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Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis: a lived experience

Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis: a lived experience

The Paddison Program claims to reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms, but it is not an evidence-based diet recommended by Arthritis NZ. Ane shares her experience on the Paddison Program.
How can a health coach support someone with arthritis?

How can a health coach support someone with arthritis?

A health coach can play a crucial role in helping you make positive lifestyle changes that can complement your medical treatment plan.
How can a pharmacist help you?

How can a pharmacist help you?

Your pharmacist is keen to ensure you make the most of your health and get the best out of any medicines prescribed for you. They will also advise on medicines you purchase in the pharmacy.
Providing Gout education on the West Coast

Providing Gout education on the West Coast

Arthritis NZ brought gout education to three West Coast local communities and whānau as part of the Takiwa Poutini Pilot Programme.
Tips to follow the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle in Aotearoa

Tips to follow the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle in Aotearoa

Registered Nutritionist Tracey Kellett offers her top tips to move towards the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle.
Survey Results: How are you sleeping?

Survey Results: How are you sleeping?

Managing sleep with arthritis or a long-term autoimmune condition can be challenging due to the discomfort and pain that often accompany these conditions, making it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position and achieve restful sleep.
Arthritis NZ and ProCare working in partnership to tackle health challenges

Arthritis NZ and ProCare working in partnership to tackle health challenges

Arthritis NZ participated in Pasifika 2024 over a weekend in March. The aim was to raise awareness about gout and how to manage it.
Overcoming common sleep challenges

Overcoming common sleep challenges

Sleep is a complex topic that does not often have a quick fix. Everyone will have trouble sleeping at some point in their lives.
What is the Mediterranean diet?

What is the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet is a flexible eating pattern characterised by seasonal, locally sourced foods abundant in the Mediterranean region.
How is Fibromyalgia diagnosed? 

How is Fibromyalgia diagnosed? 

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed based on your symptoms and examination, not tests. Healthcare providers assess symptoms and rule out other causes before diagnosing Fibromyalgia.
How am I supposed to exercise when I am in pain?

How am I supposed to exercise when I am in pain?

This is a very common concern and tough question. If you’re in pain, there are a number of things you will want to do, and usually exercise does not make that list.
Why do changes in the weather make my joint pain worse?

Why do changes in the weather make my joint pain worse?

People with low-grade inflammation in their body particularly inflammation in their joints, may feel stiffer or more achey in certain weather conditions. Research still hasn’t confirmed a definite cause-and-effect link between weather and joint pain.

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