Nutrition & Supplements

How Alcohol Weakens Your Bones

Routinely consuming more than two drinks a day can cause irreversible damage to the structure and stability.

In the News: 09/06

Kyphoplasty pain improvement questioned; Anakinra only marginally effective for long-term use; Celecoxib poses fewer gastrointestinal risks than NSAIDs; Protein boost builds new bone

Food For Thought

To keep arthritis inflammation in check, green tea and mushrooms head the list - but fruit, fish, and veggies are also key.

Even Moderate Weight Loss Can Reduce OA Symptoms

Losing just 15 pounds will not only make you feel better - mentally and physically - it can also take a load off your knees.

When Its Time To Treat Bone Loss

Bone loss, an integral part of aging, can increase your risk for osteoporosis. The good news is it can be treated and sometimes reversed.

Viscosupplements: New Hope For Thirsty Joints

Injectable cartilage-saving gels boost the power of joint fluid to ease knee pain, reduce inflammation, and increase bone health.

Glucosamine/Chondroitin: Do These Hot Supplements Really Help?

If your arthritis is mild, no. If your pain is moderate to severe, maybe.

Celiac Disease And Osteoporosis: A Troublesome Link

A gluten-free diet may help reduce the symptoms of both diseases and lower the risk of fractures.

Ask the Doctors: 11/05

Pros and cons of a high-tibial osteotomy; Defining lumbar spinal stenosis; Calcium carbonate vs. calcium citrate for preventing osteoporosis

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

If the sunshine vitamin is so good for us, why arent we getting enough?

Fight Bone Loss and OA With…Onions?

An onion compound has been found to reduce the loss of bone in laboratory rats. Researchers at the University of Bern, Switzerland, analyzed the chemical components of white onions and determined that the compound responsible for decreasing bone loss is the peptide y-L-glutamyl-trans-S-1-propenyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide (GPCS). The study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. …

In the News: 07/05

Calcium, Vitamin D Still Vital Allies In Osteoporosis War; High Blood Pressure/Musculoskeletal Pain Relationship; Herbal Remedies And RA Drugs Dont Mix