My name is Pattye Snyder. I was born 6/7/43 in Wichita, Kansas.
I have been divorced a little over 30 years and raised 3 children
as a single parent(and luckily have six grandkids at this point). I
have a B.A. in elementary education and speech pathology from
Wichita State University (grad. 1964) and a M.A. in Learning
Disabilities from Bradley Univ in Peoria, IL (1982). I have taught
in a variety of classes--everything from Ecology for the highly
gifted child to undergraduate classes in special ed. areas, and was
able to take early retirement 8 years ago at the age of 55. I've
always loved the outdoors and am a self-taught nature photographer.
In fact, I finally started my free-lance co., PATTYEGRAF CONCEPTS
after retirement. Because of this, I have been fortunate enough to
travel to 5 continents and 25 countries so far. I am becoming more
and more adventurous in spite of the challenges presented by
osteoarthritis. Because of my love for the outdoors I eventually
also started a small...
First, understand that there is no
"magic supplement" that will cure osteoarthritis. In this post, we'll talk about the real difference
between supplements and arthritis medication, how to select a supplement to buy
and about a few common osteoarthritis supplements, including glucosamine and
chondroitin . Also, note that the most effective, lasting treatment for the pain
associated with osteoarthritis is stretching and strengthening the surrounding
muscles in the right way.
What Are Supplements?
People have been using plants for
medicinal purposes since the beginning of civilization. Of every 10,000 compounds sampled, perhaps
one will make it to market. And that
process of bringing a new drug to market takes 10 to15 years and can cost more
than $1 billion dollars. That's a lot of
money! Considering the abundance of
potential natural therapeutic agents out there in the world, it shouldn't be
surprising that some of them have not yet been ...
Boron and Osteoarthritis
Boron is a trace element that occurs naturally in soil, plants and metal deposits. Trace elements are also present in very small quantities in the body. Studies have shown a correlation between the amount of boron in the soil and the prevalence of arthritis. For example, in Israel, high levels of boron are found in the soil and the incidence of arthritis is less than 1%. Compare that to Jamaica and Mauritius where boron levels are low and the arthritis rates have been reported to be as high as 50 to 70 percent.
Carnarvon is a large town in Western Australia. People with osteoarthritis have been known to travel from as far as 1,000 miles away because "the climate" in Carnarvon is said to help arthritis symptoms. It turns out that Carnarvon has very high boron soil rates. Could these arthritis sufferers really have found relief in Carnarvon because of the boron-rich foods grown in that soi...
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