You may have been told by a doctor, nutritionist, or a friend who is a health nut that you should be taking fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid supplements to help your joint or muscle pain. Over the last few decades, fish oil supplements have been touted to help with heart disease, blood sugar problems, skin problems, depression, and joint pain. In this article we will focus on whether the evidence supports the use of fish oil supplements for joint pain. During my years at chiropractic college … [Read more...]
Does Red Meat Cause Joint Pain and Inflammation?
Chronic inflammation or swelling can cause persistent or recurrent joint pain. Red meat has been singled out by the media and mainstream dietary sources (national food guides and arthritis societies) as a food to limit or avoid. This is the second article in a series on red meat where we will focus on whether red meat really causes joint and inflammation or not. Direct studies on red meat and inflammation There are two controlled trial studies showing eating red meat does not increase … [Read more...]