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Arthritis Drugs Cause Constipation

Q. I have arthritis in my fingers and knees. Using a computer makes it worse and running on the treadmill has become difficult.

Anti-inflammatory medications make me constipated. Can you send me your Power Pudding recipe to ease my discomfort?

Why don’t you write a book? I clip your articles but they get lost and it’s not always convenient to use your website. I would reach for your book like an encyclopedia.

A. Nurses know about Power Pudding to help alleviate severe constipation. It contains 1 cup applesauce, 3/4 cup prune juice and 1 cup coarse bran.

We are sending you more details about the recipe in our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick and Handy Home Remedies. It also offers a number of natural options for easing arthritis, including herbs such as boswellia, cayenne and turmeric and remedies such as cherry juice, gin-soaked raisins and grape juice with Certo.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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