1. Hydrate.

  • Find it hard to drink enough water? Here are some ideas to get it in you.
    • Have water around you all the time.  At home, have a jug of water out on the table so that every time you walk past it, you have some.
    • If you’re out on the go all day, keep some water bottles with you, or in your car (ideally not plastic ones).
  • Don’t like the taste?
    • Try it cold, keep some water in a closed glass container in the fridge at all times.
    • Add some fresh lemon or lime to your water. Even try cucumber, mint, and or a variety of fruit such as berries.
  • Drink one tall glass of water first thing when you wake up daily.

2. Move Your Body! Do it Often.

  • Get off your butt often! And when you’re stuck on your butt, keep shifting your posture around.
  • Motion is Lotion. Have a daily mobility routine.  It causes the synovial lining of the joint to produce new synovial fluid; which is the lubricating oil and nutrition for the joint.
  • Chiropractic is Key here, Chiropractic will help lubricate those rusty hinges and help you gain leaps and bounds with your mobility.

3. Eat Clean Food

  • Your tissue and joint quality is directly related to the quality of the food you eat and drink.
  • Foods with an ingredients list of numbers and things you don’t recognise are not nourishing.
  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits.  Make them your snacks to increase consumption.
  • No refined sugar
  • Limit grains that have not been prepared properly (soaked or fermented, such as genuine sourdough bread - note that most store bought sourdough is not genuine, do your homework)
  • Daily Bone Broth is a great way to get a hit of nourishment for your body.  It is my “multivitamin”.  Just try making it, it’s much simpler than it seems.

4. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

  • Don’t stress about the things you can’t control.  It will unnecessarily increase your cortisol hormone levels and therefore inflammation, which in turn will flare up your arthritis.

5. Supplement Nutrients During Transition

  • The goal is to get all the good stuff from your food.  This is a work in progress.  As you transition to improved clean eating, supplement in some key nutrients that will help reduce your inflammation.  These include:
    • Fish Oil (Omega 3 Fats come naturally from fish, and also from the fat of wild and pasture raised animals - Not grain fed animals)
    • Vitamin D (naturally from the sun and cod liver oil)
    • Curcumin (naturally from Turmeric, add it to your food in cooking or drinks)
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