• Anti-Inflammatory Vision Diet for the Holidays

    Inflammation is a factor in many eye diseases, and what you eat affects inflammation. Whenever major holidays comes along, we are tempted to eat special foods. Many of these treats are high in calories and sugar, which contribute to inflammation. While you don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, you can choose to eat foods that … Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Vision Diet for the Holidays”

  • 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”