Six EASY Ways to Reduce Joint Discomfort

  1. Eliminate all grains from your diet for just two weeks.  Rice, corn, and potatoes are fine, but eliminate:
    • Amaranth
    • Barley
    • Buckwheat
    • Millet
    • Oats (including oatmeal)
    • Quinoa
    • Rye
    • Sorghum (aka milo)
    • Tef
    • Wheat (including varieties such as spelt, emmer, farro, einkorn, Kamut®, durum and forms such as bulgur, cracked wheat and wheatberries)
  2. Epsom salt baths for 15-20 minutes before bed. This increase magnesium levels which will improve sleep, relax muscles that tighten up around the painful areas in your body, and give your mitochondria (the energy factories in each cell) a key ingredient to make more energy for you. Be careful when you get out of the tub, as your blood pressure can be lower, and you could get light headed. If you have blood pressure issues, consult with your health care provider before doing this to be certain that it is safe for you.
  3. UnFlame Herbal® - 3 capsules with breakfast and 3 capsules with dinner. After two weeks reduce the dosage by one ​capsule every 4 days, until you find the lowest effective dose. This product should not be used by those who have blood clotting problems or a history of ulcers.
  4. Glutamine powder (Jarrow Brand) use 1/4 teaspoon mixed in water (it has no taste) once or twice per day. This strengthens muscles and helps reduce inflammation which may come from the gut (which is the source of about 70% of our inflammation, unless we have an infection elsewhere).
  5. Add fish oil. Use GNC brand Triple Strength (1000mg, not 1500mg) take one with dinner and one with breakfast. This will reduce levels of inflammation, protect nerves and stabilize and improve mood cycles. Moodiness is a common problem associated with pain.
  6. Gently stretch the parts of your body that are causing pain.