Pain – Would You Rather Live With It or Without It?
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Stressed
Out? – Try Being Good to Your Adrenal Glands
or arthritis is the number one chronic illness in America. One person
in 7 suffers from it.
are successfully using glucosamine, chondroitins and MSM to manage
pain and to supply building materials for joint repair. While these
are very helpful, particularly with osteoarthritis, I would like
to mention some other natural remedies for arthritis.
and Yucca have both been used traditionally for arthritic and rheumatic
conditions. They are anti-inflammatory and cleansing to the joints.
The cleansing action is particularly useful in gouty arthritis.
an ester of a fatty acid that acts as a lubricant, an immune system
modulator and an anti-inflammatory. Clinical trials show phenomenal
results. It is thought that Celadrin resets the immune system such
that it does not attack and tear down the joints. Several customers
have switched to a glucosamine / celadrin formula with very favorable
Acid is used to lubricate and preserve moisture in the joints and
it helps get nutrients to cells that dont possess a blood
supply like your joints. Hyaluronic acid is also great for
aging skin and dry eyes. It is available topically, for internal
use, and by injection it is now an ingredient in several
known as COX-2 inhibitors in reference to a specific enzyme
that causes inflammation in the body. Much research has been done
to identify natural COX-2 inhibitors which do not have the side
effects of the prescription drugs such as Celebrex and Vioxx. Well
known COX-2 inhibiting herbs include ginger, rosemary, turmeric
and boswellia my favorite combination is called Zyflamend
which is touted by some natural M.D.s as being better
than Celebrex and better for you.
enzymes are enzymes that reduce inflammation to levels at which
the synthesis, repair and regeneration of injured tissues can take
place. They are wonderful for both acute and chronic pain. They
must be taken on an empty stomach or they will digest your food
instead of your inflammation.
(also known as frankincense) is excellent as an anti-inflammatory
and pain reliever. One of our best-selling pain relievers contains
boswellia, devils claw and willow bark customers report that
it relieves their chronic pain.
is worth mentioning it is an ingredient in a few good formulas
that helps break down abnormal calcification. It is one of the ingredients
in a horse formula that has dissolved bone spurs and is worth a
try if nothing else has worked.
A whole body
cleanse is an amazing tool to get rid of stored toxins that overload
the body sometimes leading to joint pain. Try one and see
if it helps.
by no means least, are diet changes such as eliminating foods that
trigger inflammation in the body such as white flour, orange juice,
coffee, dairy, red meat, white sugar, or nightshades (potatoes,
tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers). These diet changes can be as remarkable
as any drug or supplement in eliminating joint pain and inflammation
throughout the body.
February 9, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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