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?
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:
- inherited tendency
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.
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.