Osteoarthritis and knee pain, what can you do?

Osteoarthritis and knee pain, what can you do?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Evidence has established a significant correlation between osteoarthritic progression and oxidative stress, causing prolonged inflammation. This is described as a disturbance in the balanced between oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses. When this occurs tissue damage and inflammation is the result. This research was based on numerous studies (Setti T,...
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This research showed an interesting and easy way to reduce mortality.

This research showed an interesting and easy way to reduce mortality.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin have both been used for many years to support joint cartilage. Especially glucosamine sulfate has shown some impressive research stopping further cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritic knees ( Reginster JY, et al. 2002, Pavelka K, et al. 2002). The following study investigated another area of interest,...
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Can cholesterol and oxidized LDL affect your joint cartilage?

Can cholesterol and oxidized LDL affect your joint cartilage?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Oxidized LDL (low density lipoprotein) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. How can a cardiovascular risk factor affect joint cartilage? The following study included 203 patients and 194 controls (Erturk C, et al., 21017). Plasma concentrations of oxidized LDL and oxidative stress markers were measured.    ...
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Research indicates that this natural substance can help osteoarthritis.

Research indicates that this natural substance can help osteoarthritis.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
We used to believe that inflammation was not a factor in osteoarthritis. This has, however, been proven to be wrong. Inflammation has a catabolic effect on cartilage(it causes cartilage damage). Whatever we can do to reduce excessive inflammation would help to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. What you eat on...
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This is important for your joints.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Magnesium is usually not what we think of when it comes to joint health and osteoarthritis. Magnesium is, however, also affecting the health of your joints. Research indicates that magnesium affects several pathways that have been implicated in osteoarthritis, including inflammatory mediators, cartilage damage, and defective chondrocyte biosynthesis, among other...
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