• Preservatives
  • Pesticides
  • Hormones
  • G.M.O.'s
  • Irradiation

Arthritis--the Pain--the Cost

The word arthritis is derived from two Greek words-"arthron",which means joints, and "itis", which means inflammation. Simply, arthritis is joint inflammation.The major symptom is PAIN.

Arthritis is probably the most common disease known to mankind. It is not one disease, but a group of diseases, whose common threads are that they can cause pain,inflammation, and limited movement of the joints. There are more than 100 diseases that so affect the joints, from Ankylosing Sponylitis to Temporol Arteritis, the most common being Osteoarthritis. Arthritis is not a new disease, it was detected thousands of years ago in the Egyptian mummies.

Today, Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. One in three persons, or nearly Seventy million Americans have some form of the disease.Women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from arthritis, which currently affects forty-one million women and more than twenty-nine million men. X-rays detect some signs of the condition in more than half the people by the age of fifty. By the age of 70, it jumps to 85 %. It is estimated that by year 2020, eighty million people will have some form of the disease.

The economic costs of arthritis, in terms of medical care and inability to work, are truly staggering. In 1992, the cost of all forms of arthritis was estimated to be about $65 billion. And with the graying of the "baby boomers", the cost will jump dramatically. Think about it! $65,000,000,000.......80,0000,000 persons!

That's

  • an awful lot of money
  • an awful lot of people
  • an awful lot of pain, and
  • an awful lot of suffering!

In addition , arthritis exacts much psychological pain. Flare-ups can trigger depression and can put extreme stress on relationships. With pain, everything is secondary. With, as yet, no cure for the disease, the only hope is for pain relief.

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription treatments, that claim relief from pain. most are pharmaceutical Nsaids, or glucosamine-chondrotin formulations. But do they really work? Not so well, according to a report published in the February 2006,in the New England Journal of Medicine which in effect, said that were no better than a placebo.

However, the ArthrOrganic Comfort Formula does provide effective pain relief, using only proven, pain-relieving organically certified herbs and botanicals. No Pesticides--No Hormones--No Preservatives--No GMO's and no Irradiation ! It's Nutritious ! It's Cost-Effective !