The Deadly Arthritis Lie

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For years, doctors treated arthritis patients this way…

First, they would recommend aspirin, ibuprofen or another NSAID medication to ease the pain. 

If that didn’t work, they would prescribe something stronger. If the patient had knee or hip arthritis, the choice was often an opioid drug.

Addiction? That wasn’t seen as a problem because doctors believed patients truly in pain did not become addicted. 

This, of course, turned out to be bunk.

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The Osteoporosis-Exercise Myth

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If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think, “My bones are fragile, so I should take it easy to prevent a fracture.” 

It’s a logical thought. But it’s completely wrong. 

A new study shows that exercise doesn’t lead to more fractures. It is actually one of the best ways to prevent them.

The research was published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

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The Mainstream Treatment for Joint Pain Does More Harm Than Good

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Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the U.S. More than 30 million Americans suffer from it.[1]

It’s caused by the breakdown of cartilage between joints, which acts as a cushion. It’s often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. That’s because it strikes when the cartilage wears down from overuse or injury. Bone rubs against bone causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. It can be debilitating.

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The Surprising Cause of Arthritis

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Doctors have always been mystified about the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. 

About 1.3 million Americans suffer with the joint condition. It’s an autoimmune disease in which your body’s own immune system attacks your joints. 

Doctors have always suspected that genetics were the main cause. But new research points to a different culprit: antibiotics

The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.

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It’s Not the Disease That’s Killing Us… It’s the Treatment

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It has long been known that people with osteoarthritis are at higher risk for a heart attack.

Arthritis patients are at least 40% more likely to die of heart disease than people without the joint condition.[1] [2]

Now, new research shows that pain relievers are the culprit. 

The study was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. Researchers compared 7,743 osteoarthritis patients with 23,229 healthy people who never used NSAIDs.

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The Best Arthritis Treatment Is the Opposite of What Mainstream Doctors Recommend

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For decades, mainstream doctors have had a simple recommendation for patients suffering from osteoarthritis… Rest.

This advice seems to make sense. Resting gives painful, swollen joints a chance to heal, right?

New research shows the opposite is true.

The study was published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Researchers observed cartilage cells on a microscopic level to see what happens during physical activity.

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