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Gary J Silverman DO
(480) 941-3991
3337 N Miller Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Jeremy R Becker, MD
(505) 262-7161
444 W Osborn Rd Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Richard Finch
(602) 277-5551
650 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jeanne Attrep
(602) 277-5551
650 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Lisa Rose Weinrib, MD
(480) 596-1924
6036 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1981

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Paul F Howard, MD
(480) 609-4200
9097 E Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Arthritis Health
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Michael James Fairfax, DO
(602) 234-3444
3330 N 2nd St Ste 601
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1977

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William Hugh Jackson, MD
(602) 274-6885
3008 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Emory Clinic

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John Robert Paul Tesser, MD
(602) 246-1964
6707 N 19th Ave Ste 201
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Arizona Rheumatology Center

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Oscar Silberstein Gluck, MD
(602) 246-5260
6707 N 19th Ave Ste 201
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1973

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Feed Your Joints

The common misconception of arthritis is that your tired ol’ knees or hands or hips just
wear away with age. Not true! Arthritic joints actually starve for nutrients and healthy living,
including sensible supplementation, can give them the nourishment they need.

By Lisa James

October 2006

If arthritis doesn’t seem quite as inevitable as death and taxes, it certainly gives that famous pair a run for their money. Do you know anyone much over the age of 45 or so who doesn’t ache somewhere? How long does it take you to work out all the kinks when you first wake up? No wonder arthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world.

But it only seems as if we’re all doomed to creak with age. “When you look at many peoples around the world who follow a more traditional lifestyle, they don’t have any arthritis in their bodies at all,” says herbalist and naturopathic physician Eugene Zampheron, cofounder of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut and coauthor (with Ellen Kamhi, RN, HNC) of Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis With Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies (Celestial Books). “The only times they get arthritis is if they sustain injuries to the bone that provides blood to the joint.”

To understand why modern folk are so arthritis-prone, let’s look at the anatomy. Free-moving joints, such as knees and knuckles, consist of the ends of the adjoining bones padded by cartilage, a tough, smooth, slippery substance that keeps the bones from grinding together. This cartilage—and everything else within the joint—is covered by the synovial membrane, which produces a nourishing, lubricating fluid. The whole thing is surrounded by tendons, ligaments and muscles that provide support and movement. (The joints between the spinal vertebrae consist of cartilage pads, allowing for more protection but less flexibility.)

Something this complicated can easily go awry, and in fact there are more than 100 different varieties of arthritis. But the mother of all arthritic disorders is osteoarthritis (OA). “Cartilage is composed of water, collagen, which is a structural protein, and glycoseaminoglucans (GAG), which acts as a cushion between the bones,” Zampheron explains. “In arthritis, this structure begins to erode and the body tries to immobilize the joint with calcium by building bridges between the bones as the process continues.” End result: stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion. (In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the second most common type, the immune system goes haywire and attacks joint tissues; the ultimate outcome—cartilage destruction—is the same.)

OA is commonly thought of as a “wear ’n tear” disease, in which joints just naturally grind down over time. Actually, the main culprit isn’t overwork but undernutrition. “Cartilage is like a sponge,” Zampheron says. “When you squeeze it waste products go out; when you release, it opens up and nutrients rush in from the synov...

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