Osteoarthritis

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‘…..A healthy, non-inflammatory aggravating diet is a valuable way to optimise wellbeing…’

 

 

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of inflammatory joint disorders, characterised by a breakdown of the protective cartliidge which surrounds joints, progressively leading to a functional deterioration, pain, stiffness and joint swelling.

Major causative factors and risk factors that can contribute to the incidence of OA include poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, bowel toxicity, genetic predisposition, trauma to or near the joint (acute or chronic).  OA  most frequently affects hands, knees, hips, and spine.

A healthy, non-inflammatory aggravating diet is a valuable way to optimise wellbeing and can have positive benefiits in reducing rate and severity of OA

 

Foods to eat very little of:

 Reduce/remove allergenic foods. The most common allergic foods are Gluten (in particular that found in wheat), and dairy.

  • Deadly Nightshade family (Tomatoes, white potatoes, capsicum, chilli, eggplant)
  • Red Meat
  • Normal tea
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • alcoholic beverages

Foods to eat lots of:

  • Oily fish such as Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna, sardines
  • Olive oil – especially drizzled over salads
  • Pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds
  • Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, non-gluten containing grains (millet, buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice) seeds and nuts.
  • Try to drink 2 litres of water a day.
  • Try to have a fresh vegetable juice each day – 1 carrot, 1 apple, ½ stick celery, small amount of beetroot and small amount of fresh ginger.

There are also many relevant and effective herbs, nutritionals and homoeopathics to assist the very problematic signs and symptoms associated with OA.

Contact Judith today for more information.and support about OA or any health issue

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Judith Magee is an accredited and registered Homoeopath, Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Health Educator, with post graduate training in Holistic counselling. With over 20 years spent in private practice, Judith provides safe, effective treatment for a wide range of chronic and acute conditions, combining the best of clinical experience with the latest in technology and integrative health advances.

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