Being in a later stage of life characterized by passion for movement, whether it is the thrill of skiing, cycling, rollerblading or what have you, has led to accidents, which do find natural remedies for arthritis more than passing interest.
I remember when I broke my clavicle in mountain biking incident doctor warned me that arthritis would probably rear its ugly head later. Similarly, when I broke my femur in a freak accident roller.
After reading about the doctor who had arthritis patients could use a few grams of ginger daily report on their significant I decided to give it a whirl. I’ve been amazed at how well it works and not only that, but how many incredible health benefits of ginger has.
Ginger is generally thought of as a spice, especially to flavor Asian dishes. Therefore, you have to be intentional to ensure regular intake. Because first my lack of intentionality it took some time before I realized just how effective it is for arthritis pain.
I was pain free for a few weeks when I was diligent to eat some every day suffer so when I was not. To be just a tad absent-minded, that comes with the territory, as some of my older readers will realize, it took awhile to put 2 and 2 together.
As it turns out ginger contains a number of very powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents. These chemicals are called phytonutrients gingerol. Phytonutrients are part of the immune system plants to protect them from all of insect resistance to disease and extreme temperatures, pollutants.
Phytonutrients are associated with the prevention and treatment of some of the biggest among cancer as well as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. Gingerol, the active ingredient in ginger, has proved effective in combating nausea especially morning and motion sickness.
Gingerol also has been shown to relieve migraines and is believed to be effective in protecting the stomach from ulcers as well as having a parasite fighting abilities. Ginger has proven so successful that it led me to investigate other natural remedies for arthritis.
Not surprisingly, capsaicin, gingerol content relative has been found, the local agent of capsaicin cream to relieve the pain of arthritis. According to the University of Oxford study, almost 40% of RA patients reduce their pain by half use it for a month.
Another interesting trend was found in New England Center for Headache. Patients experienced a decrease in the intensity of migraine and cluster headaches after applying capsaicin cream insides their nostrils.
Because millions of people with arthritis and often subsequent restrictions on movement arthritis drugs are among the highest prescribed drugs in the world. Some of the common over the counter so-called NSAID used to relieve arthritis pain are Advil, Motrin and aspirin.
Ginger has been shown to be more effective than any of this without very harmful side effects of. But Ginger is a natural way to fight arthritis nutrients. Another spice, turmeric, which is an ingredient in curry is a similar effect and ginger. Curcumin active ingredient in turmeric has been shown to relieve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Fish oil and olive oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Fish, especially oily fish like salmon and herring with a high concentration of omega-3 make a good natural anti-inflammatory meals.
meat, poultry, eggs and fat dairy products are all good healthy foods. But because of the high concentration of omega-6 contains inflammatory arachidonic acid, the more you eat, the more fish you have to balance it.
It may be wise to incorporate flaxseed or addition of flaxseed oil for all the important omega-3 fatty acids if you feel that you are not eating enough fish. I’ve been combines all these measures in everyday fare mine and have found that when I’m diligent I am almost pain free from arthritis.