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What is better tart cherry juice or capsules?

What is better tart cherry juice or capsules?

First, there is some: evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv. Help.

Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv.   Help.

Your symptoms could: Be related to your benign positional vertigo which can cause extreme dizziness and make walking difficult and put you at risk of falling. Sometimes you can take medication to help the dizziness but they can make you sleepy. There is also a procedure called canalith repositioning which involves moving your head in certain positions by a doctor and can improve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?

Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?

Great snack: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read more

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Having a lot of joint pain all over?

Having a lot of joint pain all over?

Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied joint pain, you need to get to the source i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to find potential causes. The treatment will likely require nsaids and possible injections into the affected joints. Perhaps physical therapy would help too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about s i joint pain?

Can you tell me about s i joint pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What can cause really bad joint pain?

What can cause really bad joint pain?

See below: Really severe joint pain can be due to gout from uric acid crystals; to pseudogouit from Calcium pyrophosphate crystals due to several diseases; to acute joint injury; to acute joint infection; and to a severe flare of Rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory arthritis ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more