Conscious Health Insights Inflammation & Joint Pain

Conscious Health Insights
Inflammation & Joint Pain
by Ronnie Robertson, CPT
Certified Health Coach & Founder of Nuclear Nutrition
    Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. Your doctor will first try to diagnose and treat the condition that is causing your joint pain. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation, and preserve joint function.

Arthritis and Joint Challenges
   According to the Arthritis Foundation almost 50 million Americans have some kind of arthritis. Arthritis can limit such every day activities such as walking, dressing, and bathing. Simple things! There are many people who do not have arthritis who suffer with pain and joint stiffness associated with normal wear and tear and stress on the joints of the body.  
The Problem with Prescription Pain Killers
   The underlying problem with prescription pain killers other than the plethora of side effects is they do not treat the real problem causing the pain. There are over 100 forms of arthritis. The two most commonly discussed forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused from cartilage losing its elasticity. If the cartilage is stiff it becomes damaged more easily. The cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber, will gradually wear away in various areas of the body. As the cartilage becomes damaged tendons and ligaments become stretched, causing pain. Eventually the bones may rub against each other causing very severe pain. Though the pain killers can relieve or dull the pain, they cannot repair the loss of cartilage protecting the bone on bone and a person needs to continue to increase the dosage of the pain killer which increases its risks of addiction and other terrible side effects effecting the GI tract, liver, kidneys and other systems of the body.  
Nutritional Supplementation & Natural Support
   Research indicates that arthritis and joint challenges are the number one condition that consumers indicate they would treat (68%) or prevent (69%) with natural supplements. I believe HG Flex™ & EXTREME JOINT CARE are two of the best natural products for treating these painful joint conditions. HG Flex™ and EXTREME JOINT CARE each contains a wide range of natural anti-inflammatories which do not cause addiction or the other side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding, liver and kidney stress or worse, even death.     HG Flex™ and EXTREME JOINT CARE contains proven natural ingredients that help restore the worn out cartilage as well as replace the missing synovial fluid that will help produce a smooth jointfunction and rebuild the integrity of your precious joints and connective tissue.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet
    Standard American diets (appropriately called SAD) are never touted as exemplary, but when talking about inflammation, it becomes vitally important to rethink our typical diets. As a report from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases reported:
    While today’s modern diet may provide beneficial protection from micro- and macronutrient deficiencies, our over abundance of calories and the macronutrients that compose our diet may all lead to increased inflammation, reduced control of infection, increased rates of cancer, and increased risk for allergic and auto-inflammatory disease.
    To move toward an anti-inflammatory diet and anti-inflammatory foods, we primarily move away from the   abundance of overly processed, unbalanced diets of the West and toward the ancient eating patterns of the Mediterranean.  A Mediterranean diet comprises plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, little to no red meat, certainly no chemicals or meat additives, and an abundance of omega-3 rich foods.
    There’s little doubt that the pursuit of a healing diet begins with a menu high in vegetables, fruits, wild meats and sprouted seeds rich with omega-3 benefits. The evidence is clear that such anti-inflammatory foods can regulate the immune system and impact the way inflammation affects our bodies and our lives.

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