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Arthritis and Nutrition, Learn What Foods Are Great for Reducing Pain Associated With Arthritis

Is there a link between arthritis and nutrition. That is, whether the food we eat (or not eat) affects whether the expression of arthritis in our body

Unfortunately, we are taught in our western civilization to take this herb, or wear that special lotion, and like a magic jack and stick, we hope to go to sleep, plant a magic seed, or take a magic pill, and get up, and suck, all our problems disappeared at night.

Worse, the FDA has taken cox-2 inhibitors from the market, which are drugs that control inflammation in the body, due to increased risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack.

Therefore, learning about the food you eat and how it affects the expression of arthritis in the body can be very important if you are suffering from arthritis. More importantly, learn how the food you eat can cause you pain and suffering. So let's get started.

Arthritis, according to the Mayo Clinic is defined as "inflammation of one or more of your joints". This is the truth of the definition that is a bit vague to be told, because it really does not explain WHY?

That's, "ok, inflammation in the joints is going on, but what's more important is why is there an INFLAMMATION FOR JOIN"?

MedlinePlus extends the definition a little further and defines arthritis as: "inflammation in one or more joints that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted movement"

Ok, well that's better, still not answer WHY questions. So, before we talk about the nutrition aspect of Arthritis, let's learn about "WHY", before we answer how.

Arthritis according to MedlinePlus has over 100 different types, so we will try and make vague generalizations about why we have "Arthritis". However, usually speaking, repeated trauma, wear and tear, too much, and just old-fashioned aging are terms that try to describe Arthritis.

For the most part, this is all a good indication of the genetic nature of arthritis. But again, have you ever stopped to wonder why this happened. Or rather, is there any arthritis you just have to accept as a forgotten conclusion?

My only answer to you is ......... drum roll please ....... NO. Arthritis is not a forgettable conclusion. There are many things we can do to fight not just why, but also how. That is, we can deal with WHY: broken joints, wear and tear, restricted and restricted movement, stiffness, repeated trauma, and calcification.

It is true that as we grow older, just based on pure chronology, we have more life experiences. With these life experiences such as (injuries such as slipping, falling, or sports injuries) work pressure (standing or sitting all day, using arms over the head repeatedly) and poor postural habits can lead to wear and tear.

It is important to address what we can do to reduce these repetitive stresses and their effects on our body, such as muscle cramps, fatigue and joint fatigue, muscle weakness and reduced energy. But for this article, Please continue to control inflammation with our diet.

When we experience mechanical stress on our body over and over again, what happens? Joint damage, broken cartilage, bone tend to rub, lack of lubrication in the joints, stimulated pain fibers, and what happens next ????


Looking back at the two definitions I used for Arthritis, INFLAMMATION, are common denominators of both. Osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common form of Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease (when present in the foot) or degenerative disc disease (if present in the spine).

But whether arthritis is in the spine or in the foot (or both), it is classified as osteoarthritis when the cartilage in your joints is "worn out" over time (especially from excess). This process will eventually lead to inflammation, resulting in several other biological changes including pain, stiffness, and limited movement (old age).

Therefore, inflammation causes painful swelling in the joints, stiffness and movement (old age).
Eventually all of this leads to the joints in the body failing to function properly, which in turn causes damage to your joints.

So if we can control the inflammation, then we can control the swelling, stiffness, and movement.
Controls inflammation in the body, just like a fire extinguisher. If a fire burns like crazy, it will take more time, effort, and the possibility of water pressure to put out the fire.

The easiest fire to control is a small one, or even better .... that hasn't started yet. That's how you see inflammation in the body. Fire ragging (usually from acute trauma) is controlled by NSAIDs.

However, nutrition is our way of ensuring that inflammation does not start in the first place in the body. Consider proper nutrition such as fire alarms in the body, to ensure that no major catastrophe begins. So how do we do that?

Well, in peanut skin, the chemical intermediates released by cells through wear and tear or the breakdown process I mentioned earlier, are regulated by our diet. These chemical intermediates come from Omega-6 (n-6's) or Omega-3 (n-3).

Humans should eat (ideally) a 1: 1 n-6 to n-3 ratio. However, on average, we now eat around 10: 1 to 30: 1. Anything above 4: 1 is considered pro-inflammatory.

Bad n-6: N-3 Ratio Screws Everything Up!

As mentioned earlier, we do not need to go through this vicious cycle. The food we eat will have a positive or negative effect on the healing or harm cycle.

If we eat the wrong foods, foods that have high n-6: n-3 ratio (greater than 4: 1 are considered inflammation) the chronic inflammatory cycle will continue. The following foods are the best foods to eat for Arthritis.

N6: N3
Fruits <3: 1
Broccoli 1: 3
Cal 1: 1.3
Lettuce 1: 2
White 3: 1
Sweet Potato 4: 1
Meat 3-5: 1
Game Wild 3: 1
Fresh fish 1: 1
Salmon 1: 1
Chicken breast
(1 gram of fat),
Bacon and
Milk 4: 1
Flax, Hemp,
Chia Seeds 3: 1

All of the above foods have a ratio of 4: 1 or less n-6: n-3, and are considered anti-inflammatory. Eat these foods to reduce inflammation, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement associated with Arthritis. In my next article, I will discuss What 6 Foods to Avoid Accelerating Arthritis Inflammation And Accelerating Your Biological Hours And What Foods Slow Down. Until then, study the foods above, increase them in your own diet, and watch your pain.


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