I have suffered from chronic joint pain in my hips as well as lots of back pain. I am aware now that most of my pain has been due to a long awaited diagnosis of Hypothyroidism. There seemingly though, was very little lasting effect with any treatments. Finally upon coming across Forefront Health and their specific nutritional guidance, program and education, there is light on the path of my health journey.
So while I am working toward thyroid healing, I would like to share with you some pain remedies that I have learned at Forefront Health. They have proven to be worthwhile for some much needed relief without causing more damage to my thyroid, liver or other health aspects.
With pain, our bodies go into stress response and protective hormones are needed to slow that response down. One of the most protective hormones that our bodies produce is Progesterone. Rubbing progesterone oil directly onto the affected joints does help lower the inflammation and stress at the joints. As a daily dose, combine 300mg to 500mg of progesterone oil with some coconut or olive oil to help with the absorption and the spreading of it over the affected area as needed.
Research shows that most people’s diet is deficient in Collagen.
Collagen is especially rich in the amino acid “glycine”, which has a number of anti-inflammatory effects. Taking at least 35 grams of collagen hydrolysate protein daily, preferably in the morning and at night, has been definitely helpful. I personally prefer using hydrolyzed gelatin powder from Great Lakes Gelatin. It dissolves easily in hot or cold beverages. Also, gelatin rich bone broths from non-GMO chickens or pasture raised beef bones is another way to consume collagen along with the added benefit of many vitamins and minerals. This broth has become a daily staple in my nutritional routine.
Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3
Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, has evidently been used successfully for over 60 years for the treatment of joint pain and swelling. By splitting a daily dosage of 3g to 4g into smaller doses taken throughout the day, I have had better results.
An important enzyme in the skin called ” cytochrome c oxidase” can be activated by light. This enzyme has an essential effect on the production of protective hormones. Now ,where plenty of sunlight is not available, a light-therapy lamp could be used. I personally have not used one. Many a time, though, just sitting in warm sunshine and deeply breathing in and out fresh air has brought some relief and comfort!
Again, please feel free to comment below about anything I have written about joint pain and help for it. Also, I would love to hear any other natural remedies for joint pain you have used and would like to share.
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Until next time,