Completely Reverse Your Arthritis – Arthritis Caused by this Destructive Emotion
There are plenty of studies that show how depression contributes to poor health in elderly people. Emotions can have powerful effects on the physical body, as seen in cases where spouses die within days of each other.
Depression can be destructive, and it seems like the sadder you are, the more likely you are to have physical ailments too. So, it should come as no surprise that arthritis is made worse by strong emotions.
A new study in the journal, Psychology and Aging shows that anger is actually a more destructive emotion than sadness during old age because it increases our risk of inflammation.
The study’s authors collected health information from 226 people living in Montréal, Canada. They had them do a questionnaire to record their age-related chronic illnesses, and blood samples to record the most common inflammatory markers, interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein.
Crucially, they also spent a week recording how angry or sad they felt, to see if there was a link between stronger emotions and those inflammatory markers, as this might show a link to chronic health conditions like arthritis, heart disease, cancer, etc.
They divided their participants into two age groups: those in early old-age between 59 and 79 years, and those in advanced old age—80 and older.
Not surprisingly, they found that those participants who were angrier than their peers had higher levels of the pro-inflammatory chemical interleukin-6 in their blood. And if they were over 80, they were also more likely to suffer from chronic conditions like arthritis, too.
It’s interesting that the 59 to 79-year-olds didn’t suffer the same effects from daily anger, and that daily sadness didn’t affect either group in the same way either.
It’s also interesting that the sad people had lower levels of inflammation and fewer chronic conditions. Sadness just didn’t seem to be treating them as badly.
Psychologists call this effect the discrete emotion theory of affective aging. This says that the angrier you are as you get older, the more destructive the effects on your body. Sadness does less damage, and they think that it might even be helpful.
So, why does this happen?
The idea behind this theory is that our physical and mental abilities decline as we get older. We can’t do the same things that we once enjoyed, so we stop playing the piano, running marathons, hitchhiking, or whatever else we thought was fun, because our joints hurt, our memories go, and doing them becomes too difficult.
As a result, we either become angry or sad. The sad people grieve for the things they used to enjoy, while the angry people carry on trying to do them and get increasingly irate when they can’t.
Anger isn’t all bad, and it does have its uses. It can motivate and energize people in early old age to continue with their activities, but when their bodies let them down in advanced old age, this anger becomes toxic.
When that happens it’s much healthier to disengage from favorite activities and replace them with others. Sad is better than angry for your health.
If that all sounds a bit depressing, don’t worry. Before you get to that stage there are plenty of diet and lifestyle changes that could banish arthritis and really help improve your quality of life. Take a look…
Completely Reverse Your Arthritis – Arthritis Caused By Bacteria in These Popular Foods
A new study from the University of Central Florida published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology reveals amazing news for arthritis patients.
It can lead to a complete cure for your disease by cutting out just a couple of food items – maybe even temporarily.
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, or simply MAP is a common bacterium that appears in about half of the cows that provide our milk and beef.
One of the scientists in the team had previously found that people with Crohn’s disease were infected with MAP, and since rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease stem from the same genetic variants and are often treated with the same immunosuppressive drugs, they wondered whether MAP was involved in rheumatoid arthritis too.
They examined 100 arthritic patients and discovered that 78% of them have the same genetic mutation as people with Crohn’s disease. It is in a gene called PTPN2/22.
Of these, 40% were infected with MAP.
From these findings, they concluded that people with a PTPN2/22 mutation who are then exposed to MAP have a higher risk than the general population to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
Being medical scientists, they are obviously thinking in the direction of treating people with rheumatoid arthritis with antibiotics, as doctors have already started doing with Crohn’s disease patients.
But since there are already so many antibiotics around in the world that bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to them, it is hardly a good idea to stuff more of them into our bodies.
Moreover, as with Crohn’s disease, antibiotics against MAP may not stop the arthritis, but simply control the symptoms.
In fact, Crohn’s disease patients must remain on the antibiotics permanently, and these antibiotics puts patients at risk of colitis, which must then be treated with another antibiotic.
For these reasons, the better approach may be to find out whether you have the PTPN2/22 gene mutation, and to then steer clear of milk and beef.
The problem with MAP is that, unlike other bacteria, it is heat resistant and not killed by cooking, pasteurization, and other common food processing methods.
The real takeaway of this study is that arthritis is preventable and curable using simple lifestyle changes. And that’s exactly what I did using the three simple steps to completely reverse your arthritis found here…
Completely Reverse Your Arthritis – Eliminating Arthritis Exhaustion (New Study)
As all people with arthritis can testify, their condition is not only painful and disabling, but also exhausting.
In a new edition of the journal Arthritis Care & Research, a research team put a simple method to the test and the results on arthritis fatigue were breathtaking.
Best of all, this method is so simple you can start today, and it doesn’t cost you a dime.
They recruited 96 arthritis patients and split them into three groups:
- One that received standard educational material on arthritis fatigue.
- A second that received a pedometer and a step-monitoring diary to complete.
- A third that received a pedometer, a step-monitoring diary to complete, and step targets to meet.
They were monitored for 21 weeks so that the scientists could compare their activity and fatigue levels from before and from after the study.
The researchers were mostly interested in their self-reported fatigue levels, but also asked them to report their disease activity, physical function, pain, and depression.
This is what they found:
- The education material group decreased their daily steps by 747 steps and their fatigue dropped by 1.6 points on the fatigue questionnaire.
- The pedometer and step-monitoring group increased their daily steps by 1,441 steps and their fatigue dropped by 3.2 points on the fatigue questionnaire.
- The pedometer, step-monitoring, and step target group increased their daily steps by 1,656 steps and their fatigue dropped by 4.8 points on the fatigue questionnaire.
Therefore, the group that set itself step targets and monitored their daily steps experienced the largest drop in arthritis-related fatigue.
The latter two groups also reported an improvement in physical functioning and disease activity.
Pedometers are widely available and inexpensive, and you can compile your own step monitoring diaries and set your own step targets.
For more ideas to completely reverse your arthritis, watch this video – Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally: 5 Primary Steps to Reversing RA
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 Completely Reverse Your Arthritis at Home
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