Yoga, Hip Pain and Arthritis

Hip pain and arthritis can feel debilitating, but it doesn’t have to stop you from living your life. Yoga can help with keeping your range of motion, decreasing stress, and managing the pain. Arthritis is the most common age-related problem for the hips and can develop in one or both hip joints. However, arthritis can [...]

Crispy Tofu with Onion

Tofu is a healthy food eaten in both forms raw and cooked. While for many of us it's not a go-to, it is full of proteins and nutrients (and of course all those unsaponifiables) as well as providing high levels of calcium, proteins and iron. It's also nothing to be scared of, from a food [...]

ASU Clinical Study 5 in Plain English

After multiple clinical trials and one meta-analysis all demonstrating the efficacy of Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASUs) treatment in joint pain, researchers moved on toward further testing ASU’s efficacy in larger groups of people. As a next step they conducted an observational study in routine medical practice for knee pain. This study is a great follow [...]

Practicing Yoga with Knee Pain

Practicing yoga can be an amazing experience. It can clear your mind while working your body. The goal is often to be cleansing and caring, letting you deepen your self-awareness. It should not be creating or exaggerating pain. In class, yoga instructors often encourage students to make small adjustments so that the poses work for [...]

ASU Clinical Study 4 in Plain English

After three successful clinical studies on ASU that showed it can improve function and decrease pain in individuals suffering from osteoarthritis, the next step was to conduct what is called a meta-analysis. Now what exactly is a meta-analysis? Simply put, it is when you combine multiple trials from different researchers and use all that data [...]

Chilled Avocado Soup

OK I know what you are thinking? Chilled avocado soup? What? Who eats that? Well trust me. This thing is freaking delicious and nutritious at the same time. Also, it takes like no work and almost anyone can do it. Try it out and tell me this wasn’t the easiest recipe you have ever made. [...]

ASU Clinical Study 3 in Plain English

After the previous two studies found that ASU could provide symptomatic relief to individuals suffering from osteoarthritis, a third trial was conducted. In this third trial a much larger number of subjects participated, 260 total compared to the 150 in the prior two studies. The researchers conducted this trial using gold standard principles: multiple centers, [...]

ASU Clinical Study 1 in Plain English

When dealing with joint pain and arthritis, one of the potential problems that arises is that the typical medications used to combat joint pain, both analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), typically have a less favorable safety profile. Basically, these drugs, think opioids and Celebrex, have significant side effects that make them a less than [...]