• Natural Curcumin Beats Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Study

    A pilot study published in Phytotherapy Research¬†compared curcumin – derived from natural turmeric – with the drug diclofenac for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Natural curcumin actually reduced RA symptoms even better than the RA drug diclofenac: a 44% reduction in symptoms on the Disease Activity Score and the American College of Rheumatology criteria for reduction … Continue reading “Natural Curcumin Beats Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Study”

  • Depression Increases Arthritis Pain

    There is more evidence supporting the power of the mind-body connection. A new study finds that depression can cause an increase in the pain associated with arthritis of the knee. A study in South Korea of 660 men and women over age 65 suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees were evaluated using X-rays.¬† They were … Continue reading “Depression Increases Arthritis Pain”

  • Zinc, inflammation & oxidative stress

    An article published in the June, 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition describes a clinical trial involving older men and women which found reductions in markers of oxidative stress and inflammation among those who supplemented with zinc.