Why is it that some people are able to walk freely even when they are celebrating their 80th birthday whereas some people, far younger, suffer from severe joint, knee and hip pains?
Has this same scenario played out around you with your near and dear ones, or worse, yourself? Then you must also sometime wonder - is it possible to reverse arthritis irrespective of advancing age and severity of the problem? The answer is a big YES!
Types of Arthritis
There are many types of arthritis, but the two most common types are -
What is the Root Cause of Arthritis
Arthritis comes from Greek arthro signifying joints and itis meaning inflammation. It is a disease of the joints and surrounding tissue. Arthritis means inflammation of the joint - no more, no less. The root cause of arthritis is Chronic Inflammation. Some people say it is hereditary, but that is not true, the main culprit of this disease is the food we eat. Our modern western diet which is high in fat, processed sugar and very less nutrients triggers inflammation. This inflammation over a period of time leads to the degeneration of the cartilage which provides flexibility and elasticity to your joints.
Why Painkillers, drugs and knee replacement are Not a permanent solution to Arthritis
Painkillers, drugs and knee replacement are not a permanent solution to arthritis because they just treat the symptoms and not the underlying cause of the inflammation. Painkillers just mask the pain and provide relief for sometime. They don’t repair the damaged cartilage and thus are of no use. Moreover as these drugs are given at very high doses they have many other side effects. So one is left with only 3 options - either they keep taking these drugs lifelong and if the pain increases, increase their dosage or undergo a knee replacement or change their diet. So unless, more nutrient dense diet is adopted, arthritis cannot be cured. And a permanent solution to arthritis is a plant based & nutrition dense diet.
Take home message