It wasn’t too long ago that we stumbled upon ‘The Holistic Gardener‘, a website dedicated to health and wellbeing. Fiann, the Irish author shares a number of interesting posts that would be good for you or someone you know who lives with arthritis.
Today, there are currently over 100 different types of arthritis and Fiann talks about understanding the type you have and how his website can help you work on a more natural, holistic treatment plan.
First off, he starts by taking a closer look at osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as what you can do at home to help aid in their treatment. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis:
While many still believe that arthritis is a symptom of ageing, this is in fact untrue. You can develop rheumatoid arthritis as early as 30 years of age.
With RA, your body’s immune system basically malfunctions and starts to target itself. Your body’s antibodies attack the protective layer that covers all of your joints, and this can trigger inflammation and pain.
Over time, this causes changes in your joint’s shape and can affect how they function.
To help with swelling, Fiann suggests that calcium and magnesium-rich foods or supplements can help. You will find both nutrients in foods such as:
Perhaps it time for a homemade curry or chilli tonight since the vast majority of spices can found in both dishes.
Osteoarthritis more often develops in those over 50. This type of arthritis affects your cartilage, which acts like your body’s shock absorber. It can be found between bones to stop them from hitting one another.
With osteoarthritis, it erodes your cartilage, and this can affect your bones as run against each other more and more. Resulting in pain, stiffness, inflammation, and overall reduced mobility.
Unfortunately there is no miracle cure for arthritis and there is no proven way to reverse the damage done. However, there is a list of food that help you slow the process.
Since cartilage is mainly made up of water and collagen, it would make sense to add foods that kick start out bodies collagen producer and they include:
- Vitamin C
- Dark Green vegetables (Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli)
Since the launch of our Uccello Kettle, we have spoken with a number of our customers who live with arthritis in order to better understand how we can help.
One thing we always hear is just how easy and helpful the Uccello Kettle is and how it does not cause them any pain.