Holistic Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Introduction

The following paragraphs detail a drug-free psoriatic arthritis treatment approach. Alternative medicine or natural cures have always been a particular interest of mine. I think that modern medicine handles medical emergencies of things like stitches and broken bones very well. Where it comes up short in is the management of chronic conditions and diseases and promoting health.

The modern medical approach really is just symptom based with no real desire to discover or treat the root cause of the problem. I have never been a big fan of painkillers for headaches or anti-biotics for sickness. I loved trying out new alternative cures for a sore throat or skin condition. But this love for natural remedies was really pushed to the edge when I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Alternatives

Sure it’s one thing to fix a common cold with some vitamin C and garlic, but could I really fix an auto-immune disease like psoriatic arthritis? Well in theory, yes! After all we all know ‘you are what you eat’. While diet and nutrition is certainly a good starting point, we know that health is influenced by some other factors also. This article will give a brief overview of a natural psoriatic arthritis treatment plan covering the diet aspect  (for more detailed information see my article on the psoriatic arthritis diet). It will also cover stress or the mental/emotional aspect of the disease. Lastly we will discuss some of the best nutritional supplements that can help your psoriatic arthritis.

For psoriatic arthritis treatment the easiest place to start with is your diet – simply adding more fruit and vegetables. Find good organic sources of protein which include chicken, beef, fish and eggs. Learn about healthy fats and how to add them to your diet. Never cook with vegetable oil or canola oil. Learn about cooking with stable fats, like we used to in the old days when we cooked with lard and butter. Add coconut products like the oil and the flesh to your diet. Stop eating wheat and diary. This is really important, as these foods cause inflammatory and auto-immune responses in the body. This probably sounds extreme, for more detailed information see my article of the psoriatic arthritis diet.

Psoriatic Arthritis TreatmentTotal psoriatic arthritis treatment must also address other “triggers” or causes of disease. People say that stress is the root cause of 90 percent of all diseases. Therefore learning to manage your stress can go a long way to helping you with your psoriatic arthritis. Stress has become part of our everyday society. With our jobs, deadlines, schedules and financial issues all weighing heavy on our minds. Factors of mental and emotional stress can eat away at our wellbeing.

The best ways to start some stress reduction techniques is by using meditation or yoga. I recommend both. Read up a little bit on how to do meditation and start with 5 minutes a day. Yoga should be modified for your level of movement and joints pain. Both yoga and meditation will provide your brain with some quiet time. Regularly doing these two activities is the best thing you can do to help reduce stress and calm down your body in this period of healing during your psoriatic arthritis treatment.

Supplements for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

The final part of this article will discuss nutritional supplements for psoriatic arthritis. The last few years has seen an explosion in the development of anti-inflammatory products. Make sure when buying supplements you are not tempted to buy cheap products. Try to buy your supplements through a certified practitioner which will allow you to purchase practitioner only products. These will have a better quality and potency of ingredients.

To start with begin with taking high doses of fish oils, which are great for anti-inflammatory purposes. Also recommended is a probiotic for helping with gut health. Lastly find a good combination herb anti-inflammatory mixture. This should have all the good anti-inflammatory herbs like turmeric, boswellia and devil’s claw in it.

This article is a starting point for an outline of a natural approach to dealing with psoriatic arthritis. It is simply offering an option besides just taking medication. Some people may not be aware that there are medication free alternative available. If the above recommendations seem very different to what you are currently doing, then that is good. Because obviously what you have been doing is not working, so you need a change.

Start slowly with the recommendations. Take each day one at a time and try to make it an improvement on the previous day. This is not something that will happen overnight, it will take some time, effort and patience but a holistic psoriatic arthritis treatment can help you regain your health and life – so it’s well worth it.

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