Arthritis and Rheumatism

Whether you suffer from painful swelling or know someone who does, the common denominator is inflammation. Here are some tips that may assist in alleviating the pain and help you and your loved ones enjoy a life with greater longevity! Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, limiting the activities of nearly 21 million adults, according to the CDC. Those with arthritis, though, don’t have to be slaves to their genetics or gym injuries; there are several natural arthritis remedies to help heal joint pain and inflammation. You may be familiar with the common types of joint pain that include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gouty arthritis. The latter is often associated with the wearing down and tearing of the cartilage, or simply not having enough cartilage after a while in a particular joint. Inflammation is the body’s response to a harmful substance such as a pathogen, damaged cell, or irritant. Acute inflammation such as a cut or wound triggers the body’s inflammatory response to heal by clotting the blood. This may also include swelling and redness, which eventually disappears. However, with chronic or prolonged inflammation such as arthritis, the body is in a constant state of simultaneous healing and cell destruction. As a result, chronic disease may ensue. In the case of arthritis, the body may endure constant pain, redness, and swelling. Use the following herbs:

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Green tea extract: Green tea has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in many different cultures.

Green tea is made from un-fermented leaves. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the average cup of green tea contains 50 to 150 milligrams of polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants. They fight free radicals, compounds that can cause damage to cells. Some evidence suggests that free radicals may play a role in inflammatory joint disease.

TurmericTurmeric is an extremely effective anti-inflammatory herb, and thus an effective pain reliever. It contains at least two chemicals (curcumin and curcuminoids) which decrease inflammation (and are very much like the oft-prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

Joint Care Formula with combined herbs to help reduce inflammation and arthritis pain.

Betaine HCL 650 mg 180 tabs –
  1 -with each meal –
According to the manufacturer: In the stomach, hydrochloric acid converts pepsinogen to pepsin, an enzyme that breaks down protein. Pepsin breaks down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. As people age, hydrochloric acid secretion may be reduced, which can result in decreased levels of pepsin. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is used as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination with pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.

Nettle/quercetinNettles are enormously  good for you, containing protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, beta-carotene, along with vitamins A,C, D, and B complex, all in a form that is easy for the body to use.

GingerFor many individuals, ginger can be just as effective as ibuprofen for arthritic pain relief, only without the nasty side-effects. It also relieves upset or queasy stomachs.

White willow bark-anti-inflammatory. The origin of Aspirin.

Boswellia anti-inflammatory. aka: Frankencense

Fish oil- Toward the end of the 20th Century, researchers began studying fish oil. Unlike cod liver oil, fish oil doesn’t contain vitamins A and D. But it’s much richer in omega-3 fatty acids than its predecessor. Omega-3s are excellent for heart health—and, as it turns out, for arthritis.

Rhmtsm relief rheumatoid arthritis relief herbal combination.

Cat’s clawanti-inflammatory.

Colloidal silver water immune system builder, anti-bacterial & anti-viral.

Emu/MSM SalveSalve to rub on affected areas to relieve inflammation and pain.

Burdock rootOne of the greatest things you can do for pain, joint or otherwise, is increase your intake of essential fatty acids. Burdock contains fatty oils which (along with its sterols and tannins) contribute to burdock’s reputation as an anti-inflammatory.

Glucosamine Sulfatehas been known to help arthritis patients.

Acidophilus great natural probiotic to keep the friendly bacteria in your gut.

Vitalzym is the most powerful enzyme formula available ( breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation). Call for price. 1-541-791-8400

One major cause of inflammation: Poor diet

From a natural, holistic perspective, the foods we eat play a significant role in inflammatory responses. We are living organisms that contain a masterful, self-healing ability. If we feed our bodies’ the right foods and additional nutrients, our bodies can begin to heal on their own, perhaps without having to take potentially-harmful drugs.

  1. Eat Organic meats from humanely treated grass fed cattle. Plant based omega-3 is found in freshly ground flax seeds, chia seed (unground), and hemp seeds.
  2. Organic Pineapple – Yum. Fresh pineapples contain anti-inflammatory bromelain in their cores. So use the core as well. Or you can purchase bromelain supplements.
  3. Organic Cherries – Consume more cherries by juicing or frozen concentrates or, of course, fresh. All forms are effective. They contain substances called anthocyanosides, which are very effective at lowering uric acid levels. Eating cherries is also among the most effective home remedy for gout.
  4. Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Raw means unpasteurized. It should also be unfiltered, with the “mother” still in the bottle. Bragg’s raw, unfiltered ACV is a popular brand, but there are others. Raw ACV’s acidity is, like lemons and limes, alkaline producing as it’s processed in the body’s pH balancing buffer system.
  5. Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day!
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