Reduce Joint Pain Inflammation Naturally
Hey guys, I'm Axe. I want to talk aboutall natural ways to reduce pain and inflammation in your body. I'll tell you, there are fourmain ways that I've found over the years in my own body that I've noticed that hey, whenI do these things I've noticed that my joints feel better. I'm a runner, I'm a triathlete,so oftentimes when I'm doing a lot of the running on the pavement, I can feel some painin my joints. But when I do these things nutritionally, I can notice a difference. So if you are strugglingwith arthritis, or fibromyalgia, or any type of joint pain, these are things that may beable to help you. Number one thing you should consider addingin to your diet if you are trying to naturally
get rid of pain are proteolytic enzymes. Andenzymes like proteolytic enzymes are found in certain types of fruits and vegetables.Bromelain is found in the core of a pineapple. Bromelain naturally reduces inflammation.In fact, a recent study has proven that athletes who have injuries to their ACL or sprainedankles, when they were consuming proteolytic enzymes like bromelain, it actually reducedtheir recovery time by 50%. A huge difference, especially if you're an athlete, or have anytype of injury. Proteolytic enzymes like bromelain and papain. Here's my favorite, by far my favorite proteolyticenzyme supplements. It's called Wobenzym.
Wobenzym is incredible, you can find it onDrAxe , or go to any health food store, they'll have this product as well. But again,Wobenzym has proteolytic enzymes that are great for naturally reducing inflammation. Aside from proteolytic enzymes, number two,is herbs. There are certain types of herbs that naturally reduce inflammation. Numberone is turmeric. And turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry. And what's in turmericis called curcumin. It's been shown to be a natural antiinflammatory. So doing someturmeric daily, also ginger and boswellia are other types of antiinflammatory herbs.But specifically, turmeric and ginger. You
know, a lot of times I'll do a shot of ginger.Ginger juice, or I'll throw some ginger in some sort of Asian cooking dish that I'm makingthat day. Or just throw audio cut 00:02:13 smoothie. But again there are a lot of waysto get ginger. But again ginger is also a natural antiinflammatory. So turmeric andginger, two great ways to naturally reduce inflammation. Number three, essential fatty acids, especiallyomega3 fats. If you naturally want to reduce inflammation and be pain free, get more omega3fats in your diet. And from a dietary standpoint, eating wildcaught salmon, and mackerel, andother fatty fish, is one of your best options.
Also getting some omega3 fats from grassfedbeef and pastureraised dairy is great. Along with flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.So flax seeds, chia, seeds, and walnuts, along with grainfed and grassfed dairy and wildcaughtfish, great sources of omega3 fats that can help naturally with joint pain. And number four, getting more potassium andelectrolytes into your diet. Listen to this principle, sodium brings water and nutrientsinto your cell, potassium flushes waste water and toxins out of your cell. Americans consume10x too much sodium and only onetenth of potassium. What does this doé It causes yourcells to swell up and hold on to water. If
you've ever noticed you have joint swellingand tissue swelling, well that's because you have too much sodium and not enough potassium.As you start to consume foods or do cleanses higher in potassium, your body can flush andget rid of even things like cellulite and the extra fluid in your joints. And what I recommend for that is doing a cleanseor drinking a beverage called SueroViv by Garden of Life or Beyond Organic. It's calledcultured whey. Cultured whey has been used for over 2000 years to speed up the healingprocess. People like Hippocrates actually used this as a healing beverage long, longago. So cultured whey is high in potassium.
Inflammation and the 3 stages of tissue healing
Every musculoskeletal injury goes through 3 important stages of healing which are inflammation, repair and remodelling. Inflammation is the body's emergency response and begins immediately after an injury to fight the most dangerous effects. This causes swelling, redness and pain for 3 to 5 days. With inflammation
no time of the day or night is painfree. If rest or changing position reduces your pain then the injury has movedto the repair stage. On a cellular level inflammation attracts specialized cells called fibroblasts, which spin webs of connective tissue to bind the wound together, similar to the scab on a scratch wound.
This limits the flow of fluids, protects the injury and begins repair. Food supplements can be used to help this process by supplying the body with the nutrients it needs to heal and keep the inflammationat a healthy level. These include Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, found in vegetable oils like flaxseed and fish oils,
and antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin C, E, Selenium and bioflavonoids. The standard treatment for acute injury is Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, also known by the acronym quot;RICEquot;. Rest preventsfurther irritation and injury. Ice and compression reduces swelling and elevating the injury above the level of the heart
allows the swelling to drain. RICE is generally done for 3 to 5 days after an injury, but it can be used whenever the inflammation flares up. Gently moving the affected area can be helpful if it doesn't increase the pain or create more injuries. For example, patients coming out of knee surgery often have their leg strapped to a machine
that is moving their leg in circles as if they were riding a bicycle. Antiinflammatory medication can be taken If the pain becomes too much to sleep at night or if it carries on for too long, but these should be taken with care because they interrupt the natural healing process and they have side effects