Osteoporosis is scary. We know that youngsters get stronger and longer bones as they age and this goes on to some extent right through our twenties. Round about age 30 though we reach peak bone mass and bone strength and our bones are expected to get weaker from then on as we continue to age. This loss of bone mass and strength is called Osteoporosis and is often regarded as “normal”. And indeed a quick look around in any shoppingSee More… Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Doomed To Crumble as You Age?
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a crippling disease that focuses on the small joints of the body such as those in the hands and wrists but which acts on many different tissues such as the white of the eye, the membrane around the heart and the lungs. Like osteoarthritis with which it is often confused it is an inflammatory disease and generally thought to be an systemic autoimmune disease like lupus. Pharmaceutical treatment can only relieve pain and perhaps reduce inflammation butSee More… Rheumatoid Arthritis – a Natural Diet Based Treatment
We covered Healthy Joints and Osteoarthritis in our previous post and today we focus on a type of arthritis that often provokes humour and mockery – by those who do not suffer it of course. Gout Gout is a kind of arthritis that often strikes at night and you can awake to a stabbing pain usually in the big toe. It strikes men much more often than women and historically was a disease of the rich who triggered these attacksSee More… How to Keep Your Joints Healthy and Free From Gout
We all get occasional joint pain. Maybe we play football or karate or go hill walking; we shrug it off and it heals. But as we age many get joint pain that does not seem to come from activities that we enjoy but from age itself. Joints degenerate as much as any organ in the body and depend on our stewardship of our body for their health. So if we experience stiffness and pain or swelling around a joint weSee More… Joints Going Wrong: How To Heal Osteoarthritis