3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain
Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but
70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods
of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to
strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.
What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to
pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 Â½ pounds on each
Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms and Side Effects
Hey guys, Axe, here. In this tutorial, I'mgoing to talk about what gluten sensitivity is and how gluten is affecting your life. So gluten sensitivity symptoms, gluten sensitivityside effects. I even read an article recently that said gluten sensitivity might be a myth.The truth is that's not true. Gluten sensitivity is a real thing and hereare the top warning signs that you might be gluten sensitive: If you have any type of digestion issue, it'sa clear sign you have gluten sensitivity. If you have food allergies, whatsoever.
Allergies to dairy and wheat and eggs, that'sa clear sign you have gluten sensitivity. If you have autoimmune disease, it's a clearsign you have gluten sensitivity. If you struggle with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight gain, joint pain, arthritis, brain inflammation. Or if your child has ADHD or autism, or ifyou have thyroid issues, like hypothyroidism or hormone imbalance. Those are all clear warning signs that youare probably sensitive to gluten. What gluten is, it's a sticky protein thatis found in wheat, barley and rye. Mostly
in wheat today. This gluten today, it's beenhybridized so this isn't the same gluten that our ancestors were consuming a couple hundredyears ago. This is a new breed of gluten that our bodies are highly sensitive to. Here's what happens and here's how it affectsyour body. When you consume gluten, it's an inflammatory protein. It gets into your gutand will start to cause intestinal inflammation. It will eventually actually rip a hole inyour gut. Your gut acts like a net, so it will teara hole in it and gluten will leak through and start causing inflammation throughoutthe body. It can actually cause autoimmune
disease. What auto immune disease is due to glutensensitivity, is when your body starts finding gluten at protein, it sees it as a foreigninvader, but other tissues in your body are made up of protein, including your thyroidand your joints and things like that. So your body, after it attacks gluten longenough, says, quot;Oh, well there's some protein that looks like gluten on the thyroid. I'mgoing to start attacking that as well.quot; So that's why gluten sensitivity has been linkedto Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and a number of otherhealth issues.
So again, if you have any of those issuesthat's a clear warning sign that you are gluten sensitive. So let me teach you know how to go glutenfree and how to follow a glutenfree diet. First off, it's not as bad as it sounds. Mostpeople think, quot;I'm going gluten free, this means I can never eat bread again.quot; The good news is there are natural floursthat are gluten free. Some of my favorites are coconut flour, almond flour, as well assprouted spelt flour. At least the sprouted spelt, it says its gluten free.
Also, sourdough breads are much easier toconsume. It's not that you can never have bread again. You just want to consume thosein moderation. But you do want to lower or completely eliminate your consumption of glutenthe best you can. One of the best diets to heal from glutensensitivity, so if you're wondering and you know your gluten sensitive, you've got Hashimoto's,or you've got rheumatoid arthritis or food allergies, you struggle with food intoleranceor allergies, the best way to overcome that is by following a diet called the GAPS diet. The GAPS diet really supports healing of yourdigestive system and it includes things like
Natural Treatments for Arthritis
Hey, guys. Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to share with you the topnatural treatments for arthritis. Arthritis is something that affects a lot of people.Especially rheumatoid arthritis is really autoimmune in nature and actually starts inyour gut, which is surprising to a lot of people. So I'm going to really share withyou these natural arthritis treatments that are effective in terms of diet and supplementsand the things you want to stay away from. The first thing I want to talk about is thearthritis diet you should be following, is it should be antiinflammatory. Here are thetop foods you should be consuming. Number
one, omega3 rich foods. Omega3 fatty acidsare going to reduce inflammation. Wildcaught salmon or wildcaught fish is your numberone food of choice. After that, for omega3 fats, things like grassfed beef, along withflaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. So again, you can do a healthy snack like some walnutsand raisins, wildcaught salmon for dinner, put some flax or chia seeds in a morning superfood shake, but get those omega3 fatty acids. The second thing you want to do dietwiseis consume foods that are high in sulfur, and sulfur contains something called a formof MSM that reduces joint inflammation and helps rebuilding your tissues. The top foodsthat are high in sulfur are going to be onions,
garlic, asparagus, and cabbage. So you cando sautï¿½ed cabbage with some garlic, do some onions in with some grassfed burger,of course, asparagus as a side dish or any sort of cabbage or coleslaw or sauerkraut,even better, but get those sulfurrich foods. They help reduce arthritis symptoms. The next thing you want to be adding in isbone broth. Bone broth is loaded with a form of collagen that contains the amino acidsproline and glycine, and both proline and glycine help rebuild tissues. So especiallyif you have any type of degeneration or you have any sort of, not just inflammation, butdegeneration of the joint, we know that bone
broth works great. So again, that's goingto be making a homemade bone broth soup is great for healing your joints. Last, but not least, lots of fruits and veggies.Fruits and veggies are packed with enzymes and antiinflammatory compounds. Some of thebest include papaya, which contains papain, pineapple which contains bromelain, and othersort of raw fruits and vegetables are fantastic. That should make up the bulk of your diet.It should be organic omega3rich meats, healthy vegetables, healthy fruits, and some nutsand seeds like flax, chia, and walnuts. Now, here's what you want to stay away from.Number one is excess sugar. Excess sugar causes
inflammation. Also hydrogenated oils, soybeanoil, cottonseed oil, even canola oil, those are inflammatory oils. Stay away from those.Also certain grains like gluten. Consuming conventional grains, flour products, and wheatproducts will cause joint inflammation and make arthritis worse. So for that reason,on your arthritis diet, you want to stay completely away from those foods if you want to starthealing arthritis. One other sort of food, you can look this up, if you're a very sensitiveperson, you have severe autoimmune disease, sometimes nightshade vegetables will contributeto arthritis symptoms as well. Now, here are the best supplements in thenatural treatment of arthritis. Number one
is a fish oil supplement. I recommend 1,000milligrams a day of a highquality fish oil. Number two, turmeric. Doing about 1,000 milligramsa day of turmeric or curcumin, it's a very powerful anti inflammatory herb. Now, youcan take turmeric and sprinkle that on your food, and that works great as well. But actually,taking it as a supplement can be very effective in the natural treatment of arthritis. Number three super food or super supplementyou should be using is actually proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes like bromelain,these are something that you take on an empty stomach, are probably, along with fish oil,the most effective thing you can do to get