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Natural Remedies For Arthritis Pain - Find Natural Relief From Arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
There are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.
It's necessary to discover which type we have, then we can find natural cures for arthritis, whichever it is.
Rheumatoid arthritis is found in the joints starting with the synovial membrane becoming inflamed and stiff
Osteoarthritis is damage to the cartilage (the elastic material covering the end of each bone)
Gout is caused by the abnormal production of Uric acid. This is deposited as crystals in the joints instead being released through urine. These crystals cause friction and painful joint movement.
Helpful Foods and Natural Remedies:
You don't have to look very far, to find natural relief from arthritis; Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of useful ingredients:
Fish oils which control inflammation. Also sesame oil, sunflower, or pumpkin oils achieve the same result
Ginger is a natural antioxidant & anti-inflammatory.
Flax seed oil helps reduce inflammation. One tablespoon of oil should be taken ideally three times a day.
Flax seeds can also be added to foods, or to milk or juices. They can be cooked into foods or just sprinkled onto the meal. The oil can also be added to foods.
Epsom salt is high in magnesium, which is important for bone growth. It can be added to hot bathwater, about 3 cups to the tub. The magnesium in the salt is absorbed by the body, soothing and relaxing stiff joints and muscles.
You can also mix three tablespoons of Epsom salt with three of fresh lemon juice,add to 1 pint of warm water. This mixture to be taken 1 teaspoon in the morning and one at night.
Alfalfa seeds can be used to make tea 1 teaspoon of seeds to one cup of boiling water. Three or 4 cups daily for two weeks help reduce inflammation. You can also add alfalfa to your diet in capsule form.
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder mixed with one tablespoon of honey, should be taken every morning, half a teaspoon before breakfast. Taken daily for one month, should improve condition within one week.
Cod liver oil helps to slow down cartilage degeneration, one of the main symptoms of osteoarthritis. It contains omega-3 which helps reduce inflammation and pain. Recommended 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
Fresh ginger root: peel and slice a piece about 1/2 inch long and take a little with each meal. The same with turmeric, adding to meals is beneficial. Both of these are effective natural anti-inflammatory agents. Turmeric is also found in capsules.
Low-protein high carbohydrate diet is best, minimising meat or animal products. It is also best to eliminate milk and its products as much as possible.
Omega-3 is one of the best things to eat i.e fresh water fish, walnuts or freshly ground Flax seeds. Fish oil supplements will give you the omega-3 while keeping your protein intake low. Regular exercise, especially swimming, is excellent for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
Both coffee and tobacco have been linked to increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis therefore you should eliminate or reduce your intake of these.
Food allergies have been linked to the causes of arthritis. Common foods include; wheat, corn, dairy, citrus, salt, caffeine, potatoes, tomatoes, aubergine, sweet peppers.
Magnets have been known to help ease the pain of arthritis, especially in jewellery. Unfortunately most of the magnets available are not strong enough to be of any great benefit.
Life is too short to attempt to live with the pain of arthritis. Pharmaceutical drugs for arthritis can have undesirable side effects so natural remedies are best.