Category Archives: Arthritis

Age-Proof Your Creaky Knees

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 15, 2022

Knee pain is a common problem, especially for older adults. And it’s no wonder!

With every step we take, the force on our knees is between two and three times our body weight. That means if you weigh 180 pounds, you put somewhere between 360 and 540 pounds of pressure on your knees with each step.

It depends on how fast you walk. Higher walking speeds increase the force, while jogging or running can more than double it. And the more weight you’re carrying, the greater the pressure on the knees. Continue reading

Strange Mussels Slash Arthritis Symptoms

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 17, 2018

  • What can this strange green-lipped mussel do for you?
  • Decrease arthritis pain by as much as 89%
  • Shut down pain-generating inflammation at the source

There is an interesting thing about people living on the New Zealand coast. They have a lower incidence of arthritis than those who live inland.

You might think it’s because they breathe fresh, sea air every day. Or perhaps it has something to do with swimming in all the natural salts and minerals in the ocean’s water.

While I’m sure these coastal amenities have their benefits, there is a much simpler explanation for the lower rates of arthritis.

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Are These Bugs Giving You Arthritis?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 6, 2018

  • Hidden cause of joint pain
  • Are your gut microbes giving you arthritis?
  • 4 tips to restore gut microbiota for joint health

The daily pain of osteoarthritis is something nobody wants to deal with. Yet, over 30 million Americans are doing just that.

And it’s not just older adults who are suffering from this type of joint pain. For instance, the number of people with arthritic knees is almost identical between those between the ages 45 and 64 years and those age 65 or older.

Systemic inflammation is a driving factor behind this painful epidemic. But there may be an underlying issue that starts the inflammation process to begin with.

It’s called your gut.

When I tell this to arthritis patients, they look at me like I’ve lost my mind. After all, how can your gut contribute to the development of arthritis?

Well, let me explain. Continue reading

Noisy Knees? Must Read This!

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 5, 2017

  • Noisy knees might mean arthritis is on its way
  • What to do if your knees sound like a bowl of Rice Crispies
  • Your best protection against arthritic knees

Are knees that pop, creak, crunch or make grinding noises something you should be concerned about?

Well, the occasional crack or pop probably isn’t anything to worry about. In most cases, that’s just gasses being released from the joint.

But if one or both of your knees regularly makes rubbing, creaking and grinding sounds, it might be a symptom of inflammation and cartilage damage. It could also be a sign that you’ll start experiencing arthritic knee symptoms in as little as the next 12 months. Continue reading

Get Your Joints Jumping Again

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 2, 2015

  • Why you shouldn’t take NSAIDS for arthritis pain
  • Little-known side effect accelerates joint deterioration
  • My top tips to get your joints jumping again

When your joints start aching, what’s the first thing you tend to do? Continue reading

Ease Arthritis Pain

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or other inflammatory joint problems, you’ve probably been advised to take glucosamine and chondroitin. But this traditional combination doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 50 percent of people using these two joint nutrients report that they don’t help at all. And so these folks often live in constant pain, or worse yet, pop aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help them make it through their everyday activities. Continue reading