Category: Joint Health

New Study: Weight Loss Slows Degeneration of the Joint

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You’ll hear Jerry Hickey, R.Ph regularly mention on his radio program that there are a few factors that positively benefit all health conditions – following an active lifestyle, losing weight, and eating the right foods. A new study, focusing on Osteoarthritis and joint degeneration, backs that up. Obesity is one of the leading causes of…


New Study: L-Carnitine Increases Lean Muscle Mass and Leg Strength

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L-Carnitine is a natural substance found in most cells of the body, and it is crucial for the production of energy. After your body metabolizes fats and carbohydrates into fatty acids, L-Carnitine transports them into the mitochondrial power plants of the cell, where they serve as fuel for energy production. Simply put – L-Carnitine turns…


New Study: Vitamin D & Light Exercise Prevents Falls For Elderly

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Researchers at the School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan studied 91 elderly subjects who were fragile and institutionalized in nursing homes for a three month period. One group received counseling on falls, and was given two individualized and one group exercise class each week, and had objects that were hazards for falling…


Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Support a Healthy Colon?

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Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements commonly used to support joint health. But a new study reports that these supplements may also support colon health via anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Data from the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow up Study published in the International Journal of Cancer, report that these two supplements were associated with a…


When You Need to Start Taking Your Back and Joint Pain Seriously

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Aches in your back and joints are one thing (and are very common in older individuals) but when the aches turn into pain, you should really pay more attention. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for. First, understand that pain and tenderness are two different things. Tenderness is a feeling of discomfort when…