Avoiding Arthritis with Yoga & Healthy Posture

By |2019-03-13T15:46:57-07:00March 13th, 2019|Arthritis, Healthy Posture, Shoulders, Sitting Posture, Yoga|

As you get older, chances are that you may experience some form of arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control state that between 2013-2015, 54.4 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of arthritis (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia or gout). The cost of arthritis in 2013 was estimated to be $304 billion.* Osteoarthritis is a condition of joint inflammation where the cartilage that cushions your joints wears down and you can end up with bone rubbing against bone, causing pain. That pain tends to lead to restricted movement, and with restricted movement the synovial fluid that nourishes the joints [...]

How to Use Yoga to Build Bone

By |2017-12-22T20:57:47-07:00December 22nd, 2017|Aging, Arthritis, Healthy Posture, Nutrition, Osteoporosis|

In my last article I talked about Wolff’s Law, which explains how the pressure exerted on a bone stimulates the bone to grow, so it can resist that force in the future. There are 2 ways to stimulate bone growth. One is using the force of gravity (compressive stress), and the other is the way muscles pull on the bones when they are in various positions (tensile stress). Yoga puts the body in a variety of positions that are not on the gravity line, or plumb line. This means the muscles have to work harder. It’s like the difference between [...]

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Reduce Inflammation’s Effect on Your Joints

By |2018-05-30T11:38:30-07:00July 21st, 2017|Arthritis, Back Pain, Neck pain, Nutrition, Shoulders, Wrists|

Do you suffer from arthritis pain? Over 30 million Americans struggle with this condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control.* I’ve written a couple articles about osteoarthritis in past issues, and here I’ll go over some ways that nutrition can influence arthritis symptoms.   One issue to consider is food allergies.  Food allergies or food sensitivities can lead to joint pain, whether or not you have arthritis. A good way to check if you have an issue with certain foods is to do an elimination diet. You can find some information about cleansing diets here:   Dr. Josh [...]

How to Relieve Arthritis Pain

By |2019-02-18T21:35:11-07:00November 11th, 2015|Arthritis, Healthy Posture, Nutrition|

Arthritis: A Pain in the Joints Over 52 million people in the US have been told by their doctor that they have arthritis. ( The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition leading to joint pain. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage on the ends of bones wears away, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and redness ( This often leads to reduced range-of-motion, especially when cartilage wears away; then there is bone-on-bone contact, which can be extremely painful. People are then likely to avoid activities that aggravate the pain in the joints involved, and may [...]

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How to Relieve Painful Joints

By |2019-02-25T16:20:27-07:00October 10th, 2011|Aging, Arthritis, Healthy Posture, Wrists, Yoga|

Do you suffer from painful hands, knees or hips? If so, you may have osteoarthritis (OA), a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the joints. OA is distinct from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto-immune disease also affecting the joints, which can lead to redness and swelling of the joints. What Causes Osteoarthritis? Causes of OA include sports injuries, some types of work, genetic predisposition and unhealthy posture. When the joints are misaligned, the cartilage at the end of your bones can get worn down, so that eventually you may have bone rubbing on bone. This cartilage, when healthy, [...]

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