Just the thought of summer makes me smile. There are fairs to attend, pie baking contests to judge, 4-H exhibits to see, and best of all.....there are picnics!
I have always loved to cook. Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has given me the opportunity to find easier ways to cook the food we love. Since standing in front of a stove for an hour frying chicken is out of the question, I have adapted my recipe. I also cook outside a lot as the weather allows.
My favorite picnic partner is my husband. I am in charge of the food, and my husband takes care of the transportation and the eating utensils. Our picnic main course usually consists of grilled sweet Italian sausage brats with roasted red peppers on ciabatta bread, or fried chicken. I cook the brats out on my trusty Weber grill and roast the red peppers at the same time. We grab some fresh fruit from the refrigerator, and we are good to go. Water or iced tea are ...
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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