This online resource (not a printed guide) reviews the pros and cons of various arthritis medications, including corticosteroids, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and COX-2 inhibitors (such as Celebrex). What is the role of aspirin, and what are the substitute pain relievers that are less likely to irritate the digestive tract? How safe are topical NSAIDs such as Voltaren Gel or Pennsaid Topical Solution?
We also discuss some very popular home remedies and show you how to make them. Have you ever heard of Certo and grape juice for joint pain? What about gin-soaked raisins? It's a long-time reader favorite remedy, and you'll find out more about it in our guide along with videos on how to prepare these remedies. Other food remedies for arthritis include Knox Gelatin, vinegar and juice and pineapple (bromelain). You will learn the specific recipes for all these nondrug alternatives for arthritis in this booklet.
In addition to home and food remedies for arthritis, you will learn about the science behind herbs and spices that have anti-inflammatory activity. Have you ever heard of Ashwagandha? You may be surprised to discover that this ancient Indian herb has some intriguing benefits. There are sections on boswellia, turmeric (curcumin), ginger and stinging nettle. You will also find in-depth analyses of apitherapy, also known as BVT or bee venom therapy as well as acupuncture.
Do you want to know the latest on dietary supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin, MSM or SAMe? Go no further. We have up-to-date information in this booklet. We provide links to the scientific research behind each of these anti-inflammatory approaches so you can see the science for yourself.
This information is provided as an online resource, as it is too long (50+ pages) to print and mail. When you buy it, you will be emailed a link just for you that allows you to visit it whenever you wish, as many times as you like. You will be able to read it on any device that you have connected to the internet. We hope you enjoy this new resource and find it helpful. If you wish a printed product, please order our book, Graedons' Guide to Alternatives for Arthritis.
How often is this publication updated? If one purchased the current edition would the updates be available as they occur how would one know that there had been an update? Thank you.
It exceeded expectations. Great suggestions and explanations.
I love trying to find an alternative to modern drugs that often have serious and hidden effects on the body.
Today I found out that information services are in the top 1 percent of my own lifestyle. Patient Advocacy such as this really makes me feel better about today’s Medical Profession. Information Services should be more about advocacy and less about the Culture of disrespect. This shows respect.
I really needed the information. Thanks so much for what you do.
ALTERNATIVES FOR ARTHRITIS
VERY COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION–I HAVE SAVED IT FOR REVIEWS & WILL SHARE WITH RELATIVES & FRIENDS..EXCELLENT JOB IN PUTTING TOGETHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
This offers a number of suggestions, some of which I was not familiar with. Many are easy and harmless to try, such as the home remedies. There is also a good explanation of the dangers of some of the pharmaceutical options. I like the fact that pros and cons are given, and the text is easy to understand and very approachable for someone like me, who does not have a medical background.
It has some good information; for instance, this is the first time I’ve ever seen any explanation of HOW NSAIDs should cause heart attacks, strokes, or high blood pressure.
There is a very broad coverage of cures, some of them pure nonsense, some of them tried and proven, and some tried and proven remedies completely missing, such as chondroitin. There isn’t enough information presented to tell the difference. Information on Ashwagandha is different than what I have, which is that one study combined it with another ingredient and unknown if the Ashwaganda had much effect. Boswellia is covered but little information is presented about it, and the information on how to find a good product is fatally incomplete. Some of the information is pure nonsense, and the other reviews on this page, which focused on two prime examples, had me worried about buying this guide. An example is knox gelatin – I mean, come on.
Why isn’t your Guide to Arthritis required reading for all medical students and adults everywhere? There is more common sense in these 119 pages than I’ve found anywhere else. Just finished reading it and am blown away at the concise collection of data available of a comparison of drugs to nutritional supplements in alleviating the suffering of the largest segment of society, those over age 50, from arthritis. It all leads back to your first book explaining the growth of the drug industry and how the FDA is kept in check by it.
Well done thy good and faithful servants. You offer a forum for the voices of medical pros that do not sleep with the Drug Manufacturers. Sorry for the bluntness, but that’s just the fact.