A drunken man who smelled like beer sat down on a subway next to a priest.

The man’s tie was stained; his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.  He opened his newspaper and began reading.  After a few minutes, the man turned to the priest and asked, “Say Father, what causes arthritis?”

The priest looks at the man and replies, “My Son, it’s caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath.”

What Causes Arthritis asked the Drunk to the Priest?

The drunk muttered in response, “Well, I’ll be,” Then returned to his paper.

Thinking about what he had just said, the priest nudged the man and apologized.

“I‘m very sorry.  I didn’t mean to come on so strong.  How long have you had arthritis?”

The drunk answered, “I don’t have it, Father.  I was reading here that the Pope does.”

Moral:  Make sure you understand the question before offering the answer.

Seriously what causes Arthritis?

Arthritis including - Osteoarthritis is caused by the joint’s wear and tear over time or overuse. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma are caused by the body’s immune system attacking the body’s tissues. Gout is caused by the buildup of crystals in the joints. Some forms of arthritis can be linked to genes.  At the end of the day Arthritis is a by-product of your body groaning and protesting about your lifestyle choices!

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

The symptoms of arthritis vary from person to person. But if you have arthritis, you will almost certainly have some joint symptoms, such as:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • redness and warmth
  • stiffness
  • reduced movement

These symptoms may affect one or more of your joints.

Some types of arthritis also affect other areas of your body, such as your eyes. Arthritis can also cause more general symptoms, such as fatigue.

Living with arthritis

There are many things you can do to help manage arthritis. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help control your symptoms.

How can eating a healthy diet help my arthritis?

Eating mindfully and well is important for your overall health and well-being. A healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the pressure put on your joints. If you are carrying extra weight on your body, that’s extra load bearing on your bones and joints which is hard work in every way!

If you have arthritis, you should aim to eat a healthy balanced diet. If you have gout, forget alcohol and acidic foods.

If you need advice about your diet, make time to see Annie for a consultation.

Can staying active help my arthritis?

Staying active and getting regular movement into each day is one of the most effective ways to treat arthritis. Exercise can help in many ways, including:

The type of exercise that is best for you will depend on the type of arthritis you have. It’s important to find the right type and level of exercise. Try to be realistic about the amount of exercise you can do and choose an activity you enjoy.

Suitable activities might include:

Best Food Choices:

  • Greens, fresh and powdered See Greens on this site
  • Almonds preferably soaked,
  • high calcium foods, not dairy!
  • Sardines - deep sea fish
  • Omega ‘3, 6 and 9’s.
  • Essential fatty acids like sunflower seeds
  • Olive oil (Mediterranean diet)
  • Avocados
  • Eggs - in moderation
  • Paw Paw and Pineapple.

    fresh fruit, vegetables, pulses, nuts, grains and pulses. High in anthocyanins, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.

  • Olives
  • Soybeans - Tofu
  • Sweet Potato, Carrots and Broccoli
  • Essential oils like Frankincense, Ice blue blends, Aromatouch, Copaiba and the associated essential oils that are related to this treatment.

For more information on the best exercise, the best food, and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle, contact Annie at 0402 166 187, make time to see Annie and get clarity about your health and lifestyle.