Nutrition and Chronic Pain

Vitamin D and knee osteoarthritis

Marion Hauser, MS, RD Many patients that come into our clinics for degenerative joint and spine disease, often ask “What can I do nutritionally to help the treatments?” The answer is usually a general guideline toward a more healthy lifestyle that includes a better diet. To combat degenerative disease the […]

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Is there evidence that cholesterol medication is helping or hurting your joints?

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle Matias, PA-C., Marion Hauser, MS, RD High cholesterol, and its treatment with statins, have been a hallmark of cardiovascular disease management for decades. Many people worry about their cholesterol because they feel they have to, based on drug companies and the media bombarding us with the […]

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How diet, Type II diabetes and obesity compromise tendon healing

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle Matias, PA-C., Marion Hauser, MS, RD In this article we will examine the research surrounding the problems of a broken tendon healing cycle caused by problems of diabetes and obesity. If you are having concerns about your diabetes and obesity hindering your healing ability, you can […]

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What is the best diet for my advanced knee pain?

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle Matias, PA-C., Marion Hauser, MS, RD One of the more obvious ways to help a patient with degenerative knee pain and metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, hypertension, and diabetes) is to help them understand that a healthy lifestyle can be extraordinarily beneficial to their joint pain, especially their […]

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Curcumin and osteoarthritis

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle Matias, PA-C, Marion Hauser, MS, RD In this article we will briefly discuss some of the research that suggests that the curcumin family (curcuminoids), compounds of the spice turmeric, display what scientists have called “amazing” antioxidant properties. We will translate this research into a closer look […]

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Celiac disease, a gluten-free diet for difficult to treat joint pain

Ross Hauser MD, Marion Hauser, MS, RD We are joint pain specialists, not gastroenterologists. Yet, we see a very large number of patients with symptoms of GI disturbances such as gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, and other GI-related symptoms. This group of patients can be subdivided into two groups. Those […]

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