Fast Acting Joint Relief
Do your joints scream at you? Are you tired of your knees reminding you about your age? Well, you can do some things naturally to ease that joint pain!
Avoid prescriptions if you can.
In case you don’t know, what you eat directly impacts your joints. Now, a common treatment for joint pain involves steroids – which totally tears down bones. That’s why it makes sense to explore natural options first before getting on medication. And while arthritis won’t “go away”, many foods can help fight inflammation and improve joint pain and other symptoms and hopefully keep you off of prescription drugs.
That’s why we offer a personalized Pain Free Joint Plan, because there are different suggestions for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, as well as arthritis due to aging and overuse. You will be able to apply the advice to your particular joint pain concern.
Do you pay attention to the timing of your meals?
Joint pain tends to get worse late at night into the early morning hours and researchers suggest that changes in cortisol and melatonin levels create this inflammatory storm during that time so you wake up stiff in the morning. (Rheumatol, Apr 2020) It turns out, fasting for 12 hours or more, so staying away from food for example, after 6 pm at night, can help balance cortisol levels ultimately relieving joint and arthritic pain.
Are you histamine sensitive?
If you have an allergic response to foods high in histamines, so headaches, congestion, fatigue, hives, and digestive issues, you could be making painful joints worse. Foods that trigger this allergy are fermented foods like sauerkraut, soy sauce, vinegar, pickles, alcohol, dried fruit, processed meats, and vegetables like avocados, eggplant and spinach to name some of the most common foods.
Do you indulge in chocolate treats?
Consuming cocoa and dark chocolate on a regular basis can actually have a negative impact on joint health because chocolate can contain the heavy metal cadmium, known to intensify inflammation and make painful joints worse in those with arthritis. (Int J Environ Res Pub Health, Mar 2022) Chocolate lovers, be sure to check your brand of chocolate to make sure it is cadmium-free.
Did you know that spices can be helpful for joint pain?
In fact, ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds that function in the same way as COX-2 inhibitors, which are drugs used to treat joint pain and inflammation. Adults with chronic osteoarthritis who applied ginger topically on their joints three times a day were able to significantly reduce their pain levels. (J Med Assoc Thai, Sep 2015) You can find ginger extract on amazon or your local health food store.
Do you add flaxseed to your cereal or smoothies?
Flaxseed contains lignans, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-3 fatty acids that help to cool down inflamed joints. In a new study, patients who consumed flaxseed as part of an anti-inflammatory diet had a significant reduction in arthritic pain. (Eur J Nutr, Apr 2022)