Health concerns over pharmaceutical pain relievers have brought many people into Evergreen looking for natural alternatives to treat arthritis and joint pain.
Here are some safe and effective solutions that have been successful with our clients, and may help you, too. First, re-examine your diet.
Hydrate. Water is crucial to the synovial fluid that lubricates and brings nutrients to your joints. Drink plenty of pure water.
Get your “good fat.” Likewise, consuming healthy omega-3 fatty acids is essential to joint care. The average diet contains too much omega-6, which can lead to inflammation.
Grains can aggravate. British researchers have shown that eating corn can cause arthritis symptoms. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, oats, barley, and rye, can also cause problems. Try eliminating these from your diet for two weeks to see if your pain subsides.Next, explore your natural alternatives.
Take care of your cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is a natural and effective remedy that can even rebuild cartilage. It stimulates production of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans, which in turn hydrate the cartilage matrix of joint tissue. Glucosamine also regulates your cartilage metabolism: how it breaks down, and how it builds up.
Reduce inflammation. Oral enzymes act like anti-inflammatory scissors by cutting out the production of cytokines, as well as blocking activated immune cells from invading your joints. Herbs such as Boswellia, Turmeric, and Devil’s Claw inhibit inflammation. Other herbal remedies act as natural cox-2 inhibitors, without negative side effects. Celadrin is a new remedy clinically proven to rapidly relieve aching, painful joints, muscles, and tissue.
Arthritis is correlated with age, but not caused by it. Exercise is essential for stimulating the movement of synovial fluid through joints. Proper exercise strengthens the supporting structures muscles and tendons taking the force and helping to protect your joints.
Arthritis is not inevitable. Please come in and let us provide you with more information on these natural remedies, and help you find the safe, effective relief you need.