Get “Uncle Arthur” Out Of Your Life! Treating Arthritis

How To Prevent and Treat Arthritic Pain

Over 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from Arthritis!

That’s approximately 1 in 7 Americans afflicted with this potentially crippling disease… and nearly all Americans over the age of 50 show varying degrees of Arthritis symptoms.  Doesn’t that sound alarming?

So… What is Arthritis?

Well, Arthritis comes from the Greek word “arthro” meaning joint and “itis” meaning inflammation.  To break it down even better, that means “inflammation of the joints.”

Here are some of the warning signs:

  • Joint pain not due to an injury
  • Your skin around your joints may appear red, swollen and even very warm to the touch.
  • Pain that occurs during or after movement or after extended periods of inactivity.
  • Joints may feel stiff and difficult to move.
  • Grinding or popping when you move your body
  • Deformity of your joints

Now, the most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis.  It involves the breakdown of the cartilage and bone at the joints, causing some or all of the aforementioned warning signs.

It can be broken down into 2 types:  Primary and Secondary

Primary osteoarthritis is the most common form.    It’s a slow, progressive condition that usually strikes after age 45. (However, in my office, patients today are complaining of Arthritis pain before the age of 30!)

The most common areas Osteoarthritis:

  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Neck
  • Fingers

Primary Osteoarthritis begins to develop when excessive or repetitive stress is put on ordinary, healthy joint tissues, or when normal amounts of stress are applied to an already weakened joint.  Studies have shown that obesity and a family history of Arthritis can put a person at greater risk for Primary Osteoarthritis.

Secondary Osteoarthritis usually strikes a person before the age of 40, and is known to be primarily caused by trauma to the joint.  This trauma can be received from a sudden injury, such as a car accident, a fall, degeneration after a surgery, repetitive sports injuries, or it can be caused by many small injuries to a joint over time.

Now, beyond Osteoarthritis there are rheumatic diseases that cause different forms of Arthritis with symptoms ranging from inflammation in one or more joints, to inflammation spreading to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, internal organs, and even the skin.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease brought on when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissue in the joints as if it were a foreign material.  Rheumatoid Arthritis affects more than 2 million people in the US, and women are 3 times as likely to get it as men.  It usually sets in between the ages of 20 and 40, but does not discriminate against older people or children.  However…one can take steps to prevent all forms of Arthritis and protect oneself from further joint damage.

There are four warning signs of potential Arthritic development.

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Restrictive range of motion
  • Poor posture

Poor posture and restricted motion are an indication of improper structural alignment of the body.

These physical problems often respond best to a physical form of treatment (such as Doctors Pain Relief Systems.)  Normal range of motion is necessary for proper circulation and repair of joints.  Restricted motion can come from a joint being out of its normal position, or from local tight or spastic muscles.

Prevention of arthritis would include:

  • Increasing range of motion and balancing posture
  • Getting better nutrition through better food choices
  • Exercise
  • Taking specific vitamin and mineral supplements

Supplements that have been shown to help are:

  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate repairs and rebuilds the protective cartilage in the joints
  • Vitamins A, C, E, and the mineral Selenium help to reduce “free-radicals” that can damage joint tissue
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Proper eating can also have a hand in the prevention of, or relief from Arthritis pain.  Studies have shown that overweight people are more likely to develop Osteoarthritis.  For those people who are overweight, diet is a critical part of a complete program to become healthier.

Exercise also helps relieve Arthritic symptoms as it…

  • strengthens bones, muscles and joints
  • increases flexibility
  • prevents joint deformities
  • improves the immune system
  • reduces stress

Forms of exercise that have been shown to prevent or improve arthritis are:

  • walking
  • swimming
  • bicycling
  • water aerobics
  • strength training
  • stretching

In order to prevent, or reduce the pain of Arthritis, it is important to make sure that joints can properly function.

If you are ready to get control of your Arthritic pain before it totally consumes your life, then you’ve got to look into Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems.  This program is designed specifically for Arthritic conditions.  There are specific stretches and exercises within the system that can help you reduce your pain almost immediately.  I have also included many free bonuses as well.  Sign up for my free webinar to learn all about the system, and how the traditional ways of treatment just aren’t cutting it anymore.  Aren’t you tired of living on OTC medicines and prescription medicines?  Take back control of your body and your life!  Go to www.DoctorsPainReliefSystems.com right now and sign up for my free webinar!

 

To Your Health,

Dr Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS

 

 

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Top 5 Superfoods That Reduce Pain

Are you tired of going to the doctor describing your pain to him or her and the only thing you get is some ridiculous explanation about pain… and then a prescription for more drugs?  Have you also tried the cortisone injections and got no relief?  Stop the madness?  It’s time that you take your health back into your own hands.  You don’t need to live life taking medications for every single symptom that you have.  How did we ever let “Health Care” get this out of control?

So where do you start?  Well, the first steps are through your diet and lifestyle.  By making small changes now, you can begin to decrease the inflammation in your body all on your own.

So I have compiled a list of the top 5 superfoods that reduce pain, the same list I personally use and recommend for my patients.  Each one is very powerful on it’s own, but if you eat them all throughout the day, then you will see dramatic changes in the way you feel.  Just be patient… Doing things naturally takes time.  It may take a few days to see great improvement in the way you feel.

Top 5 Superfoods That Reduce Pain

 

1)  Cherries

The antioxidants in cherries have proven to be helpful in decreasing inflammation Choosing sour over sweet will give you the best benefits.   Raw sour cherries contain higher vitamin C content per 100 g (17% DV) and are also an excellent source of vitamin A (26% DV). Cherries are also among foods that give you energy.

 

2)  Broccoli

Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium.  It is also rich in lutein and beta-carotene.  This is a true powerhouse in helping the body fight off many different illnesses.  This vegetable will help knock out your inflammation.

 

3)  Red Grapes

The skin of the red grapes contains Resveratrol.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5 years, you must have heard about this wonderful anti-inflammatory food.  Resveratrol in red grapes has been shown to decrease inflammation, lower blood sugar, and provide other positive effects for heart health.  Eating the grapes, or even drinking red wine in moderation can help you greatly reduce your chronic inflammation.

 

4)  Wild Alaskan Salmon

This one gets my top vote!  Not only does grilled or baked salmon taste delicious, you will also be getting some wonderful health benefits from eating it.  It is very high in Omega 3’s which help to reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar, lowers triglyceride levels and can help prevent obesity.

 

5)  Spirulina

What is Spirulina and how does it help with inflammation?

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is consumed by humans typically in caplet or capsule form.  It is a  complete protein, meaning that it includes all of the essential amino acids. Researchers have recently found a compound in Spirulina called C-phycocyanin that may have anti-inflammatory properties. This compound is one of the bluish-green pigments that gives Spirulina its color. C-phycocyanin is known to have a antioxidant properties, which means it can help to protect our cells against free radical damage. But now research is also indicating that it may be able to help relieve inflammation as well.

Other benefits of Spirulina:  Boosting immunity and energy levels, supporting eye, brain and cardiovascular health
helping to maintain healthy blood sugar balance, and providing a good vegetarian source of Iron and protein.  You can purchase the capsules or caplets at almost any health food store.

 

Conclusion:

Remember, when you try to get control of your own health again, seeing results can take a little bit of time.  Don’t get frustrated.  Continue on your path and you will see that there truly healthier ways to live.  Look in your medicine cabinet sometime and take inventory.  You will be shocked at the way the pharmaceutical industry has almost taken over your life.  Most of us have pills for every single symptom that we have ever gotten.  This is not Health Care… It is sickness care.

These are great foods that give you energy, especially salmon and broccoli. 

For more great information:

www.doctorspainreliefsystems.com

Thank you,

Dr. Jason Hurst, DC, CCSP, CSCS