Are NSAIDs Safe for Cartilage and Health?

NSAIDs can help decrease inflammation and pain from musculoskeletal injuries, menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis and more. However, they come with some major potential side effects. NSAIDs can Destroy Cartilage NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen (Advil) and indomethacin may speed up the breakdown of cartilage in osteoarthritic joints. They might also inhibit tissue repair. But, not all studies show NSAIDs damage cartilage. It may depend on the specific NSAID. The best study I’ve seen to date (and also published …

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NSAIDs Can Help Decrease Inflammation and Pain but Impact Muscle Gains

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) including ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, celecoxib and indomethacin can decrease pain. Take them for the shortest possible time as they can be harmful. Should you use NSAIDs? If you must get back to work ASAP then consider the risks vs. benefits. Talk to your pharmacist and physician (MD). NSAIDs can Help Decrease Pain from: Acute ligament sprain – use for < 5 days. NSAIDs reduce pain and swelling so you can return to activity faster. Osteoarthritis (cartilage …

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Supplement Testing for Banned Substances

You can’t guarantee your supplement is completely free from banned substances. However, choosing a supplement that has been 3rd party tested (tested for banned substances by an outside company) provides added safety. Just because a supplement passes 3rd party testing this doesn’t mean the supplement is safe for you. A sports dietitian with experience can determine if a supplement is safe for you. They will take your medical history, medications, health status, diet, training and other factors into account. It …

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Summertime Entertaining Recipes that will Delight Your Guests

What should you serve when it’s close to 100 degrees outside and you have guests coming over? Though it may be tempting to run to the store and buy prepared dips and potato salad, I have a few fresh ideas that will impress your guests. Cool down with seasonal beverages Individual sun teas with fruit come in beautiful colors and flavors to quench your guest’s thirst for something unique. Tea (black, green and oolong) is calorie free yet packed with …

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Tortellini with Pistachio Basil Pesto

* adapted from Wonderful Pistachios Basil Pesto by Christy Wilson, RD Print Recipe Tortellini with Pistachio Basil Pesto Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 0 Servings Ingredients 6 cups tortellini1/8 cup pistachios2 cups fresh basil2 cloves garlic1 tsp. fresh lemon juice1/4 cup Parmesan cheese1/3 – 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 0 Servings Ingredients 6 cups tortellini1/8 cup pistachios2 cups fresh basil2 cloves garlic1 tsp. fresh lemon juice1/4 cup Parmesan cheese1/3 – 1/2 cup …

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SpringTime Entertaining Ideas that will Delight Your Guests What should you serve when it’s close to 100 degrees outside and you have guests coming over? Though it may be tempting to run to the store and buy prepared dips and potato salad, you can wow your guests in no time with these ideas from registered dietitian Marie Spano.   Me: If you are thirsty for new ideas, I’m sharing a few new twists on Summertime entertaining.   Cool down with …

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