Arthritis Tips

Consuming a diet high in fat while taking arthritis and anti-inflammatory medications will leave you feeling sleepy and sedated, and can even cause kidney damage. Eating sulfur-containing foods is best. Examples are asparagus, onions, garlic, and eggs.  Green leafy vegetables area also beneficial because they are packed with Vitamin K.  Stick to nonacidic fruits. Red tart cherries and juice are also beneficial to reduce inflammation in the body. AVOID NIGHTSHADES: Eggplants, white potatoes, peppers, tomatoes. They contain solanine which will interfere with enzymes in our muscles, which will cause pain. 

Celery is an anti-inflammatory and a natural remedy in the treatment of gout, arthritis, and rheumatism.  Caution: People with Lap-Band should avoid celery.

GINGER & TURMERIC BENEFITS: Fights inflammation in joints caused by injury or arthritis as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Cooked Asian Mushrooms (try enoki, shiitake, oyster, maitake) possess immune-enhancing and antiviral properties promoting a healthy immune system. AVOID Turmeric and Ginger if on RX blood thinners and or blood pressure lowering RX.

Drinking Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Fights arthritis by removing crystals and toxins from tissues and joints.

Arthritis pain can be caused by zinc deficiency, or even copper and lead poisoning as well. Also try to avoid Multi-Vitamins that contain Iron.

HERBS TO USE:                                            

Cat’s Claw for relieving arthritis pain.

Alfalfa may be helpful for arthritis.

Kelp may help essential minerals and is good for thyroid function. 

Have a question write in to Wendy Cottiers Nutrition wendycottiers@att.net

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