Photography by Moore Family, Courtesy of Calgary Herald
Claire Moore, now 6, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at 18 months old. She has had 10 operations since her diagnosis.
Despite Claire’s arthritis, she loves to dance and she remains positive and adaptive to her surroundings.
Claire and her family will be fundraising and participating in the Walk to Fight Arthritis on June 9.
You can too!
- Location: Fish Creek Park (Glennfield Area B), Calgary
- Time: 2 pm
- Details: Free entertainment and lunch sponsored by Spolumbo’s
For more information or to donate to the Walk to Fight Arthritis, please click here.
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Meet Dr. John Bosomworth. While in attendance at 21st Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course “Sea To Sea To Sea”, a conference for rural physicians, the Arthritis Broadcast Network interviewed Dr. John Bosomworth. Dr. Bosomworth is a retired rural family physician from Princeton, BC who continues to give lectures including at this event. Here, he discusses the topic of one of his talks, which was the link between osteoarthritis and obesity.
To view more videos from this conference and the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting that ABN attended earlier this year, please click here.
If you’re wondering whether gluten should be avoided, or whether that notion is just a fad, listen to the Q with Jian Ghomeshi tomorrow. The Thursday edition will feature a debate between Dr. William Davis, author of the diet book Wheat Belly, and Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta and author of The Cure For Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness.
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Cheese for your Inflammation Blues
A good friend who lives in France sends me interesting articles from the international press, usually related to one of my great interests in life: food and wine. So when this email popped into my inbox, I had to share this article from The Telegraph in the U.K. (www.telegraph.co.uk). Apparently, scientists have discovered that French blue cheese, known for its mould and green veins, has specific anti-inflammatory properties. Continue reading
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Proud to be Gluten-Free (Almost)
In a blog earlier this year I told you how I eliminated dairy products from my diet as a way to potentially reduce inflammation and ultimately, pain. Dairy in your diet is widely believed to contribute to inflammation, so omitting it out should make a difference over time. I am happy to report that I now enjoy drinking coffee without cream and I have overcome the psychological challenges of dropping yogurt and cheese from my lineup. Continue reading
“What is the single best thing we can do for our health?” Dr. Mike Evans asks. Evans is currently Director, Health Design Lab, St. Michael’s Hospital, Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Toronto.
Dr. Mike Evans answers the question, what is the single best thing we can do for our health, in this creative and innovative video. He discusses what has been shown to dramatically reduce the risks for anxiety, depression, fatigue, arthritis, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and death.