Can my joints improve? Part 1

Abundant Life
with John Arts |

I’ve been working with someone who has had problems with his knees.

He had damaged one knee some time ago.

In more recent times his ‘good’ knee had started to deteriorate from osteoarthritis.

Eventually his ‘good’ knee became worse than the knee damaged in an accident.

During a monthly review he told me the results were amazing.

He has much less pain and is more mobile.

He has come from a position where working was becoming increasingly difficult to now being more confident about the future.

There are several lessons we can learn from this.

The first is our bodies have an extraordinary ability to heal.

However, this healing is dependent on the smooth operation of our healing systems.

In many cases healing is restricted because the body system designed to heal the damage is somehow faulty or has just stopped functioning.

The outcome is always disease.

In this case we made several changes.

The first was to try and identify foods that either caused inflammation or in some way restricted healing.

Two of the most important groups of nutrients are fats, because they govern the inflammatory pathways and antioxidants as they protect our cells from damage.

We can also cheat a bit, but in a good way. I see effective joint health supplements as the ultimate cheat.

We can target specific compounds that have a direct therapeutic function in sore joints.

This can often reverse the discomfort and reduction in mobility by adding therapeutic levels of chondroitin sulphate to greatly impact the health and stability of cartilage.

Adding water-soluble curcumin, from turmeric, we can reduce inflammation and swelling in the joint capsule.

Next edition we’ll look at the second lesson we can learn. For more information, give me a call or email: Or read my newsletter at:

John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on 0800 423 559.

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