In a comprehensive discussion of the subject it would be a significant failure to leave out the necessity of effective clinical supplements and a focused diet for osteoarthritis. Diet for arthritis is often ignored as a consideration for treatment in lieu of dangerous medicine and surgery.
I don’t want this to end up being a food centered website, but in some cases only telling people how to treat, exercise and move, a significant factor is left out. That is how your diet is affecting your joint health and the inflammation resulting from common conditions such as degenerative arthritis.
This is not so much a “eat food for” article but an article to simply encourage good nutrition, supplemental natural medicine and weight control.
Obesity is a critical factor in osteoarthritis.
If you are significantly overweight and have clear symptoms of arthritis, the first step is not “go on a diet”. The first step is to begin changing your eating habits to reduce your weight ….. permanently.
That means it becomes a lifestyle of eating foods that fuel your body, help build muscle while keeping your weight under control. That doesn’t require a diet with any name.
It requires adjusting the amount of fat, calories and sheer volume of food.
It is suggested that some foods incite arthritis symptoms. Those are generally foods that are processed, have high amounts of sugar and others that are described in clinically scientific terms. These are often described this way probably to confuse the reader into buying some alternative that a company is selling.
Here is a good way of ensuring that your diet is optimum for reducing or eliminating arthritis symptoms along with exercise and other lifestyle factors.
Eat what is known and highly advertised as a healthy diet.
Fish, poultry, fresh vegetables, fruit, beans and peas, whole grains, low fat dairy products. Those foods used strategically, in amounts that fuel you but promote weight control will go a long way toward managing arthritis symptoms.
Instead of drugs, supplements for arthritis pain:
Supplements that have been clinically tested for their efficacy in cartilage protection and mild improvement are Glucosamine and Chondroitin found separately and in combination supplements.
As for inflammation due to arthritis, proven supplements such as Heal-N-Soothe provide safe, healthy pain relief for scores of people. They are worth trying consistently for a few months to see if they provide relief in lieu of dangerous NSAIDs and prescription medications.
Here’s one thing for sure. If you’ve pulled your hair out going to doctor after doctor getting test after test you know the frustration. Trying proven self treatment and clinically tested anti-inflammatory supplements will not be more expensive or more frustrating if they don’t work.
The reality is that if you wait until osteoarthritis advances to a debilitating stage medical treatment may be the only option. But if at the first sign of it or better before it shows up, you will focus your diet, supplementation and exercise on the condition, you can prevent or manage it indefinitely.
Healthy food for fuel, weight control, exercise. All for arthritis prevention or management.
Simple but effective.