Nutrition & Diet
On occasion, it seems that every person from your local gardener, next door neighbor and the medical society has a quick cure for arthritis pain and the relief therein. And if you are “research minded” and serious about your arthritis you might discover that there are not only more than 100 different types but the same amount of solutions as well. Also, if you are in the “elderly” category, with knuckles and fingers that swell, you might think you were personally targeted with a bulls-eye on your back leaving the younger people alone. Many years ago one smart doctor who was suffering from arthritis pain found that good old reliable “cortisone” can not only help the pain of arthritis, but be a safe remedy, as well. This same doctor also discovered a couple of other facts about cortisone; your body produces its own version of cortisone. At the same time he also found that most elderly men and women are simply deficient in this natural product and it’s called: hydro-cortisone.
Your Introduction to the Most Common Arthritis: Osteoarthritis!
While typically seen in senior men and women, the fact is that anyone can be a target. As you age and your joint cartilage has a serious breakdown, the result is arthritis – an equal opportunity annoyer, who enjoys affecting your fingers, knuckles, hands, knees, hips and spine and most any other part of a body it wants. In terms of cures, it might be wise to contact a specialist and have some X-rays and blood work done to determine how bad things really are. In the meantime some over-the-counter drugs can be helpful to relieve the pain, soreness and swelling, but be careful not to abuse the intake of ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin since it can bring on an upset stomach. You can also consider purchasing some CBD drops as some recent studies have found that Cannabidiol can be effective at treating arthritis symptoms. You might also talk with your grandparents about what they used to ease the arthritic headache. Back in those days, rubbing castor oil on the affected areas worked wonders for pain.
Note: Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to ponder if you have arthritis pain:
* Do visit a doctor who specializes in arthritis problems to make sure your joints are not damaged. And get a clear picture of your overall health, not just for arthritis.
* An everyday routine treatment you should undertake faithfully is some kind of gentle exercise and apply that treatment in the evening so you’ll feel less stiff in the morning.
* As a treatment option for arthritis pain if you do a lot of sitting or watching TV or on your computer, be sure to adjust your position frequently.
* Periodically, gently tilt your head back and forth, shake your hands, wiggle your toes and get up and stretch your legs.
* Pace yourself. Take breaks now and then so you don’t overuse a particular body joint.
When you think of detox, you can only think about weight loss. But, detoxing your body is more than the weight loss. Detox is an effective way to clean your body by flushing out all the toxins and boosting your metabolism to improve your overall health.
Detoxing helps you get a clear and glowing skin with increased energy level and improved digestion. It helps detoxing organs of the body, i.e. the liver, kidneys, and bowel to load off for a while and perform better.
With detoxing your body, you will feel healthier, younger and more energetic. So, why to detox your body just for a few days. Rather make it a lifelong practice with the following changes in lifestyle for a wonderful life ahead:
Start your day with at least 24 to 32 ounces of water with one lemon squeezed in it as soon as you wake up. Just not gulp the whole glass of water, but drink it slowly. Also, makes sure you drink at least 2 liters of water throughout the day.
Drinking water first thing in the morning supports in the lymphatic system (i.e. liver), digestion and weight loss. It also aids in curbing hunger and boosting the metabolism.
Green vegetable juice:
Green vegetables are full of so many essential nutrients. They should become the important part of your diet. To make sure you consume sufficient green vegetables, you should take one or two cups of freshly pressed green juice once in a day.
Green vegetables have chlorophyll that helps in blood regeneration and also has anti- cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
The best time to have green juice is after finishing your morning water.
Having green smoothie breakfast keeps you full and satiated throughout the day. Greens have lots of fibers in it that also helps in improving your digestive system.
For first timers, having a green smoothie can be a challenging. But, you start with just 1/4th of a cup initially and slowly increasing the quantity as you get the taste.
You need to make sure that when you feel hungry between the meals, then, you snack on healthy food items like, nuts, fruits, yogurts, sprouts etc.
Fruits are the best things to snack on with so many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibers in them.
Apart from these, you need to make sure that you eat clean and healthy food during all meal times. Having cheat meals once in a while is ok, but it should not become your regular food. You also need to do some physical activity. Even, a 30 minutes’ walk will make a difference.
Detoxification should not be hard on you. Make it a practice of everyday life by slowly changing your daily habits.