Some of us may think of arthritis as an old person’s disease, but in fact, arthritis refers to a huge spectrum of rheumatic diseases that affect young and old alike. They include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, gout, and even lupus. Arthritis can cause stiffness, pain and swelling of the joints, often to a chronic degree, making life unpredictable for sufferers.
If you or someone you love is struggling with a rheumatic condition and you believe in natural healing like we do, we’d like to share with you some drug-free approaches to treating joint inflammation. Instead of turning to the pharmacy for relief, arthritis sufferers can make simple adjustments to their diets.
- Fresh pineapple
- Brown rice
- Flax oil
- Olive oil
- Black or tart cherries
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- White sugar
- Rye bread
Additionally, some herbs that aid joint inflammation include:
- White willow
Many herbs can be ingested as a tea. Alternatively, herbal tinctures are bottled concentrations that can be ingested with a medicine dropper under the tongue. Herbal tinctures, found in your local health food store, typically have dosage instructions on the label.
When mainstream medicine fails to alleviate the misery of arthritis, isn’t it worth giving nature’s medicine cabinet a chance?
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