Arthritis is simply inflammation of one or more joints. There are many forms of arthritis,

ranging from conditions related to wear and tear of cartilage (osteoarthritis) to conditions

associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system (rheumatoid

arthritis or' "RA").

Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints

from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth often with

tenderness of the inflamed joint present.

 

Recommended Dietary Changes

Natural anti-inflammatories can help to alleviate the pain.  Popular remedies include MSM

which is a naturally occuring mineral with anti-inflammatory properties, that is also needed

by the body for the manufacture of collagen, which is needed for repair of all connective

tissues, tendons and ligaments.  Glucosamine and chondroiton are helpful to build up the

synovial fluid between the joints which act as a 'shock absorber', thereby effectively

reducing the pain.  This can take between 6 to 8 weeks to achieve with a high strength

supplementation.  Various herbs are note to have anti-inflammatory properties, such as

Turmeric (or the more powerful extract of Curcumin), Boswellia, Devils Claw and even

Ginger.

Recommended Products

Willow MSM

Solgar Extra strength glucosamine and chondroitin

Bio-Curcumin

Rheumalin

Solgar 7