Natural Treatments for Arthritis
Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine and founder of DrAxe.com. In this video, I’m going to share with you the top
natural treatments for arthritis. Arthritis is something that affects a lot of people.
Especially rheumatoid arthritis is really autoimmune in nature and actually starts in
your gut, which is surprising to a lot of people. So I’m going to really share with
you these natural arthritis treatments that are effective in terms of diet and supplements
and the things you want to stay away from. The first thing I want to talk about is the
arthritis diet you should be following, is it should be anti-inflammatory. Here are the
top foods you should be consuming. Number one, omega-3 rich foods. Omega-3 fatty acids
are going to reduce inflammation. Wild-caught salmon or wild-caught fish is your number
one food of choice. After that, for omega-3 fats, things like grass-fed beef, along with
flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. So again, you can do a healthy snack like some walnuts
and raisins, wild-caught salmon for dinner, put some flax or chia seeds in a morning super
food shake, but get those omega-3 fatty acids. The second thing you want to do diet-wise
is consume foods that are high in sulfur, and sulfur contains something called a form
of MSM that reduces joint inflammation and helps rebuilding your tissues. The top foods
that are high in sulfur are going to be onions, garlic, asparagus, and cabbage. So you can
do saut�ed cabbage with some garlic, do some onions in with some grass-fed burger,
of course, asparagus as a side dish or any sort of cabbage or coleslaw or sauerkraut,
even better, but get those sulfur-rich foods. They help reduce arthritis symptoms. The next thing you want to be adding in is
bone broth. Bone broth is loaded with a form of collagen that contains the amino acids
proline and glycine, and both proline and glycine help rebuild tissues. So especially
if you have any type of degeneration or you have any sort of, not just inflammation, but
degeneration of the joint, we know that bone broth works great. So again, that’s going
to be making a homemade bone broth soup is great for healing your joints. Last, but not least, lots of fruits and veggies.
Fruits and veggies are packed with enzymes and anti-inflammatory compounds. Some of the
best include papaya, which contains papain, pineapple which contains bromelain, and other
sort of raw fruits and vegetables are fantastic. That should make up the bulk of your diet.
It should be organic omega-3-rich meats, healthy vegetables, healthy fruits, and some nuts
and seeds like flax, chia, and walnuts. Now, here’s what you want to stay away from.
Number one is excess sugar. Excess sugar causes inflammation. Also hydrogenated oils, soybean
oil, cottonseed oil, even canola oil, those are inflammatory oils. Stay away from those.
Also certain grains like gluten. Consuming conventional grains, flour products, and wheat
products will cause joint inflammation and make arthritis worse. So for that reason,
on your arthritis diet, you want to stay completely away from those foods if you want to start
healing arthritis. One other sort of food, you can look this up, if you’re a very sensitive
person, you have severe autoimmune disease, sometimes nightshade vegetables will contribute
to arthritis symptoms as well. Now, here are the best supplements in the
natural treatment of arthritis. Number one is a fish oil supplement. I recommend 1,000
milligrams a day of a high-quality fish oil. Number two, turmeric. Doing about 1,000 milligrams
a day of turmeric or curcumin, it’s a very powerful anti- inflammatory herb. Now, you
can take turmeric and sprinkle that on your food, and that works great as well. But actually,
taking it as a supplement can be very effective in the natural treatment of arthritis. Number three super food or super supplement
you should be using is actually proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes like bromelain,
these are something that you take on an empty stomach, are probably, along with fish oil,
the most effective thing you can do to get immediate relief from arthritis. Number four, glucosamine. Glucosamine chondroitin,
or glucosamine sulfate, is very effective at actually giving your body sort of the nutrients
and things it needs for rebuilding healthy joints. And last but not least, MSM. MSM is a form
of sulfur you can take in supplement form that’s also effective. So, guys, don’t forget those top foods, the
top foods to stay away from, as well as the best supplements in the natural treatment
of arthritis. And hey, if you’ve enjoyed this video, make sure to check out my site, DrAxe.com.
I’ve got three other articles on how to naturally treat arthritis that I think you’ll love,
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