Have you felt pain in your joints after your gym session or even after a walk? You probably have some signs of Arthritis. It’s joint inflammation that not only affects Olympic athletes or professional athletes but hard working professionals and even children these days. On top of that it’s excruciatingly painful. Turmeric can help elevate your suffering.
There are a lot of different types of arthritis; the ones you’ve heard of are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, infectious arthritis, and so on.
The typical signs of this condition are:
- Tightness of joints
- Muscle discomfort and pain
- Failure to use arms and legs
- Inability to move freely your fingers or toes or other parts of the body
There are two most common and known types of arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis that is due to the worn cartilage off the bone usually in people fifty plus years old.
Rheumatoid arthritis happens when your own immune system attracts your joints.
Gout is the outcome of having too much uric acid in the joints which leads to swelling and pain.
Septic arthritis happens when the joints get infected. This is typical in folks of older age. However, even kids can suffer from it.
What’s been usually offered to treat it?
Typically, the doctors prescribe steroids and NSAIDs. Not good news for you as they trigger severe side effects. These folks who either can’t tolerate the extreme side effects or don’t wish to go this path opt in for natural, herbal treatments and supplements.
Premier league football coaches are particularly on the look out for natural supplement rather than paracetamol or aspirin because they are effective and has no side effects.
Even the doctors are not over the moon to prescribe painkillers especially long term (not good) and welcome the power effect of the root on joint health.
So what is so powerful root called?
It’s a spice, has been wildly and widely use in China and India for centuries. It eases off swelling, discomfort, and inflammation. Turmeric it’s a root (from a plant called Curcuma longa) and very similarly looking to ginger.
When scientists researched people eating lots of curry when turmeric was present these people had lower rates of joint inflammation and arthritis.
1. A natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Turmeric, has an active ingredience called Curcumin, is naturally anti-inflammatory. They prevent the activity of both pro-inflammatory enzymes – LOX and COX. When you consume it it doesn’t irritate your stomach and digestion unlike the anti-inflammatory drugs typically recommended.
2. A natural Anti-Arthritic
It is anti-arthritic because it contains curcuminoids and other elements. Numerous medical tests and experiments have confirmed the positive impact of turmeric when treating people arthritis.
3. An Exceptional Antioxidant
The joint tissues degrade when the anti-oxidant agents and pro-oxidant agents are under oxidative stress. Scientific research have shown that turmeric with its antioxidant properties reduce the oxidative stress which leads to lowering the pain and limits the joint inflammation from getting worse.
4. Efficient in Helping Tackle Auto-Immune Diseases
Specific types of arthritis are triggered by immunity conditions. The curcumin element in turmeric helps regulate the immune reactions. It limits the immune T cells and protects them against swelling and spreading out.
5. Fights Infections in Arthritis
In some case, Candida fungus (yeast infection) and Aspergillus can cause infection in arthritis. Some medications can unfortunately rise the risk of creating major arthritic infections. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which handles the growth of microorganisms.
6. Turmeric Protects Your Heart
The difficulty can start when the swelling infects other organs such as blood vessels, lungs, heart, eyes… Much research has shown that turmeric is helpful when it comes protecting the cardiovascular system.
7. Turmeric Helps with Psoriatic Arthritis
People suffering from psoriasis can develop this chronic form of inflammatory arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have been very helpful treating the psoriasis arthritis.
8. Bonus Benefit for Men
Turmeric can help men too. Recent studies show that when men use turmeric regularly, it may also reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
My favourite use of turmeric – The Turmeric Latte
How to use turmeric daily?
You can add the turmeric powder into your cooking or take it as a supplement.
The real key here is to help the body absorb turmeric sufficiently to have the effect we are after – which is to reduce the pain.
If you’d like to know what I’m using and have served me very well over the years to prevent this modern lifestyle disease arthritis is, contact me.
Things to do to improve your lifestyle and your wellbeing
If you suffer from arthritis here are a few things to take into account. Ensure you include them in your daily routines.
- Maintain active to enhance quality of your life. It is good for your muscles and bones and your joints will stay more flexible.
- Keep your weight at the optimum. Reduce the extra weight, it’s unnecessary burden on the joints.
- Make sure you stick to a balanced diet rich in omega 3,6,9 acids, include vegetables, green leafy, nuts, olive oil, avocado, fish and lean meats on a regular basis.
- Sleep well and enough. It helps the body to deal with the pain. A good idea is to have a pillow below the legs to take the pressure off the uncomfortably painful joints. If you struggle sleeping, consult with your doctor or contact me to discuss your natural approach to your problem.
- Stress less. Too much stress is making things worse. It’s extra burden on your immune system.
- Using cold or hot packs to feel relief from the painful inflammation.
- Make sure your mental attitude is optimistic. Positive thinking makes a huge difference when it comes to helping the body heal itself.
- Exercises to enhance the movement of your joints.
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