Arthritis occurs as a pain or inflammation and/or a wearing away of the joints, this being of two types:
Osteoarthritis is a deformation produced when the cartilage between the bones wears away, to the point where the cartilage can disappear, causing the bones to rub up against one another, particularly in the extremities.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is different from osteoarthritis in that it extends to the whole body, inflames the cartilage and synovial membrane, where the bones join. This causes a loss of synovial fluid ( oily liquid that serves to lubricates and protects against friction and deterioration away of bones).
The illness is not common but when it occurs it requires medical attention
The symptoms are : inflammation and pain in the joints, usually beginning in the hands of feet but can also occur in the spinal column or in other areas. Humid climate and cold weather increase the pain. It can become difficult to move and also can cause a deformation in the affected area of the body ( hands,feet, etc. ) It generally increases with time, impending freedom of movement.
It is suggested or recommended to eliminate red meats, alcohol, cigarettes and other toxic elements. Allergies to certain foods can produce inflammation in the joints. The most common are : flour, sugar, whole milk, potatoes and black pepper. ( Try these with caution to see if any produce an inflammation in the joints).
It is also suggested to avoid butter and fried foods. Red meats contain a fatty acid called Aracidonic Acid. This acid contributes greatly to the inflammation of the tissues.
A vegetarian diet impedes and blocks the process whereby aracidonic acid is converted into inflammatory prostagladins.
The same benefits have been found by consuming fish oil from cold fresh water fish which contains polyunsaturated fatty acids ( EPA) ( beneficial fats ) like OMEGA-3, also Omega-6 and Omega-9, or oleic acid found in OLIVE OIL – ( Rereference ; Guide to Natural Remedies for Health and Well-Being – Enrique Garza
ALOE VERA and ARTHRITIS
Aloe Vera is a stimulant to the immune system, a powerful anti- inflammatory, an analgesic and is able to speed up cell growth.
Aloe Vera contains a large number of mucopolysaccharides (basic sugars) which are found in every cell in the body. Aloe also contains large numbers of nutrients including vitamins E, C, B1, 2, 3, and 6 as well as iron, manganese, calcium and zinc. Seven essential amino acids and fatty acids are also found in Aloe Vera.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, debilitating condition. It manifests itself as stiff, swollen joints with varying degrees of associated pain caused partly due to nerve damage and partly by the pressure of the swollen area.The swollen area is normally red in colour and described as inflamed. The redness is caused by the blood supply to the ‘damaged’ area being increased.
Conventional treatment includes use of anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids, typically cortisone injections or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These certainly can ease the painful effects but unfortunately do not repair damaged tissues. There can also be undesirable side effects, particularly thinning of the skin and osteoporosis. Although many NSAIDs are available, each one has the potential to cause stomach ulcers.
Repairing damaged tissue by regenerating cells is a function at which Aloe Vera has been shown to be most successful. It not only relieves the painful symptoms but also helps to disperse damaged tissue – a type of detoxification process. Aloe Vera may be taken both internally as a juice or as a gel applied to the painful joint. Here Aloe Vera’s deep penetration may show benefit.
The degree of success with this treatment varies considerably from person to person. With some, relief and improved joint flexibility is virtually immediate – an apparent ‘magical’ cure, whereas in others, the process can take much longer and the degree of recovery may not be so great.
In any event, an important fact must be remembered: Aloe Vera has no known adverse side effects. It is an extract from the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant, known throughout the world where it grows naturally as the ‘First Aid Plant’, the ‘Burn Plant’, the ‘Miracle Plant’ and the ‘Medicine Plant’.
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