Arthritis

Various Herbs and Ginger

Blood-Thinning Herbs

Q I have antiphospholipid syndrome and have been advised to take 75 mg of aspirin daily to thin my blood. Is there an alternative blood-thinner? I already take borage oil for rheumatoid arthritis and have read that this has blood-thinning properties...

MSM:

There have been some amazing claims made for MSM (MethylSulphonylMethane), and especially as an anti-arthritic. But what do you all think? If you do try it, says one reader, it should be used with aloe vera, as this can act as a carrier for the MSM.

CASE STUDY

I have been trying to figure out how to fight a standard medical procedure, the examination of the genitals of children during routine physical examinations, barring any obvious medical problems. ...

Nail ridges:

Then there was the reader last time who has vertical ridges on her fingernails and horizontal ones on her toenails. What do these signify? They can be caused by a vitamin B deficiency, severe stress or it could indicate a tendency for arthritis...

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