BETTER THAN SEX? Well, better than Viagra, anyway
*Make simple changes to your diet and supplement programme. Osteoarthritis (OA) and cartilage loss are not inevitable consequences of growing older.
Although many doctors still don’t believe it, studies show that changing your diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms (Lancet, 1986; i: 236-8).
Re your report on essential fatty acids (WDDTY vol 14 no 2), we know that EFAs are fragile and easily oxidised, so people who consume oils need to have plenty of vitamin E, from a natural source, as this antioxidant is fat-soluble.
FOLIC ACID: More good news (we really should be buying shares)
* L-arginine. This is a precursor to nitric oxide, which improves circulation, bringing more oxygen to tissues (Stroke, 1994; 25: 429-35). In Raynaud’s, oral L-arginine can reverse tissue damage in the fingers (Mol Cell Biochem, 2003; 244: 139-41)...
HOMOCYSTEINE: The saga of a medical breakthrough
* Herbal medicine. Studies show that Ginkgo biloba can stop some of the major symptoms of cerebrovascular insufficiency. It is especially helpful in early-stage Alzheimer’s, and can slow its progress
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term covering a range of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis, all of which involve damage and inflammation to tendons, nerves, muscles and soft tissues.
Seeing in Christmas and the New Year is often a double-edged sword - enjoyment laced with the remorse of hangovers and overeating. A preemptive strike can largely prevent the morning after.