THE GOOD SLEEP DIET

Eat crappy, sleep crappy.  That’s the message of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.  It found that people who reported the healthiest sleep patterns also had the most varied diets.  These key nutrients have been shown to play a role in regulating sleep, so aim to eat them often for sounder slumber.

 

Reference:  HEALTH MAGAZINE / july/august 2014  pg. 72

SUPPLEMENT SCORECARD

THESE NATURAL REMEDIES HAVE ALL BEEN TOUTED AS ARTHRITIS BUSTERS, THE LATEST ON WHICH ONES REALLY WORK:

NO!  VITAMIN D   Popping D supplements doesn’t appear to reduce the pain or

progression of knee osteoarthritis, according to a Tufts Medical Center

study published in January.

YES!  OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS   Early research suggests that they may reduce your risk

of osteorarthritis.  And even if that doesn’t pan out,

omega-3’s have so many health perks that getting them

in fatty fish or a supplement that contains DHA and

EPA can’t hurt.

YES!   GLUCOSAMINE WITH CHONDROITIN   Try taking these building blocks of

cartilage together: in a recent study

80 percent of people with osteoarthritis

who popped 1,500 milligrams of

glucosamine and 1,200 mg of                                                                                                   chondroitin a day noted pain relief.

 

YES!  GINGER    People with knee osteoarthritis who took a ginger extract twice daily had

less pain and needed fewer painkillers than those who took a placebo,

according to one study.  Other research suggests it maybe just as

effective as ibuprofen.

REFERENCE:  Health Magazine July/August 2013

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