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Arthritis
The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation but often it is used to indicate a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect not only the joints but also muscles, tendons, and ligaments as well as the skin and certain internal organs.
This book offers both the pros and the cons for 111 alternative therapies for arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus and more.
Arthritis   (616.722 THO 2005 )
In this up-to-date edition, arthritis specialist Dr. John Thompson examines the many faces of this pervasive disorder.
Local Organizations
Community Support for Arthritis - Ontario Lupus Association
2900 John Street, Suite 301
Markham L3R 5G3
Phone: 905.415.1099
Arthritis Rx  (616.72206 VAD)
The author promotes dietary changes involving foods shown to have anti-inflammatory properties (a sample day-by-day menu and recipes are included), yoga- and Pilates-based exercises, and a nutritional supplement mix.
Arthritis Sourcebook  (616.722 Art)
information about diagnosing, treating and managing degenerative, inflammatory and other specific forms of arthritis.
Recommended by both the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis Society, this reference is one of the world's leading guides to coping with joint pain. Its tested advice, hundreds of useful hints, and emphasis on self-management helps people with arthritis and fibromyalgia achieve their own health goals.
Offers handy tips for safely and smartly tackling the challenges of arthritis; from doing laundry to gardening to working at a computer.
Recommended by both the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis Society, this reference is one of the world's leading guides to coping with joint pain. Its tested advice, hundreds of useful hints, and emphasis on self-management helps people with arthritis and fibromyalgia achieve their own health goals.
Offers handy tips for safely and smartly tackling the challenges of arthritis; from doing laundry to gardening to working at a computer.
Arthritis and yoga fit like lock and key: arthritis restricts movement; yoga increases range of motion. In this landmark new book, hard science meets practical therapy as Loren Fishman, MD, and Ellen Saltonstall offer people with arthritis a tremendous opportunity to ease joint pain with yoga poses scientifically linked to increased flexibility and healthy cartilage.
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