Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Bone & Joint Health

One of the most effective strategies to preserve healthy bones and joints is to take a holistic approach to healthy living. As you age, your bones lose density, but there are lifestyle adjustments you can make to keep your bones and joints strong and healthy. Maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet will help you acquire the essential nutrients needed to keep your joints and bones in good shape.


Gout is a type of arthritis marked by extreme joint pain, redness, and tenderness. Gout is caused when too much uric acid crystallises and accumulates in the joints, it causes extreme pain, redness, and swelling in joints, most commonly the...

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative disease affecting the whole joint, and any joint can be affected but OA most commonly affects the knees, hips, hands, neck and low back. Diet changes, vitamins,...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease in which the body's immune system attacks it's own tissue, particularly the joints such as ligament, tendons, muscle, are attacked and become stiff and inflamed. Resulting symptoms include painful and inflamed joints, especially the...

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Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. One in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 of Caucasian or Asian descent will eventually develop osteoporosis.  Women who have a four-time greater risk of developing...

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Muscle And Joint Problems Are Common As You Age

Much can be done to make your many musculoskeletal problems more bearable, and maybe even slow down or halt the progression of many common complaints. Let's look at muscle, joint and bone problems and see what can be done. I...

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Joint Pain

Arthritis can have many and varied causes from strains and injuries caused by repetitive motion, sports, over exertion, and falls. Arthritic joints can be sensitive to weather and barometric pressure changes. Let's look at some of the best treatments for...

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