3 Natural Ways to Fight Against Arthritis
3 Natural Treatments That Help Fight Arthritis
Studies suggest about half of us could benefit from a natural arthritis treatment. Nearly 1 out of 2 people in America will develop osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability among Americans today. It wasn’t always like this, arthritis has always been around, but it’s only in the last couple of decades that it has reached epidemic proportions. Research has shown that poor diet and lack of exercise are major factors in the development of arthritis. Good diet and proper exercise can go a long way towards fighting the pain and inflammation of arthritis, and if you’re lucky enough to make the right choices before it hits, you may be able to prevent it. If you have arthritis, or are worried about getting it, here are three natural arthritis treatments to fight arthritis, and the inflammation that it brings.
These three tips have kept my wife out of the wheelchair for 15 years and counting!
1 Drink Alkaline Water and Detoxify Produce of Cholinesterase Inhibitors
A water ionizer does two things for you:
- Provide antioxidant potential and raise pH balance to fight inflammation
- Detoxify produce of cholinesterase inhibitors
Inflammation in the body is aggravated by oxidative stress, which is a factor in many degenerative conditions, not just arthritis. Alkaline water from a water ionizer is charged with a negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (-ORP). That antioxidant potential has been shown to reduce the levels of oxidative substances that lead to inflammation.
Detoxify Produce of Cholinesterase InhibitorsThere are over 40 pesticides that use cholinesterase inhibitors as their active ingredient. These pesticides leave an acidic residue on fruits and vegetables. Soaking your produce in alkaline water does more than just rinse the residues off, it denatures them. When you denature a pesticide, it loses it’s toxic effects permanently.
How to denature pesticide residue with alkaline water Use the level 4 setting on your water ionizer, to get the highest pH water your machine will make. Soak produce, fruits and even meats for about 20 minutes.
How you know it’s working: Alkaline water will turn dirty brown when you soak food in it.
2 Stop Eating Deadly Nightshades
Nightshade vegetables are: Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant, and Peppers (except black pepper). For many sufferers (such as my wife), this step alone brings substantial relief from pain and inflammation. Knocking out the nightshades won’t work for everybody, but studies do show about 73% of sufferers find some or complete relief from avoiding nightshades. Tobacco is also a nightshade, so if you smoke you now have one more reason to quit.
Why it works: Nightshades contain cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and steroids. These compounds are used both as drugs, and as the active ingredient in pesticides, which is why you need to detox your produce. They include solanine in potato and eggplant, tomatine in tomato, nicotine in tobacco, and capsaicin in garden peppers.
When cholinesterase inhibitors accumulate to excessive levels in the body the result may be a paralytic-like muscle spasm, aches, pains, tenderness, inflammation, and stiff body movements
When you’ll know if cutting out the nightshades works for you: Pain, inflammation, and stiffness will typically subside within a few hours to a few days, so you should know within a week if knocking out the nightshades will help you.
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As mentioned at the beginning of this article, nearly 1 out of two people will develop arthritis of the knee, a further 1 out of 4 people will develop painful hip arthritis.
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