There are many forms of arthritis, and the two most prevalent are osteoarthritis
and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis also known as wear and tear is a
degenerative joint disease that affects people over the age of 45. Rheumatoid
arthritis is a degenerative an inflammatory auto immune disease most often
found in people 40 and 60 years of age. No matter which one you have most
doctors will have this long standing advice to minimize aches and pains ,swelling and stiffness
Fish For Relief . It has been known that the omega 3 fatty acid in certain fish can help to tame down arthritis pain because they dampen the inflammatory process by providing anti-inflammatory building blocks..
Many studies done over the years have shown that fish oil helps with the
inflammation and accompanying pain of rheumatoid arthritis and that it may reduce the need for Nsaid`s such as ibuprofen. The suggested dose is 3 g or 3000 mg a day of EPA/DHA .A good source can be found in sardines, salmon, tuna, and mackerel so try to eat them 2-3 times a week. It is also natures secret that white tuna has the highest content of omega 3 and the more total fat it has the more omega 3 it contains.
GLA Gamma Linolenic Acid. The body converts these omega 6 fatty acids into anti-inflammatory compounds. Studies have shown that GLA can reduce tenderness, morning stiffness, and inflammation of rheumatoid and may reduce the need for Nsaid`s such as asprin naproxin or acetaminophen. Suggested dose is 1800 mg daily . GLA is found in primrose borage oil or black current seed oil. Note evening of primrose may counter the effects of anti-convulsants drugs.
Anti-Oxidants Can Help To. Some studies have shown that anti-oxidants found in fruits and vegetables may protect joints especially the knees so be sure that your getting enough beta carotene, lutein, lycopene and vitamin C . So eat lots of sweet potatoes ,broccoli, spinach, oranges kiwi fruit and strawberries for disease protection.
Blunt The Pain With Hot Peppers . Applying capsaicin cream made with the active ingredient from hot pepper has been known to ease pain. Capsaicin has the affect on substance P which nerve ending release to mediate pain. You can find Capsaicin cream in most drug stores..
Vitamin D . It has been noted that people who have osteoarthritis have lower
levels of D in their system so supplementation is recommended.
If you already have arthritis you can still live life to the fullest. With knowledge
about supplements , medications and a few life style changes that include
nutrition , exercise and staying slender remarkable results can be achieved at any