Simple issues solved
Some people contact me with straight forward problems. I was speaking with someone recently who has moderate osteoarthritis (OA) in her knees. We put her on a programme that included some dietary recommendations, some helpful tips and two supplements. I have no doubt that within three months she will be more comfortable.
Others have complex problems. A woman in her 60s contacted me with OA in her hands, knees, hip and back with sciatica down one leg. She had restricted mobility and also was very tired. I created a comprehensive support programme for her to reduce inflammation throughout her body, to improve circulation and improve energy. This included an intensive supplement programme for the first three months.
This included high doses of Omega 3 fish oil to balance her inflammatory processes. I then added my joint support programme. This is a little different than many as it is high in chondroitin sulphate (CS). Studies confirm the benefits of high doses of CS. I started her on 1600mg of CS, with 1600mg of glucosamine and 400mg of a high potency, rapid absorption curcumin ( from turmeric) complex.
We then added a potent multi-antioxidant complex that included acai berry extract, grape seed extract (OPC), resveratrol and others. Magnesium can be particularly effective to help relax tissue around arthritic joints, especially in the complex tissue around hips and backs.
Within two months she noticed her thumbs were less painful and her mobility was improving. As a bonus the antioxidant complex had stimulated her energy and she was feeling much better.
After five months she was now able to cycle again. Her thumb joints were almost pain free. Now she describes herself as largely pain free, has much more energy and feels confident about the future.
Sometimes in life you feel you are trapped in a vicious cycle. You have a problem that becomes a new problem, which then worsens the original problem. A man in his 70s called me with such a story. He had a seriously deteriorated back. Orthopaedic specialists said it was inoperable. He was prescribed long-term antiinflammatory medication which had caused kidney damage.
It can take three months before the body’s healing processes are stimulated to start healing the problem. It is like the healing processes are dormant — suppressed by the disease process and unable to heal.
One of the major issues with joint problems is that the body initiates an inflammatory assault on the damaged joint. Unfortunately the inflammation does little to heal and over time can itself become a new problem. I created a comprehensive programme for him. We used both diet and supplementsto help calm inflamed joints and to help his immune system to revert to normal function. The supplements included my multimineral/antioxidant/vitamin complex at maximum doses.
I included 6000mg of Omega 3 fish oil to a diet already high in Omega 3. Magnesium can really help stressed tissue around spinal arthritis. This also helped him with a more comfortable night. We then added a double dose of my joint formula.
This is different from many joint supplements as it is high in chondroitin sulphate (CS). Studies confirm the benefits of high doses of CS. I started him on 1600mg of CS, with 1600mg of glucosamine and 400mg of a highpotency, rapid absorption curcumin (from turmeric) complex. As a result his back is much better. The degeneration is still there but he is much more comfortable and back to doing physically demanding tasks