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Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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10 Best Foods for Sciatica and Back Pain

Since back pain can be caused by inflammation, and certain foods help reduce inflammation, it makes sense to eat these foods that won’t stab you in the back.

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How Diet Can Help Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diet can't cure AS, but there are foods you can eat to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — and some that can make it worse. Choose wisely.

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Change Your Diet, Change Your Life With RA

If you’re looking for ways to reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis, a diet change may help you take control. Here's how to get started.

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How Potlucks Became My Social Life With AS

Maintaining a social life with ankylosing spondylitis isn’t easy — but potlucks can be a great way to spark new friendships and rekindle old ones.

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Focus on Family, Not RA Pain, This Holiday

If rheumatoid arthritis makes the holidays a challenge, find small traditions that work for you and your illness instead of going all out.

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Foods That Help Ease Muscle Pain

A couple of months ago, I had coffee with a friend who had just started an exercise program. She would grimace anytime she got up, obviously her muscles and joints rebelling against her new regimen. To ease the pain, many people would use the heating ...

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Diet, Exercise Choices You Can Make to Avoid Night Leg, Foot Cramps

One of the things that I seemed to have inherited from my mom was a tendency to have bad foot and leg cramps in the middle of the night. For several years, I found myself regularly waking up with my foot and leg muscles clenched, making it impossible ...