(See Part 1 here) ANTI-INFLAMMATORY diet for Joint Pain Relief
Food alone can sometimes make or break your joints. With the American diet a high risk for diabetes, is it any wonder that more and more people require hip and knee replacements?
The first line of defense: Omega-3’s
Imagine two civilizations. One society has flawless connections of roads, passageways, and solid fortifying structures. The other town, unfortunately, has only dirt roads, clogged connections, and consistent smoke. Where would you prefer to live?
The fatty acids known as Omega-3’s are naturally anti-inflammatory and have many roles for the smooth functioning of our joints and bodies.
Unfortunately, most people consume significantly too many Omega-6 fatty acids from animal products and vegetable oils. Omega-6‘s are like Engineers, whereas Omega-3‘s are like Top Chefs. If you go to a restaurant, wouldn’t you rather have a Top Chef prepare your meal?
Thats the whole idea behind balance: If you don’t have any Top Chefs, instead you’ll have Engineers attempting to prepare fine cuisine. Ultimately, the Engineers will cook some food, but it will pale in comparison best quality as the Chef’s food (engineer food could even be Harmful!). Thats how it works in your body, and thats why Omega-3s are REALLY important.
Omega-3 can be found in Wild Fish (salmon, tuna, etc), Flaxseed, and Walnuts. Additional supplementation is usually recommended.
Vitamin D: Pro-hormone and Bone Builder
We all know that Vitamin D can be synthesized from sunlight. Well, how much sunlight are you getting right now?
Vitamin D is most well known for aiding the absorption of Calcium for bones, even though it has many more functions in the body. I get a customer every single day who tells me their blood test showed a Vitamin D deficiency. I show them exactly where to solve that issue.
A study indicated that a group of people with chronic lower back pain reduced symptoms in 85% of individuals just by daily Vitamin D supplementation.
Most people should take between 1,000 and 2,000 IU (International Units) per day in a soft gel form. And it helps.
Turmeric: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory spice
More and more people are choosing Turmeric supplementation in pill form or to spice up their meals. Turns out that Turmeric is a COX2 inhibitor and works like Ibuprofen without the negative intestinal side effects.
Great for anti-inflammatory response, but not so much for chronic injuries to the tendons.
Each person’s individual case is important to consider for anti-inflammatory needs, even though many people receive benefits from the healing powers of Turmeric.
Joint Pain is Solved inside and out
A healthy diet is imperative for fixing those joints and pains — not to mention getting lean and disease prevention. This is just one more reason why healthy eating is no joke. Indulge in health by turning that hamburger into a Salmon Burger — one step at a time for pain-free living.