Walk to beat breast cancer

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WOMEN with breast cancer who walk at least an hour a week have a better chance of beatingrepparttar disease than those who don't exercise at all, researchers said. "It is well established that exercise plays an important role in preventing many diseases, including breast cancer," said lead researcher Michelle Holmes of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

"However, we found that women who are physically active after breast

Herbs to help with gout

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Question : I WAS told by my doctor recently that I have gout. My uric acid level is high. Since this may be at an early stage as I just hadrepparttar pain attack, how can I manage it? Are there any supplements that can help?

Answer : GOUT is a common type of arthritis caused by an increased concentration of uric acid, a by-product of protein metabolism inrepparttar 145752 liver. It affects more men than women. Sudden attacks of severe joint pains occur when sharp crystals of uric acid (monosodium urates) form inrepparttar 145753 fluid surrounding a joint due to an elevated level of uric acid inrepparttar 145754 blood.

Foods that contain a high level of purine should be avoided, and these include red meats, organ meats and shellfish.

There are several herbs that have proven benefits for painful joints. Celery seed and guaiacum are two very popular ones. These are usually combined with other herbs such as ginger, capsicum and sarsaparilla for better synergistic effect.

Celery seed (Apium graveolens) helpsrepparttar 145755 kidneys dispose urates and other unwanted waste products as well as working to reduce acidity inrepparttar 145756 body. The seeds are also a carminative, with a mild tranquilising effect. Guaiacum is used in Europe, especially in Britain, to help with arthritic and rheumatic conditions. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce muscle aches, joint pains and swelling. It is also diuretic and speedsrepparttar 145757 elimination of toxins, which makes it valuable for treating gout.

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