At least 20 % Americans suffer from arthritis, making it the number one factor in causing disabilities. This dreaded disease limits everyday movements so that life can suddenly feel much shrunk in scope. The bad news: Many cases of arthritis are inherited, and some, like rheumatoid arthritis, are auto-immune diseases in which the body mysteriously turns on itself for reasons scientists don't know yet. Sometimes, if the disease progresses too much, people may need surgery. But here's some good news that many arthritis sufferers do not know. Going the natural way can often help ease up on the inflammation that's typical of the disease. Simple changes in food habits such as a special diet for arthritis sufferers, along with regular exercise, can keep your arthritis within control. Here are some suggestions:
Detoxify your system - We keep stuffing our systems with so much that's unhealthy, so all that has to be flushed out of the system. Try including plenty of water and fluids in your diet. Spend time in natural surroundings, and get away from pollutants, which tend to naturally weaken our system. Cut down on sugars, store-bought foods and over-the-counter medications. Drugs often only suppress the symptoms without addressing the root.
Cut out allergens - Like any disease that is to be healed the natural way, you need to look at arthritis holistically. For example, inflammation lies at the base of all arthritis, be it rheumatoid arthritis or the kind that affects the bones (osteoarthritis). So, it is a good idea to avoid any food item that triggers allergies when preparing a diet for arthritis sufferers. Cut out items that include wheat or soy as their chief ingredients.
Include anti inflammatory foods - Research says that olives and fish oil both contain ingredients that can ease inflammation. Then there's turmeric, which is loaded with antibodies plus fights inflammation. You can buy turmeric powder at any quality store that sells Indian spices, and add a rich color and flavor to your regular dishes. Berries, and vegetables like broccoli, squash and onion are also great in a diet for arthritis sufferers, as they help reduce inflammation.
A natural diet for arthritis sufferers goes well with exercises. Try water-based exercises as they are easy on the joints and can be greatly refreshing. A relaxed life with minimal pain is possible, by listening to your body and letting it heal naturally.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
I have a passion for wellness and showing others how to live healthy lives. I have corrected my own health problems with the use of alternatives only and helping others to achieve their health objectives through lifestyle changes, detoxifying their body and through understanding the benefits of eating healthy.