Osteoarthritis is generally regarded as a progressive disease related to aging, 'wear & tear' and former injury that can be kept ...
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Osteoarthritis 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! As Professor Sir Sam Everington, London GP and a board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners, says: 'This book is not just about length of life, it is about something much more important - a happy and healthy life, whatever is thrown at you. It is about self-motivation and wellbeing. It should be prescribed on the NHS by all doctors. It can't be, but if you have osteoarthritis or want to live a happier and healthier life, buying this book is the best investment you could make.' 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 being healthy and pain free.
Frances Ive has been a health journalist for over 20 years, with more than 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.