Endorsements / Reviews

“My long time student, friend and colleague, Dr. Richard Diana, has written a classic text that provides advice about exercise and life styles to protect aging joints. As a former cardiac and vascular surgeon, and now someone whose coronary arteries need all the help they can get, I can attest to the applicability of Dr. Diana’s expert recommendations on diet that apply equally to joint health and to coronary artery disease as well. This is a masterful treatise that is also an entertaining read, full of vignettes from Dr. Diana’s life as a scholar, family man, physician, and athlete.”
-John E. Fenn, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Yale University

“Dr. Diana’s book Healthy Joints for Life promotes a completely different approach to deal with joint pain. It’s a safe, scientific approach without side effects and unlike so many other programs it’s good for your overall health. Certainly, those with osteoarthritis can benefit, but as a coach I can see application of the concepts of the book to younger high school and collegiate athletes or even professionals who train aggressively and need to rebound quickly. Fighting inflammation without the risks of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories is of obvious benefit. Every coach should read this book, especially the supplement and diet sections, to see if they feel if it might help their athletes deal with aggressive training.”
-Steve Addazio, Boston College Head football coach, former coach Notre Dame, Florida (National champions 2006, 2008), Temple, Indiana

Joint pain strikes people of all ages, so get your hands on Healthy Joints for Life and practice the exercises and dietary recommendations the ‘Jock Doc’ provides in this fun-to-read book.”
-David Kinchen, February, 2014 (posted on Amazon.com, GoodReads.com & HuntingtonNews.net)

“Orthopedic surgeon Diana, a former running back for the Miami Dolphins, explains the science behind joint inflammation and what can go wrong in the knee and other joints due to injury, impact, or overuse. According to Diana, when the inflammation cycle is halted via a nonsurgical, drug-free treatment plan (diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise), patients can recover and prevent pain and further degradation of joints. With clearly rendered illustration throughout and a straightforward, engaging narrative enlivened by stories from his football career, medical training, and current surgical practice, Diana ably presents the basics of joint physiology, as well as explaining the role of inflammation. He offers “the Eleven Nutritional Commandments for Joint Health” as well as: lists of high-fiber, low-fat, and low-sugar foods that reduce pain flare-ups; tables of vitamin and mineral supplements that bolster joint health; and suggested exercises. The second half details “The Healthy Joints for Life Program,” an eight-week diet and exercise regimen. Each of the eight chapters aims to help readers eat properly, gain strength and range of movement, and eradicate inflammation. Boxes and sidebars with anecdotes, facts, and charts abound. Male readers especially will find Diana’s conversational tone, sports analogies, and guy-to-guy approach as appealing as his solid program. Agent: Faith Hamlin, Sanford Greenburger Associates.”
-Publishers Weekly, January 20, 2014

“Rich Diana’s Healthy Joints for Life is a must read for every athlete, whether a professional or a weekend warrior. It is a comprehensive, scientific yet highly readable book that I wish I had available to me during my 13-year professional football career. I could have minimized a lot of pain and loss time. I am recommending that all athletes regardless of their level of competition add this important book to their required reading. Kudos to my fellow NFL and Yale brother for sharing such important information.”
-Calvin Hill, retired NFL veteran

“This is a must read for anyone looking to reduce pain and inflammation. I highly recommend it to the retired professional athletic community. A well reasoned program from one of our own.”
-Kellen Winslow, retired NFL veteran, NFL Hall of Fame

“Thirteen years of MLB pitching left me with joint pain. Dr Diana’s program was my solution. No surgery, no side effects, just relief.”
-Ron Darling, Emmy Award-winning MLB broadcaster and NY Met 1986 World Series champion

“A thorough, well reasoned and well presented book. Congratulations to Dr. Diana for his efforts to help those of us with joint pain. It can help all of us, athlete or not.”
-George Grande, ESPN, N.Y. Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds play by play announcer

“My long time student, friend and colleague, Dr. Richard Diana, has written a classic text that provides advice about exercise and life styles to protect aging joints. As a former cardiac and vascular surgeon, and now someone whose coronary arteries need all the help they can get, I can attest to the applicability of Dr. Diana’s expert recommendations on diet that apply equally to joint health and to coronary artery disease as well. This is a masterful treatise that is also an entertaining read, full of vignettes from Dr. Diana’s life as a scholar, family man, physician, and athlete.”
-John E. Fenn, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Yale University