Ease joint pain by 96%

“Frost on the pump­kin, pain in your joints”…there’s truth in that adage! Euro­pean re­searchers say the shift to cold and damp weather causes joint-pain flares for 67% of peo­ple with arthri­tis. But you can side­step the pain med­i­ca­tions sim­ply by…

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Rub­bing on com­frey Ahh… Rub­bing sore spots with com­frey cream cuts stiff­ness and joint pain by 33% in the first hour— and if you use it four times daily, your pain could plunge by 94% in four days, re­port Ger­man re­searchers in the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Sports Medicine. Study co-au­thor Chris Staiger, PH.D., says com­frey’s ac­tive in­gre­di­ents re­duce joint in­flam­ma­tion, plus calm over­ac­tive pain nerves. (Try Terry Nat­u­rally, Com­frey Cream, Ama­zon.com.) Do­ing this stretch Fo­cus your lower on one back gen­tle and stretch legs and of Tufts Univer­sity re­searchers say you’ll re­duce the strain on hip, knee and an­kle joints enough to cut pain by 45% in six weeks! To do: Sit on the floor with your legs ex­tended (knees slightly bent) and gen­tly lean to­ward your toes. Hold for 30 sec­onds; re­lease. Re­peat three times daily.

Choos­ing orange

Pump­kin, pa­payas, car­rots… their cheery color comes from a plant pig­ment ( be­tacryp­tox­an­thin) that can cut joint pain by 46% if you en­joy 1 cup daily, re­searchers re­port in The Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion. The plant pig­ment re­duces pain-trig­ger­ing hor­mones and strength­ens joints. Tak­ing “eggshells” Re­ally! A daily 500-mg. dose of eggshell mem­brane could cut your joint pain by 72%! That’s be­cause it brims with com­pounds that re­pair dam­aged car­ti­lage. Try: Healthy Ori­gins’ Eggshell Mem­brane (Vi­ta­cost.com). Note: Check with your doc­tor be­fore tak­ing sup­ple­ments. —Brenda Kearns

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