Havelock North Village Press - - Omeliving - BY JOHN ARTS

I of­ten say that I have the best job in the world.

I get to help the coura­geous peo­ple who have been pre­pared to make of­ten con­sid­er­able changes in or­der to main­tain, re­gain or just im­prove their health. It’s a ter­ri­ble cliche´ but there re­ally are no free lunches with good nutrition.

For ex­am­ple over the last four months I have been help­ing some­one with sig­nif­i­cant arthri­tis pain in a knee. This had re­duced her mo­bil­ity to the point where she could no longer ex­er­cise, and lived on painkillers.

With diet we added a range of an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory com­pounds with an­tiox­i­dant-dense foods, less sugar and car­bo­hy­drates and sig­nif­i­cantly boosted an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory fats from flax seeds, al­monds, wal­nuts, oily fish, olive oil and av­o­cado.

We then added a broad spec­trum multi an­tiox­i­dant/ min­eral and vi­ta­min com­plex. To this we added a sta­bilised Omega 3 fish oil booster to re­duce tis­sue in­flam­ma­tion around the dam­aged knee joint.

For spe­cific joint sup­port we added a com­plex of high grade chon­droitin with a 95 per cent turmeric ex­tract. We then added a tem­po­rary an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory com­plex to rapidly re­duce joint in­flam­ma­tion. This in­cluded po­tent anti-in­flam­ma­tory agents such as Ac­tiVin™ grape seed ex­tract, resver­a­trol, acai ex­tract and oth­ers.

Af­ter four months she now is mostly pain free and for the first time in years no longer needs painkillers.

You can see the de­light on her face now she is able to start do­ing the things she loves. Her gen­eral well-be­ing has im­proved sig­nif­i­cantly.

The arthri­tis that caused the pain is still there. Her car­ti­lage is still worn and dam­aged. What we have done is to shut down un­wanted in­flam­ma­tion. The re­sult is sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved mo­bil­ity.

John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a nu­tri­tional medicine prac­ti­tioner and founder of Abun­dant Health Ltd. Con­tact John on 0800 423559 or email [email protected]­dant.co.nz. Join his full weekly news­let­ter at www.abun­dant.co.nz.

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