Sometimes in life you feel like you are trapped in a vicious cycle. You have a problem that becomes a new problem, which then worsens the original problem.
In the winter a man in his 70s called me with such a story. He had a seriously deteriorated back, and orthopaedic specialists said it was not repairable. He was then prescribed powerful anti-inflammatory medication.
Unfortunately long term use had caused kidney damage.
We used both diet and supplements to help calm inflamed joints and to help his immune system to revert back to normal function. The supplements included my multi-mineral/antioxidant/vitamin complex at maximum doses.
It can take up to three months before the body's healing processes are stimulated to start healing the problem. It is like the healing processes are dormant- suppressed by the disease process and unable to start healing.
One of the major issues with joint problems is that the body initiates an inflammatory assault on the damaged joint. Unfortunately the inflammation can itself become a new problem.
I included 6000mg of Omega 3 fish oil to a diet high in Omega 3. Magnesium can really help stressed tissue around spinal arthritis. This also helped him with a more comfortable night.
We then added a double dose of my joint formula. This is different from many joint supplements as it is high in chondroitin sulphate (CS).
I started him on 1500mg of CS, with 1500mg of glucosamine and 200mg of a high potency, rapid absorption curcumin (from turmeric) complex.
As a result, his back is much better.
The degeneration is still there but he is much more comfortable and
back to doing physically demanding tasks.
For more information, give me a call or email: email@example.com. You can read back issues at: www.abundant.co.nz
John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health.
Contact John on:
0800 423 559. To read more go to www.sunlive.co.nz