Smoking Cigarettes Stamps Harmful Epigenetic Fingerprint on DNA

Not only does cigarette smoke severely harm the body, it also leaves behind long-lasting damage on DNA, according to a recent study. An unwanted surplus of chemical marks are added to specific spots on the genome of a smoker, which may give rise to diseases such as a cancer, cardiovascular and lung disorders, and osteoporosis. … Continue reading Smoking Cigarettes Stamps Harmful Epigenetic Fingerprint on DNA

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options but they … Continue reading From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods

Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. There is no cure for the condition, but treatments like surgery and physical therapy can help relieve its many symptoms. You can also supplement your preferred treatment by making changes to your regular diet. Naturally reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis by eating the 10 anti-inflammatory foods detailed below. … Continue reading Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods

Hope for arthritis sufferers: Researchers identify a chemical that can stop inflammatory cell death

A chemical called necrosulfonamide may help inhibit “cellular suicide” linked to arthritis, a recent animal study showed. Published in Science Immunology, the study revealed that necrosulfonamide can prevent pyroptosis, a highly inflammatory form of programmed cell death that contributes to conditions like arthritis, live disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (Related: Cannabis found to reduce the symptoms of IBD.) The undesirable effects of pyroptosis Cell death … Continue reading Hope for arthritis sufferers: Researchers identify a chemical that can stop inflammatory cell death

Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of degenerative conditions that target the joints and the tissues that surround the joints. Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Although each type is influenced by unique factors, arthritis is generally characterized by pain, stiffness and inflammation in the hands, hips and knees. Medicinal herbs, vitamins and supplements for … Continue reading Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis

Understanding the causes and treatments of joint pain

Joints refer to the parts of the body where your bones meet each other, particularly in the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. These connections allow the bones to move around. However, as you grow older, you may start to experience pain and discomfort emanating from these joints. People often see this developing joint pain as … Continue reading Understanding the causes and treatments of joint pain

12 Conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis and could lead to misdiagnosis

It turns out that there are many diseases and health issues that share similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis, making them likely to be mistaken for the arthritis sub-type and vice versa. Unsurprisingly, arthritis sub-types comprise half of the 12 likeliest suspects for misdiagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis belongs to the autoimmune or inflammatory sub-type. There are also … Continue reading 12 Conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis and could lead to misdiagnosis

Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Regular physical exercise offers many health benefits. But even something as simple as 10 minutes of brisk walking daily can help prevent disability in older adults with arthritis pain. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,brisk walking can also help lower their risk of suffering from pain or stiffness in the knee, hip, ankle or … Continue reading Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: Research shows yoga can relieve physical and psychological symptoms

People around the globe practice yoga to enjoy its many health benefits. According to a study in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, the practice can also benefit those who have active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the eight-week study, the researchers observed that intensive yoga practice significantly reduced the severity of the physical and psychological symptoms experienced by … Continue reading Natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: Research shows yoga can relieve physical and psychological symptoms

Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers from India have found that curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, is a safe and effective natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, they found that curcumin acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent for managing rheumatoid arthritis without causing any side effect. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis