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Law of Parsimony – Simple Explanations to Explain Consequences

Law of Parsimony – Simple Explanations to Explain Consequences

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sooooooo, your rheumatologist does not know what causes rheumatoid arthritis (R. A.), your dermatologist does not know what causes eczema/psoriasis, your endocrinologist does not know what causes diabetes and your internist/family doctor does not know what causes high blood pressure. Is it just me or does that situation seem bizarre? Do you take your car […]

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Carpal Tunnel & Hypothyroidism

Carpal Tunnel & Hypothyroidism

| October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Think of carpal tunnel as running an engine with no oil or playing a fiddle with a dry bow. There’s a “wristband” of ligaments that wraps around your wrist called the transverse ligament. Bundled beneath it are ligaments and the median nerve that move and innervate your fingers. Each time you flex your fingers, it’s […]

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“Curing” Rheumatoid Arthritis

“Curing” Rheumatoid Arthritis

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is different from the most common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by a process similar to the thinning of the brake disc on your wheels. Cartilage that normally cushions bones wears down. Joints first start to become stiff, then they become painful. This type arthritis is common in the […]

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Addressing Two Basic Types of Arthritis

Addressing Two Basic Types of Arthritis

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are two basic types of arthritis (arthro=joint. Itis= inflammation). Most arthritis is classified as “wear and tear”. It’s analogous to brake wear in your car. The padding of cartilage (white on end of chicken bone) between bones gradually wears down such that bone comes in contact with bone. It starts off as morning stiffness […]

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Mother of All Balms for Arthritis Relief

Mother of All Balms for Arthritis Relief

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are 2 basic forms of arthritis–osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, is similar to brake wear. With long-term usage, the brake disc separating metal wears down. Metal on metal makes the brakes squeak when you apply them. This means you need new disc. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage that normally separates bones […]

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Why NSAID Use is a Bad Idea

Why NSAID Use is a Bad Idea

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

NSAIDs are a class of drugs available with or without a prescription. Common ones include: Celebrex, Meloxicam, Aleve and the generic ibuprofen. The acronym stands for “Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”. The designation being applied as these drugs sub-planted prednisone and other steroid drugs in the treatment of joint pain. NSAIDs, like most prescription drugs, work because […]

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