Juvenile Arthritis: Statistics
With rise in obesity among young people in America, juvenile arthritis has become a real problem.
Risk of developing osteoarthritis dropped 50% with each 11-pound weight loss among younger obese women. No matter the age, weight loss has helped people significantly reduce their chances of becoming arthritic.
If older men lost enough weight to shift from an obese classification to just overweight… the researchers estimated knee osteoarthritis would decrease by a fifth. For older women, that shift would cut knee osteoarthritis by a third.
Exercise Prevents Knee Arthritis
Exercise helps preserve healthy joints. However, its important to use good body mechanics to avoid uneven weight distribution on your joints. Also, if you already have significant arthritis, its best to implement low impact exercise such as swimming and cycling. Do quad and thigh strengthening exercises to help support your knees.
Effective exercise such as taking 7,000-10,000 steps a day, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), weight training, stretching, and core work all have a place in improve the health of your joints. Such exercises help prevent and relieve joint pain through a number of mechanisms, including strengthening key supportive muscles and improving flexibility and range of motion.
Omega 3, Astaxanthin & Vitamin D
Juvenile Arthritis and arthritis in general is avoidable.
Omega 3 is generally anti inflammatory.
omega 3 helps not only arthritis, but also:
Improved mood regulation
Reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease
Protecting your tissues and organs from inflammation
Brain and eye development in babies
Reduced risk of death from ALL causes
Krill oil is the most recommended form of omaga 3. The phospholipid structure of the EPA and DHA (omega 3) in krill oil is same as human cell wall fat structure which makes them much more absorbable .Krill Oil also contains astaxanthin, an antioxidant. Astaaxanthin’s antioxidant nature is sometimes underspoken, in favor of its less powerful relatives: beta-carotene(Vitamin A precursor), alpha-tocopherol( Vitamin E), lycopene and lutein.
Fish oil is now largely over contaminated by pollutants and its omega 3 goes rancid quickly, meaning it oxidizes and thereby taxes your bodys reserves of antioxidants. However, astaxanthin supplementation helps counteract fish oil oxidation.
genuine krill oil contains:
Over 300 times the antioxidant power of vitamin A and vitamin E
Over 47 times the antioxidant power of lutein
Over 34 times the antioxidant power of coenzyme Q-10
Krill oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, & vitamin D
low Vitamin D is correlated with cartilage loss. Sun exposure is the safest way to help your body make its own Vitamin D, without overdosing. Tanning beds and Vitamin D3 supplementation are otehr alternatives. 8,000 IU’s of vitamin D per day elevates levels above 40 ng/ml, the bare minimum for disease prevention.
Other supplements that help:
hyaluronic acid: a key component of your cartilage
eggshell membrane: collagen elastin, glycosaminoglycans
Evening primrose, black currant and borage oils
Prevent and stop Arthritis with Diet
A healthy diet certainly plays a key part in preventing juvenile arthritis. Implement a healthy diet by increasing your intake of fresh vegetables, grass fed organ meats and bone broths. Eat cultured/fermented vegetables. Not same as quick pickled veggies, which have vinegar listed in the ingredients.
Broccoli, appears to be particularly useful for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis as reported by BBC News
Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound, sulforaphane — which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage — blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.”
broccoli sprouts appear to be one of the richest sources of all.
Try to substitute good tasting foods for others that are highly inflammatory, such as fried, processed, sugar added, and grain products.
Instead opt for boiled, poached, steamed, baked and grilled. Replace grains with pseudo grains like quinoa and amaranth.
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