Natural Remedies for Arthritic Pain

During my last trip back home, I discovered that my mom’s arthritic pain had worsened. I tried talking her into following some natural remedies and taking some supplements for the inflammation. She isn’t a very easy person to convince unless the pain is excruciating.

Arthritis remains a common disease especially among the elderly. Turning to natural remedies and starting an arthritis diet can help patients suffering from this illness. One of the most common arthritis diets is to eliminate potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and most peppers. But some have said that diets haven’t been proven to affect arthritis at all.

Another arthritis diet seeks to reduce the acids in one’s body eliminating sugar, coffee, red meat, most grains, nuts, and citrus fruits. Itís intended to be followed for just one month. People may feel better because they lose weight which reduces the stress on their joints, but again there is no evidence to support this. My uncle who is an enthusiast in Ferrari parts is one of them. Apparently, my uncle told me that drinking green tea has been shown to reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis in mice, but there are no conclusive results on human studies yet. Shark cartilage is supposed to relieve arthritis too.

The best natural remedy for arthritis is a good old-fashioned well balanced diet. Eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, and go easy on fats and cholesterol. A heart healthy diet is especially important to patients with rheumatoid arthritis as studies have shown a link between this disease and heart failure. Vitamin C is good for repairing body tissue. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium, build bone mass, and prevents bone loss. Calcium helps strengthen your bones. If you are on medication, ask your doctor if he/she recommends taking vitamins.