Nature’s Top Nutrients For Relieving Joint Pain by Dr. Asa Andrew

Teryn from Maryland Writes:

Arthritis tends to run in my family. I am 46 and recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My doctor says I don’t need medicine yet. What can I do with my lifestyle to help me from this progressing?

Dear Teryn,

Joint pain can come in many forms and can strike anyone at any age.  Rheumatoid arthritis is a challenge within itself. The immune system is beginning to think there is something wrong with the joints and begins to attack them as some kind of invader to the body. There are some natural solutions and you may find some of them in your local coffee shop. According to some new studies, certain teas have strong and even therapeutic anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce joint stiffness, and even lessen the pain. Tea has been known to be a great addition to your medical treatment. Make sure your doctor knows in case there are any concerns. Otherwise, here are some great liquids that may help ease the pain Drink up!

1.Green Tea
Green tea has many potent properties that can help increase our metabolism, burn body fat, lower the risk of most diseases, and reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. The component is called EGCG, a powerful catechin called epigallocatechin. A what? It is basically a natural chemical that helps block certain inflammatory processes in the body. The only challenge is that green tea may interfere with folic acid metabolism. So if you think you might be pregnant, check with your doctor.

2.Black Tea
A Southern favorite. Rich in a strong chemical called quercitin that has amazing anti-inflammatory  benefits.  The research is showing that the quercitin has strong properties in reducing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and preventing joint damage.

3.Nettle Leaf Tea
Used for years in Europe for helping symptoms associated with gout, arthritis, joint and muscle pains. The stinging nettle plant releases chemicals underneath the plant that can cause a stinging sensation when touched. These symptoms have been shown to help reduce levels of inflammation in the body. Although the taste is not the best, the effects have been shown to be hopeful.

4.Ginger Tea
Ginger root has long been touted for its anti-inflammatory properties. Along with its great benefits in empowering your health, it also plays a significant role in helping the body rid itself of some joint pain, specifically certain forms of arthritis. You can easily pick up any ginger root at the grocery store. Slice it and steep in hot water and it makes for a pleasant scented drink that can ease the pain. It does act as a blood thinner so be cautious of you are taking thinning medications. Consult your doctor if you aren’t sure.

5.Rose Hip Tea
High in vitamin C, rose hips are known to lower joint-related pain, stiffness, and discomfort. The rose hip tea is typically combined as with hibiscus tea for its unique flavor and bright red color. Studies were done with people having joint pain in their hip or knee and utilizing the rose hips for a great result.



Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew is a national best-selling author of Empowering Your Health and host of the #1 Health Talk Radio Show in North America. In addition to hit television series, he is a regular contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and regarded as a healthcare leader in the field of lifestyle medicine.

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