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
Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Guideline for Nonsurgical Management
Hello, I'm Norman Swan. Welcome to this programon the new guidelines for the nonsurgical managementof hip and knee osteoarthritis. It's a timely program, as we're broadcastingduring Arthritis Awareness Week. Arthritis, as you know, is a major causeof disability and chronic pain. There's around 100 different formsof arthritis, and osteoarthritis is the most common.
This program is the thirdin a series of four on the musculoskeletal guidelines that have been developedby the Royal Australian College of GPs and approved by the NH and MRC. This program will cover the diagnosisof osteoarthritis and discuss recommendednonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions in a multidisciplinaryprimary healthcare setting.
As always,you'll find a number of resources available on the Rural Health EducationFoundation's website: Let's meet our panel. Geoff McColl is a rheumatologistand professor of Medical Education and Trainingat the University of Melbourne. Welcome, Geoff. Thank you, Norman. Geoff is the current president ofthe Australian Rheumatology Association and was part of the working partydeveloping this guideline.
Rana Hinman is a physiotherapistand senior lecturer in the University of Melbourne Schoolof Health Sciences. Welcome, Rana. Rana has particular expertisein evaluating conservative treatments for osteoarthritis, and was alsoa member of the working party. Michael Yellandis a general practitioner and associate professorof Primary Health Care at Griffith University in Queensland.Welcome, Michael. His teaching and research interestsfocus on evidencebased diagnosis
and the treatmentof musculoskeletal pain. And David Ng, who's a pharmacist and director of the South Australianand Northern Territory Branch of the Pharmaceutical Societyof Australia. Welcome, David. Thank you, Norman. From the home of fish oil. That's correct. We'll talk about fish oil later to see whether or not it'sthe magic panacea for osteoarthritis.
Many myths about osteoarthritis,Geoffreyé There are many myths, Norman. Probably the best place to start is that this is an illness that you acquireas you grow old that you can do nothing about. You're just going to creak your wayto the wall at the bottom of the garden. Absolutely. There's a certain acceptancethat this is the way it will be. NORMAN:Are you telling me it's reversibleé