Scientific proof that a natural pain killer actually works

Sunday 6th January 2013 

After my artery bursting rant about the shameful goings on in Europe (over natural approaches to health before Christmas) I haven’t rested.

As I told you on Friday I managed to spend a little time away with friends in the frozen north, however, now I’m back at the computer and delving deep into my research.

I fully intend to lay bare the benefits of healthy seasonal food that I began when I wrote Season to Taste last year – and to hell with the Brussels mafia.

My heart has been gladdened by all the messages of support I have received on this matter – I can see that many of you feel the same sense of outrage that I do.

Locked away in my study I have been drawing upon every resource I can access to pull together every aspect of true superfoods which we can find in our corner shops – none of the exotica needed here.

But, that is to come. Today I thought I’d share a little gem with you that I have just found.

Regular readers will be familiar with, if not actively using, one of my favourite products – Flexilica – a fantastic way to help deal with aching joints.

Find out more about Flexilica – click here

This gel combines the powerful anti-inflammatory activity of glucosamine, chondroitin, activated silica and extract of blackcurrant seed to help deal with the pain associated with conditions like arthritis.

From the letters I receive from those who use it I know how good this natural preparation is, for instance;

Mr F tells me; “Your letter regarding Flexilica, l am 82yrs, still working as a decorator, up and down ladders and steps ect., no problem.  At last this preparation has been recognised and l wholly endorse it, well done for your discovering and bringing this product to mind.  Have got my friends and family using it, over the last year.”

When something gets that kind of response you have to believe that it is doing the right things.

Despite the fact that I know it works, and you tell me how good it is, I have always been intrigued about the inclusion of blackcurrant in the mixture.

As a result of burying myself in reports, journals and scientific data though I have made a fantastic discovery which totally supports the reason why the extract of blackcurrant seed oil is in the gel.

Let me explain.

Blackcurrant – more than a juice drink

Blackcurrant seed oil is a very rich source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is one of the omega-6 fatty acids that our diets are rich in.

So from a nutritional point of view there is nothing special about GLA, however, its power lies not as a food source but as a medication – and if the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is reading this there is scientific proof to show it!

In 2002 the journal Rheumatology published a systematic review of herbal medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and concluded that;

“There is moderate support for gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is found in some herbal medicines, for reducing pain, tender joint count and stiffness.”

This is a remarkable finding as one of the chief researchers in the team is known to be fiercely opposed to any natural approaches to health; so if he was prepared to put his name to anything that shows a ‘moderate’ level of support then it counts as a ringing endorsement in my eyes!

Discover how the power of four natural ingredients can help ease arthritic pain

There is no way that EFSA would want me repeating any of this to you, which underlines the farcical position they find themselves in – I have found conclusive scientific support for using a natural remedy, but because this hasn’t been tested by their own teams they won’t support it.

Pure stupidity methinks!

More about natural pain relief for arthritis sufferers

For many centuries a common remedy for arthritic pain was to be buried in hot sand – a practice which can be traced back to North Africa, and the tribes around an oasis at Siwa in the El Dakrror mountains to the North-West of Cairo.

Back in 1957 a researcher called Norbert Duffaut got interested in silicon. His mission was to find a form of organic silicon that could be easily absorbed by the body.

This was important because the body needs silica, especially as we get older, helping to combat wrinkles, dry skin, brittle nails and bones. Silica is important ingredient in collagen - this is the glue that holds you together.

Inspired by the North African traditions, Norbert discovered that on the surface of sand grains certain micro-organisms dissolve silicon using special acids. This in turn creates a thin layer of amorphous silica.

This stuff is soluble in water, which means it can be absorbed by the human body. This was a real breakthrough.

Over the next 30 years, Duffaut developed an organic silica gel which could be easily absorbed through the skin. This way you could simply rub it on like a lotion and let it be absorbed by the skin.

In my view that's a lot more comfortable than burying yourself in sand!

It is this type of activated organic silica which lies at the heart of the natural formulation in Flexilica;

- Organic silica which Norbert Duffaut spent so much time developing

- Blackcurrant is a proven natural anti-inflammatory as well as acting to boost the immune and cardiovascular systems.

- Glucosamine and chondroitin protect, stabilise and help repair damaged cartilage within joints, which is the source of arthritic and rheumatic pain.

Discover more about Flexilica - click here

Yours, as always






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