At least 50 million Americans over the age of 18 now suffer from arthritis. That’s about to one in five people suffering from some form of arthritis! Arthritis is no game in the park, it’s characterized by stiff, aching, hard to move joints and bones. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects about 33 million American adults.
Unfortunately, my aunt became an arthritis statistic as she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis of the knee.
Typically people with arthritis are usually less active than those without arthritis, probably due to the pain they experience when exercising or moving stiff body parts. My aunt worked an IT job from home and was overweight which didn’t help at all.
Any type of physical activity is important for joint health and in the long term can actually help treat arthritis. Exercise, in particular, is beneficial for strengthening the muscles around the affected joint, which provides added support and less strain.
Most experts consider movement in general as an essential part of any arthritis treatment plan, actually stating that it’s “the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in patients with osteoarthritis.” Regular activity has been shown to help lower inflammation, regulate hormones and can even help prevent unnecessary replacement surgeries. It’s recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly. Some recommended exercises for people with arthritis include:
1) daily stretching for improved range of motion and flexibility
2) brisk walking for cardiovascular and immune benefits
3) aerobic exercises for building strength and endurance, including walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming
4) strength training using light weights, cables or your own body weight exercises for resistance
But even with all of the aforementioned, my aunt found out the single most important ingredient to her recovery was a simple lemon, yes a lemon.
After doing intense research my aunt found out that this humble fruit may help with varying types of arthritis. How does the lemon do this? By its juice, the juice neutralizes uric acid in the body and even though acidic itself the juice helps to promote the production of digestive juices including bicarbonate and calcium carbonate which helps to neutralize acidity in the body.
So my aunt started this daily regimen of cutting up a couple of organic lemons and putting them in a jug of water to drink throughout the day. I only recommend using organic lemons as you don’t want to drink the harmful pesticides that were sprayed on the lemon.
Most incredibly within a month, my aunt had no signs or pains of rheumatoid arthritis, even after a couple of years she’s still arthritis free.
Good luck on your journey to health! Nothing is incurable!
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