Item description for Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: Cutting-Edge Strategies for the Relief of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis by Miriam E. Nelson, Kristin Baker & Lawrence Lindner...
Overview A guide to treating, preventing, and overcoming arthritis provides a program that focuses on diet, exercise, therapy, and other lifestyle "tools" that will help to reverse the pain and immobility of the disease.
Publishers Description "Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis" shows the direct connection between a strength-training program and the reduction-and even prevention-of arthritis symptoms. This book offers: ?An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness ?A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain ?A hands-on guide to the latest medications ?The real story on complementary therapies-which ones work? Which ones don't? ?Proven strategies for overcoming arthritis-related depression
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Studio: Perigee Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Mar 4, 2003
Publisher Perigee Trade
ISBN 0399528563 ISBN13 9780399528569 UPC 048228014959
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More About Miriam E. Nelson, Kristin Baker & Lawrence Lindner
Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is Chief of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Sarah Wernick, Ph.D., is an award-winning health writer.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Miriam E. Nelson currently resides in Concord, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis?
Strong Men and Women Beat Arthritis by Dr. Nelson Oct 30, 2003
This is an excellent work on the alternative medicinal and conventional medicine protocols for arthritis. Dr. Nelson mentions various Vit C dietary combinations utilizing orange juice, strawberries or grapefruit to provide Vit. C. Next, the authors cite important anti-inflammatory combos; such as, Omega 3 fish oil and flaxseed oil. Sunflower oil has the requisite Omega 6 ingredients. Sulfasalazine and methotrexate are important protocols for treating seronegative spondylarthropathies. In addition, the lungs, heart and eyes may be impacted by ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. For instance, Iritis may impact the eyes. Calcification of the heart valves and electronic problems with the heart have been noted. Decreased lung capacity is another important resultant of ankylosing spondylitis.
The authors point out that Chronic Juvenile Arthritis stunts growth. In addition, the SED RATE (sedimentation rate) and rhematoid factor are the gold standard for blood tests to detect arthritis. In my own experience, the MOST- micro-oxidative stress test may be helpful in articulating the yeast component as an aggravating factor in arthritic conditions.
The authors provide an important series of exercises which may be helpful for arthritic patients. The physical therapy training consists of moderate squatting, toe stand (standing erect on your toes), moderate push-ups by pressing the wall, back extensions by facing the floor and raising the head, modified sit-ups, knee extension flexing, full range motion employing light weights in torque motion, face flat on the floor raising the back legs, the lunge stretch, cross-over hips, placing one knee on the chair and standing upright or erect, shoulder stretches and a host of others. Dr. Nelson indicates that excess joint fluid is a sign of inflammation. In addition, surgical intervention can be helpful. For instance, an artificial joint may last 15-20 years. Acupuncture helps to stimulate endomorphins and change blood flow patterns. There is evidence that acupuncture relieves arthritis, although there is less evidence for Chiropractic. This book is worth the price. It provides important alternative medicinal protocols for arthritis as well as classic physical therapy exercises aimed at preserving joint mobility and elasticity. I would supplement the exercises with Alpha Lipoic Acid to enhance bodily elasticity. In my own experience, Northern Polar magnets may be helpful if strategically placed.
Really seems to help! Apr 22, 2003
I was recently diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and I started following the nutritional suggestions in this book. I think it's already starting to help! Plus it tells you how to perform strengthening exercises for your aching joints. I am a big fan of Dr. Nelson's other works. I like how she explains the science and the applications. I plan to share this with my mom, who also has osteoarthritis.
No hype, just good, sound information. Nov 4, 2002
I am the kind of person that is not going to buy or "buy into" a book unless it is supported by some reasonable evidence. If you're like me, then you'll love this book. It is based on a study recently conducted at the Tufts University. In short, the study used a program of exercise and nutrition to combat arthritis. The results? Pain was reduced by a whopping 43%!
Key to their program was strengthening exercises which have been shown in other studies as well as being extremely beneficial for arthritis patients. I am very pleased with books like these that offer sound treatments based on research. If you like these kind of books too and also suffer from back pain, I can recommend "The Multifidus Back Pain Solution" (available here at this site.ca too) that is based on randomized controlled trials and involves only one exercise you do at home that strengthens your multifidus muscles found to be abnormal in many people with back pain. So start reading, start exercising, and start getting better!
...Extremely informative for all, regardless of your health. Miriam Nelson has done it again not only with her easy reading style, but with very educational and informative text. I'm going to send as a gift to a friend.