Arthritis Joint Pain

Arthritis Joint Pain

The term arthritis is most commonly used to describe chronic inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues.  The two most common types are OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA), caused by wear and tear, and  RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA), where the immune system malfunctions and attacks the joints.  RA may be brought on by food sensitivities, most commonly to gluten.

NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS in All Types of Arthritis and Inflammation

Studies have shown that too much URIC ACID in the blood can incite inflammation in the joints (not just the big toe!) causing heat, redness, pain and swelling.  Foods containing high amounts of purine, like meats, seafood and alcohol (especially beer – sorry, guys) may need to be reduced or eliminated and can often bring about a dramatically rapid end to pain.

Other “acid” foods should also be eliminated for a few weeks to see if improvement occurs, then re-introduced to see if the joint pain returns.  These might include tomatoes and tomato products, cow dairy products, all refined sugar and sugar substitutes, and foods cooked with hot spices.

Gluten allergy is always a consideration with arthritis.  Avoiding gluten can be very tricky and requires a little research and reading of labels, as it is in many food you might not expect.  Examples would include beer, candies, French fries, gravies, sauces, salad dressings, seasoned potato and tortilla chips, and many prepared soups.  For a more complete list of foods that are gluten-free, and foods containing gluten to avoid, click here.

HERBAL REMEDIES for Arthritis and other Inflammatory Conditions

Besides OA and RA, other related joint inflammatory diseases include bursitis, capsulitis, lupus erythematosus, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and gout.

The Eve’s Herbs AR+ formula is anti-inflammatory and analgesic, and is excellent for mild, chronic arthritis and most inflammatory conditions.

For osteoarthritis and acute inflammation, we combine AR+ with Devil’s Claw for even stronger therapeutic action.

Strengthening the ADRENAL GLANDS is important also in helping the body overcome inflammation, so we recommend TQH or E:V for women and BLEND S or BLEND F for the men.

For those who might want the complete arthritis package, the ARTHRITIS, BURSITIS, RHEUMATISM Therapy Pack, including a more complete discussion of dietary instructions, Dr. Eve’s book, Feeling Very Much Better, which includes delicious recipes, and the above herbal formulas, click on one of these – Female Therapy PackMale Therapy Pack – or call us at 310-855-1111.

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