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Arthrosis is historically considered to be a non-inflammatory condition but increasingly, research now proves that Arthrosis is caused by the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines into joints.
A healthy diet means healthy joints which means reduced pain and increased mobility. Imbalances in blood sugar from an unhealthy diet directly triggers the immune system to release proinflammatory cytokines.
There is no difference to the body between starch and sugar. The body converts starch into glucose (sugar). Dietary sugar spikes blood sugar, causing the pancreas to release insulin which lowers blood sugar, causing cravings for more sugar. This is known as the blood sugar rollercoaster. This eventually may lead to diabetes and it always creates inflammation throughout the body which exacerbates the symptoms of Arthrosis.
We need a range of different antioxidants in our diet to mop up damaging agents called freeradicals. Eating a rainbow of food colours ensures the best change of widening the variety of antioxidants. Choose green leafy vegetables every day, berries, dark chocolate,
- White Bread/Flour
- Mashed potatoes
- Icing Sugar
- Nuts & Seeds, Fresh Fruit
- Chopped Fruit, Cooked Fruit with Nuts and Oats.
- Rye/Wholemeal Flour
- Pumpkin or Carrot & Swede mash
- Berries (full of polyphenols and antioxidants)
- Nuts & Seeds
- Small amounts of maple syrup
Transfats/Hydrogenated Vegetable oils
Not all fats are equal. Essential fats heal the body and pro-inflammatory fats cause us harm.
Conventional Meat/ Dairy
Commercially reared animals are not reared on their natural foods, like grasses and herbs, but are fed cheap grains, high in pro-inflammatory Omega 6 which remains in the meat and the milk.
- Fats Vegetable oils
- Sunflower/Canola/Palm oil
- Ready Meals
- Deep-Fried Snacks
- Fish & Chips
- Lamb chops UHT Milk
- Butter/Coconut oil/Tallow/Lard
- Cold Pressed Olive Oil/Linseed Oil
- Home-made meals
- Baked snacks with butter/coconut oil
- Oily Fish: Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines Baked Goods & Processed Meats
- Grass fed steak, Omelette, Lamb chops
- Raw Organic Milk
Probiotics directly combat pro-inflammatory cytokines. The best strains are:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (Kefir)
- Lactobacillus casei (Cheese, Kefir)
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Yoghurt, Miso)
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Sauerkraut, Kimchi)
- Bifidobacterium breve (Sauerkraut)
- Bifidobacterium longum (Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kombucha)
- Streptococcus thermophiles (Cheese, Kefir)
Sauerkraut, Kombucha and Kefir are easy to make and readily available at health food stores. Enjoying a fermented food or drink every day combats inflammation, promoting excellent overall health.
Hyaluronic Acid is an essential component of the fluid which cushions joints. It is found in bone broth and offal. It is difficult to get a therapeutic dose of Hyaluronic Acid from diet alone but it is possible to get a high dose through supplementation. Hyalomax® contains hyaluronic acid at a highly effective dose of 240mg per day. In addition to that, Hyalomax® contains an anti-inflammatory herb called Boswellia Serrata at 60mg which reduces pain and inflammation for sufferers of Arthrosis. Hyalomax® should be taken as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.