Monday, February 7, 2011
3 Steps to Natural Arthritis Relief - Part 2
Your body is an exquisite piece of machinery. What happens to that expensive foreign automobile if you forget to give it tune-ups, alignments, tire rotations, lubrication and premium fuel? Tires wear-out, brakes fail and engines cease - the mechanical equivalent of arthritis! So treat your body like you want it to take you places. Follow the steps below to fight arthritis:
2.) Nourish the Joint: I call glucosamine the “fountain of youth for the joints.” Glucosamine is a building block of cartilage. It actually works to repair damaged cartilage and reverse arthritis. Glucosamine sulfate is naturally derived from shrimp and crab shells. Glucosamine HCl is a vegetarian option for those who have shellfish allergies. I advise my patients to supplement with 1,000 – 3,000 mg of glucosamine per day, depending on the severity of their symptoms. Most patients report an improvement of arthritis symptoms within 4 weeks. I also recommend supplementing with fish oil as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids (1,500mg – 2,000mg EPA/DHA Omega 3s/day). Omega-3s are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can help stop arthritis pain and progression, while also promoting the health and vitality of the rest of the body. That is the beauty of natural medicine. By treating the cause of disease, the whole body is strengthened – resulting in positive side effects elsewhere in the body! Click to view the glucosamine I recommend. Click to view the highly purified fish oil products that I recommend.
If you don’t move it, you lose it!