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To Your Health
It seems like everyone has a bad back, but my backache has been going on for four years now, and I need some relief. A chiropractor helped some, but I still suffer if I make a sudden move or lift anything more than a heavy book. It started when I was pregnant but hasn't yet cleared up. Any hints?
"...Glucosamine and chondroitin help backache for some, glucosamine by strengthening..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What's new in vitamin D research?
"...in the same category as coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and glucosamine. These are all small organic molecules that the body..."

July 7, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
The benefits of MicroLactin in treating osteoarthritis
"...read that it is more effective and cheaper than glucosamine. Are there studies to support this claim? How does..."

July 2, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Knee pain now hampers my ability to run. I have exercised vigorously in the past and I believe a lack of exercise would affect my health and life span. Can food supplements help?
"...The currently fashionable food supplement for joint health is glucosamine, and it certainly has helped many people regain or..."

May 4, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I will be undergoing surgery in about a month. Are there certain nutrients that I should take before surgery?
"...have a history of poor wound healing, also use Glucosamine, 1,000-2,000 mg/day. Glucosamine is needed to make scar tissue..."

March 30, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Why is aspirin good for so many different things? Is there anything like aspirin among the nutrients?
"...into anti-inflammatory hormones. Natural products such as chondroitin and glucosamine, found in cartilage, have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Quercetin..."

June 20, 2003 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What are the safest non-prescription pain remedies and how do they work compared to the regular pain relievers?
"...• Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can help maintain existing cartilage and..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What is conjugated linoleic acid? I found it on the Internet among the new cancer therapies, but I thought linoleic acid was bad if you have cancer.
"...problem. The candidates are deficiencies of vitamin B-6 and glucosamine, and excessive caffeine, salt, or sugar intake...."

April 20, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have lived in Texas for 20 years. I have a great tan and have always supposed this protected me against skin cancer. Am I right?
"...coenzyme Q-10, which promotes oxygenation of the cells and glucosamine, a precursor of collagen. L-cysteine or L-arginine, two amino..."

March 23, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

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