Category Archives: Arthritis

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation and Joint Pain

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Given enough time, every part of you will eventually wear out. But if you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, this normal deterioration is accelerated, leaving you with pain, aches, stiffness and swelling in or around joints. Continue reading

The Joints are Jumpin’

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

A few weeks ago, while my parents were in town for a visit, I noticed how much my mother’s gait had slowed. Like 33 million other Americans, my mother suffers from osteoarthritis (OA). It can be a limiting, even debilitating disease. Continue reading

Out of the GAIT

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellnes

Sometimes the urge to say I told you so is overwhelming, especially if it’s well deserved. That was pretty much the case recently when a new government study came to the stunning conclusion that glucosamine and chondroitin can provide significant pain relief for people with arthritis. Continue reading