Did you know that you can eat foods with ingredients that naturally reduce inflammation? Because those that lave a low diet of vitamin C are at greater risk for developing arthritis, it is important to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, broccoli, and kidney beans.
Did you know that cherries contain powerful anti-oxidants that have pain-fighting properties? I just love cherries.
I have heard people complaining about arthritis pain. Someone once said, “Old Arthur is acting up?” I replied, “What do you mean?” His response, “Arthritis is bothering me?” I also have heard people complain of stiffness with the arthritis. As I watched the television picture “Touched by an angel, the youngest angel was temporarily in the body of an older lady. The young angel said, “Oh, now I know what people were talking about when they said they felt aches and pains.” “I am feeling that now.” I am sure you can only imagine what it feels like until you really feel it.
Supplements and vitamins can help with arthritis pain, but be sure to check with your doctor regarding what you take. Remember there can be side effects from the supplements and vitamins, find more about this. A study done in Australia showed that women that took Vitamin D3 during the winter months had less bone loss. In addition, did you know that for hundreds of years Japanese, Chinese, and Indians have used ginger for joint pain and inflammation? Although there is no known cure for arthritis at this time, the suggestions in this article are a few things you can do now to relieve your arthritis.
How to Use Sugar for Pain Relief
My sister came across the notion from one of her sisters-in-law about using sugar when she takes her baby in for shots to help relieve the pain of the scary injections. Being one to always leap upon the pain relief bandwagon, my sister also uses sugar to help relieve her tension headaches and muscle aches. Here are ways to use sugar to relieve various pain- and it works!
When taking in her baby for shots when my niece was younger, my sister would give her baby sugar water in a bottle prior to hitting the doctor visits, and my niece would experience very little pain during the injections and minimal swelling and irritation afterwars. My sister would add a tablespoon or 2 of sugar to a full bottle, which her baby would guzzle down. Somehow, the sugar worked to ease the discomfort from her baby’s shots, and my sister swears by it now.
My sister also drinks sugar water herself when she has a tension headache, a tablespoon to 2 tablespoons of sugar to 8 ounces of water, heated in the microwave. The sugar water works almost instantly to ease her tight muscles and tension headache pressure, and I tried drinking sugar water for pain in my jaw, and it worked as well!
Sugar has natural antibacterial properties, and helps ease pain topically as well, on top of helping skin tissue repair itself after a scrape or burn. My sister’s sister-in-law sprinkles sugar on treated scrapes and burns of her own kids before applying a band-aid, and calls it the “sweet magic” that makes the boo-boos fade away.
It’s no wonder that sugar was used original in Greek and Rome as a medicine, and consumed only by the very rich. Sugar has been revered as a medicinal tool for pain for centuries, and is still used in modern times as well. Next time you have an ache or pain, give good ‘ol table sugar a try!