Just a few years ago joint diseases, such as arthritis, were considered to be mostly typical for the elderly. Today’s research shows that arthritis is becoming rapidly «younger» and even at the age 30 one can easily get this diagnosis.
Arthritis, except for the reactive forms, unfortunately, cannot be completely cured. The right approach and sufficient patient’s effort can lead to a possible long-term remission. Medicines prescribed by a doctor are aimed to remove the inflammation and pain, stop the destruction of cartilage tissue. Special gymnastics helps maintain mobility.
However, you should not consider the diagnosis like a sentence. If you do all the prescriptions of the doctors, it is possible to have a normal life. Another disappointment for people with arthritis will be the absence of a clear diet for arthritis, however, some guidance on the correct nutrition in this disease exists.
Aloe vera for arthritis
Aloe vera is usually grown not for the sake of its beauty, but for the sake of its unique curative resources – not in vain it is respectfully called «green doctor». The practice of application of aloe for the joints has been known for a long time.
And in its effectiveness has already been experienced by thousands of people. However, the official medicine, recognizing the many advantages of this medicinal plant, is still skeptical to the idea of the treatment of patients’ joints.
But in the folk recipes you can find recommendations for the preparation of domestic medicines from the juice of aloe for the treatment of pain in the joints in arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.
In the case of arthritis it is recommended to combine internal and external use of natural aloe vera juice or special gels, balms and elixirs made on its basis. Drink 2-3 tablespoons of the juice, made from plant leaves 3-4 times a day before meals. The leaves of the aloe must be pre-washed, dried and kept in the fridge for 5 days – only after that one can extract juice out of them.
Children of pre-school age suffering from diseases of the joints should take 1-2 tea spoons of aloe juice three times a day.
Smear the affected area with aloe vera juice from 2 to 6 times a day, depending on the severity of the pain.
The compress of aloe vera, honey and vodka has an effective action. All the ingredients are mixed in the following ratio: 1 part of juice of aloe, 2 parts of honey, 3 parts of vodka or medical alcohol. A mixture is applied to painful joints for 30-40 minutes. The procedure can be repeated 1-2 times a day.
Diet for arthritis involves the use of products that contribute to the improvement of the cartilage and relieve the inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids have such an action. They are found in fatty fish.
Therefore, it is expedient more often to eat exactly the fish, leaving the meat only a small place in your diet. And this disease, leading to the destruction of cartilage tissue, and in the period of exacerbation requires a practically full refusal of meat products.
Vegetables and fruit
Fresh fruits and vegetables are extremely rich in useful substances of very different plan. For patients with arthritis the most important nutrients are vitamins and antioxidants. They can be obtained using fruit and vegetables in sufficient quantities. Here doctors tend to believe that more useful for people suffering from diseases of the joints will be fruit of yellow and orange colors. This color means the high content of vitamin C.