Arthritis Alternative: Natural & Herbal Approaches

Arthritis Alternative: Natural & Herbal Approaches

There are a variety of natural and herbal remedy approaches to dealing with arthritis. In most cases, the affects of arthritis can be reversed, reduced, and sometimes completely eliminated in time.

A natural approach to treating arthritis is much like the natural approach to many other diseases and health conditions. It’s important to treat the entire body for the problem, because many health problems are actually caused by deeper issues that aren’t readily apparent from the symptoms people are experiencing.

The first step towards naturally healing and strengthening your body is usually to do a full body detox. Detoxifying your body means you’ll be helping the body to clean out excess toxins, pollutants, bacteria, germs, and parasites as quickly as it can. By cleaning these problems out of the body, every organ and tissue is able to devote time and energy into repairing, recovering, and healing itself.

A full body detox is often done with the use of colon cleansing and irrigation flushes, combined with either a juice fast diet or a real food diet, combined with specific herbs that help the body cleanse and heal. Many of the herbs used for detoxing also help the liver, kidneys, and colon flush liquid and solid wastes out faster, so the excess harmful toxins can be removed as quickly as possible.

Not everyone likes the idea of doing a colon cleanse via irrigation and enemas so some choose to use herbs and dietary changes alone. This approach works just as well, but it can sometimes take a little longer to see the positive results.

There are many remedies that can be used to treat the symptoms of arthritis, but treating the symptoms will not actually take care of the cause of those symptoms, so relief is temporary, and your condition will usually worsen over time.

Many of the natural remedies and formulations marketed to treat arthritis are very safe, however with limited benefit. These would include glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and some herbal formulas. Alternatively, many of the prescription remedies have shown significant benefit but all too often at the cost of eroding the stomach lining, (which leads to a variety of health issues) and they can be hard on the heart, liver and kidneys. These “effective” medications are not safe. Clinical research has given us what appears to be a perfect balance between safe and effective, by way of a combination of unique natural ingredients in one formula containing New Zealand green lipped mussel extract, white willow bark extract (standardized to 15% natural salicin), unhydrolyzed chicken sternal collagen, hyaluronic acid and cetyl-myristoleate. This combination of ingredients, taken together was found to be completely safe and the most effective not only to treat the symptoms but to treat the underlying cause of arthritis and repair the damage.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

By J.E. Croft, LRCS, MRSNZ, FRSH, is a Licentiate of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London, UK), a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a fellow of the Royal Society of Health (London, UK) and a published authour whose specialty is marine-based natural therapy.

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