How to Keep Healthy Joints Throughout your Life

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In this video, Joseph Mercola reviews strategies for optimizing joint health.

Optimizing Joint Health

My notes:

  • Exercise is very important to joint health.  The problem is that as our joints deteriorate, exercise becomes more difficult and/or painful.
  • There is a myth that exercise can contribute to joint problems, but for those with healthy joints, exercise won’t hurt you.
  • Lose weight so there is less mass on your joints.  At higher weights, inflammation response of your body increases and this causes problems in your joints.
  • Reduce sugar in your diet (and limit grains).  Sugar increases joint problems.
  • Vitamin D is very important.  In winter this can be a problem as the sun isn’t around so much.
  • Omega 3 fats are very important as well, especially animal based omega 3.  Krill oil is a great source.
  • Acupuncture, yoga, etc might help.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EMT) can help reduce stresses.
  • Avoid long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed for inflammation.  These can put stresses on your organs and even kill you.
  • Also avoid surgery except as a last resort.
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfates have been used for years for joint problems.  These are extracted from shellfish so if you have a shellfish allergy they might not be good for you.
  • Egg shell membrane (biovaflex) is good for supporting stability and flexibility of your joints.
  • Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant is also great for reducing inflammation.
  • Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the fluid in joints, so this is a good supplement for joint care.
  • Dr. Mercola recommends his own supplement called “Joint Formula” that you can get on his website or at Amazon.

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In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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