'Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex', Provides Clarity, Hope to Arthritis Sufferers

Seminar Event: Saturday, March 19, 2005

Anaheim, Calif. – March 7, 2005—In the aftermath of the Vioxx recall and recently reported concerns with Celebrex and Bextra, more consumers are searching for natural approaches to joint health, according to Carol Simontacchi, MS, CCN, and author of the newly released Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex, and other Anti-Inflammatory Prescription Drugs (New York: Square One Publishers). Simontacchi provides clarity, hope and direction for those wanting to learn more about safe, natural and effective approaches to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. Simontacchi will present a seminar based on this new book on Saturday March 19th from 4:00-5:00 PM Convention Center Room 201-A.

In this timely publication, Simontacchi provides scientifically-based information on chronic inflammation, which has recently been linked to a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression and even schizophrenia.

Simontacchi explores the myriad of influences that contribute to chronic inflammation, including diet, lifestyle and the frantic pace of modern life. Simontacchi addresses safety concerns surrounding pharmaceutical drugs for inflammation, particularly the increased likelihood of heart disease, and offers natural alternatives that have been proven effective for managing pain and swelling.

“With all the controversy surrounding arthritis drugs and the glut of information on health products, many people are confused about what to. In this book, I present common-sense, science-based information for managing inflammation—basic yet important dietary and lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation,” says Simontacchi. “Best of all, you can easily apply these recommendations in your life and improve your health without any risks,” Simontacchi said.

Simontacchi’s book also addresses specific natural supplements that work to diminish inflammation. From bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme and cat’s claw, a traditional South American herb, to the well-known glucosamine and SierraSil®, a new mineral supplement, Simontacchi details the science and safety of these widely available natural remedies.

Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex, and other Anti-Inflammatory Prescription Drugs is extremely timely in light of the controversy surrounding COX-2 inhibitors, the risks of increased heart disease, and a recent FDA Advisory Committee recommendation to allow Vioxx to return to the market. If you want to learn more about natural alternatives for inflammation, this book is a must read.

Natural Alternatives to Vioxx, Celebrex, and other Anti-Inflammatory Prescription Drugs is available at Barnes & Noble, www.amazon.com, as well as book and health food retailers throughout the US.

About Carol Simontacchi, MS, CCN

Carol Simontacchi is a certified clinical nutritionist, media spokesperson and author of a number of books on nutrition, including: Your Fat Is Not Your Fault; The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry is Destroying Our Children; and A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart. She is the author and designer of the weight and health management curriculum, Wings: Weight Success for a Lifetime and the editor of Inflammation News, Natural Approaches to Inflammation. Simontacchi has appeared on the Maury Povich Show, The Home Page, and hundreds of other national, regional and local radio and TV shows. Simontacchi’s work has been featured in Newsday, First for Women, Women’s Day, and others. Her testimony on nutrition and children’s mental health was submitted to Congress.

About Square One Publishers

Recently declared the top independent publisher in the U.S. by Publishers Weekly, Square One Publishers was founded in 2000 by Rudy Shur, former president of alternative health giant Avery Publishing Group. Now going into its fifth year of operation, Square One has published over 100 nonfiction titles in a wide variety of subjects ranging from health and parenting to reference and personal finance. Its books and authors have received critical attention and feature coverage from national publications such as The Wall Street Journal; U.S. News & World Report; AARP; Library Journal; Booklist, and the Los Angeles Times. Though it continues to sell books into various niche markets, Square One maintains its strongest editorial focus on alternative health titles. Square One’s growing list of strong and well-written titles includes books by bestselling authors Georges Halpern, MD, Ray Sahelian, MD, and Michio Kushi; Dr. Nancy Appleton; Leslie Taylor, ND; and Jay S. Cohen, MD.

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