The word ‘arthritis’ actually is a blanket term for over 200 different diseases that involve joint inflammation and pain.
One of the most severe forms, and unfortunately prevalent forms, of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis.
Let’s take a step back
Curcumin-As with giner, curcumin has the capacity to relieve joint pressure and pain. Like ginger, curcumin also shouldn’t be used with blood thinning or high blood pressure medications.
The Weird Thing About Rheumatoid Arthritis Holistic Diet
The bad news is that there isn’t been enough research to prove, most have been studied, however the studies have been too small, that these, and other, herbal supplements and botanical treatments are successful treatments for arthritis. Before you try any herbal supplement, it’s important that you discuss its use with your doctor, as herbal supplements can be very powerful and can potentially have strong side effects, especially and possibly interfering with other medicines that you’re taking.
What kind of a diet should someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis have?Have a dad, he keeps saying the reason he feels so bad is because of what he eats. Any help would be good.
With the exception of several specific types of oils, there is no scientific evidence that any specific food or nutrient helps or harms people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, an overall nutritious diet with enough-but not an excess-of calories, protein, and calcium is important. Some important points to remember are: 1. It is important to eat a nutritious diet full of whole foods including protein, which is needed to heal. 2. There are reports of people with RA who experienced an improvement in their symptoms when they switched from a typical Western diet (high in animal protein and simple sugars) to a vegan diet with lots of uncooked berries, fruits, vegetables, nuts, roots, seeds, and sprouts. Vegan diets contain no animal products and obtain protein from vegetable sources. 3. Foods rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium may be particularly important. Although several types of diets may be effective for RA, no one diet has been found to work for everyone. Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment is specifically aimed at providing pain relief. Conventional medications include analgesics (aspirin or acetaminophen), NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids or immunosuppressive agents may be used. It is important to discuss these medications with your physician as many of these agents have damaging side effects, especially when used long term as is the case in chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. More and more arthritis sufferers, particularly those with chronic conditions, are turning to natural and holistic treatments because conventional medicine has failed to produce the desired results. Natural arthritis pain relief can be obtained with treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies that are gentle and mild, yet effective and offer symptomatic relief. Ingredients such as Glucosamine can be used to provide natural arthritis pain relief and to repair cartilage and maintain joint mobility while Boswellia acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of Devil's Claw in treating joint conditions like osteo-arthritis, fibrositis, rheumatism and small joint disease. Other useful herbs for natural arthritis pain relief like Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) can help to soothe the affected area, in a gentle manner without harsh side effects – helping with the recovery process. Cayenne can also be used in an infused oil to rub into arthritic joints for added relief. You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/r/rheumatoidarthritis.htm
In addition some arthritis sufferers take valerian root with the wish that the herb will help alleviate joint pain and stiffness.
While herbs may be good alternatives to the medicine prescribed by doctors, the first step to alternative treatments is simply lifestyle management choices that are also an important element of treatment, including maintaining a healthy weight and eating a rich and varied diet.