What Is The Best Treatment For Osteoarthritis?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis? What is the best way to prevent it occurring in the first place? How do you prevent it recurring post treatment? What is osteoarthritis, compared with arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis?

what is the best treatment for osteoarthritis

Arthritis is when one or more joints become inflamed and movement becomes difficult or painful. Stiffness is often the most common initial symptom. Swelling may occur later.

Medically speaking, there are many forms of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common. Osteoarthritis is considered to be as a result of wear and tear on the cartilage. This can result with age or after injury. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be an autoimmune disorder and is normally destructive, with both the joint and the cartilage wearing away.

Medically speaking, your options are rather limited to managing the pain and eventually joint replacement. Or joint replacements as one doesn’t last that long.

It’s better sense, and a far more economically viable option, to work out the cause/s and deal with these.

From an holistic point of view, any chronic health issue, particularly all the different forms of arthritis, can be caused by one or more of four areas:

  • diet
  • toxicity
  • injury
  • inherited tendency

DIET
The first option is entirely in your hands and no amount of treatment will help you if you don’t do something about this. So what are the most important foods to avoid or consume in cases of arthritis?

  • Dairy is particularly unhealthy so that is the first recommended food to drop.
  • Alongside dairy in its level of importance, junk food is of equal importance to avoid. It’s high in sugar and trans fats and low in nutrition.
  • Avoid processed foods such as white sugar, white flour, white pasta, white rice. Instead go for rapadura sugar or whole cane sugar or natural honey, wholemeal flour and pasta, brown or wild rice.
  • Other animal protein, including eggs and red as well as white meat, need to be limited or avoided. Two to three serves a week should be your maximum, rather than the common two to three serves a day.

All the foods listed above make your body acidic. It is only acidic bodies that can develop health issues. Your body thrives best at a slightly alkaline level. How do you achieve an alkaline body? By consuming unlimited amount of fresh fruit and veggies, as much raw as you can, the rest lightly cooked or steamed.

Along with an acidic body, the wrong foods cause inflammation.

By now you may be wondering why the original question – what is the best treatment for osteoarthritis – hasn’t been answered yet. It’s because you may not need any treatment at all if the cause is the diet. And I suggest that for the majority, this is the case.

TOXICITY
However, toxicity also plays a large part in this. Although your body is very good at eliminating some toxins, but not all, it often can’t keep up with the amount. Toxins are everywhere, but perhaps the most problematic ones from your health point of view comes from medical drugs and vaccines, dental fillings and conventional food.

Conventional food that is grown using pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers, GM and the like. This all accumulates in the body, creating havoc. So if you can eat organically (certified), then you will be much less toxic, and so will the planet we call home.

INJURY AND INHERITED TENDENCY
When an injury is treated by mainstream medicine, the chances of developing some form of osteoarthritis with age is large. However, when an injury is treated properly, such as with good homeopathic treatment, then this chance drops to zero.

Mainstream medicine has little to offer for any inherited tendencies, other than managing with more toxins (drugs) or removal of the part. In stark contrast, homeopathy is excellent in effectively eliminating inherited tendencies.

So by replacing mainstream medicine with homeopathy, not only does you health improve, you automatically reduce your toxicity.

Don’t become a martyr – homeopathic treatment for osteoarthritis gives you the best option. It’s effective, it’s non-invasive, it’s economical and it is arguably much faster than the recovery time from a traumatic surgery.

Asking questions, then looking at different approaches is the only way to make sense out of problems. Changes may not be welcomed initially, but it’s worth remembering the famous Einstein quote that states problems can only be solved with a different consciousness than that which created them.

Homeopathic Allergy Treatment – Fast, Efficient, Toxic-Free

Homeopathic allergy treatment is probably the fastest, the most gentle, the most permanent and the most economic of all the treatments available. It is without side effects and is completely toxin-free.

homeopathic allergy treatment

Allergies show a deep disturbance within the patient, so should never be tackled yourself. Choosing an over the counter homeopathic allergy medicine probably won’t fix the problem. It isn’t just about treating the allergy. It’s more about uncovering the cause and treating that. That’s way beyond the layman. It’s also about selecting the right medicine based on your personal symptoms, rather than on the label. Something that is, again, beyond the average layman, without training.

An allergic reaction is an over-reaction of your body to, what is often, a perfectly natural substance. For example, bees are natural beings. Most people who are stung by bees simply have a little swelling, itch and irritation at the site for a few hours, maybe a day or two. That’s a perfectly normal reaction.

Pollen is another perfectly natural substance. Yet many people are affected adversely when exposed to pollen. The same with some natural foods such as nuts. Animal fur can also be the cause of an allergic reaction. Yet humans have been living alongside animals for eons.

An allergic reaction means that your immune system is over-reacting. It can no longer distinguish what is normal and safe and what is dangerous. It has become confused. Unless this is resolved, by unravelling the cause, this situation is going to worsen over time.

Sure, you can mask the symptoms with medical drugs. But this will further lower your immune response, speeding up your eventual health decline as well as making your body more toxic. For example, it is known that the more you use an epipen, the less effective it becomes.

A skin rash can result from an allergic reaction. This can be mild or severe. A severe allergic attack can be life threatening. If the swelling is around the throat, it can occlude the air passages, making breathing impossible. So treating any more than mild allergies yourself is unwise. It is especially worrying when small children are involved.

When you seek out professional homeopathic allergy treatment, don’t expect a quick consultation. A thorough examination of your past ailments, family history, treatments and personal way of dealing with them needs to be undertaken. Somewhere in there is likely to be the cause, that only a trained therapist is likely to recognise.

A successful treatment will not only rid you of the allergy permanently, it will also improve your health overall. You’ll find that things like your sleep and your energy improve or become more balanced. Annoying people or situations no longer bother you.You are naturally drawn to healthy food rather than junk food. Your weight stabilises. These are all signs that your health was adversely affected and restoring balance to your economy means everything starts to improve.

View your allergy as a messenger telling you your health is compromised and that seeking help before it worsens is a good idea. And the best help is homeopathic allergy treatment, by a professional homeopath, that will help more than just your allergy.

Natural Treatment For Mosquito Bites Works Quickly

Natural treatment for mosquito bites can make life a lot easier than using the usual channels. Healing is fast, without side effects or toxicity and generally, your sensitivity to them lessens over time. Which is good news, to most sufferers.

treatment for mosquito bites

Mosquito bites can cause itching, swelling, even infections when they don’t heal, such as when someone suffers with a mosquito allergy. The reaction can vary from a few hours inconvenience, to days, even weeks, of suffering.

Common ways of treating mosquito bites naturally is to apply herbal or essential oil combinations topically, normally in the form of a spray. Topical treatment is the one most people are familiar with. And this can help. But generally it only helps those people who are not severely affected. In other words, it helps with the mild inconvenience.

These people generally have a good immune system. It is capable of reacting to the injected natural poison and diffusing it.

The problem arises in those who don’t have a healthy immune system. In these people, the immune system is too weak to mount a response to the bite and so chaos reigns, severe symptoms develop.

Please note that I am talking about the health of your immune system, not what you consider your health in general. You may consider yourself to be healthy, but you may still have a very weak immune system.

So what other natural treatment for mosquito bites are there? One for those people who suffer badly? With the swelling, the infections?

You have to tackle the problem from the inside. In other words, you support the health of your immune system, so that it is better able to deal with the bite. I’m not sure there is a better way than homeopathic treatment for this.

Let me give you an example. Trudy came to see me because she had severe arthritis. She didn’t think to mention that she reacted badly to mosquito bites. She thought that they were separate issues. (Nothing is separate with homeopathy. Everything has to be considered.)

Her arthritic pain was lessening nicely under the prescription I gave her. But then she had a set back after being bitten by a mosquito. It became very itchy, swelled up badly, then it started to affect other parts of the body. After a few days of suffering in silence, she went to her GP, who prescribed antibiotics.

When she returned to see me for her follow up, just a few days after the GP visit, she looked haggard. I immediately started her on the treatment that fitted her symptoms, as is normal with homeopathy. Within a couple of minutes, the itch disappeared. By the next day, the swelling had almost gone.

It took a few days for all the symptoms to disappear. But a couple of weeks later, she was bitten again. This time, she used the homeopathic remedy I had supplied her with for just such an event. No itch, no swelling, no infection.

She was ecstatic! She is an outdoor person with a lot of work to be done outside, so she needed this treatment.

The best medicine for mosquito bites are the homeopathic remedies that best fit your particular and personal symptoms. This is treating the problem acutely. For the long term reduction in your sensitivity to the problem, different homeopathic remedies may be needed. It truly is best for you to consult with a professional homeopath.

Homeopathy works by supporting the health and well being of your immune system. Only in this way are you able to overcome such problems. Problems that can easily worsen to become really serious over time.

Favour homeopathy for your preferred natural treatment for mosquito bites. The effect is fast, efficient and has the probability of healing the problem completely.

Healing Leaky Gut Naturally By Addressing The Cause

Before you can start the process of healing leaky gut, naturally or otherwise, you are wise to discover the cause. You may know the cause, you may know when it first started and what happened prior to this, but your ideas may have been invalidated by those who don’t appreciate what can cause a problem.

healing leaky gut

Sadly, this is common. So you dismiss your feelings.

You shouldn’t do that. You should dismiss the person who invalidated your feelings, instead.

Any health practitioner worth their salt, will always start their investigations, by respecting and honouring what you have to say. They may end up discounting it after thorough research convinces them otherwise. But not until.

People know their own bodies better than anyone. They know their weaknesses and strengths. They know when things started to go pear-shaped. Sadly, this knowing is often a quiet voice within, easily discouraged, especially by people with letters after their name.

Your instinct is invaluable, but you have to use it to strengthen it. A bit like a muscle.

Causes of Chronic Conditions Such a Leaky Gut
The real cause of any health problem could be physiological such as from a drug. Or it could be emotional, such as from a shock, grief or fright. It’s what homeopaths call “never well since” symptoms. So you were fine until that drug or that shock. You recall that’s when the symptoms first started. That’s the real cause.

And it results in a chronic condition, one which resonates with you in particular.

Understanding Leaky Gut at a Physical level
Leaky gut is when the intestines become porous. This is also known as intestinal permeability. This allows large molecules of food into your bloodstream, which have no business being there. Your body goes into overdrive to combat these invaders. But it can’t keep up. They are absorbed and cause inflammation.

Inflammation also comes from consuming unnatural foods (processed ‘food’ such as sugar, white flour, packets, etc), gluten, dairy as well as all other animal protein, and toxins (from medication or from the environment).

Chronic inflammation may not be the original cause of the problem, but it can exacerbate it, so is considered to be more of an aggravation to the condition.

The symptoms of a leaky gut include:

  • digestive issues – bloating, gas, diarrhoea
  • allergies
  • candida
  • skin eruptions
  • mood changes – anxiety, depression
  • other systemic or chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hormonal imbalances, an autoimmune disease

Healing A Leaky Gut
The digestive tract is key to how healthy your immune system is. Healing leaky gut, if you have it, should be at the top of your list of priorities.

The homeopathic treatment to heal your gut includes undoing the damage. In the example given above, it may have been caused by a drug or shock. So this needs to be addressed. Homeopathy is excellent at achieving this.

Once you have unravelled the past damages, your immune system takes over and all becomes well.

However, you must also include some supplements for leaky gut, such as healthy gut bacteria and enzymes. They may now be missing, so you have to help restore them, kickstart their colonisation again.

Your part in this treatment is to eliminate the aggravating triggers – the unhealthy foods, the medication.

It may not be possible to stop some medication quickly, but whatever you are taking it for, also needs to come under the umbrella of your homeopathic treatment.

Chronic conditions often take a while to heal. But the road to full recovery shows an increasing improvement of the symptoms and of your overall health. Homeopathy is probably the only modality that is truly capable of healing leaky gut, just as it is with any chronic disease.

Chronic Head Injury Symptoms – Healing The Trauma

One of the most common chronic head injury symptoms is a headache or migraine. This can develop after a minor head injury, such as hitting your head on an open cupboard door, or from a major incident whereby your head suffers a major blow. It’s not that they will just appear after hitting your head. They can become an ongoing, or chronic, problem.

head injury symptomsIt’s not uncommon to lose consciousness after head injuries. If this doesn’t last long, perhaps 30 mins or so, this is considered mild. However, the ongoing symptoms are anything but mild to the one suffering, not to mention their family.

Apart from the ongoing headache or migraine, symptoms of head injury can include:

  • difficulty or slowness in thinking, confusion
  • lapses in memory, so can get lost
  • difficulty focussing or concentrating
  • mood swings or changes
  • blood clots
  • seizures, such as involuntary movements of the head
  • loss of balance
  • fatigue
  • visual disturbances
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • irritability
  • depression
  • nausea
  • heightened sensitivity especially to light or sound

It’s not uncommon for any of these symptoms to develop weeks or months after the head trauma. Then they can recur, often when you are tired or stressed. They may last years or the rest of your life unless you receive the right energetic treatment, such as you receive with good homeopathic treatment.

There is little the medical profession can do for you. In fact, I have treated people whose GP actually refused to believe they had suffered concussion based on the test results. However, judging by the ongoing symptoms, it is my opinion that that is exactly what they had suffered from. This was also confirmed by how they cleared up with the right homeopathic treatment.

The presence of head injury symptoms indicate that your body has been unable to heal itself from that trauma, however mild it was considered to be. Popping pain relief pills will do nothing to help you in the long run and will only serve to make your body more toxic.

Any kind of head injury in children should be taken seriously, especially if the child is not able to communicate very well. In these cases, you need to be very aware of the objective symptoms, such as a change in behaviour or personality.

Any head injury symptoms, or traumatic brain injury (tbi) as it is commonly referred to now, should be taken seriously as they can become a major problem. Homeopathy is, without any doubt, the best way to permanently heal the trauma, to banish the symptoms for good. If you or anyone you know suffers with any kind of head trauma symptoms, do yourself a favour, or tell them, to seek out a professional homeopath.

Thyroid and Depression Are Linked

Is there a link between the thyroid and depression? Should antidepressants be given automatically for depression? What about a link between the thyroid and other mental health disorders? Do GPs really know what they are doing by dishing out antidepressant drugs by the billion?

thyroid and depression

When the thyroid hormone is deficient, we experience a host of symptoms such as depression, fatigue, foggy thinking, muscles aches, digestive disorders, low metabolism, low core temperature, palpitations, insomnia, amongst others. There can be a puffiness especially about the face, indicating a weight problem.

Obviously, this means the thyroid hormone is essential to healthy living.

Will you gain anything from having a thyroid test? What can they really tell you?

The problem with any medical test is that they don’t look at the whole person. A suffering human may not look like the test results in front of your GP. Does it really tell your GP anything important? I suggest not, unless they look at the real thyroid disruptors or culprits.

So the problem is thrown back at the patient for ‘imagining’ their state, or worse, sent to a psychiatrist.

Real things which contribute or cause thyroid imbalance include:

  • Medical drugs typically interfere with the delicate natural balance of health. They also block the path of nutrients. Lithium, a common drug for mental health patients, interferes with the secretion of the thyroid hormone. The birth control pills are synthetic hormones which lower the availability of the thyroid hormone. Other hormonal treatments are likely to have the same effect.
  • Fluoride is used to suppress thyroid function. But fluoride is in all our tap water. And it can’t be filtered out. What is it doing to our thyroid?
  • Industrial and agricultural chemicals are everywhere. They create a highly toxic body and this can lead to upsetting the way our hormones work.
  • Most western diets are poor, with insufficient nutrition and abundant toxins.

The fact is that health is far more complicated than your average GP knows from their training. Their training is focused on drug treatment for a set of symptoms, not on causes, such as a deficient diet, over medication or toxins. So, it’s up to you to join the dots. Of course, if you use a natural therapist, then they are likely to join the dots for you.

Natural thyroid treatment will not dismiss your feeling of depression, but will also not directly treat that in isolation. Instead, the treatment will look at the whole picture (holistic) to get to the root cause. Hypothyroidism may not be the cause of the lack of the thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism suggests a structural inability of the body to produce what is natural. Instead, it is more likely to be a deficient diet coupled with a high level of toxins.

Sort these two problems out and the problem may be solved. That doesn’t mean you should go looking for the natural remedies for thyroid, to treat yourself. Certainly, they will not do the harm the medical drugs do, but they may not help either, as you may not fully appreciate what you are dealing with.

In addition, no supplement will solve a problem when the core issue isn’t being addressed.

There is a definite link between the thyroid and depression, as there is with the thyroid and anxiety. But it is much less likely to be the fault of the thyroid than the fault of a nutrient poor diet plus a high level of toxins.

The best and most meaningful actions to take is to start by:

  • addressing your diet – at the very least eliminate all processed foods (sugar, packets, white flour, soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colours, etc), all dairy and GMOs. In addition limit or eliminate all animal protein and increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegies
  • address your exposure to toxins – use natural personal care products, house cleaners, garden products, air your house as much as possible
  • learn to meditate, take up yoga or Qigong
  • and for your health concerns, find a professional homeopath you can rely on and work with

Good homeopathic treatment supports a healthy immune system by eliminating cravings and addressing any shortfall. It treats the whole of you, not just your thyroid and depression.