A Nutritionist's Insight on Arthritis
A Nutritionist's Insight on Arthritis by
Here is some of my knowledge about nutrition's role in
ARTHRITIS from past experiences. I am speaking as a
nutritionist, not a medical specialist.
Most arthritics I have dealt with experienced marked
relief usually within a short time after enriching
their diets with GLYCONUTRIENTS, along with
PHYTOGENENS in a complex that includes additional herbs
that assist the body in diffusing pain after strenuous
exercise or in conditions where there is chronic pain.
For best results, balancing all four systems of the
body speeds recovery time, so support from
PHYTONUTRIENTS and FOOD-MATRIX TYPE VITAMINS AND
MINERALS is also important. These nutrients play the
following support roles in the body:
GLYCONUTRIENTS: immune system modulation, either upward
or downward as needed; anti-inflammatory; anti-viral,
anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and delivery system for
all other nutrients.
PHYTOGENENS: hormonal balance, fat metabolism, bone
metabolism, stress management, energy levels, mental
clarity, help in building new nerve pathways.
PHYTOGENENS IN A SPORTS FORMULA: all of the above, plus
pain management and recovery from physical stress.
PHYTONUTRIENTS: help with repairs in the body of bone,
muscles, tendons, tissues, nerves; protect against
tumors; aid body's host defense system.
FOOD MATRIX TYPE VITAMINS AND MINERALS: nutrients that
the body can recognize as food and utilize 100%
(instead of the average 7% for non-food forms of
vitamins and minerals); act as a catalyst for other
nutrients in the body.
When relief of arthritis symptoms doesn't begin to
happen soon for someone I always investigate to see if
perhaps they might have an allergy to dairy products.
That can imitate a lot of the arthritic symptoms! My
nephew was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, but
when he got off of all dairy his symptoms all left, and
they discovered that he did not have arthritis,
actually. Also, a few are allergic to a lot of grains
such as wheat and corn, and that needs to be explored
This can be done easily by leaving off all those foods
for two weeks, and see if it makes a difference. If
there is just a slight difference, than taking care to
eat those offending foods only once in four days can be
a big help, and they don't necessarily need to give
them up permanently. Over time, adequate amounts of
glyconutritionals in the body usually help correct or
reduce most allergies.
Drinking adequate amounts of water is absolutely
essential to speeding up this process. Divide the
body's weight by half, and that is how many ounces of
water an individual needs. Eight to ten glasses a day
is average; bigger people require MORE. And for every
cup of caffeine containing beverage that is consumed,
one EXTRA glass of water is needed, as caffeine
dehydrates the system further. It is amazing how many
symptoms can disappear just by being properly hydrated
- including depression. When we feel depressed, often
the rest of the body has been dehydrated for several
days, and now the brain is!
Mild exercise is also a must for arthritics. They may
be very limited to what they can do, but any movement
is helpful, even gentle stretching. We lose what we do
not use! Sitting with feet on a mini-trampoline while
someone else jumps on it is a great aid in exercising
the lymphatic glands when other normal exercise is
I hope this is helpful in your support of people who
suffer from arthritis. As you know, rheumatoid
arthritis is a common autoimmune disease.
Glyconutrients are necessary fuel that the immune
system uses to counteract autoimmune diseases, so that
the right signals can be sent out between cells to
modulate the immune system back downward so the body
will stop attacking itself. It may sound complicated,
but put simply, it spells RELIEF 'and that's what
people are looking for. It is best for overall health
when that can be attained through improved nutrition
instead of toxic drugs.