Joint complaints can paralyze your life, fortunately, there is a lot to do with the diet in a natural way.
At the moment that I write this here, I myself have to contend with an overloaded wrist, this makes life a little more difficult, just tie my pants is a big task. Fortunately, it is moving very fast because I have just opened my natural medicine cupboard of the food.
Joint complaints can have many causes:
- Osteoarthritis – wear on the joints.
- Arthritis – inflammation of the joints.
- Gout – too much uric acid in the blood and precipitates in the joints.
- Rheumatism – a collective name for rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
- Overload – overloaded or overloaded.
- RSI – repetitive strain injury, overload due to too much repetition of the same movement.
If the symptoms do not disappear within a few days, it is always advisable to consult a doctor. Self-medication is always a good idea, to promote healing from the inside because that is also where the problem arises. Painkillers and other equine drugs usually address only the symptom and not the cause, something that we often see in pharmacy.
Tips for flexible joints
- Provide sufficient omega-3 fatty acids from eg oily fish, linseed or walnuts.
- Eat moderate amounts of food rich in purines (uric acid). See here the list of purines and the amounts per food.
- Sweating and drinking a lot helps your body reduce uric acid.
- Swallow daily krill oil or better astaxanthin. Glucosamine is also well known.
- Move a lot, but moderate for the oxygen and circulation: walking and cycling are perfect.
- Ensure good posture, footwear, and warm clothing.
- Ensure the right temperature: not too cold and not too hot. Also, ensure that the room is not too humid.
- Drink plenty of water for detoxification.
- Drink herbal tea for your joints such as goldenrod, devil’s claw, and licorice.
- Visit the sauna or take alternating baths, ideal for improving blood circulation. The infrared heat of an infrared sauna penetrates deep into the joint.
- In case of acute complaints, eat fresh vegetables, fruits, and vegetable proteins. Avoid temporarily heavy proteins such as cheese, meat, fish, and egg.
- Choose heat for a non-inflamed joint.
- Choose for coolness when the joint is inflamed.
- Relax and ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Wrong foods can also have an anti-inflammatory effect, so choose as unprocessed as possible and stay away from sugar, alcohol or coffee. We nowadays take too much anti-inflammatory nutrition to us. To compensate for this, you better choose antioxidant-rich foods, onions, and garlic, herbs such as Curcuma, ginger, coriander or thyme.
When exercising, always choose a warm-up and a cool-down and, during strength training, slowly increase the amount of load, to prevent pain in the joints. You can also opt for gradual accrual of frequency, intensity, and duration in endurance sports. Injuries can occur in a fraction of a second, but they can have a long-lasting aftermath.