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.