Healthy Aging: Strength Training and Osteoporosis 

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Many of us associate strength training with weightlifting bodybuilders working on their six-packs. Strength training, however, can be beneficial for almost everyone. When people stick to it, strength training can help prevent multiple chronic illnesses, including osteoporosis.   Osteoporosis, which causes a decrease in bone mass and an increase in […]

Are Peppers and Tomatoes Bad for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Middle aged woman holding arthritic hands

When you have an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, it’s only natural to look for a connection between your symptoms and what you eat. In some cases, science and word-of-mouth agree with one another. In other cases they disagree. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis and a diet of nightshades, […]

Can Arthritis Patients Feel Weather in Their Bones?  

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Some arthritis patients swear that they can feel approaching weather in their bones. Is this possible? Or is it all in their minds? The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Studies show that some people with arthritis feel more pain on cold, overcast days and on days following a rise […]

Gout Causes Sharp Joint Pains

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Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and tissues. These crystals are sharp and pointy and can cause a lot of pain. Uric acid is formed when we digest alcohol, fructose (a sugar found in fruit), red meat and some […]