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Healing Joint Pain with Nutrition

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Nutrient deficiencies alter bodily functions and processes at the most basic cellular level. Physical signs of a deficit may include joint discomfort, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which commonly occurs in the knees, legs, and hips.

 

Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's own immune system malfunctions and begins targeting healthy tissue. Because there are over 80 distinct forms of autoimmune disorders, symptoms can affect organs and tissues all throughout the body.

As a result, these diseases are frequently classified according to the afflicted locations.

 

Polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis are examples of autoimmune diseases involving the muscles, joints, and nerves. Fibromyalgia is sometimes lumped in with these illnesses, despite the fact that it has yet to be officially recognized as an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorder affects your joints and causes swelling and pain. Over time, inflammation can damage your cartilage and bones. 

 

We know that our bodies require specific nutrients to maintain our bones and joints as strong and healthy as possible. You can obtain them through the use of supplements. 

 

Whole foods provide a variety of nutrients that function harmoniously with your body. When it comes to relieving joint pain, it's better to eat a range of foods that have anti-inflammatory qualities.

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There are certain groups of people who may not get enough of certain nutrients, and taking supplements is appropriate. These include people with absorption problems, pregnant women and people with a poor diet. These people sometimes can’t get enough nutrients with diet alone which is why doctors prescribe supplements.

 

Supplements of superfood have been shown to significantly reduce chronic pain and inflammation. These also help remove triggers of swelling and flare ups. 

 

Moringa, a known superfood for example, includes calcium and phosphorus, which aid in the maintenance of healthy and strong bones. Moringa extract, especially in supplement form, in addition to its anti-inflammatory qualities, may aid in the treatment of diseases such as arthritis and may also assist to repair broken bones.

 

Consult your doctor if you believe you have a nutritional deficit. Blood testing can help establish whether or not you are deficient. If you are, your doctor might send you to a qualified dietician or suggest supplements.

 

Once your vitamin and mineral levels have been assessed, they can help tailor your diet and recommend the necessary supplements to correct any vitamin deficiencies.

Written by Jeyo McGuire, MS, RDN, LD on April 1, 2020 — Medically reviewed by Lesley Hunter, R.D., CDE

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