Dr Oz: Joint Pain Relief
Aching Joints are a common sign of aging, Dr Oz said, but that does not mean they are a welcome part of life. Since this type of horrible pain is preventable, Dr Oz shared three ways you can work to prevent Joint Pain from happening to you: reverse inflammation, strengthen the knees, and repair cartilage.
Audience member Cindy told Dr Oz that she feels old when her knees ache. He had her take a look at a real human knee from a person who had Arthritis. Irritated bone can start to develop crevices on its surface, and that can lead to pain.
Dr Oz also showed Cindy X-rays of the knee. A normal X-ray would have a dark space between the bones, which shows that they do not touch. But for a patient with Osteoarthritis, the X-ray showed a minimal blank space, because the bones were coming into contact with one another.
Dr Oz: Omega-3s Reverse Inflammation
How can you prevent this from becoming your fate? Dr Oz said the first thing to do is reverse inflammation. Diet is key to accomplishing this, and your best defense is found in Omega-3 foods. Here’s a sample menu.
- Breakfast: Chia Seeds & Almond Milk
- Lunch: Salmon Salad; Yogurt with Walnuts
- Dinner: Tofu Stir-Fry
The big no-no here is Sugar, which can release more inflammatory chemicals inside the body. Avoid eating added sugar whenever possible, and watch product labels for words ending in “-ose,” which are typically sugar ingredients.
Dr Oz: Simple Knee Strength Exercise
You can also work to strengthen the knees by doing a simple joint exercise that should not strain you too much.
Cross your arms over your chest. Then sit down just long enough for your bottom to touch the seat before standing up again.
Dr Oz said to do 10 reps of this exercise each day as a way to strengthen the knees.
Dr Oz: Curcumin + Glucosamine Supplement
Dr Oz also said you can help your body repair the cartilage. The best way to do this is by taking a supplement containing Curcumin and Glucosamine.
Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory that is responsible for the color of Turmeric. Research shows that it can be as powerful as Ibuprofen. Glucosamine is naturally found in the body, and the supplement has been proven to provide relief from Arthritis.
Procosa from Usana Health Sciences is a supplement that contains both of these key ingredients. Others are available online and in health stores.
Which of Dr Oz’s suggestions is your favorite?