10+ Ways to Manage and Treat Arthritis Pain
I had heard soak raisins or prunes in gin for 3 days in fridge and eat 3-4 in morning. Keep in mind I was at the liquor store when I heard about it, but the old cowboy swore to it.
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I see you have Canola Oil on the "to eat list." Don't you know that Canola Oil is not fit for food? To extract Canola Oil from the Rape Seed Plant it takes a combination of pressure and Hexane Gas. Further processing can not remove all the Hexane Gas and cooking does not remove it! Canola Oil does have one valid usage: added to nop water it can give a shine to wood floors. but as food, it is not healthy!
I read up on Tart Cherry Extract and began taking the supplement capsule all natural. In a week the relief is very noticeable in my knee which has been terribly painful for 4 years from arthritis. The capsules are 1200mg and from what I’ve read you can take 2500mg per day. Helped me a great deal so far.
Actually eating the deadly nightshades is a very bad idea as they all cause an inflammatory response and increased allergies. True, hot pepper on occasion can help, but not all the time. I know this from experience!
Alyssa is correct; nightshades are very bad for arthritis, which is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease. Tomatoes and potatoes are major nightshade culprits and should be eliminated, or at least very restricted in any arthritis diet. And lifetime habits help the most here, so start right away either eliminating or minimizing tomatoes and potatoes from the diet if parents or other forebears suffered from arthritis. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
The fruit of nightshade (berries) plants are poisonous in their green state. Fully ripe ones are not. Think. Tomatoes are member of that family.
It’s an ingredient in hot peppers—capsaicin—that has anti-inflammatory powers. Learn more from Mayo Clinic.
If you are concerned, you can always take capsaicin in a patch or lotion or pill form.
I hated sweet bell peppers as a child. My grandmother put them in everything possible. My grandparents ate them as snacks. At age 11 I started having joint problems and grandma said I needed to start eating these peppers. I didn't listen. In my 30s I found a book that was focused on eating your way to good health and ridding yourself of aches and pains by eating natural pain relieving foods. What did I see on page one for achy joints, the worst tasting thing on the planet (to me) Bell Peppers. I found freezing them concentrates the anti-inflammatory Chemical and removes most of the bitterness. Chopping them up into tiny pieces also helps hide them. I can tell a difference if I go a few days without eating them.
I found out last year at age 54 that I had/have Juvenile Onset arthritis. It went untreated for 40yrs. Early diagnosis and treatment is key, please do not put off going to a rheumatology board certified doctor. Arthritis damage cannot be undone after a certain point. I wish I would have made peace with the peppers and listened to grandma.
I have been taking Boswellia Serrata or Indian frankincense for a few years with awesome results. I mix it with equal amounts of ashwagandha root which is thought to have some anti inflammatory properties. You can get boswellic acid extract or buy the ground frankincense itself. I prefer to grind my own from frankincense tears but it is difficult to find. It works well.