Rheumatoid arthritis

10 Foods That Fight Pain

10 Foods That Fight Pain

1/11 Ginger A staple of traditional medicine, this pungent root is probably best known for its anti-nausea, stomach-soothing properties. But ginger can also fight pain, including aching joints from arthritis as well as menstrual cramps. One study found ginger capsules worked as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen at relieving period pain. 2/11 Blueberries …

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11 Ways Food can Fight Inflammation

1/12 1. Keep It Simple Although no diet is proven to cure or treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory conditions, you can choose foods that will help with it. Go for items that haven’t been highly processed. You want ones that are still close to their natural state. 2/12 2. DON’T Avoid Nightshade Vegetables Tomatoes, …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

Fights Germs Certain chemical compounds in fresh ginger help your body ward off germs. They’re especially good at halting growth of bacteria like E.coli and shigella, and they may also keep viruses like RSV at bay. 2/12 Keeps Your Mouth Healthy Ginger’s antibacterial power may also brighten your smile. Active compounds in ginger called gingerols keep oral …

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

What Is It? Cinnamon, from the bark of the cinnamon tree, has long been used as both a spice and a traditional medicine. As a supplement, you’ll find it in capsules, teas, and extracts. 2/13 Lower Blood Sugar Several studies of adults and animals with diabetes have found that cinnamon can help lower blood sugar, …

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

1/16 Loaded With Lycopene The cheery red color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more of this nutrient than any other fruit or veggie — even tomatoes. To load up on lycopene, choose a melon with …

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What Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) does to your Body

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) usually strikes between ages 30-60, but younger and older people can get it. Read on… 1/18 What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune system condition, or “autoimmune disorder,” that causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. It may also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, and nerves. Although …

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