By Charlylou S.
Do you know how much difference your diet can really make to
those painful arthritis symptoms? Find out more about top
natural arthritis remedies, hints and tips. Feel those painful,
stiff, joint pains gradually fade away...
Around this time of year, as the weather starts to get cold and
damp, you might be starting to feel those old aches and pains
rearing their awful head…
It’s tempting to reach for the pill bottle, but after a while,
the pills won’t work … you need to find a natural remedy instead…and one that works really well!
Your aches and pains may be a symptom of arthritis. Did you know
that there are more than a hundred different types of arthritis?
So this diagnosis does cover quite an array of different
Arthritis, of any kind, is a swelling in the joint. This
swelling and inflammation causes pain, stiffness, difficulty in
movement, redness and heat.
It is not known precisely what causes arthritis. Some factors
which may play a part are hereditary factors, diet and
lifestyle, a previous injury, or stress on the joint, allergy, a
viral infection or an immune disorder.
Of course, with so many different factors involved, this means
it can sometimes be difficult to pin down the exact cause of
your arthritis, or decide on the best remedy to choose.
Your diet is a good place to start. It is quite possible that
aspects of your diet may be causing your arthritis ... or just
making it worse. This might happen even if you normally eat a
very healthy diet.
There are certain foods that should definitely be avoided if you
have arthritis. Some of these are the ‘usual suspects’ such as
refined and processed foods, sugar, salt, red meat and dairy
produce. Drinks such as coffee, tea and alcohol should be
avoided where possible ... and, sadly, chocolate too! Other
foods to be avoided are potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, spinach,
peppers and acidic fruits such as citrus fruits, rhubarb and
strawberries. These, seemingly healthy, fruit and vegetables can
actually have a very big effect on your arthritis symptoms.
The other foods which you should avoid, are any foods which you
are allergic to. Take a simple test to discover the foods youmay be allergic to or intolerant of ... and then try cutting
these out of your diet for a while. (You can find the hair
analysis test I used on my website – just see the link at the
Well that’s enough about what you can’t have…! What about the
foods you can eat, and that are actually good for your
arthritis. You will be pleased to discover that these do
Of course, your diet should largely be based on the usual
principles of a healthy diet ... boring maybe, but necessary ...
you’ll feel so much better! This is a diet based on wholegrain
cereals, and plenty of fresh fruit and veg. If you can include
raw fruit and vegetables in your diet (such as salad), this will
be even more beneficial.
Include a small amount of fish, chicken and eggs, and a small
amount of goat’s milk products (if you are not allergic).
(not tinned!) pineapple (it is the fresh enzymes in pineapple
you need, which are destroyed by long term storage). Also try
fresh juices made from carrot, beetroot, celery and cucumber.
Celery juice, especially, is thought to be very beneficial as a
natural remedy for arthritis, so you should aim for drinking
some every day.
Swapping your usual cup of tea, or coffee, for anti-oxidant
filled green tea should also help to alleviate those painful
Of course, your diet isn’t the only natural remedy for
arthritis. There are lots of other options too. There is a whole
range of supplements available, plus effective herbal remedies.
There are also the holistic remedies that many people swear by.
These are treatments like acupuncture, yoga or t’ai chi,
reflexology, osteopathy or chiropractic, aromatherapy and a
whole array of relaxation remedies, as well as magnetic therapy
bracelets. (I swear by magnetic therapy bracelets to help cure
my own aches and pains, again find out more on my website ...
see the link at the end).
About the author:
Learn how natural health remedies can improve your life ... and
your health! Check out my websitewww.natural-health-remedies-guide.com for a helpful and real
natural health information site. Plenty of holistic remedies ...
and I'll tell you which ones worked best for me!