Osteoarthritis, a chronic and degenerative condition that affects the joints, affects millions of people a day. However, with no cure in sight for the disorder many people are trying to find alternative treatments for the disease. One of the most successful approaches to treating Osteoarthritis alternatively is to treat both inflammation and the symptoms of the disease with detox and diet.
Detox – Incorporating a detox into your lifestyle may be difficult at first, but it is important to flush out the toxins that are put into the body so that your system can effectively utilize diet to combat osteoarthritis symptoms. A common detox measure is to add an herbal tea comprised of ginger, honey, and cinnamon in your morning routine. Ginger is a natural pain reliever, while honey and cinnamon have huge anti-inflammatory values. Together, this mixture helps flush environmental toxins from the body while assisting wiht pain management and inflammation.
Diet – While a detox can greatly increase comfort when dealing with inflammation and osteoarthritis symptoms, it must be followed up by adding some nutritional powerhouses to reap the full benefits of it. Add dark-pigmented fruits such as cherries, grapes, blackberries, and dark figs – all of which have huge anti-inflammatory properties. Nuts and fish high in Omega – 3 also help with inflammation and pain associated with Osteoarthritis. Finally, avoiding saturated fats, gluten, refined sugars, and most importantly hydrogenated oils and trans fats will greatly increase the effectiveness of diet change and detox for treatment of Osteoarthritis.
While medication and physical therapy can help decrease pain and increase range of motion for chronic inflammation and Osteoarthritis symptoms, many people have found the most relief from diet changes, weight loss, and overall healthy living. One of the biggest culprits contributing to symptom flare up is usually associated with diet. It’s not what you aren’t eating, but what you are that usually is causing the most problems. Removing certain trigger items and replacing them with a simple detox and healthy choices could be the difference between daily pain management and a lifetime of symptoms.
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