Could you be much bet­ter?

The re­sults af­ter six months have sur­passed what he ex­pected. He has much less pain and in his own­words just the odd twinge. He is back ex­er­cis­ing, has more en­ergy and just feels bet­ter.

Hamilton Metro News - - Health - By John Arts John Arts (B Soc Sci, Dip Tch, Adv Dip Nut Med) is a nu­tri­tional medicine prac­ti­tioner and founder of Abun­dant Health Ltd. For per­son­alised ad­vice, con­tact John on 0800 423559 or email john@abun­dant.co.nz. Join his full weekly news­let­ter at

About 500 peo­ple a year con­tact me for the first time.

Most con­tact me be­cause they have some type of health is­sue. The ma­jor­ity of these are un­der the care of their GP but are seek­ing diet, sup­ple­ment and lifestyle mea­sures that are com­ple­men­tary to med­i­cal treat­ment.

The best thing about what I do is to share with clients health im­prove­ments they never thought pos­si­ble.

So here is the real ques­tion: How much bet­ter can I be than I am now?

By way of ex­am­ple some­one con­tacted me in May this year. He had sig­nif­i­cant knee pain from os­teoarthri­tis that caused dis­com­fort and se­verely limited his mo­bil­ity.

His only med­i­cal op­tions were heavy pain re­lief and a fu­ture knee re­place­ment. He had been proac­tive and was al­ready tak­ing sup­ple­ments that helped a lit­tle.

We made a num­ber of changes to his diet. I made changes to his sup­ple­ment pro­gramme, in par­tic­u­lar ini­tially tar­get­ing 1500mg of high grade chon­droitin and a num­ber of an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory an­tiox­i­dants.

The re­sults af­ter six months have sur­passed what he ex­pected. He has much less pain and in his own words just the odd twinge. He is back ex­er­cis­ing, has more en­ergy and just feels bet­ter.

Joint prob­lems are the most com­mon rea­son for peo­ple con­tact­ing me.

Our goal is firstly to re­duce the un­wanted in­flam­ma­tion of­ten the cause of much of the pain.

Se­condly we add an­tiox­i­dant com­pounds such as cur­cumin (from turmeric) and the po­tent grape an­tiox­i­dants like Ac­tiVin® grape seed ex­tract and its twin Resver­a­trol.

Thirdly we add the build­ing blocks of car­ti­lage to im­prove the func­tion of car­ti­lage and other joint tis­sues.

If you have joint prob­lems, how much bet­ter can you be? Feel free to con­tact me.

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