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 Post subject: Arthritis
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:38 am 
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Hey all

My father-in-law is riddled with Arthritis and nothing seems to help him with the pain

As far as I’m aware he is taking the usual joint care supplements (glucosamine, cod liver oil etc) and is also prescribed steroids which he seems to cycle between oral and injection. Nothing seems to help him out, at least long term. He sometimes struggles to sleep due to the pain and this obviously hits his moods hard. He has always been a quiet but caring guy with a great sense of humor but this has really kicked the $hit out of him.

Does anyone know of any supplement that has a know benefit towards relieving the suffering of this? Something he can try and see if he can get a break from his suffering, at the very least!


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:00 am 
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http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/7- ... ent/613406


Ayruvedic medicine is an ancient system of natural medicine from India that has been practiced there for centuries. Dr. Deepak Chopra has helped bring this ancient healing art to the North America. Now you can have arthritis natural treatment using Ayruvedic medicine.

With regard to arthritis, most pains are caused by the aggravation of one of the three doshas, (vata) and a build up of toxins (ama).

Fasting is a great way to expel toxins and the fast should be accompanied by taking two teaspoons of lemon juice with a teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water every day once in the morning and again in the evening.

Here are the 7 ways:

Reduce inflammation and pain (vata) with a body massage using sesame or mustard oil.
A light exercise routine is recommended. Listen to your body. If exercise causes you pain after one hour then stop even if youre only walking.
For skeletal pain, take orange juice, lime juice or vitamin C.
There is an Ayruvedic herb called guggul and this can be taken with warm water twice a day after meals.
Foods that can help:
Vegetable juices and soups, which are easily digested. Also carrot, cucumber and red beets juice. Green salad with lemon and salt. Cooked vegetables include zucchini, squash and pumpkin. Fruits include apples, oranges, grapes and papaya. Spices for cooking: cumin, coriander, fennel, turmeric, ginger and asafetida.
Foods to avoid:
Fried food, spicy food and foods that form wind like okra, spinach, potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Dont indulge in an excess of tea or coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yoghurt, chocolate and cocoa. Sweets generally should be avoided as should smoking.
Your Daily Routine:
Dont sleep during the day and dont stay up late. Avoid emotions such as excess fear, anxiety, worry, grief and stress.

You should consider the wisdom of Ayruveda if you have arthritis. These steps are simple to do and could ease your arthritis pain. Arthritis natural treatment using Ayruvedic medicine is very significant. Naturally, it is important to consult your doctor before doing this.

Hope this helps.

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I am from India and I can confirm that ayruvedic herbs indicated in above articles are completely safe. Just consult a good ayruvedic practitioner in your area.


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 Post subject: Re: Arthritis
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:39 am 
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The first thing that comes to mind is to check he's getting enough of his current supplements. In this case AFAIK high dosage of Omega 3 are needed i.e. 3 or even 4 grams/day of Omega-3 (and that refers to the EPA+DHA contents, not the total weight of the softgels).

Also is he taking just glucosamine or chondroitin too? I remember reading there were indications that the two work better together. The therapeutic doses are 1200 mg chondroitin and 1500 mg glucosamine.

Next, check his diet has as little as possible Omega-6 fatty acids, if he has not done this already: remove or limit the grains (e.g. bread, pizza, pasta, etc), vegetable oils, and even dark/fatty white meat.

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