Several years ago, my Dad’s joint and muscle stiffness disappeared overnight.The solution was simple – I just advised him to drink a glass of water before bed and one on waking – but this simple solution doesn’t work for every client.
Fortunately though, there are many other simple things that can have dramatic results.
Here are 5 tips for reducing muscle and joint pain, if you have it:
1. Drink more clean water – 2 liters per day is a good starting point, but the ideal amount for you as an individual will depend on your body weight.
2. Remove gluten from your diet, completely.
3. Avoid cow’s milk for 60-days to see if you feel better.
4. Try avoiding the nightshade family of foods for 60-days – potato, tomato, peppers (all), chilli, goji berry and eggplant (aubergine). These foods can trigger muscle and joint pain.
5. Take an Epsom salt bath, or use magnesium flakes in a bath 3-4 times per week (magnesium can calm down pain)
See how you go with these recommendations but also be aware that they may not be enough if you have parasites, fungi and bad bacteria lurking in your gut.
The inflammation they cause in the digestive system can spread round your body like a fire spreading round a house.
In some cases, only by finding the bad bugs and removing them will you be able to reduce or remove your joint chronic pain. But don’t just take my word for it:
A few days after my Dad’s joint and muscle pain disappeared, a friend sent me an intriguing scientific paper by a chiropractor specializing in musculoskeletal pain.
It was by Dr. Alex Vasquez, who is widely regarded as a global authority on muscle and joint pain.
What he said really struck a chord with me because I’d seen some of my clients’ arthritic and muscular pain symptoms improve after removing gluten and other foods from their diet, and eliminating “bad bugs” from their guts.
Here’s what Dr. Vasquez says:
“For the majority of patients in outpatient clinical practice, the location of their dysbiosis (bad bug to good bug balance – DH) is the gut, which is easily assessed with specialized stool testing and parasitology examinations, and which is easily treated with oral botanical antimicrobials and dietary modification.
I consider stool testing extremely valuable and estimate that 80% of parasitology examinations return with at least one clinically-relevant abnormality.
Testing for and treating dysbiosis is an absolutely essential consideration in patients with gas, bloating, alternating constipation/diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, severe allergies, arthritis, and autoimmunity.”
I couldn’t agree more with Dr. Vasquez: when we run stool tests and find which good bugs are missing and which bad bugs are present, simply removing the bad and replacing the good often leads to significant health improvements. This goes for whether it’s for chronic fatigue, digestive symptoms like bloating, or problems elsewhere in the body, such as skin rashes.
And a stool test couldn’t be easier: it’s all done in the privacy of your own home. You just send off a sample in the packaging provided.
What’s more, if it comes back blank, you get a full refund.