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Arthritis advice

It’s that time of year when you maybe noticing pain or stiffness in your body or perhaps a loss of your range of motion. Here’s how you can help to manage your own symptoms with nutrition and wellbeing tips:

  • Hydration is of vital importance to overall health so make sure you are consuming around 4 pints/2 litres of water a day

  • Overall you are looking to make your diet more alkaline, you can do this by focussing your diet around vegetables, particularly green leafy one’s. Also adding in brown rice, fruits especially lemon’s, nuts, seeds, legumes and cold pressed oil’s

  • Avoid excess caffeine, alcohol, refined salt and sugar. Nightshade vegetables, which include tomatoes, white potato, aubergine and peppers contain a chemical called solanine and many people find these aggregate their arthritis (and psoriasis), so beware of this possible link.

  • Keep moving, you need to keep up with daily movement be that walking, gardening, something more challenging like a bike ride or gym workout or try my yoga class…click here for more details

  • The liver needs support and I’d recommend you take a multipronged approach looking at diet, supplements and detoxication. Contact me to work out a personalised programme to do this.

  • Keeping your Omega 3 intake higher than your Omega 6, this helps reduce inflammation and you can do this by eating deep water fish, seaweeds, walnuts and seeds like flax, hemp and chia. You can also supplement with oils including fish, algae or flax.

  • In your kitchen cupboard you may have apple cider vinegar that you could take in water or on your salad and turmeric which is best mixed with coconut oil and black pepper to enhance it’s absorption by 2000%. I like to add my turmeric paste to a non dairy milk for a ‘golden latte’ drink but it can easily be added to food like boiling rice, soups or stews. Both help ease the inflammation that causes pain https://theheartysoul.com/turmeric-paste-for-maximum-absorption/

  • Other supplements that help:

Magnesium

Vitamin C

Glucosamine

Green lipped mussel extract

MSM (methyl-sulfonlmethana) powder

  • Homeopathic remedies like Rhos tox can be helpful and are inexpensive, contact www.helios.co.uk or your local homeopath

If you have tried something that's worked for you drop me a message, I'd love to hear.

In the meantime, keep healthy

Hannah x

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