There are MANY safe and effective methods of treating arthritis naturally. Some of which include:
1. Stay properly hydrated
Approximately 70% of the synovial fluid in the joints is comprised of water. Therefore ensuring adequate hydration is a must. You can read more about the proper RX and benefits of water in one of my two articles on water which you can find here.
2. Consume only pure, clean water that is the proper Ph
Arthritis is also a condition of acidity in the body, therefore consuming water that is the proper Ph is also very important. I recommend the Kangen Alkanalized Home Water System– and for good reason. It is the industry leader and what I use. Read more on this. Considering how much of our body is comprised of water (70%), and that it depends on our adequate intake of water to function properly, investing in this system is worth every penny. Mine has actually paid for itself many times over on what I’ve saved on bottled water prices and medical bills!
3. Control Inflammation
Arthritis is also a symptom of inflammation. There is much you can do to reduce the occurrence and severity of inflammation in general, and thus arthritic symptoms in particular. I list these in the article I wrote in May of 2008: Inflammation Do’s and Don’ts which you can find here.
4. Get Your Oils Right!
Your Diet: Flax v. Fish?
That means consuming ONLY fresh, unrefined, unprocessed, organic, properly prepared, high-quality oils and REDUCING all omega 6’s (inflammatory) in your diet while ensuring adequate ingestion of omega 3’s. Please note in this case, it is best that the source of omega 3’s be from marine life (i.e. fish), because THERE ARE VERY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES between getting omega 3 fats from flax seeds and walnuts and getting them from fish and fish oils yet it is out of the scope of this article.
What about Supplements?
Regarding fish oil and cod liver oil capsules and liquid, quality and purity are EXTREMELY important and a BIG, BIG problem in the industry.
As I mentioned, only wild fish is safe to eat. For supplementation, certainly not all fish oil manufacturers have the same high quality standards and practices. You don’t want to waste your money, or worse, cause more stress to your body by consuming a devitalized, rancid (polyunsaturated oils are EXTREMELY fragile and highly sensitive to proper manufacturing conditions) or toxic (farm-raised/non-wild fish are very high in heavy metals and pollutants) product, so be SURE your source is reputable and independently lab tested for purity. They are out there, but sadly, they are not the norm.
I list some of the resources on my website that I use myself for buying fish. My favorite is www.tunatuna.com/
See my list of recommended supplements including brands I love
As far as Cod Liver Oil capsules, the standard recommended dose is:
- Approximately 1 teaspoon/50 pounds of body weight
Well, I hope this information helps you! Please let me know how you do.
Keep smiling, keep dancing!