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newbie question about arthritis joint pain and remineralizing our bodies

Commented on October 16, 2013
Created October 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I'm new to the community here - was looking for a place to get feedback on dietary and health questions. I'm not sure how paleo I am and haven't labeled myself, but have been eating 'real food' for the past 10 years or so after hitting the menopause wall (sort of speak) and gaining weight and other problems. Even though I have reinvented my diet and added all kinds of things like organic, probiotic, non processed, etc. I have recently started suffering some arthritis type pains in hip and shoulder joints and searching here there and everywhere for some dietary answers. I have read that our bodies do remineralize and hoping someone else here might have some experience or knowledge in this subject.

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on October 16, 2013
at 12:15 AM

I wonder if the small amount of Turmeric does anything. But I love the spice and even add it to my salad dressings. My daughter catches me and asks why the cucumbers are yellow?

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on October 15, 2013
at 11:44 PM

thank you Jenjen .. yes I do use tumeric in a lot of my foods, try to get some every day. I also us fresh ginger root every day as it is good as a natural pain reliever. I have been trying to add magnesium in the form of magnesium sulfate, also started using diatomaceous earth, which is silica plus some other minerals one of which is magnesium. Actually, I am beginning to get some relief after using that for almost a month now. I only eat small amounts of meat along with my veggies tho.

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on October 14, 2013
at 10:55 PM

I have got my weight down to an acceptable level and do a fair amount of walking - I also realize more exercise would be a good thing for me to do. So yes that is something that might help improve. The funny thing is it usually only hurts at nite after laying in bed for a couple of hours. Makes it hard to sleep -

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on October 14, 2013
at 10:48 PM

jake3_14 exactly, we need to get the minerals. I do the bone broth with bones from traditionally raised animals. I also do plenty of fruits and veggies and beans while cutting out bread and processed foods.

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on October 14, 2013
at 07:53 PM

>I have read that our bodies do remineralize...

Only if we give them minerals!

I second the call for bone broth as a source of collagen. The trick is to find a butcher shop that sells "knuckle"/gelatinous and marrow bones, preferably from traditionally-raised animals, e.g., grass-fed cows, pigs that forage for their food, supplemented by organic produce scraps and non-GMO corn.

The same sourcing issue applies to liver, another excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

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on October 14, 2013
at 06:05 PM

thanks - I do bone broth a lot - vit D sunshine basically, and k2 is spinach?

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:11 PM

Yes to the above suggestions of weightloss and vitamin d + k2 (i think you need vitamin a too, possibly magnesium also? Calcium levels in the diet should be kept decent, no need to supplement with a good diet). And omg yes to bone broth. Also eat lots of meat on the bone and suck all the marrow out/ chew on the gristle.

In addition: Weight bearing exercise is your best friend. Train for strength!

Finally, turmeric is supposed to be very effective for arthritis. I eat a lot of it anyway. If you don't, start adding it to food as often as you can. It has a mild taste, slightly bitter/astringent so don't go adding tonnes and tonnes but 1/2 tsp in all your meals would be enough.

9a3e588924139a744a5a77cb43ee6a7f

(15)

on October 15, 2013
at 11:44 PM

thank you Jenjen .. yes I do use tumeric in a lot of my foods, try to get some every day. I also us fresh ginger root every day as it is good as a natural pain reliever. I have been trying to add magnesium in the form of magnesium sulfate, also started using diatomaceous earth, which is silica plus some other minerals one of which is magnesium. Actually, I am beginning to get some relief after using that for almost a month now. I only eat small amounts of meat along with my veggies tho.

Medium avatar

(238)

on October 16, 2013
at 12:15 AM

I wonder if the small amount of Turmeric does anything. But I love the spice and even add it to my salad dressings. My daughter catches me and asks why the cucumbers are yellow?

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on October 14, 2013
at 08:12 PM

I had what I thought was the early stages of arthritis in my hips. Turns out losing a lot of weight and cleaning up the diet cured me of that. I might get minor ache or pain, but it is now from too much exercise as opposed to watching tv on the couch.

So what kind of shape are you in ? Could it be the answer ?

9a3e588924139a744a5a77cb43ee6a7f

(15)

on October 14, 2013
at 10:55 PM

I have got my weight down to an acceptable level and do a fair amount of walking - I also realize more exercise would be a good thing for me to do. So yes that is something that might help improve. The funny thing is it usually only hurts at nite after laying in bed for a couple of hours. Makes it hard to sleep -

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on October 14, 2013
at 05:20 PM

in general you may want to look into vitamin d, k2 and maybe bone broth/collagen for the connective tissue?

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 14, 2013
at 07:53 PM

>I have read that our bodies do remineralize...

Only if we give them minerals!

I second the call for bone broth as a source of collagen. The trick is to find a butcher shop that sells "knuckle"/gelatinous and marrow bones, preferably from traditionally-raised animals, e.g., grass-fed cows, pigs that forage for their food, supplemented by organic produce scraps and non-GMO corn.

The same sourcing issue applies to liver, another excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

9a3e588924139a744a5a77cb43ee6a7f

(15)

on October 14, 2013
at 10:48 PM

jake3_14 exactly, we need to get the minerals. I do the bone broth with bones from traditionally raised animals. I also do plenty of fruits and veggies and beans while cutting out bread and processed foods.

9a3e588924139a744a5a77cb43ee6a7f

(15)

on October 14, 2013
at 06:05 PM

thanks - I do bone broth a lot - vit D sunshine basically, and k2 is spinach?

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