Here is some information about arthritis that may help you. Don’t despair. There are a number of ways to decrease morning stiffness and pain in your joints. Just because we age doesn’t mean we have to hurt.
There are over a hundred forms of arthritis, some of them being linked to other conditions like fibromyalgia. Both young and old can be affected.
Osteoarthritis comes with age and causes pain, joint stiffness and impaired mobility. Rheumatoid arthritis has the same symptoms except that there is gradual disfigurement of the joint.
The following plan will reduce your pain, stiffness and inflammation. Your general health will improve and your activity level increase.
First: It is important to lose any excess weight that will create pressure on the joint. Obesity and arthritis are inextricably linked.
Second: Reducing pain and inflammation caused by arthritis is not a passive experience. You must take a sincere and active interest in your health and be prepared to make changes that will take away the pain.
Third: The body likes to be alkaline, not acid. Acid foods have a negative effect on the joints and will cause more pain and inflammation. Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits and nuts. So, if you have never been fond of huge raw salads, this is the time to take an interest. All animal products produce acid and require a great deal of alkaline food to counteract the acidic effect on the joints. Each meal should contain 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 per cent or less acidic foods.
Fourth: Use curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce pain. Curcumin is a component of turmeric, a cooking spice. The original remedy was made by mixing a teaspoon of tumeric with honey and pepper. Curcumin can now be found in health food stores in a concentrated form and it is quite effective. Buy some today.
Fifth: Use a number of alternative modalities to move stagnant qi and blood. These would include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and frequency specific microcurrent. Physical theraphy and massage are helpful as well.
Sixth: Eliminate all sugar and sugar substitutes from your diet except for stevia.
Seventh: Keep moving. Find a gentle exercise like yoga, tai chi, or qi gong and be consistent.
This plan will work! If you need support or more information, call or email me.
If you have given any thought to taking the arthritis drugs Humira or Enbrel, I urge you to search the internet for sites containing patient testimonials on each of them before you do.