Arthritis Joint Inflammation
Joint Inflammation Varieties
Some examples of joint inflammation include arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Arthritis is a devastating degenerative disease of the joints. Arthritis is a toxic condition brought on by dietary abuse. Most cases of arthritis are reversible through an aggressive program of nutritional supplementation and proper diet.
Osteoarthritis afflicts countless millions of people worldwide, including more than 50 million Americans.
- ABOUT 2% OF THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 45
- ABOUT 30% OF THOSE BETWEEN 45 AND 64
- AND ABOUT 63% TO 85% OF THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 65
Men are more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis than are women up to the age of 45, perhaps because men tend to engage in more strenuous physical activities. From age 45 to 55, however, men and women begin to suffer equally, while women are more likely to be victims after the age of 55. Not only is osteoarthritis more frequent in women age 55 or older, but it is also more severe. Millions of women of all ages have osteoarthritis and are affected twice as often as men.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease that chiefly affects the synovial membranes of multiple joints in the body. Because the disease is systemic, there are many extra-articular features of the disease as well. The disease is considered an autoimmune disease that is acquired and in which genetic factors appear to play a role.
Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect many joints
Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect many joints in the body, including the knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, fingers, and toes. Joints that are actively involved with the disease are usually tender, swollen, and likely demonstrate reduced motion. The “orthodox” treatment is totally aimed at relieving symptoms, not the actual root of the problem -(i.e: aspirin, gold shots, steroids); they make claims but statistics show that 75% of the rheumatoid arthritis patients improve in the first year without any treatment at all. ( up to 10% are disfigured and disabled despite suggested “orthodox” therapy ).
Gout, a type of arthritis caused by urate crystals forming in the joints, was traditionally associated with high living and a rich diet. Urates are salts of uric acid, the byproduct of a group of chemicals in our DNA and RNA called purines. Purines are found in foods containing high levels of protein, especially meats. Foods that contain carbohydrates or fat contain proportionately less purine.
Our approach to healing the effects of arthritis includes a combination of two nutritional supplements called glucosamine (GLU-COSE-A-MINE) and chondroitin (CON-DROY-TIN) sulfates. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are available without a prescription. Since they are substances we already consume and produce in very small quantities in our bodies, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates have no known significant side effects. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates “jump-start” the production of these key elements of the cartilage matrix, and then protect them. They can actually help your body repair damaged or eroded cartilage. In other words, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates strengthen your body’s natural repair mechanisms. They can replace what your body fails to make.
This solution to arthritis has been addressed in the book “THE ARTHRITIS CURE, The Medical Miracle That Can Halt, Reverse And May Even Cure Osteoarthritis” By Jason Theodaasakis, MD. Dr. Theodosakis, who claims that in 95 percent of cases his arthritis cure not only stops pain and deterioration but actually rebuilds cartilage! His plan: two nutrients, Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfates, that are available without a prescription. As Dr. Theodosakis explains it, the nutrients stimulate the production of new cartilage cells and reduce the action of enzymes that harm cartilage.
The nutritional products are known to assist chronic, systemic, inflammatory joints:
- Essential Fatty Acids: Fish oil
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
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The information provided here is simply an encouragement for you to heal yourself. The approach that you desire to make in solving your own problem naturally is the right energy. You know your body better than anyone, just trust the natural intelligence of your body when you are working with alternative energies, supplements, and herbs.
Debbie Allen, Functional Nutritionist
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