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Everyone should have Healthy joints by dennishardyND ..... Ask Dennis Hardy ND

Date:   12/10/2007 5:09:12 AM ( 10years ago)
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Everyone should have
Healthy joints
There are six different types of joints in the body that allow different types of motion, but their underlying physiological structure is essentially the same: two or more adjoining movable bones, whose adjacent surfaces are covered with a layer of cartilage, are surrounded by a fluid-filled capsule made up of ligaments. The fluid in the joint is secreted by the synovial membrane, that lines the inside the joint capsule. This fluid - made up mostly of sodium - allows the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that form the joint to glide smoothly past one another. In healthy joints, the synovial membrane is thin, the
cartilage that covers the bone is smooth, and a thin coating of synovial fluid covers the ends of the bone surfaces that are in contact with each other within the joint. If anything goes wrong with any of these factors, arthritis or other joint problems can result. Some people feel a sharp burning or grinding pain. Others compare the pain to a toothache. Moving the joint usually hurts, but sometimes there is only stiffness.
There are several types of arthritis, and many other joints diseases that can occur, two of the more common ones are:
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that is related to the once-smooth surface of the cartilage becomes rough, resulting in friction damage.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the joint parts that causes a narrowing of the normal spaces around the joints, causing friction damage.
Healthy Joints
Regardless of the name given to the joint problem you may have, there are things that can be done to improve the health of your joints.
To help remove roughness in the joint:
Magnesium 1,000 mg a day
Vitamin B6 50 mg a day
To help rebuild cartilage:
Glucosamine sulfate as directed on label
To protect joint from free :
radical damage
Superoxide dismutase as
directed on label

To help remove roughness in
the joint:
Hydrangea as directed on
To help reduce inflammation:
Yucca as directed on label
For limber youthful joints:
Three 8 oz glasses a day of freshly made juice consisting of equal parts of carrot, celery and cucumber juice.
Avoid: White sugar, white flour, fried foods, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant and peppers, also avoid tap water, and soda.
Increase raw vegetable consumption , have at least four cups of deferent kinds of raw vegetables a day.
Drink at least six 8 oz glasses of distilled water a day.
Exercise on a daily bases to help reduce inflammation and to strengthen the surrounding bones, muscles, and ligaments.
Alternating warm/cool water compresses used 5 minutes warm then 5 minutes cool, do this two times a day.
Homeopathic remedies: If the joint pain increases with continued motion use Bryonia 12c three pellets three times a day as needed. If the joint pain decreases with continued motion use Rhus-tox 12c three pellets three times a day as needed.


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