How to Know When You Have Arthritis

How to Know When You Have Arthritis

Arthritis can be a tricky thing. Especially when you don’t know you’ve got it…  Determining arthritis can be tough seeing that there are over 100 different forms of diseases and conditions that form part of this category.  The main thing that makes them all fall under the arthritis umbrella is that they cause pain in…

Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis of the Hand

The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion, including the fine motion needed to thread a needle or tie a shoelace. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult. Arthritis can occur in many areas of the hand and wrist and can have…

Foods to Avoid if You Have Arthritis

Common forms of arthritis include osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear on the joints; rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own joints; and gout, caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. Regardless of the type of arthritis you have, cutting back or eliminating foods that can aggravate…

cold weather and arthritis

Does cold weather make arthritis worse?

There’s a lot to love about winter; breathing crisp air, sipping hot chocolates and rugging up in thick coats and scarves. But stiff and sore joints can be a distinct down side to the cooler months; and there are plenty of people with arthritis who believe cold weather makes their condition worse. In fact, many…

Effective relief from Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Some, but not all types of arthritis, are the result of misdirected inflammation. Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Some types of arthritis associated with inflammation include: Rheumatoid arthritis Psoriatic arthritis Gouty arthritis Systemic lupus erythematosus The most common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative…

Is your diet alkaline or acidic?

Find out more about alkaline- and acid-producing foods and how they affect your health. Naturopathy expert Mim Beim explains all. (Q)     I have heard it is better for your health to be more alkaline than acidic. What exactly does this mean and how do you go about becoming more alkaline? (A)     For decades, natural…

Arthritis, Gout and pH Balance

Nutrition Offers Pain Relief from Arthritis What one eats affects the entire body. Foods contain so much more than vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein. Chemicals within certain foods can increase inflammation or reduce inflammation. Nightshade Vegetables  Vegetables in the nightshade family may increase inflammation, and thus the pain of arthritis. These vegetables include potatoes,…