Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips For Rheumatoid Arthritis — Kathleen Zelman — UHC TV



Many people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and one of our viewers wants to know is thereanything about the diet that might be able to help reduce symptoms and inflammation?So according to the Arthritis Foundation, there’s no such thing as an arthritis dietper say, but on the other hand if there are foods that are trigger foods that you thinkare associated with pain and stiffness, then it’s wise to eliminate these foods. In fact,one recent study showed that 30 to 40% of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis benefitedfrom an elimination diet. So an elimination diet removes those trigger foods, those thatyou suspect are causing problems, eliminates them from the diet and then slowly adds themback in one at a time to determine if there are any symptoms associated with it. So ifyou have that pain and stiffness which could be contributing to your, the symptoms youhave. Other things you might consider, Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in plants formssuch as walnuts or the best source which is fatty seafood like salmon is an anti-inflammatoryso that it may help in rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease decrease cellular inflammation. So the American Heart Association recommends two servings of fatty fish a week give ita try and see if your symptoms are reduced. Other than that, eating a diet that’s richin fruits and vegetables and whole grains and legumes, they’re rich with phytonutrientsthat help boost anti-inflammatory responses and boost your immune responses and are justgreat disease fight foods and should be plentiful in your diet. So talk to your doctor aboutsupplements, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements, consider trying the fish, and make sure allthose healthy fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes are part of your diet. Good luck.

Diet & Nutrition Tips : How to Prevent Arthritis



This is Rachael with Nutrolution in Miami Beach, Florida. In this clip we are talkingabout how to prevent arthritis. And I’m going to focus here on osteoarthritis, it’s oneof the two common arthritis, the other one is rheumatoid. But with osteoarthritis thebig key for prevention is to make sure that you are getting number one enough mineralsand fatty acids into your diet. These are the two things that comprise the bone matrix. So getting your minerals and your fatty acids into your diet and two is limiting inflammationand acidity in your diet. So inflammation and acidity come from things like sugar, inflammatoryproteins such as gluten coming from some of your starchy grains. As well as casein andsoy are also inflammatory proteins. And so focusing in on mineral rich foods, plant basedfoods that help alkalize your body are things like, my favorite, almonds are actually oneof the richest sources of calcium. And all nuts in general as well as your leafy greenvegetables like your lettuce and your kale and your broccoli. This has been Rachael withNutrolution in Miami Beach, Florida.

Natural Treatments for Arthritis



Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and founder of DrAxe. com. In thisvideo, I’m going to share with you the top natural treatments for arthritis. Arthritisis something that affects a lot of people. Especially rheumatoid arthritis is reallyautoimmune in nature and actually starts in your gut, which is surprising to a lot ofpeople. So I’m going to really share with you these natural arthritis treatments thatare effective in terms of diet and supplements and the things you want to stay away from. The first thing I want to talk about is the arthritis diet you should be following, isit should be anti-inflammatory. Here are the top foods you should be consuming. Numberone, omega-3 rich foods. Omega-3 fatty acids are going to reduce inflammation. Wild-caughtsalmon or wild-caught fish is your number one food of choice. After that, for omega-3fats, things like grass-fed beef, along with flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. So again,you can do a healthy snack like some walnuts and raisins, wild-caught salmon for dinner,put some flax or chia seeds in a morning super food shake, but get those omega-3 fatty acids. The second thing you want to do diet-wise is consume foods that are high in sulfur,and sulfur contains something called a form of MSM that reduces joint inflammation andhelps rebuilding your tissues. The top foods that are high in sulfur are going to be onions,garlic, asparagus, and cabbage. So you can do saut�ed cabbage with some garlic, dosome onions in with some grass-fed burger, of course, asparagus as a side dish or anysort of cabbage or coleslaw or sauerkraut, even better, but get those sulfur-rich foods. They help reduce arthritis symptoms. The next thing you want to be adding in is bone broth. Bone broth is loaded with a formof collagen that contains the amino acids proline and glycine, and both proline andglycine help rebuild tissues. So especially if you have any type of degeneration or youhave any sort of, not just inflammation, but degeneration of the joint, we know that bonebroth works great. So again, that’s going to be making a homemade bone broth soup isgreat for healing your joints. Last, but not least, lots of fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies are packed with enzymesand anti-inflammatory compounds. Some of the best include papaya, which contains papain,pineapple which contains bromelain, and other sort of raw fruits and vegetables are fantastic. That should make up the bulk of your diet. It should be organic omega-3-rich meats, healthyvegetables, healthy fruits, and some nuts and seeds like flax, chia, and walnuts. Now, here’s what you want to stay away from. Number one is excess sugar. Excess sugar causesinflammation. Also hydrogenated oils, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, even canola oil, thoseare inflammatory oils. Stay away from those. Also certain grains like gluten. Consumingconventional grains, flour products, and wheat products will cause joint inflammation andmake arthritis worse. So for that reason, on your arthritis diet, you want to stay completelyaway from those foods if you want to start healing arthritis. One other sort of food,you can look this up, if you’re a very sensitive person, you have severe autoimmune disease,sometimes nightshade vegetables will contribute to arthritis symptoms as well. Now, here are the best supplements in the natural treatment of arthritis. Number oneis a fish oil supplement. I recommend 1,000 milligrams a day of a high-quality fish oil. Number two, turmeric. Doing about 1,000 milligrams a day of turmeric or curcumin, it’s a verypowerful anti- inflammatory herb. Now, you can take turmeric and sprinkle that on yourfood, and that works great as well. But actually, taking it as a supplement can be very effectivein the natural treatment of arthritis. Number three super food or super supplement you should be using is actually proteolyticenzymes. Proteolytic enzymes like bromelain, these are something that you take on an emptystomach, are probably, along with fish oil, the most effective thing you can do to getimmediate relief from arthritis. Number four, glucosamine. Glucosamine chondroitin, or glucosamine sulfate, is very effectiveat actually giving your body sort of the nutrients and things it needs for rebuilding healthyjoints. And last but not least, MSM. MSM is a form of sulfur you can take in supplement formthat’s also effective. So, guys, don’t forget those top foods, the top foods to stay away from, as well as thebest supplements in the natural treatment of arthritis. And hey, if you’ve enjoyed thisvideo, make sure to check out my site, DrAxe. com. I’ve got three other articles on how to naturallytreat arthritis that I think you’ll love, and you’ll find they’re on the website also. Hey, subscribe here. We’ve got a lot more healthy natural cures coming your way.

Control Arthritis Pain with Diet



I want to welcome doctor Karen Hotchkissa pediatric ear nose and throat surgeonand mother extraordinaire. Also a good friend of ours. Is it ok if call you Karen?Absolutely! Karen how did you first hear about the Young Health Shake?I actually heard about the Young Shakethrough Doctor Young. We came as a patient family. My daughter who is now 9 was diagnosed witha very severe form of juvenile arthritis when she was 2. We went to the best the best and were at one of the localmajor university centers in an academic program being treated by a pediatricrheumatologist. Had spent six years basically on injectable medications all the thingsyou see theinfomercial commercials for the Embroil. What I didn’t realize as a mom is thatafter four to five years and you can burn out on those medications they stopworking. We were in a full-blown pain crisis. The Embroil had stopped working and had been a great ride for us for aboutfour yearsother than we were on shots twice a week and here having to put itas six or seven year old three shots was not a lot of fun but she was a trooperand we got through that. Her quality of life is pretty good but we didn’t realize thatat some point you can hit a wall and she hit that wall and her pain number andthis is a kid who’s had arthritis pretty much our whole lifewho would tell us that on a day when she felt a 9 out of 10 with still gettingout of bed and trumping through schoolthat her pain was 27 out of 10 and we were we’re at a loss. We were making trips every week to get eight-hour infusions ofa new medication called Remicade which is a different classused to treat arthritis and it wasn’t working and we were desperate. As a mom not only as a doctor but as a mom you’ll do anything for yourchildren. My husband came home one day and said I’ve heard about this guyname Doctor Young and he’s got a different approach to arthritis. I saidgreat I will do anything I will stand on my head in the cornerand wave my hands around if you tell me I’ll make my child better. I said just show me that there’s some science behind it, let’s go. So the nextdayluckily a friend of a friend was able to pull some strings and heard aboutour story and out desperate situation and was able to get us into the clinic. Doctor Young introduced us to the shake. As I sat there and listened toDoctor Youngtelling us about the shake and the biology behind it and the science behind iteverything from my first and second year of medical school came back toplay and saidthis really make sense. This is everything that we learnedearly on of what the body needs to function properlyat the cellular level. Then as we started to look atJoy’s diet realized everything we were putting into her body was not what she neededto be havingfor arthritis. So that day we learned about the shakeand we got started, cold turkey we went to the shake. We had nothingelse. There was not an option to try and convince a nine-year-old take a shake. Itwas happening, period. We also made some diet changes right then too. Takinga lot of the carbs out. That was really hard to get all carbohydrates, potato chipsDr. Young sat down with us and asked us what her diet consisted ofit wasmac and cheese for breakfast pizza for lunch and pasta for dinner. You knowas parents and a child who is chronically hurting we we were desperateanything she wanted to you we were happy to because at that point any nutrition atall was a struggle. Within two to three weeks starting her on the shakes we saw a hugeimprovement. Her pain improved her joints swelling resolved andbefore long we knew we had our are happy healthychild back. We were amazed that off medicationsthat she was doing so well simply by changing her dietand incorporating shake daily. Was it hard to get her to take the shake? I meanit’s protein an oilit doesn’t sound appetizing. The other thing that from a mother’s stand point that is great aboutthe shake is that they are very low sugarand I think our children in today’s society are very used to that very sweetsweet taste. At first it was a little difficult. The thing I loved about Dr. Young ishe said to usget the good stuff inthe number one priority is to get the good stuff in and we’ll worry about the badstufflater but but we really focus on getting the stuff in. So that meant we couldexpand our possibilities with the shake so if we want but bananas in it are we needed twoputchocolate syrup cocoa powder or anything else tomake the shake kid-friendly and palatable. The next two to three weeks westarted experimentingin the kitchen and were able to come up with some great recipes. Now it to not only provides variety but a nicemeal for her. We make it custom for her whether it’s chocolate orvanilla or fruit flavoredShe does a great job. Has she gone back? I know the University was involved care a lot ofdoctors. What have they said? Their thoughts?I guess I’m a little hesitant to say what their thoughts are becausewe actually haven’t gone back. I have seen some other specialists, that arecolleagues and told them what we’re doing and they have said,well you know sooner or later it will be back orthis may just be a temporary phase. Not really appreciatingwhat a valuable point nutrition can play. I will tell you when we wereat our last visit getting our last infusionmy husband did ask if diet played a role in arthritisand one other providers toll is absolutely not, don’t evenexplore diet therapy because there’s there’s no roll for that in this diseaseprocess. I think at this point now we are six months healthyand six months off all medications can say absolutely this has been the best sixmonths of our life.

Healed from Arthritis and Now Running Barefoot on a Raw Food Diet



The birds are having a party. It’s early in the morning andI really like coming to the park early morning to breath somefresh air and feel the natureclose to me, and. . . I just wanted to share with you that it hasn’t always been like that. For those ofyou who may not know I have suffered a lot of physical pain in the past before Ichanged my diet. I used to have arthritis. And it was just really hard for meto do any type of exercise. I was already practicing yogabut very light yoga, just to easemy pain. But it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t a regular practice. I was takingmeducation very regularly. The pain was so strongin my body that it was even hard to go outsidedepending on the weather, or if it was raining. A few months ago,well, I have been eatingraw for almost a year – wow that’s amazing,I can’t even believe that – but a few months ago I found out aboutbarefoot running. I’m using myfive-finger shoes: can you see that?Since I found out aboutbarefoot styleit just changed my life, really. I don’t have any pain on my knees anymore. I set my myselffree to run and enjoy that in a waythat I’ve never experienced before. I’m just really inspired about barefootrunning style. And today,at the moment, I can’twait to leave the house in the morning and come to the park fora jog. I’m just so happy that I wanted to share that with you how. Changing to a raw food stylediet has reallyopened my life to to new possibilities. Even small and big ones. But all these possibilities are changing Who I am and how I feelabout life and fitness and health. I just wanted to share with you that you don’t have to bea tri-athlete or a ultra-runner to startrunning barefoot or just start even runningin any way you want to. Just. . . Just go. If you want to try to barefoot running style I really recommend that toyou. You will feel lessimpacti on your knees, on your heels. And in the beggining you will feel a lot oftension on your muscles, your leg muscles. But thatsnormal. So just take it easy, round 10 minutes anddo it again the next day. Just do it, really. Just take that moment as even a spiritual practice for yourself. I like running, listening to my iPod,I really like listening to meditation songs when I run. I know, it may sound like, wow, it is so slow. . . But it’s really not. I take my running practice as a meditation practice. As I run,and as a few the wind, the sun orthe rain, I’m thankful for everything. I’m thankful for the healing that iscoming towards me. And I’m thankful for the earth. And the universe. And everything. So, I just really wanted to share that with you and I hope you are enjoying your day. I hope you are using every opportunityto inspireyourself to have a better life. So, that’s it for today. I’m looking for to to share more with you. Thanks for watching. Have a beautiful day.

Best Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis — Kathleen Zelman — UHC TV



If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you’ll relate to this concern. One of our viewerswants to know, “Are there any foods that will help reduce symptoms or decrease flare ups?”Well that’s a million dollar question. And the diet and rheumatoid arthritis relationshiphave been studied extensively. And what we do know is that if you’re overweight, by losingweight you can reduce the impact on your weight-bearing joints. That will decrease stiffness and inflammationand make you feel better. So one thing for sure is getting yourself to a healthy weightcan really be beneficial. With regards to other foods, there’s no solid evidence thatnight shade vegetables should be avoided. But, if you associate night shade vegetableslike eggplant with some pain, then by all means you should eliminate them. So, any foodsor beverages that cause you pain, eliminate those foods. But, consult your registereddietician in the event you’re taking out whole food groups. But there was a study that lookedat 15 different studies to analyze what are the best diets for arthritis. And what cameout on top was the Mediterranean diet. So the Mediterranean diet is one that has lotsof fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, olive oil, limited amount of meat. And peoplewho follow this type of diet for 12 weeks had a reduction of about 15 percent of pain. So similar affects were found for people who were on vegetarian diets that included milkand eggs. So by eating a healthy diet, you know, that’s probably your best defense. Butthere’s also some interesting research about omega-3 fatty acids. Because rheumatoid arthritisis an inflammation and omega-3s are anti-inflammatory the combination could be very powerful. Checkwith your doctor, but the studies seems to suggest that fish oil may be beneficial. Youneed about three grams a day. For at least 12 weeks. And just to put that into perspective,one, four-ounce piece of salmon has two grams. So you have to eat more than a a four-ounceportion of salmon or take fish oil tablets. But do that under your doctor’s care. Butfirst of all, look at your diet, and try to shift it towards a Mediterranean-style diet. Get your weight down. And you’ll be doing yourself a good deed.

Foods to Include and Avoid in Arthritis



Foods to Include and Avoid in ArthritisWhat foods are ideal in fighting Arthritis?Although medications are prescribed by physicians to those suffering from arthritis,having nutritious meals help fight the symptoms of the disease most especially the inflammation. People need to understand that the medications prescribed do not right away spell out the word cure instead they are meant to alleviate the pain and inflammation. But instead of leaving it all out on the meds, nutrition can also take on this role only it has more benefits as it not only fights the pain and swelling but it adds up to energy and of course we can get nutrients. Some of the foods that will help you fight arthritis are as follows:Foods high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Fats are also needed by our bodies to function well and the healthiest known fat is the omega-3 fatty acids. This fatty acid suppresses inflammation by stopping the production of certain enzymes that wear away the cartilages. Antioxidants. When there is inflammation, the formation of free radicals happen. Free radicals are molecules that damage the cell and it is with antioxidants where the body is protected from the effects of these molecules that can eventually be damaging. There have been studies that shown that it is with specific kinds of antioxidants that help relieve pain and slow the progress of the disease. GingerAn ideal diet would definitely be something that is not just nutritious but also tasty and what better way to make food tasty than by adding in spices like ginger. Just like fruits and vegetables, ginger is a plant-based food and makes a huge impact to the health of a person. Ginger happens to have chemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties making it an ideal part of the diet. What foods to avoidIf there are foods that should be part of your diet, there definitely are foods to avoid as well as they can either trigger inflammation or pain. There have been studies stating that arthritis pain in joints can be triggered by allergic reactions to specific types of foods. If you keep these foods out of your diet, you will be able to experience relief of the pain and perhaps the swelling as well. It would be advisable to avoid these foods in your arthritis diet:Red Meat: beef, pork, lamb – have fish and chicken without the skin insteadSugary foods such as honey and chocolates Dairy products such as cheese and cow’s milk Salty foods and foods high in fat such as butter and margarineNightshade family foods such as eggplants, white potatoes and tomatoesFlour and bran from white wheat Dry roasted nuts – you can have walnuts and almondsAlcoholic beveragesDrinks such as soft drinks, coffee even decaffeinated ones and tea

Yoga Exercises for Arthritis Pain Relief : Neck Arthritis Yoga Exercises



I am going to demonstrate how to do astral posture in the neck region. This neck regionis starting the first inhaling and your head is up and hold your breath and slowly, slowlyexhale, head down, inhale again and hold, exhale down, inhale again, exhale down, neck relax and left side going to inhale,exhaling time come back, right side inhaling time, exhale come back, inhale left side, come back exhale, right inhale, exhale comeback and relax. Tee time clockwise normal breath one, two, three and relax, change anticlock, breath normal and just relax three times. So neck astral postures. All neck regionstiffness is released, all the stiffness in the neck, nerves system, is recharging inthe neck region. So this area is, any kind of in pure energy going out and pure energyand generate.