If massage is not completely helping your aches and pains maybe there maybe some further investigation required.

With the warmer weather upon us, we want to get out into the sun and enjoy the activities we couldn’t do during the colder months. Often with this activity comes the inevitable aches and pains, especially in joints.

Inflammation is a painful condition that can affect various parts of the body.

It reduces normal movement, causes redness and swelling, and impacts on daily enjoyment of life.

Inflammatory conditions of the body most often affect the joints, causing the discomfort associated with rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

Ancient herbalists knew the power of herbs to help provide relief from inflammation and the associated painful symptoms.

Certain herbs possess anti-inflammatory metabolites – these help inhibit certain stages of inflammation and reduce swelling and redness.

Some herbs have a diuretic action that increases the excretion of inflammatory by-products and excess fluids from the body to further lessen pain, irritation and swelling.

This effect of this inflammation can be lessened quickly by the use of an anti-inflammatory. Warning – these often have side-effects worse than the pain in the joint.

The use of natural relief tablets can avoid all these side-effects. One such product is Inflam-Eze. It’s scientifically based formula is wonderful and contains:

Apium graveolens (celery), Allium sativum (garlic), Petroselinum crispum (parsley), and Harpagophytum procumbens (devil’s claw).  It is free from : Milk, gluten, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and yeast and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

It is important to target inflammation from a lifestyle perspective. Insulin is a pro inflammatory agent when above normal levels, so a diet that supports normal blood sugar levels will help to reduce inflammation.

  • Weight control is also important. High blood sugar is linked to weight gain and inflammation; being overweight places more stress on weight bearing joints. In addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, a quality protein meal replacement and vitamin D supplement such as Chelamin Plus may also assist weight management.
  • Low GI fruits and vegetables are also recommended. Low GI fruits include green apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries and kiwi fruit. Low GI vegetables that are also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants include chard, kale, spinach, cabbage and broccoli.
  • A regular probiotic such as Lacto-Flora can help to protect against gastrointestinal inflammation.
  • A detoxification program that focuses on the bowel, gut and liver can also assist by removing the dysbiotic bacteria which can cause inflammation in the body.