread cancellation of exercise classes. Participants miss their workouts, and they also miss the camaraderie and community they find in class. Some readers…

    By: Terry Graedon March 16, 2020 3 Comments
    Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

    Have you thought of taking a medicine that helps your dog or cat? Taking veterinary medicine could be a big mistake. People and animals may respond differently to medications. However, one couple was …

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2020 4 Comments
    Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

    We are puzzled by the research on supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin. These compounds have a reputation for easing joint pain. In Europe, they are prescribed as pharmaceuticals and meet c…

    By: Terry Graedon March 5, 2020 5 Comments
    Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

    Stress is nearly ubiquitous in modern life. We all know it isn’t healthy, but we may not have a lot of tools for escaping or alleviating it. People under stress may feel they don’t have enough tim…

    By: Terry Graedon February 24, 2020 3 Comments
    Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe A…

    As we add additional birthdays to life's scorecard, we frequently start to notice more aches and pains. Arthritis can affect almost any joint in the body, and many people have problems with multiple j…

    By: Terry Graedon November 25, 2019 2 Comments
    Can SAM-e Help Ease Your Back Pain?

    The pain of arthritis can be very difficult to manage. Arthritis does not take vacations. On the other hand, common pain relievers such as diclofenac (prescription), ibuprofen or naproxen can be dange…

    By: Terry Graedon October 21, 2019 23 Comments
    Cortisone Injections Can Have Devastating Effect…

    What will the doctor offer you if you have a stubborn pain in a joint? Frequently, physicians turn to cortisone injections to ease the pain for a while. Before you agree to such treatment, make sure y…

    By: Joe Graedon October 17, 2019 48 Comments
    Corticosteroid Injections in Joints Accelerate A…

    When athletes or older people with osteoarthritis develop joint pain, doctors frequently offer corticosteroid injections into the affected joint. Many clinicians have assumed that this treatment is sa…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2019 9 Comments
    What Can Vitamin K2 Do for You?

    The early 20th century was the Golden Age of vitamin research. Scientists identified previously unknown compounds and named them in order: vitamins A, B, C and so on. The B vitamins turned out to be a…

    By: Terry Graedon September 30, 2019 9 Comments
    Will DMSO Ease Your Aching Knees?

    What do you know about DMSO? This chemical solvent, dimethyl sulfoxide, was discovered more than 150 years ago. By the mid to late 1960s, people were experimenting with potential medical applications.…

    By: Joe Graedon September 9, 2019 7 Comments
    How Can Topical Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) Hurt Y…

    Many people assume that if you rub a medication onto your skin it doesn’t go very far. That’s why there is little concern about side effects from gels or creams such as topical diclofenac. But the…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2019 13 Comments
    Can Turmeric Relieve Your Aches and Pains?

    Do you have trouble getting relief for your aches and pains? Lots of people take common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Aleve) to manage joint and muscles discomfort. Whi…

    By: Terry Graedon July 29, 2019 7 Comments
    Will Soap in Bed Keep Your Knees from Aching?

    Do you have a way to keep your knees from aching? People with arthritis frequently rely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac (Voltaren), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Al…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2019 9 Comments
    Show 1172: How Can Antibiotics Affect Your Brain…

    Antibiotics are crucial for treating serious infections, but the specter of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is scary. Many public health experts have called for more diligent antibiotic stewardshi…

    By: Joe Graedon June 20, 2019 13 Comments
    Pomegranate Power Enhances Mitochondria and Cell…

    The ancient Chinese believed that Pomegranates had anti-aging properties. They might have been right. Swiss scientists have identified a metabolite of compounds found in pomegranates. It is called uro…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2019 9 Comments
    Will Gluten-Free Diet Ease Arthritis Pain?

    If you suffer from joint pain, you may have wondered why. Most people never get an explanation. Perhaps the doctor suggests that "wear and tear" has broken down the cartilage. When the doctor ends by …

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2019 17 Comments
    How to Substitute Powdered Pectin in Arthritis R…

    Because arthritis is so common, people have invented dozens if not scores of home remedies. Scientists have not done studies on most of these approaches, but that won't stop people from trying them. O…

    By: Terry Graedon April 15, 2019 8 Comments
    Will a Keto Diet Help Eliminate Your Knee Pain?

    Americans are continually searching for the one best diet that will make it easy to maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure and blood fats under control and help people feel vigorous. Over the …

    By: Terry Graedon March 28, 2019 11 Comments
    Could a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Ease Your Knee Pai…

    People with troublesome arthritis pain in their knees may want to consider changing the menu, according to a small trial. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham studied the effects of …

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2019 25 Comments
    Are Gin-Drenched Raisins a Big Joke?

    Whoever said "Getting old isn't for sissies" certainly got it right. As we age, we often accumulate aches and pains that may be attributed to arthritis. People with arthritis are faced with a horrible…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2019 7 Comments
    How Risky Is Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Shoulder replacement surgery is becoming increasingly common. Now, researchers writing in The BMJ say that patients should be warned that the risks of this procedure are higher than doctors originally…