Ease Arthritis Pain

Manage your arthritis pain with these tips.

| June 2018

  • Arthritis pain in your wrists, knees, and elsewhere can feel unbearable.
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  • “Health Hacks” by Esme Floyd lets you understand why your body works the way it does, how you can remedy it when it's underperforming and how you can keep it a well-oiled machine all through life.
    Cover courtesy Carlton Books

 Health Hacks (Carlton Books, 2016) by Esme Floyd will help you to make small changes that reap really big health benefits. This book has direct remedies for health problems as well as preventative advice on topics ranging from nutrition and fitness to illnesses and stress, This section gives tips on how to handle your arthritis pain.

Go Alkaline to Neutralize Acid Pain

Acidic foods like tomato, citrus fruits, fruit juices and red meats can make the pain of arthritis worse by building up acid crystals in the joints. Instead, plump for high-alkaline or neutral foods like green vegetables, eggs, dairy produce and water.

Ease Pain with Pineapple

Pineapple has been shown to suppress inflammation and boost bone health, thus improving joint pain in arthritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties are thought to be due to its high bromelain content.

Curry Flavor to Stop Swelling

Curries that contain high levels of the herb turmeric contain circumin, a natural anti-inflammatory that can help alleviate pain and swelling. If you don’t fancy the hot stuff, supplements are also available.

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