What is Cartilage?
Cartilage are the shock absorbers for your bones and muscles. When you work
them too hard, wear and tear can cause pain and inflammation and even bone rubbing on bone.
HOW TO PREVENT/HEAL
1. Drink enough water, at least 8-10 glasses of distilled or reverse osmosed water every
day to lubricate ligaments and all bones, muscles, etc.
2. Avoid acid-forming foods that increase inflammation
and pain: meat, dairy, grains, sugar and sugar substitutes except stevia, coffee, tea, sodas, and alcoholic drinks.
3. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, especially raw and cooked spinach, kale, and
4. Grind up the egg shells from your hard- and soft-boiled eggs and sprinkle it on your food to
obtain calcium, magnesium, glucosamine, chondriotin, hyaluronic acid and collagen
to increase elasticity in your ligaments, lubricate your joints, connect and support your ligaments.
your intake of fish to reduce inflammation and reduce pain(especially salmon and sardines in water), avocado, evening primrose
oil, and coconut oil.
6. Obtain sufficient rest and do not overstress your body.
7. Use herbs and spices
daily to reduce inflammation and pain: white willow, ginger, curcumin, cayenne pepper.
8. Eat pumpkin seeds, chia
seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, walnuts, cooked carrots, red peppers, Brussels sprouts, cantalope, and mushrooms daily to provide
zinc, vitamin A, B complex, and vitamin C, and obtain sun exposure to your arms and legs for 15 minutes 3-4 times per week
to obtain sufficient vitamin D or take a tablespoon of cod liver oil daily.
9. Do resistance training to
strengthen your ligaments. Find out more at http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2015/09/18/strength-training-moves-for-seniors.aspx?e_cid=20150918Z1_
10. Take warm to hot epsom salt baths, whichever feels good to you. Soak your entire body for at least 15 minutes,
as often as needed. Your skin will absorb the minerals and the heat will help you relax. Put a pillow under your head and
11. Use high touch acupressure to assist in opening your energy channels. Learn to concentrate
on balancing the pulses in your index third and fourth fingers while holding acupuncture points. Here are some points
to hold for 1-15 minutes: front and back of shoulders, inside elbows, index finger, top of hips and inside of opposite
leg, middle of the back of the neck, on bone that runs across the back of your head, little toe, pubis, coccyx, under breasts,
back of middle of neck.
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12. If your pain is due to arthritis or gout, cherries may help. Eat them
fresh, frozen, or as a juice. Research has shown they can help.
And not only with pain--they may help with stiffness
and movement, too.