60 Second Arthritis & Your Gut
Over 30 million Americans suffer from age-related arthritis also known as osteoarthritis. Some end up with surgery to replace or repair joints. Many end up on anti-inflammatories to reduce the pain.
At the root of the condition is an overall low level of inflammation. People with osteoarthritis usually have high levels of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in their blood. These lipopolysaccharides are released from bacteria in the gut and enter the bloodstream when the gut is not healthy and spaces between the cells along the gut open up. This leads to joint pain and cartilage degradation.
Gluten intolerance is another factor for inflammation. Lectins found in certain foods can be an inflammatory trigger for some people.
Here are some suggestions for prevention:
• Eat lots of fiber
• Eat more veggies (non-GMO)
• Eat fermented foods
• Take in prebiotics (fiber) to feed your good bacteria
• Try going without the following lectin foods and see how you do: beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, peppers) and grains
• Don’t eat sugar, including artificial sugars
• Eat organic meats and eggs
We carry an FDA approved product to treat arthritis that you can use until you get the inflammation in your body under control. It is also important to have all of the essential nutrients your body needs daily. We have supplements that nourish your body correctly to reduce pain and improve health.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!