I'm 70 years old and have arthritis in most of my joints. I've had one hip replaced because of it. I have prescriptions for Naproxen 500mg, Tramadol 50 mg and Methocarbamol 750 mg. I don't take any of them anymore. Instead, I take 1000 mg of Turmeric twice a day and I've lost 29 pounds in about 9 months. I started at 199 lbs. The Turmeric helps with inflamation and the weight loss puts less strain on my joints. With the use of a hammock, I'm a lot more comfortable in the outdoors. I'm still stiff in the mornings but the pain is gone. I just thought I'd share with the group in case someone else can use my story to help them.