Arthritis can result from many factors including skeletal misalignment, poor diet, wear and tear to joints from harmful activities or injuries, and a hyper-sensitive immune system. It is important to address arthritis from all angles to maximize your ability to heal and function properly.
An anti-inflammatory diet is essential to reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Inflammatory foods create a “fire” in the body that will make joints hurt, blood vessels damaged, and organs malfunction. Be sure to avoid the four most inflammatory foods:
- Sugary Foods
- Grains (brown rice and gluten-free is a good alternative)
- Cow’s Dairy (especially milk)
- Processed Meats
Aim to include high amounts of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables as well as grass-fed meats. A high quality fish oil or cod liver oil supplement is extremely important to battling inflammation in the body. Go for a liquid form instead of the pill, as the pill may become rancid without you realizing it. Bromelain, Serrapeptase, Ginger, and Curcumin are great additions to help you defeat the effects of inflammation.
Chiropractic adjustments will improve your skeletal alignment and reduce unnecessary wear and tear on joints as well as help to balance your immune system function. A properly functioning nervous system is essential to staying healthy and balanced, and that’s what Chiropractic is all about!
Call our office today to schedule your consultation and see what we can do for you!