It is such an important time to start taking your health into your own hands and find natural ways to manage your health conditions. Arthritis is another condition where symptoms can be managed without the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis can affect anyone at any age, but it is extremely common in the elderly and is considered part of ageing. There are many different types of arthritis, but one of the most common is rheumatoid arthritis. It is believed that rheumatoid arthritis could be directly related to the health of the digestive system. This is because rheumatoid arthritis is an immune disorder, meaning that the immune system fights itself by attacking the joints in the body.
What causes arthritis?
It depends which arthritis you have, but as previously mentioned the most common types of arthritis are degenerative and rheumatoid. Both these arthritis conditions can be helped by looking after your gut health. Gut health has strong links to ageing; the better your gut health, the slower your ageing. However, I also have another theory fluoride has been added to water for many years. Fluoride is now also available in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even at the dentist. Too much fluoride in the body can cause something called fluorosis and there are strong links between fluorosis and arthritis. 
Symptoms of arthritis 
There are lots of different types of arthritis.
The symptoms you experience will vary depending on the type you have.
This is why it’s important to have an accurate diagnosis if you have:
- joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
- inflammation in and around the joints
- restricted movement of the joints
- warm red skin over the affected joint
- weakness and muscle wasting
Natural treatment for arthritis.
As arthritis is linked to inflammation focusing on an anti-inflammatory diet would be beneficial – see here. You should look to include some of our beef bone broth also, because it is packed full of collagen, and other natural minerals, which are really good for your joints. It would be also worth taking a few supplements (see below).
Taking an approach to reducing fluoride is a good idea. You should look to remove all fluoride from your diet. Choose a fluoride free toothpaste and mouthwash. You should also buy a fluoride filter. You can visit this website for filters and to see if your water-board adds fluoride to your water. https://www.uk-water-filters.co.uk/fluoride_areas_uk.html
It would be worth taking the following supplements:
- Collagen tablets
- Omega 3 & 6 tablets, as well as cod liver oil
- Vitamin D supplement in the Winter also
- Milk thistle tablets to support your liver to help detoxify your body.
Ensure that you do plenty of exercise, as well as getting plenty of natural sunlight on your skin. Eat lots of oily foods too, like olives, avocados and nuts. Be sure to rest plenty, meditate and get a minimum of 7 hours sleep per night.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]