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Spirulina And Arthritis
I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. How many calcium and glucosamine supplements should I take daily?
Glucosamine: Glucosamine may help with the osteoarthritis pain at a dose of 1500 mg daily. The calcium will not help with either the bursitis or osteoarthritis. You need to discuss the need for supplements of calcium with your doctor. It is to prevent bone loss and the amount you need to take as a supplement depends upon your diet. ...Read more
YES!: Fish oil and flaxseed oil contain 3-omega fatty acids which improve inflammation, make the blood less likely to clot, and inprove certain aspects of metabolic syndrome, including raising good cholesterol (hdl), and lowering triglycerides. Remeber, inflammation in the body increases Insulin resistance. All thes effects are best potentiated with omega-3 intake of 1500mg per day and higher! ...Read more
Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?
Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you could: But it is very hard separate one from the other. ...Read more
Health fraud: Spirulina is dried pond scum. It will not benefit you in any way. Your myelodysplastic syndrome is probably making your life difficult enough without your being targeted by hucksters like this. If you are interested in complementary therapies, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. He/she won't recommend spirulina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What supplements are good for psoriatic arthritis beyond prescription of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
Anti inflammatory: There are numerous supplements that can have beneficial, antiinflammatory properties. Omega3is just one example. Rather than a specific supplement, though, I am a fan of the whole food, antiinflammatory diets. The results for many health conditions are well documented and can be pretty amazing. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthtitis and Gout: Arthritis is associated with erosion of cartilage within a joint that can happen at any joint. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the body and the most common joint to find it in is the big toe joint. Arthritis gereraly has no uric acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Arthritis is a condition that is so possible to be helped with holistic healing. Many types of arthritis are found to be related to the immune system, and there are many ways to help the immune system function. Arthritis is also a type of inflammation and holistic healing has many remedies for inflammation. Chinese medicine has much to offer, which includes acupuncture and herbs. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There is no harm in trying. Take at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding how much it does or does not help. ...Read more