A Deeper Meaning of Arthritis

A Deeper Meaning of Arthritis

Longer term benefits require looking at the underlying cause:

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 detoxification programme. Detoxifying 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 using colon cleansing and irrigation flushes combined with either a juice fast diet or a whole 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 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.

Many remedies can be used to treat the symptoms of arthritis, but treating the symptoms will not actually take care of the cause of those symptoms. Therefore relief is temporary and your condition will usually worsen over time. Similar to the whole-body approach to detoxing, the herbal treatment should be designed to take care of the underlying cause. In all diseases, treating the cause is paramount to recovery. Should you ignore the cause of arthritis, while treating only the symptoms, the condition will not improve.

Most of the natural remedies marketed to treat arthritis are very safe; however, although many of these remedies have some efficacy, they are often with limited benefit.

These would include glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and some herbal formulas.  Alternatively many of the synthetic or 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. These remedies can also adversely affect the heart, liver and kidneys. Though “effective” at reducing symptoms, these medications are generally not safe and come with a host of side effects.

There are other alternatives which clinical research reveals may provide a balance between safety and effectiveness. Combining several lesser known but completely natural ingredients that have been proven effective can work to offer greater results. These unique substances include New Zealand green lipped mussel extract, white willow bark extract, chicken sternal collagen (unhydrolyzed), hyaluronic acid and cetyl-myristoleate. The New Zealand green lipped mussel was a staple in the indigenous Maori people’s diet and kept them free from arthritis; this mussel extract is often referred to as the Miracle of the Sea.

The combination of these ingredients was found to be completely safe and effective in treating not only the symptoms but the underlying cause of arthritis and to eventually repair the damage. They are designed to “clean up” the synovial fluid, protect and rebuild cartilage, lubricate the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, and act as a powerful natural anti-inflammatory without eroding the stomach lining.

There is no quick fix, however — what took thirty years to wear out will not be replaced overnight. Any natural remedy or combination of natural ingredients should be taken on a regular and long-term basis to see best results.

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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