Did you know? Joint issues are the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. More than half a million people will be affected by joint-related conditions during their lifetime.
Symptoms may include inflamed joints, stiffness—and in severe cases, disability and deformity.
While many sufferers rely on medication to ease the pain, there are nutrient-dense, natural products that may help sufferers lessen the symptoms.
Naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and Lifestream Ambassador Janella Purcell suggests five steps to help minimise joint aches and pains:
Alkalise Your Diet
Acidity can increase the joint inflammation, creating pain and stiffness. Introduce sprouts, cereal grasses and sea veggies to bring your body into an alkaline state. I recommend Lifestream Sprouted Superfoods, particularly for those who don’t have the time to sprout from seed.
Take High Quality, All-Natural Supplements
Take a plant-based non-synthetic supplement to help support the body to ease pain naturally. Lifestream AstaJoint may help to maintain joint flexibility, mobility and function, while providing antioxidant protection against the damaging effects of free radicals.
Add in Good Fats
It’s important to add a high quality omega source to your daily diet, as these can work anti-inflammatory magic. Always choose a plant-based ethical source, such as Lifestream V-Omega3, which is sourced from marine micro-algae, which is where fish also get their Omega3.
Take Aloe Vera
The pulp from this wonderful plant has ‘mucilaginous’ qualities, which means it will help to build up cartilage. For best results, drink Lifestream Aloe Vera juice on an empty stomach.
Supplement with Micro Algae
Lifestream Spirulina Blue is an algae cultivated so that it naturally produces higher nutrient levels. It is high in bioavailable Phycocyanin, Vitamin B3, GLA and Zeaxanthin—a unique combination that makes it the perfect spirulina for people who are under increased stress, are immune compromised or just needing extra energy to perform at their best.
It’s nutrition to live by.
Lifestream is available at health food stores and pharmacies.