CNN-HLN Charter Local Edition and Arthritis Foundation Interview, Presented by Therapy Alternatives

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“2017 CDC report arthritis affects 1 in 4 people, costs $81 billion annually.”

According to a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis in its many forms affects 1 in 4 people in North America, costs $81 billion annually.

Charter Communications Local Edition for Southern California, a CNN-Headline News affiliate, interviewed formulator Brazos Minshew about the role of nutrition in arthritis. A central point of the conversation included the role of fresh fruits and vegetables in achieving optimum wellness.

According to the new Centers for Disease Control report quoted by CNN, about 54.4 million American adults (about 1 in 4) are diagnosed with painful joint inflammation and stiffness. The article went on to say that more than half of these diagnosed cases are among people under 65 years of age. Co-morbid conditions with arthritis include heart disease (49.3%), diabetes (47.1%) and obesity (30.6%).

Brazos Minshew is a Traditional Healer of the Potawatomi Nation, a certified Traditional Naturopath and a licensed practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He has worked Tribal medicine in North America and in the Amazon rainforest. He has been a guest lecturer in pharmacognosy at the School of Pharmacy, Ankara, Turkey and the University of Croatia, School of Pharmacy in Zagreb, Croatia. For ten years Brazos Minshew was the Chief Science Officer for TriVita, Inc., ending this relationship in 2014.

Kenneth J. Richards
York Bridge Capital

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