Fight Arthritis and Join Pain – This Type of Arthritis is No Barrier to Physical Exercise
Knee arthritis is no fun.
It makes walking, bending and straightening more painful, sometimes to the point where sufferers simply stop moving around.
Luckily, a new study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research shows that we shouldn’t necessarily hang up our walking shoes just because we develop knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers studied 59 people with a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis: 48 women and 11 men. Most of them were in their mid-fifties and sixties, and their average age was 61.1 years.
The researchers didn’t look at people who were using walking aids or who had surgery, which means that those with severe knee arthritis were likely excluded.
To assess their pain levels, they completed two questionnaires every three months or so: the pain subscale of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score questionnaire and the P4 pain scale.
They also wore accelerometers for one week every three months to measure their daily number of steps.
By the end of the three years, it became clear that pain did not predict how far these people were willing to walk. Those with mild and moderate pain walked the same distance as those who were pain-free.
So why the difference?
It turned out that other factors were influencing how far people were willing to walk. The oldest and heaviest participants did less exercise than the younger and thinner ones, and everyone exercised more during the summer than during the other seasons, especially during the winter, which is what you might expect.
The study showed that pain does not seem to put people off walking as much as things like being overweight does. So, for arthritis patients, it might be better to help them to concentrate on food education and meal planning, so they can lose weight and make exercise more comfortable.
And not only that but helping them to find enjoyable indoor exercises during the winter months could also help them to reap the rewards of exercise.
And although arthritis pain isn’t a good predictor of people’s willingness to exercise, that’s no reason not to fight arthritis and join pain. You can heal your arthritis using these three simple steps…
Fight Arthritis and Join Pain – Arthritis Reversed with This Cheap Baking Ingredient
Even in osteoarthritis, your immune system is responsible for the inflammation in your joints.
A new study in the Journal of Immunology has now shown that one common baking ingredient combats this unnecessary immune system response and can thereby reverse inflammatory joint conditions.
Researchers from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University first tested baking soda on rats and then on humans, showing that it signalled to your mesothelial cells that your body is healthy and not under attack, which then curbs your immune system’s response.
This is how it works.
Throughout your body, there are mesothelial cells that line cavities, like your digestive tract, which covers some of your internal organs to prevent them from bumping into each other.
These cells have sensors, called microvilli, which watch for and detect potential threats like bacterial infections. When they sense a threat, they tell the organs they cover to mount an immune system response.
When you drink baking soda, on the other hand, the mesothelial cells that surround your spleen sends the opposite message.
Your spleen is an important factor in your immune system, so when its mesothelial cells tell it that there is no threat present, it refrains from launching the immune cells that trigger inflammation.
There are two types of immune system cells, or macrophages, with one type being pro-inflammatory and the other type being anti-inflammatory.
After the rats and humans drank water with baking soda for two weeks, scientists tested the cells in their spleens, kidneys, and blood, and found that there were suddenly a lot more anti-inflammatory than pro-inflammatory macrophages.
After drinking baking soda, the rats’ systems switched from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory and sustained this change for three days.
In humans, the change towards anti-inflammatory cells lasted for four hours.
When they removed the rats’ spleens, this entire mechanism was lost.
The authors promoted this as a potentially healthy and natural way to combat arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, as it does not turn the biological mechanism on and off, but simply nudges the balance of your immune system from one side to the other.
Baking soda is just another name for sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda, and it is not the same as baking powder.
In addition to containing baking soda, baking powder also includes an acidic substance and a flour to mop up moisture. Thus, baking soda is healthier to drink.
Fight Arthritis and Join Pain – Strange Cholesterol and Arthritis Connection Discovered
But a new a new study from Madrid in Spain and published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy reveals another factor. One that’s very easy to control.
And this may lead to a simple cure for arthritis.
They used 36 rabbits of which 20 received a normal diet and 16 a high-fat diet.
They then induced osteoarthritis in 20 rabbits, 10 from each dietary group.
Unsurprisingly, the rabbits fed the high-fat diet had high cholesterol, fat (triglycerides), and C-reactive protein, an indication of high inflammation. This was absent from the rabbits on the normal diet.
12 weeks after inducing the arthritis, they compared the joints of the four groups.
Compared with the normal dieters with arthritis, the arthritic high-fat dieters had much higher inflammation in the connective tissue in their joints called Synovial Membranes and had a lot less connective tissue in their joints.
This is also the case for the high-fat dieters without arthritis compared with their non-arthritic peers on normal diets.
If this is also the case for humans, it suggests that you can reduce your risk of this painful disease or moderate its symptoms by modifying your diet.
For more ideas to fight arthritis and join pain, watch this video – The best anti-inflammatory foods
High cholesterol is not the only cause of arthritis but this new study proves that diet and lifestyle changes can indeed affect, even cure, arthritis. And that’s exactly what I did using the 3 simple steps to fight arthritis and join pain found here…
This post is from the Arthritis Strategy Program. It was created by Shelly Manning, a former arthritis sufferer and a health consultant.
A Brief Background on the Author
Like you, Shelly Manning also suffered from arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. This was due to her weight and desk job. Her condition eventually took a toll on her relationship with her (former) husband.
It was when she went to Hong Kong that she met Janerdquo, an old woman who owned the restaurant where she ate. Janerdquo supposedly offered her a bowl of a weird-smelling soup, which helped ease her joint pain. She ate there each day for 10 days until she was completely healed from arthritis.
Shelly Manning decided to research this natural remedy and to create a step-by-step treatment plan to others who are suffering from different types of arthritis, such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and psoriatic arthritis.
That’s why she created “The Arthritis Step By Step Strategy.” According to her claims, this unique strategy will get rid of joint pain and stiffness, repair your damaged joints, and treat the underlying cause of your arthritis.
Shelly teamed up with Christian Goodman, the owner of Blue Heron Health News, a publishing company that aims to help people to take responsibility for their own health by using natural health alternatives for preventing arthritis in fingers and knees naturally.
To find out more about this program, go to Fight Arthritis and Join Pain Naturally at Home
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