Homemade Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Drink Recipe

Arthritis is a painful condition and one that is not easily managed by conventional medications. Generally doctor’s are frustrated when they try to help alleviate pain in patients suffering with arthritis.

Sometimes strong anti-inflammatory drugs will help lessen the daily pain, however they are extremely dangerous. This is why we believe we should use normal everyday foods to heal pain and health conditions wherever possible.

Commercial medications have their place in our health care, however, we strongly advise you to take control of your health and becoming proactive.

Our Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Drink Recipe is all natural and it has amazing pain relieving properties.

When you eat an anti-inflammatory diet and consume foods that reduce inflammation you will feel great improvement in your pain levels.

Homemade Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Drink Video

 

This recipe is very easy and quick to prepare. You can use milk that you normally consume, coconut milk, almond milk or regular milk or anything else that you prefer.

  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons natural honey
  • 6 ounces warm milk

Warm milk and add the ingredients, mix well and enjoy.

This turmeric drink can be enjoyed twice a day for powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

NSAIDs: The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers Infographic

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The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it is often used to refer to a group of more than one-hundred rheumatic diseases that can cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.
These diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of the body, including important supporting structures such as muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Two of the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Let’s take a look at how joints are formed in order to understand how they work. Joints are the areas where several bones meet. Most joints are flexible, allowing the bones to move.
Joints consist of the following:

Cartilage – at the joint, the bones are covered with cartilage, a connective tissue, which is made up of cells and fibers and is wear-resistant. Cartilage helps reduce the friction of movement.

Synovial membrane – a tissue called the synovial membrane lines the joint and seals it into a joint capsule. The synovial membrane secretes synovial fluid (a clear, sticky fluid) around the joint to keep it well lubricated thus allowing easy movement.

Ligaments – strong ligaments, tough, elastic bands of connective tissue, surround the joint to give support and limit the joint’s movement whilst keeping it in place.

Tendons – tendons are another type of tough connective tissue located on each side of a joint and attach to muscles that control the movement of the joint.

Bursas – fluid-filled sacs, called bursas, between bones, ligaments, or other adjacent structures help cushion the friction in a joint.

Synovial fluid – a clear, sticky fluid secreted by the synovial membrane.

Joint Pain Associated with Arthritis

Most forms of arthritis associated with joint pain can be divided into two general categories: acute and chronic.

Acute pain is temporary, lasting a few seconds or longer. Chronic pain, such as that seen in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, ranges from mild to severe and can last weeks, months, and decades or a lifetime.

More than 40 million Americans are affected by some form of arthritis, and many have chronic joint pain that limits daily activity. Osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 20 million Americans, while rheumatoid arthritis, which affects about 2.1 million Americans and is the most disabling form of the disease.

What Causes Joint Pain?

The joint pain associated with arthritis may come from several different sources. These may include inflammation of the synovial membrane, the tissue that lines the joints, bone on bone contact, the tendons, or the ligaments; muscle strain; and fatigue. A combination of these factors contributes to the intensity of joint pain.

Arthritic joint pain varies greatly from person to person and even from day to day for each individual. Factors that contribute to the joint pain include swelling within the joint, the amount of heat or redness present, or damage that has occurred within the joint.

Physical activities affect joint pain differently for each sufferer therefore some patients may find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, joints are stiff and sore and mobility is limited for a while after rising. This usually wears off for a while but with use joint pain flares quickly.

Others with mild arthritis may lead a fairly normal life but develop joint pain only after prolonged use of the joint. With rest this type of arthritis settles down and the pain is manageable.

Once diagnosed with joint pain or arthritis the joint does tend to get worse over time. Often several joints are affected. This could be many years down the road but there are three stages of arthritis, your doctor may describe your arthritis as mild- the early stages of arthritis in the joint, you may experience a bit of stiffness and some pain on exertion of the joint and some inflammation at times.

Moderate, your arthritis will become more painful and joints more prone to ‘flare,’ you most likely have some stiffness on waking and on moving about first thing after waking. Joints may swell up and become hot.

Severe is the third stage where your chronic pain is constant, joints are very immobile; you probably use a walking stick or Zimmer (walker) if your leg joints are affected.

It is very important not to damage inflamed joints. If you are experiencing a flare, get immediate rest, complete bed rest if necessary as exercising an inflamed joint can cause irreparable damage.
CARTILAGE

What is Cartilage?

Cartilage is the key to having healthy joints. Cartilage is the spongy tissue that cushions the ends of the bones within the joints. Although cartilage is composed of 65 to 80 percent water, there are three other important components that make up the rest of cartilage tissue: collagen, proteoglycans, and chondrocytes.

Collagen: a fibrous protein. Collagen is also the building block of skin, tendon, bone, and other connective tissues.

Proteoglycans: a combination of proteins and sugars. Strands of proteoglycans and collagen weave together and form a mesh-like tissue. This allows cartilage to flex and absorb physical shock.

Chondrocytes: cells that are found all through the cartilage. They mainly help cartilage stay healthy and grow. Sometimes, however, they release substances called enzymes that destroy collagen and other proteins. Researchers are trying to learn more about chondrocytes.

There are many natural products on the market today that have been proven to help keep joints mobile and to help renew collagen.

Many arthritis sufferers advocate the use of glucosamine, sharks liver oil, cod liver oil, omega 3, magnesium, vitamin D3, turmeric and calcium to name but a few.

The chronic pain of arthritis can be alleviated, it just takes time to find what works best for your situation.

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