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Are You Plagued by Gout or Arthritis?     
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What You Should Know about Gout
CoQ10 may help with Gout
Gout and Blood Pressure Medication
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation
Three Easy Dietary Ways to Ease Joint Pain
Cherries help with arthritis and gout
Turmeric is a Powerful natural Remedy for Gout.
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Wake up the FDA
The FDA Isn't Listening!
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April 8, 2012   

Today's newsletter is about Gout -- a condition that affects many of us.

As usual, the first article below is written by me.  I see a lot of folks (almost all men) in my office with prostate problems, and after talking to them for a while, I also find they've been dealing with Gout for years.

Not that these prostate problems, arthritis, and gout are related, but often the lifestyle and  dietary habits these guys have tend to exacerbate both issues.

Arthritis, on the other hand, is much more prone to striking women, so this newsletter may be valuable for either gender.

Enjoy! ........... Jim  
What You Should Know about Gout, Inflammation, and Arthritis.
Gout and arthritis are examples of chronic inflammation, with Gout being a specific kind of arthritis caused by deposits of uric acid in the joints. It is most common in men and typically affects the big toe, although it can affect any joint in the body. It is often very painful, and if left untreated, can eventually cause damage to the affected joints.

CoQ10 may enhance anti-inflammatory potential of Med diet. Remember, Gout is an inflammatory disease.
Supplementing with CoQ10 may reduce markers of inflammation and improve a wide range of inflammation-related disease conditions, including heart disease, arthritis and Gout.

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Gout and Diuretics in Hypertensive Patient.

People with high blood pressure may find that the the drugs used to control their blood pressure can cause them to have a higher risk of having an attack of Gout.  


Vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation in healthy women.

Increased concentrations of serum TNF-, an inflammatory marker, were found in women who had insufficient vitamin D levels. This study is the first to find an inverse relationship between vitamin D levels and concentrations of TNF- in a healthy, non-diseased population. This may explain the vitamin's role in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.



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Three Easy Dietary Ways to Ease Joint Pain
Dietary changes really can help to ease arthritis pain, whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout, by reducing inflammation in your body. As with most herbal and nutritional remedies, you might not feel the benefits for 6 weeks or more, so be patient.

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Seven ways to end joint pain, arthritis and gout using cherries.

Gout and arthritis have two things in common - each makes the body hurt, and, they respond to the powerful nutrients found in cherries that eliminate pain. Cherries contain high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins, nutrients known to relieve pain, inflammation and stiffness. Whether they're raw or cooked, cherries in any form contain the same anti-inflammatory substances, according to the University of Michigan Health System.


Turmeric is a Powerful natural Remedy for Gout
Turmeric, a member of the Ginger family, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for treating arthritis. It is well known as natural remedy for Gout because of it's anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

Website News
Many of my clients that order supplements from my website have been asking me to provide an easier way to find and order these products.

I recently added a supplements quick order form that links to a list of all individual products that I have in stock.  Clicking on any supplement name will bring you to the main information for that supplement where you can immediately add it to your cart for purchase.

You can reach this list from the main entry page (Welcome) or from the top menu products tab. To check it out now, click the link below.

How Do We Get the FDA to Listen?

Overwhelm Them With Emails and Comments

The backward thinking at the FDA, prohibits manufacturers of dietary supplements or food suppliers from  referring to any scientific study documenting the potential effect of the substance on a health condition. violations are punishable by large fines and even jail, even though the documentation is totally accepted and scientifically conclusive!  Its a bit ridiculous, isn't it?

The "Read Me" link below links to a very interesting article about this on Dr. Mercola's website. I suggest you all check it out, and then go on to the next section where you can "turn up the heat on the FDA" with your own comment!

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The FDA Isn't Listening - It's Time to Turn Up the Heat!    

A champion of supplements in the House sends a warning to FDA. Let's all join him in persuading others in Congress to join him with our Action Alert!

The FDA has flatly refused to listen to the Senate, rejecting the call of Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to withdraw its disastrous New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance and start over. Sens. Harking and Hatch are the original drafters of DSHEA. Now the FDA is ignoring the original intent of Congress and creating a de facto approval system for any supplement or ingredient created or changed over the past eighteen years.


Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has composed a letter to FDA expressing regret over FDA's dismissal of Senators Hatch and Harkin's request and reiterating that Congress did not intend to give FDA pre-market review of new dietary ingredients, nor did it intend to permit the agency to treat dietary ingredients in the same manner as food additives.   
The letter strongly urges FDA to withdraw its guidance and instead design a fair and workable NDI notification system. It also requests that FDA refrain from taking any enforcement action that is based solely on positions articulated in the draft guidance that are not unequivocally grounded in the law.
Bolstered by a massive outpouring of support, the Alliance for Natural Health has formally asked the FDA to to withdraw its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance completely!

Unless you want to be forced to visit a doctor to get a prescription for Vitamin C, - please take action below. Ask your representative to sign onto Rep. Chaffetz's letter to the FDA. Reiterate the serious concerns with NDI guidance-how it severely threatens access to thousands of supplements, even though supplements have a proven safety record (unlike FDA-approved drugs!)

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