One Step Ahead of Osteoarthritis

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According to Arthritis Research UK, one third of people in the UK aged 45 and over has sought treatment for osteoarthritis – that’s around 8.75 million. Many more – some of whom are much younger – suffer in silence. And around 400,000 people in Ireland are known to have the condition. It is generally regarded as a progressive disease related to aging, ‘wear & tear’ and former injury that can be kept at bay with anti-inflammatories and painkillers but will lead inevitably to disability, surgery and joint replacement.  But do not despair! Health writer and long-term arthritis sufferer/tamer Frances Ive has been researching and experimenting with ways to live well with osteoarthritis for many years and has developed this new, holistic, practical guide embracing exercise, diet, weight loss, complementary therapies and other strategies that will allow a full and active life. While existing books focus on nutrition/diet alone, or on the dangers of prescription drugs, One Step Ahead of Osteoarthritis looks at a wide range of approaches and how each can contribute to a being healthy and pain free.

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Contents

Forewords by Professor Sir Sam Everington & Barbara Cousins; Good health and osteoarthritis; Looking at weight loss; Finding exercise to suit you; Protect and strengthen your body: pilates, t’ai chi, yoga, Alexander technique; What is ‘healthy eating’? Food and drink – acid or alkaline? Supplements and herbs; Helpful complementary therapies; Practical solutions; The power of sleep and the weather; Lonely, depressed and stressed; Emotional support; Soups, juices and meals with turmeric and ginger; Further information

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About the Author

Frances Ive has been a health journalist for over 20 years, with over 100 articles published in national newspapers and consumer women’s and health magazines. She runs the website www.healthysoul.co.uk, is a member of the Guild of Health Writers and has written several non-fiction books. Following the advice outlined in this book she has reduced pain and inflammation in her osteoarthritis and is able to manage it well.

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