ARTHRITIS AND JOINTS
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. Oftentimes there is swelling and pain and reduced movement. After a while, the joints can become deformed. There are numerous types of arthritis, but the most common ones are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is usually caused by trauma induced by repeated incidences or by way of a single event. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an autoimmune response. The body sees its own joints as an intruder and so it attacks them and causes a wearing away of the joints. Gout is caused by eating foods that are too high in protein, thus establishing a very acidic environment in the body. Generally, gout is isolated to just one joint in the body, most commonly the large toe.
When we change people’s diets, supplementation and lifestyle, the arthritic condition can be reversed and sometimes curable.