Arthritis Strategy

The strategy outlined on these pages are a natural method to prevent or at least minimize the effects of arthritis.

It depends on plants that contain natural versions of COX-2 inhibitors and works best when taken on a daily, long-term basis. Herbs depend on small dose, long term use, compared to high dose, short term, pharmaceutical drugs.

When botanical supplements are made a part of the diet their concentration in the blood remains constant. Botanicals are thus most effective when their intake is distributed over the course of a day allowing the active agents to be available at the conclusion of exercise. This best minimizes the inflammation and swelling that occurs as a result of exercise and in many cases can completely repress it.

 

The arsenal of botanical supplements include glucosamine, garlic,  ginger, turmeric, boswellia, bromelain, omega-3s, CM, sea cucumbers, green mussels and other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Most of the plants are recommended for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Omega-3’s repress prostanoid formation and glucosamine supplements provide the building blocks for collagen repair. Together these supplements enhance recovery from exercise and best prepares the body for its next exercise session. This alone prevents disease.

By speeding the body’s recovery from exercise, this program will increase an athlete’s participation in the activity that benefits them more than anything else in life. 

The recovery from exercise and the prevention of arthritis is a long term project. There is no healthy way to treat symptoms Only drugs can promise immediate results because drugs treat symptoms not prevent them. In the wake of the withdrawal of both Vioxx and Bextra and the rejection of the new COX-2 inhibitor, Arcoxia, by the FDA, arthritis suffers are advised to try this natural approach since it elicits a more positive response from the body compared to toxic pharmacological drugs.