I have a new doctor and I showed her my Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) report from April of last year and I asked her to translate it. She glanced at it and said that I had arthritis and there is no cure for it.
Instead of wasting her time with too many questions, I went home to research how to live the arthritis and the pain (in my lower back, in my case). I came up with the following results that I want to share with you, BUT, you should consult your own physician about your own ailments.
1. Reduce weight by taking smaller portions; be aware of the intake of calories; avoid sugary foods and drinks; and eat plant-based foods.
3. Omega-3 fatty acids may relieve joint pain and decrease morning stiffness. It supposedly reduces inflammation in the body. It is recommended that we eat fatty fish twice a week. Over the Counter Omega-3 is also doable.
4. Exercise. Gardening is on the top of my list and walking is recommended. The worst thing that I can do for my pain is to lay down and give in to the pain; however, it is recommended to take short rests and refrain from chores. Work a little, rest a little.
5. Finally, stay hydrated. It will help with weight reduction and it will flush out toxins. I still have problems with drinking water, but I have startedl to drink water more than usual.
I stocked up on canned salmon, sardines, and herring. Fresh salmon, trout, mackerel, and tuna are excellent choices for Omega-3. The Omega-3 balances out the carbohydrates that shows up as triglycerides in a lab report. .
There are so many more ways that we can protect ourselves against arthritis and to stay healthy. I need to go out in the garden and move around and keep moving and grow vegetables that are a vital part in the plant-based diet.
Source: WebMD, my doctor, myself.
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