February 15, 2013

Yet another piece of arthritis advice received via email: 
2 spoonfuls of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in hot water to drink twice daily. 

I think this is one of the more ridiculous arthritis remedies. But, just to make sure I did my research. Many online sites claim it helps with inflammation, that a study was done by  Copenhagen University. I discovered that Copenhagen University never conducted such a study, that cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties but if taken in high doses can be toxic, and that it is important to do a thorough research of every piece of advice you intend to try. Even those things that may seem harmless can have dire consequences.