Feel nimble again with yucca!
Before trying prescription steroids for arthritic joint pain, reach for yucca! Nicknamed “nature’s own cortisone,” the roots of these shrubs (some of which are thousands of years old) are shown to relieve inflammation, stiffness and swelling an amazing 80%—with no harmful side effects! Credit goes to saponins, anti-inflammatory compounds in yucca that soak up the toxins and metabolic waste that attack the cartilage that provides cushioning between joints. ✤ Mojave medicine! Take a 500-mg. yucca root supplement (such as Swanson Premium Yucca, $4, Swansonvitamins.com) three times a day with meals.