11 ways to lessen pain


Find a medical practitioner who is knowledgeable in pain management and treatment. Don’t get stuck with someone who tells you ‘that’s just the way it is’. There is so much research on new treatments to help with pain. Make sure your doctor is up-to-date. Get a regular massage from a qualified practitioner. It will improve […]

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Global year against joint pain


Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), this yearlong public awareness campaign focuses on education for health-care professionals and government leaders. It brings attention to a wide variety of ailments and conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. There are many different types of joint pain—pain related to osteoarthritis, pain after traumatic […]

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Fish & Veggie Curry


Curry works in any season, so here’s our favourite fish curry recipe with plenty of anti-inflammatory goodness. It makes 4 serves and takes about 40 minutes to prepare and cook. Fish is a great source of protein, low in kilojoules and contains the marine omega 3s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These long chain […]

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Apple & blueberry muffins


These muffins are a great low-sugar snack and so much healthier than what you can get at the shops. Apples are a great source of antioxidants. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and anthocyanins, responsible for their anti-inflammatory properties. This recipe serves 6 and takes around 35 minutes to prepare and bake. Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal flour ½ […]

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New study: Compound in green tea found to block rheumatoid arthritis


Good news for tea lovers! A new study featured in ‘Arthritis and Rheumatology’, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, has confirmed older findings on the benefits of green tea for arthritis sufferers. Researchers found that green tea contains molecules with anti-inflammatory properties. This phytochemical component is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), and has promising potential to […]

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The most famous people with arthritis


Celebrities get arthritis too. We looked at some of the famous artists, actors and athletes, who push themselves to achieve great things, despite their arthritis. Glenn Frey Very recently Glenn Frey, founder of the American rock band The Eagles, passed away at only 67. It is widely acknowledged that he died from his rheumatoid arthritis […]

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Why everyone with arthritis should get their teeth checked


Arthritis and teeth? What do they have to do with each other? We agree it sounds unusual, but evidence is getting stronger there is a connection. We are getting our teeth into the science and break it down for you. Researchers from the University of Cleveland Hospitals in the US have found that patients who […]

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Can probiotics play a role in rheumatoid arthritis treatment?


More and more evidence in rheumatoid arthritis research points to a link between the gut microbiome and rheumatic arthritis. Did you know that your gut bacteria can constitute up to 1.4kg or 3lbs of your body weight? Recent studies show that patients with certain types or autoimmune arthritis have a different bacterial profile than healthy people. […]

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Rheumatoid Awareness Day


Today is Rheumatoid Awareness Day. RA doesn’t get much attention in the media so hopefully it will help raise some awareness on this painful and debilitating condition. The awareness day has been organised by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatoid diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile […]

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Study proves link between knee osteoarthritis and weight


A new study by a team of international researchers from the US, Australia and Sri Lanka found a significant link between knee osteoarthritis and weight loss. Participants of the study were 70% female, around 60 years of age and overweight, with an average BMI of 34. Most participants achieved at least some weight loss with the […]

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