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June 15, 2004

Joint Health

Get Moving With the Right Diet…

If you eat the typical American diet—red meat,

dairy foods, white flour products, simple sugars, caffeine, alcohol,

and soft drinks—you need to stop now! Here’s what your diet

should include instead:

  • A more alkaline high-fiber diet—vegetables,

    complex carbohydrates, legumes, and fruits like melons, berries,

    and papayas.

  • Soy foods (tofu, tempeh) and other

    beans for protein and to replace natural estrogen lost since menopause.

  • Fish such as salmon,

    tuna, trout, and halibut three times a week. Omega-3 fatty

    acids in cold-water fish help combat inflammation and reduce morning

    stiffness and tender joints. Fish oil comes in capsule form. Flaxseed

    oil and flax meal are other sources of plant-based estrogen. Take

    capsules, 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil, or 4-6 tablespoons

    of freshly ground flax meal daily.

  • Some people may get relief from symptoms

    by avoiding the nightshade family of plants: tomatoes,

    potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and tobacco.

  • Drink herbal teas

    instead of caffeinated beverages that can worsen tension. Peppermint

    and chamomile teas are natural relaxants and antispasmodics.

  • Drink 8 glasses of water

    each day. Water helps nourish your cartilage and synovial fluid

    that cushions the joints for more flexible, comfortable movement.

Read More on Joint Health:

Getting Started

Heal Arthritis Naturally

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nutritional Therapies

Get Moving with the Right Diet

Supplements to Heal Aching Joints

Digestive Enzymes: The Side Effect-Free Approach

to Pain Relief

Complementary Therapies

Stretch Out

Spice Up Your Life



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