Green Med Info: Eating Sesame Seeds Superior To Tylenol for Knee Arthritis
LOL! what a great reason to eat more sesame seeds! Just be careful, as they are very high in fat – 1-2 tsp per day should suffice, cut down on other fats to accommodate it if your metabolism is slow like mine.
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases: A remarkable new study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases confirms thatfood is not only medicine, but sometimes superior to it. Medical researchers working out ofTabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, sought to investigate the effects of sesame seed supplementation on clinical signs and symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis.[i]
Knee osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis localized in the knee, and causes a variety of symptoms including pain, swelling, abnormal bone growth (which can result in bone spurs), disfigured cartilage and loss of motion, and it affects as many as 12.1% of adults aged 60+, according to the CDC.[ii] Standard therapy involves the use of NSAID drugs, many of which have been linked both to internal bleeding and significantly increased risk of cardiac mortality, which is why the researchers sought out to look for “a complementary treatment to reduce complications and costs.”