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
How to Best Treat Foot Arthritis with Seattle Podiatrist Larry Huppin
Hi. So today we're going to talk about arthritison top of the foot or what's called midfoot arthritis. That's arthritis in these jointsthrough here. This is the second most common cause that we see causing pain on the topof the foot. The first one is a condition called dorsal compression syndrome, whichjust means that the foot is collapsing down and all these bones get pressed together toomuch but there's no actual damage to the joint. For information on that problem, go to ourwebsite and do a search for quot;dorsal compression syndromequot; or quot;top of foot pain.quot; However, today we're going to talk about arthritisin these joints. So longterm, this foot flattening
out too much can start to damage these joints.As the foot goes down, all these bones get pressed together. Initially it just causespain, but over time, it starts to wear away the cartilage on the inside of these joints,and that can cause a lot of pain. So after that occurs, almost any motion in this areawill start to cause pain. Also, a lot of times people will see a bump, a bone occurring ontop of the foot associated with that arthritis. When we look at treating it, our first goalis to avoid surgery and still eliminate a 100% of the pain. You really should look atsurgery as only the very, very last resort. And in most cases, in fact, in almost allcases, we can treat this without doing surgery.
Our goal here is to limit motion in thesejoints, so what we're going to do is put something under the arch of the foot. We're going totake an orthotic device, put it underneath there, and we're going to try and use thatto stop the motion in that joint. For that to work the best, we want that orthotic toconform extremely close to the arch of the foot. It's called a total contact orthotic.Again, you can look up quot;total contact orthoticquot; on our website. That type of orthotic doesthe best job of limiting motion in this area. If that's not enough, we can actually do someshoe modifications where we put what's called the rocker on the bottom of your shoe to limitthe motion in that foot. This is a big orthotic
that we might use in a men's dress shoe orin anybody's athletic shoe. For women's dress shoes, we can use much, much smaller devices,as we aren't going to a flat or a heel, but the key is that still conforms very closeto the arch of the foot. So if you think you might have arthritis inyour midfoot, what you want to do first is find a podiatrist in your area who specializesin orthotics and biomechanics. If you're in our area, go to our website and you can findcontact information there. If you're not in our area, look for someone who has that specialty. If you want to try and treat this yourself,go to our website and do a search for quot;selftreatment
for midfoot arthritisquot; or quot;selftreatmentfor foot arthritisquot; and you'll find all kinds of hints there, we'll recommend some overthecounterarch supports you can try instead of the custom ones. We'll recommend some types of shoesyou can use and a number of different things you can do initially to try and treat thisproblem.