Arthritis sufferers live with pain that only people with the disease can understand. With over a hundred different kinds arthritis is a crippling painful condition. If you were stricken with a condition like arthritis, how far would you go to help yourself? There are things we can do besides going on some of the most powerful prescription anti-inflammatory drugs man has created. You can change your diet to help your arthritis and maybe even cure it. At the very least ease your discomfort. Most of us eat a combination of foods and most of us are meat eaters. In many cases just switching to fish and cutting out some foods is not enough.
Become A Vegetarian?!
Sounds drastic, but the overall benefits to your general health especially as a sufferer of a condition like arthritis are astounding. Many arthritis sufferers who have made the switch to a vegetarian diet found it to help their arthritis almost immediately.
What Do I Need To Do?
Begin with a fast. Fasting will help to clean your body and prepare you to change. Fasting is also good to do on a regular basis and strengthens your immune system. After fasting for a few days, introduce one or two new foods slowly every few days. Green leafy vegetables, grains and fresh fruits; like mangos, ginger, garlic, apples, spinach, broccoli and carrots. No dairy products, no alcohol. Lots of water and exercise is recommended. After switching over you will find a renewed health. Your body will be renewed. In most cases a vegetarian diet becomes the help to arthritis sufferers that they needed all along.
Sceptics’ have often attacked the premise that diet can help a condition as serious as arthritis. Science points however to many factors in our diet that are the root of the problem. Many forms of arthritis have the underlying cause of inflammation, and many foods we eat contribute to that inflammatory cause of arthritis.
Gout is an excellent example of this. Too much meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and in some cases foods we don’t even know we are mildly allergic to are consumed and converted into uric acid which collects in our joints. The uric acid forms crystals which like tiny pieces of glass break over and over with each joint movement. If we did not eat those trigger foods, the gout would not flare to an intensity to cause severe pain and disability and in most cases can be completely controlled by diet. A vegetarian diet would be the perfect diet to help cure gout arthritis.