Joints & Bones

Joint pain and bone strength are common issues people struggle with as they age. Whether it’s from old sports injuries, vitamin deficiencies or any other medical condition; there are a lot of things you can do to help yourself stay active and healthy. The articles below are great sources of information about the health of your joints and bones.

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Curcumin Fixes Joint Pain and Inflammation

Joint replacement is big business in this country – and I do mean big! Nearly one million joint replacement operations are performed in the U.S. every year. The average cost of replacing a knee joint is around $35,000, with hip | Read More…

Man with painful elbow

Curcumin Fights Disease-Causing Inflammation

More than one million Americans have a heart attack each year; more than half of heart attacks result in death. Another half-million Americans die from cancer every year. Arthritis causes millions of people to live with agonizing pain and discomfort | Read More…

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Menopause: Signs, Symptoms, Solutions

What comes to mind when you hear the word “menopause”? If you immediately think of hot flashes, sleepless nights, emotional upheavals, and other miseries, it’s time to set the record straight. Once again, conventional medicine and Big Pharma have taken | Read More…

Woman Painting in the Park while a Man Observes

Omega 3s: Essential Fats You’re Missing

When Sonia first came to my office two years ago, she clearly needed help. Her symptoms were the all-too-familiar assortment of problems, ranging from aching joints and low-grade depression to memory issues and a stubborn 20 pounds that just would | Read More…

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Curcumin: Can it Really Prevent Cancer?

Centuries ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, observed that we should “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Today, those words are truer than ever, especially when it comes to curcumin, an extract derived from the spice | Read More…

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Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief: My Patient’s Story

Michael came to my clinic about two years ago, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He was only in his 50s, and a very talented musician, but he was unable to work more than an hour or two a day. The | Read More…

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Best Money-Saving Supplements You Should Take Now

With all of the discussions about health care costs in the news these days, I often wonder why we don’t pay more attention to disease prevention, especially chronic conditions, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes. These all-too-common disorders | Read More…

Cast on a Leg and Crutches

Increase Bone Strength with These Nutrients & Other Tips

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know how difficult it can be to get through the day, struggling with an unwieldy cast and a sometimes very limited range of motion. Unfortunately, as the Baby Boomers age, more and more | Read More…

Woman with Back Pain

Diet Changes Helped My Patient’s Osteoporosis

When I first met Allie, her overall health was good, but she described a long history of emotional ups and down that were being treated by a psychiatrist and various medications. I saw her every year or so for a | Read More…

Woman with Knee Pain

Acupunctire Helped My Knee Pain, A Patient’s Story

“I was just about to give up, and then I thought – hey, maybe acupuncture would help.” That’s the short story of how a patient I’ll call Mary came to my clinic. The longer version starts with her spending nearly | Read More…