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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Home Remedies and Cures for Osteoarthritis

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. The cartilage between the joints begins to break down and wear away, causing pain and stiffness. Heavy use of the joint isn’t necessarily what causes the problem. But there are plenty of ways to alleviate the pain and stiffness it causes with natural home remedies and cures.

Like everything else, diet has a lot to do with how you feel. Eat a healthy diet that includes whole, unprocessed foods with no added sugar, no soft drinks, no chemical additives, flavorings, coloring or preservatives. Eat whole grains (if you’re not sensitive or allergic to them), no artificial sweeteners and little alcohol. Avoid caffeine. As always, eating natural foods (natural home remedies and cures) is best.

Doctors have found that some people are sensitive to nightshade plants. Nightshade vegetables include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (including paprika, but not black pepper), eggplants and tobacco. The sensitivity is not an allergy, but a progressive loss of the ability to metabolize substances known as “solanine alkaloids,” found in all nightshade vegetables.

You may want to eliminate these nightshade vegetables in your diet for at least three to four months to see if there is any significant difference in your pain and movement. Trial and error is the only way to see if these vegetables affect you.

For natural home remedies and cures to help stimulate the growth of new joint cartilage, try taking 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate three times a day. It may take three to four weeks for pain relief to begin. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor first. Glucosamine may affect your blood sugar, but probably not.
Niacinamide (not niacin) can control the pain and swelling of osteoarthritis. Take 1,000 mg. of niacinamide three times a day. Be sure to take it three times a day and you should feel results in three to four weeks.

Here’s a list of home remedies and cures to take for osteoarthritis:
Niacinamide - 1,000 mg. three times a day
Boron - 3 mg. twice daily (useful in treating osteoarthritis and preventing cancer)
SAMe - 400 mg. once or twice daily
Willow Bark - two to four doses per day (of tablets containing 400 mg. of willow bark extract and 60 mg. of Salicin)
Myristin - six capsules per day for 80 days (can be found at natural food stores and compounding pharmacies)

Changing your diet to a healthy diet will really help improve your symptoms of osteoarthritis and anything else that ails you. Using the listed home remedies and cures will greatly give relief to osteoarthritis.

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