Treat Joint Inflammation – What’s the Link between a Potassium Rich Diet and Reduced Joint Pain?


Treat Joint Inflammation – What’s the Link between a Potassium Rich Diet and Reduced Joint Pain?  Are you experiencing pain in your joints? Are you looking for ways to treat joint inflammation? Read on to learn about the relationship between potassium and joint pain.
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Are you looking for better ways to treat joint inflammation? Interestingly, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been found to have significantly lower potassium concentrations in the blood than that in people with no RA symptoms.


In addition, RA sufferers have inappropriately low cortisol (steroid hormone or stress hormone) levels, which suppress inflammation, thus allowing inflammation levels to remain high.


There is an interesting link here that scientists wanted to explore.


Glucocortisol (steroid hormones) also help our kidneys excrete potassium. Thus, if we eat a lot of potassium our adrenal glands secrete more potassium and so it was thought ‘maybe if you gave people with RA some extra potassium it would boost steroid levels and help with their inflammation’.


Thus, a double-blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted where patients with rheumatoid arthritis were given Potassium supplementation for 28 days (an intake of 6500mg/day, nearly double the USDA recommendation of 3,500mg/day.) The result of this experiment was “a reduction of disease activity and pain intensity reflecting an anti-pain effect of potassium”.


Therefore the authors of the research paper recommended a much higher use of leafy vegetables which are inherently high in potassium, and therefore boost the natural anti-inflammatory hormones in the body.


This is one of the many reasons why several specific green leafy vegetables are key components to treat joint inflammation in the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis.


It is far better to prevent inflammation than it is to eliminate it. Therefore, it is prudent to make sure that we are getting a great deal of Potassium in our diets since studies have continually shown that this element is so critical to pain reduction


Potassium rich foods which can be found in many fruits and vegetables and the best sources to treat joint inflammation are the ones below and I have listed my reasons why:


  1. Seaweed


Seaweed is the greatest source of electrolytes (minerals) on the planet. Forget Gatorade, if you want to replenish lost salts then there is no better way than our delicious sea plants such as Dulse and Wakame which are both available at Whole Foods (USA) or many health food shops.


They aren’t as uncommon or ‘weird’ as you might think, with many Asian cultures consuming the nutritious foods on a daily basis throughout their life.


These sea vegetables are not only tremendously packed with Potassium, but they contain the elusive Vitamin B12 and are also powerfully alkalizing for the body – a MUST when you are suffering from RA.


  1. Papaya


Papaya is one of the greatest RA foods on the planet. Not just because it is packed with Potassium (781 mg/papaya) but it is also rich in an enzyme called Papain which is very effective at assisting with the break down and digestion of protein.


Feedback from many RA sufferers has led me to strongly believe that they almost always have trouble with protein digestion. In fact, I have found that some of the most difficult RA cases to treat naturally have been men who have been taking whey protein powder for many years to help with their weight training.


  1. Orange Juice


Like Papaya, I love Orange juice as a source of Potassium not just because it contains a high concentration of this element (496 mg/cup) but in that it comes with extra bonuses.


We all know that Orange Juice contains Vitamin C and this vitamin is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal! So if you have already established that you can tolerate sugar (i.e. you have found you do not have a candida yeast overgrowth) or you are following the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis and you should often drink freshly squeezed Orange Juice.


  1. Raw Spinach


In a handful of raw spinach (approximately the size of a cup) there is 167 mg of Potassium. The kicker with spinach is that it is the most alkalizing foods on the planet.


There are two reasons I recommend raw, rather than boiled, spinach. Firstly for the enzymes (Insert post on Enzymes) and secondly if you boil the spinach some of the potassium is lost to the water. So, the best way is to eat your spinach raw in a salad or, even better, in a green smoothie (see below).


  1. Cantaloupe


Delicious and packing 427 mg/cup, cantaloupe is a easy way to get your potassium intake up fast. Good for breakfast or to accompany a meal. (Don’t be worried, if you are eating a 100% plant-based diet then you can eat fruit with your meals without upsetting digestion. It’s only animal products that have to be eaten separately to fruit)


Treat Joint Inflammation with this Natural Cortisone Shot


Dissolve your pain with this incredible green smoothie. This smoothie is designed to deliver a whopping 2000 mg of our inflammation-stomping potassium in one serving in a highly absorbable and alkalizing format. Not only that, it tastes great.


Natural Cortisone Green Smoothie


4 Cups of raw spinach
1 Papaya
1 Orange
1/2 Cup Water


Squeeze orange juice into a blender with the papaya flesh, spinach and water. Blend. Enjoy. Feel better. If you cannot get Papaya because of your current season, then use cantaloupe and choose a ripe one so the flesh is soft and blends easily.


You may want to click on to watch Video HERE to learn how to make wise food choices to treat joint inflammation.


For more ideas on how to treat Joint Inflammation without the use of medication, click on this website at Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis


This article is based on the book, “The Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis” by Clint Paddison. Clint Paddison became afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 31. After recovering from rheumatoid arthritis, Clint Paddison teaches other RA sufferers on how to heal naturally so that they can get on the path towards wellness. Clint creates the ultimate Rheumatoid Arthritis solution (The Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis) guaranteed to permanently reverse rheumatoid arthritis symptoms naturally that will dramatically improve the overall quality of your life, without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more by visiting his website: Treat Joint Inflammation without Medication


To get more ideas on how to eat in a healthy way to fight RA, click on Akaline Cookbook & Recipes


If you can reduce weight, this will reduce pressure on your joints which helps to treat joint inflammation and you can achieve this by doing yoga at home; for more information, click on Brilliant Yoga


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