Bone Health – Keep Moving During Winter

It is a common misconception that illnesses such as Arthritis and Osteoporosis are just a part of getting older, and as a result, thousands of people suffer with the pain of inflamed joints and a depleting skeletal frame. However, like many cells in the body, our skeleton has the ability to rebuild itself, and we can aid the process using nutritional know-how, and by using treatments to help joint mobility and durability.

Nutritional tips:

Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are the essential building materials that our bodies need to maintain healthy bone structures – these minerals can be found in foods such as bananas, dates and dairy products. Also important for maintaining supple joints are oils which are high in Omega-3 – this includes fish oils and oils from plants such as flax and rapeseed. They provide us with essential fatty acids (EFAs) which have been found to help reduce inflammation in the body. It is also worth mentioning that some symptoms of Arthritis can be improved by having an allergy-free diet, so it may be worth getting an allergy test done to see if anything could be causing your pain.

Some useful supplements and herbs:

Whilst changing our diets is the first step towards a pain-free lifestyle, it is worth considering supplementation to aid the healing process and to ensure we are getting everything we need. Some handy supplements include:

Glucosamine & Chondroitin – building blocks for joints and cartilage

Turmeric (Curcumin) – reduces over-production of leukotrienes, which cause pain and inflammation

Others: Fish Oil, Ashwaganda, Boswellia, Progesterone (for women), Anti-oxidant formula, Multi-vitamins, Vitamin C.

All of these supplements can be found at The Green Parrot Shop.

Recommended Treatments:

Some treatments that can help to keep your joints moving, especially during the colder months, include:

Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Nutritional Therapy, Massage.

If you would like to book an appointment with us for one of the treatments listed, or would like any further advice on maintaining healthy joints, please call us on 01760 724 704.