Whether to Weather the Weather

weatherWell that’s certainly a mouthful of a title, isn’t it? Tongue twister it may be, but it is also something that comes up time and time again when people hear the word Arthritis. One of the first questions people ask or comments people make is usually something to do with how the weather affects the illness. Usually it is followed by a story or two about an old injury that always seems to act up right before some catastrophic storm event. What an amazing coincidence.

If there is one thing I can say for sure after twenty plus years of Arthritis, it is that there is nothing that is one hundred percent sure to make things better or worse. In fact, that is one of the main problems with Arthritis and other auto-immune illnesses – the fact that there is no sure thing. The amount of myths and legends that surround Arthritis and its cousins will make your head spin, though. Some of these remedies are backed by science, and some of them have no basis in fact whatsoever. I thought it might be fun to have a look at some of the more popular ones out there.

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