Learn about this alternative treatment for arthritis with natural juices and how you can make them from home.
The term Arthritis comes from the Greek word "athron" and is a term used to describe the conditions that cause inflammation of the joints. Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis?
What is arthritis?
The arthritis is an autoimmune disease when the immune system produces antibodies that attack healthy joints causing inflammation. 7.6% of people between the ages of 18 and 44, 29.8% of those between 45 and 64, and 50.0% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis.
How to treat it naturally
To treat arthritis, the body has to be detoxified since the whole body is involved in the process of developing this chronic disease and making the immune system stronger.
The best step that can be taken is to follow a balanced, highly nutritious, anti-inflammatory and alkaline diet.
The most important thing is to avoid processed foods that cause inflammation and to focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, especially green juices.
The action of food on inflammation
The alkaline action of raw juices dissolves the accumulation of deposits around the joints and tissues. Repeated fasts at two-month intervals are recommended.
Green juice, extracted from any green leafy vegetable, mixed with carrot, celery and beet juice, is specific for arthritis. Other foods used to make juice for the treatment of arthritis are:
· Pineapple, as it contains bromelain that helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
· Foods rich in copper such as spirulina, grape leaves, sweet potato, longan fruit, and lychees.
· The cherries. According to Dr. Eve Campanelli, 85% of his patients had experienced at least partial relief of pain symptoms by drinking two glasses of black cherry juice (125 ml of juice diluted with 125 ml of water) twice a day.
· Foods rich in beta carotene such as red bell peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, grape leaves, collards, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and parsley.
Ideas for your natural juices
According to some naturopaths, a therapy that has been used in folk medicine for centuries is raw potato juice.
It is considered one of the most successful biological treatments for rheumatic and arthritic diseases.
The ancient method of preparing potato juice was to cut the potatoes into thin slices without peeling the skin and place them overnight in a large glass filled with cold water.
The water was to be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. Fresh juice can also be extracted from potatoes. Green potatoes are toxic. It is best to choose sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes) with their skin.
Ingredients that you can use in your natural juices
· Aloe vera;
· barley grass;
· alfalfa leaves (not sprouts that should be avoided, as they contain the amino acid canavanine which can make the condition worse);
· spring onion;
You can add any antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables that will help the body in reducing swelling and inflammation of the joints.
According to Phyllis A. Balch, author of the book " Prescription for Dietary Wellness, " some arthritis patients should avoid potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants, as they contain solanine, which can trigger pain and inflammation.
There are also reports suggesting that foods rich in oxalic acid such as parsley, rhubarb, blueberry, chard, beet greens, and spinach, may interfere with calcium absorption.
The best thing you can do yourself is experiment. Avoid all of these listed foods for the first 4-6 weeks (not just juices anyway) and then add one at a time to the juice for a few days. If your symptoms of pain and inflammation increase, then in the future you should avoid them.
Make different types of juice combinations, drink from 500ml to 1000ml a day, don't forget to say "NO thanks" to processed food and you will see how your health will improve soon.
Eating foods rich in vitamin C and amino acids can increase the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the body as both are important for skin. Foods such as oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C.