Ofcoure most of us have experienced some sort of inflammatory pain in the joint regions of our bodies. If we exercise intensely, were likely for injury in any connective tissues of the joints, but whats life without taking risks. Besides, if we don’t exercise were also likely for spasms, or muscle tightness and as a result feel pain in that area. So, you might as well take
the risk and embrace the benefits right?
Exercise aside, there is one condition that has many factors to it, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, an estimated 52.5 million people are affected by this condition in the United States alone. Not only a genetic factor, but also nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, old age, and weight can potentially cause this disease – Arthritis.
Arthritis has many different forms and results in many different types of pain sensations in the joints. But generally you feel stiffness and pain around the affected areas. It’s common to feel the pain most after waking in the morning, late at night, or when cold out. Most people also feel it most(depending) in the fingers, wrists, hips and knees. Westernized medicine might advise us to physical therapy, get on an exercise regimen, and/or take an anti-inflammatory drug.
But…what they usually don’t tell you is that there are alternative methods to fight the inflammation with things that could be in your own home. Ease off the pain, the stiffness, and the constant rubbing. Lets add these simple things to your diet – and also cut these MAJOR things out of your diet that can help ‘Kick Arthritis to the Curb.’
Ofcourse combined with exercise-Heres a list of my top favorites that can help fight inflammation.
1. Berries- strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.
3. Broccoli; and other veggies rich in vitamin C.
4. Fish oil.
To step it up a notch; putting things in your diet is just as important as taking things out. So here are some things you can take out that will spontaneously rev-up your immune system to help in the process.
1. Processed foods; chips, fast food, snacks that are bagged.
2. Wheat (yes, even whole) ; bread, tortillas, pastries, etc.
3. Sugar and sugary drinks.
4. Artificial sweeteners.
5. Added Salt.
The idea is to reactivate our own body’s ability to heal our own tissues. So, this is not a “quick fix.” It will take some time for your body to heal itself. Combine this method with exercise and speed up the process. I encourage you to make these major changes in your life that will leave your joints feeling eased, movable, and ready to work for you.
In your greatest wellbeing,