HOW TO BUILD HEALTHY JOINTS FOR LIFE

HEALTHY JOINTS

Cartilage & ligaments have a very poor blood supply but are very vital to the longevity of your joints. The only way to flush nutrients into these tissues is through movements. Without movements, they become malnourished & starved to death. Movement is medicine, pure & simple.

Eat Inflammation - fighting foods like Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Whole grains, Fish, Garlic. Cinnamon, Onion 
Exercises can help relax muscles, joints & relieve stiffness. Also, it will improve mobility.

Heat pad: fill a cotton sock, fill with uncooked rice & seal it. Microwave for 2-4 minutes. When it cools down slightly, Place on a sore, stiff joint for pain relief.

Make own Capsaicin cream: It reduces levels of a compound called substance P, which transmits pain signals to the brain. Mix ground cayenne with a 2-3 teaspoon of Coconut Oil. Apply it in the painful joints several times a day.

Cold-Hot treatment: Starting with cold, immerse the joint for a minute then switch to the hot water & immerse for 30 seconds. Then switch from cold to hot for about 15 minutes, immersing the affected joint in each for 30 seconds each time. finish with cold water for a minute. Sip 4 cups of green tea a day. Rich in polyphenol anti-oxidants are anti-inflammatory, improves immune responses & significantly reduces cartilage damage.

Include Turmeric: Curcumin inhibits enzymes & proteins that promote inflammation.

Get enough Vitamin-C. It helps to produce collagen, a major component of joints, sweeps the body of destructive free radicals, which are harmful to joints,

Add Cloves to your diet: Anti-inflammatory chemical, Eugenol that interferes with a bodily process that triggers arthritis... It also contains anti-oxidants which are important in slowing the cartilage & Bone damage caused by arthritis.

Load up on omega-3 fatty acids. Excellent at relieving inflammation & soothing joints
Stick to low-allergenic foods.

Apply crushed Ginger to a painful joint can deplete the body's store of substance P, a brain chemical that carries pain messages to your central nervous system. Mince 3-inch ginger, mix with oil to form a paste, then apply to the joint. You may need to wrap the ginger in place with gauze. Leave in place for 10-15 minutes.

Switch over to spicy food when arthritis flairs.

Arthritis is a general term used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Joints are places where bones meet, such as your elbow or knee.  Arthritis is the swelling, redness, warmth, and pain of the joints, the places where two bones meet, such as the elbow or knee. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Most types of arthritis cause pain or swelling in the joints. Some types also can cause problems in your organs, such as your eyes or skin.

The most common type, osteoarthritis (OSS-tee-oh-ar-THREYE-tuhss), is often related to aging or injury. In osteoarthritis, the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in the joint breaks down. When this happens, the bones grind against each other. This causes pain and swelling. It most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips.

Rheumatoid (ROO-muh-toid) arthritis is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's defense system, called the immune system, attacks the lining of the joints throughout the body. Often these are joints in the hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis also may affect internal organs.

Gout is a common and painful type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. Deposits of uric acid in joints — often the big toe — cause extreme pain, swelling, and redness. Other joints may be affected as well.

If you have joint pain, see your doctor. Finding out about arthritis early and getting the right treatment can prevent further joint damage and help control symptoms. Many types of treatment are available, including medicines and surgery.

ARTHRITIS REMEDIES:

1) Drinking water made from black sesame seeds.
2) Drink water kept overnight in a copper container.
3) Drink lemon peel water regularly.
4) Have Green Gram Soup. Mix 2 crushed garlic cloves with a teaspoon of bean mixture in a cup of water, boil it & take twice daily.
5) Massage regularly with castor oil.
6) 2-3 pieces of camphor, mix with warm coconut oil or mustard oil, should be massaged on stiff joints aches.
7) Consume Celery Seeds & also Aloe Vera for pain & swelling.
Arthritis can make it hard to work and do activities you enjoy. Even if only one joint is affected, you might need to change the way you do many daily activities to use this jointless. Your doctor and therapists can help you find new ways of doing things in your home or workplace so you can live with less pain.

Source: Mrs. Rekha Champaneria: Dietician & Diabetic Educator: 8976842398/9930512794
Reference: www.women's health.gov
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