The Home Remedy: Drinking tart cherry juice or eating tart cherries helps reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.
The tart or sour cherry is also known as the pie cherry, Montmorency cherry or Balaton cherry. These are different from the sweet cherries commonly sold at grocery stores like Bing, Ranier and Lambert cherries. According to research studies, eating tart cherries may also be beneficial for people with gout, diabetes, muscle pain, back pain or neurodegenerative diseases.
Why does it provide some relief for people?
Unlike for gin-soaked raisins , there has been a growing body of research in the last decade or so about the positive health benefits of eating tart cherries. The first study, published about 50 years ago, found that eating cherries daily helped to relieve attacks of gout and the symptoms of arthritis. Since then, in mostly laboratory studies on animals, cherries have been shown to contain high concentrations of compounds called anthocyanins 1 and 2 - ...
It appears that whenever the United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is under fire, patients become a little scared and begin
asking me about "natural" therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Well, the FDA is on the hot seat again. You know: the tomato
And I am being asked about something safe and effective -- and
"non-medical" -- for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Green Tea: An
Alternative Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Lately, some patients have expressed an interest in green
tea, as green tea appears to be touted as having potential benefits for a
variety of ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Green tea contains antioxidants, known as polyphenols, which
may reduce the incidence and the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. A study performed at Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio, found that mice suffering from an illness
similar to rheumatoid arthritis in humans that were given a dosage of green tea
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In my quest to get fit again and boost my overall health, I’ve made a conscious effort to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet, and there is no better time than now to take advantage of all that Summer has to offer. I love scouting out the local farmer’s market to see what’s in season, and when I come home with a bounty full of fresh, healthy foods, I feel like I’ve just struck gold. The trick is making sure I use them all before they go bad, and making sure that I prepare them in healthy ways. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite recipes here in case anyone is looking for some fresh ideas, or some fresh motivation to eat healthier.
Shrimp tacos with cilantro slaw
For the slaw:
½ head of cabbage, chopped into slivers
1 cup of red onion, diced
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. olive oil
juice of 2 limes
salt and pepper to taste
If you have a food processor, you can do all the chop...
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