Help­ing arthri­tis with good nu­tri­tion and an­tiox­i­dants

Havelock North Village Press - - Front Page - BY JOHN ARTS

I could fill a book with the tes­ti­monies of clients who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments in joints af­fected by os­teoarthri­tis (OA).

As an ex­am­ple I have been work­ing with some­one with OA in her an­kles and back. Through diet we wanted to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion but also help lose a few ki­los to take more pres­sure from the af­fected joints.

Back arthri­tis is gen­er­ally the least re­spon­sive to diet and sup­ple­ments. Be­cause of this we started with much higher doses of sup­ple­ments. We added high lev­els of anti-in­flam­ma­tory Omega 3with higher doses of broad spec­trum an­tiox­i­dants and min­er­als. We added a tem­po­rary an­tiox­i­dant booster and a dou­ble dose of my joint for­mula.

In the first two months she was on over 1500mg of high grade chon­droitin and glu­cosamine with 200mg of 95 per cent cur­cumin (turmeric) ex­tract. Within two months she started to no­tice the dif­fer­ence. She has been able to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce pain med­i­ca­tion and has greater mo­bil­ity. As a bonus her en­ergy has im­proved and feels much bet­ter in her­self.

Last week I car­ried out a monthly re­view with a client in her mid-80s with arthri­tis in her shoul­der and hands. She com­mented on how much bet­ter these were.

Nu­tri­tional ther­apy can have un­ex­pected im­prove­ments. My client also had a long-term prob­lem with very dry skin. While it has taken a time to im­prove here we have an 85 year old whose skin has im­proved sig­nif­i­cantly.

Many peo­ple re­spond to health prob­lems by pur­chas­ing sup­ple­ments at the su­per­mar­ket, health store or that ad­ver­tised on TV. There is noth­ing wrong with that but in my ex­pe­ri­ence the best re­sults come from us­ing a full nu­tri­tional pro­gramme cov­er­ing diet, sup­ple­ments and ap­pro­pri­ate life­style changes. These are the steps that can re­ally make a dif­fer­ence.

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 [email protected]­dant.co.nz. Join his full weekly news­let­ter at www.abun­dant.co.nz

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