Friday, December 18, 2009

What are you putting in your body?

The thing I hate about going to the doctor for anything now days, is that they seem to just throw some pills at me, and send me on my way. I'm never sure exactly what the pills are for, and what they will do to me, except that they will help my pain go away. Will they make me itchy, or make my hair fall out? Most of the time, the side effects are worse than the reason I am taking the pills in the first place.
If you are like me, then you may be interested in the following article, posted at Healthy New Age, in which you will find many natural ways to relieve your pain.......... and keep your hair.

Natural Arthritis Treatments for Pain Relief and Joint Protection

The true test of an arthritis pain relief formula goes beyond pain relief.

If it's to be a health formula worth taking, it will also assist the body in repairing the damage to joints and bone and also to providing nutrients the body can use to maintain healthy joint function and protect against further cartilage degeneration.

So, don't settle for temporary pain relief when you can utilize this special combination of ingredients to help your body repair. Learn about natural arthritis treatments that have research behind them.

12 Ingredients That Can End Your Arthritis Pain and Joint Pain

Glucosamine is a natural sugar produced by the body and found in certain foods. It plays an important role in the production, maintenance, and repair of cartilage. It stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage.

Shark Cartilage is a source of Chondroitin Sulfate. It drives the Glucosamine and provide maximum absorption. Also, in many trials it has reduced the possibility of developing cancer. Bovine Trachea can also be used as a source of Chondroitin, however, there is a risk of BSE (Mad Cow Disease).

Chondroitin Sulfate reduces inflammation and assists the Glucosamine in protecting against future cartilage degeneration.

Bromelaine cleans away the debris in the joints restores proper fluid balance. In addition, it helps to inhibit inflammatory compounds and reduces pain and swelling.

Ascorbate (Manganese and ascorbic acid) assists your body with processing the glucosamine. This is a very important ingredient and one that is missing in nearly every glucosamine product on the market today.

Yucca has a long history in treating arthritis and rheumatism. The root is rich in sponins that elevate your body's ability to produce cortisone naturally.

The Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docasahexaenoic acid) are constituents of fish oils that act as anti-inflammatory agents. Usually, these products are sold separately in health food stores as salmon or fish oil.

Boswellin has been used for centuries in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine to maintain healthy joints. Boswellic acids improve blood supply to the joints and maintain the integrity of blood vessels. At least one study has indicated that they may open up collateral blood circulation to provide adequate blood supply to the joints. Boswellin has been known to reduce joint swelling, maintain blood supply to inflamed joints and mobility as well as reduce pain due to stiffness in the joints.

Vitamin A (Beta carotene) is essential for growth and repair of body tissues and it aids in bone formation.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) produces a mobilization of your body's self-defense mechanisms, which assists your immune system to overcome disease.

And finally, Vitamin E (Tocopheral) is an antioxidant, which acts to protect red blood cells and unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation damage. It also assists your body in maintaining healthy membrane tissue.

Vitamin A, C, and E all promote general health and protect against the harmful effect of free radicals.


  1. Natural is always best.

  2. I prefer Alternative medicine 100% of the time.