Why you shouldn’t just accept arthritis pain

The Good Life Letter 

22nd November 2015

The winds howl, rain drums on the windows and thunder heralds the oncoming storm.

All hope of peace is laid low.

The good folk lock and bar their doors against the foul ravages heading their way, knowing it’s unavoidable, anticipating the pain that is to come...

...at least that’s how the story of getting older seems to go.

What! You thought I was talking about storms Abigail and Barney?

No, today I’m dealing with the doom and gloom that surrounds the impact of old age, and in particular the portents of woe that some approach it with.

For instance, I was standing behind a chap who was probably a few years younger than me in the queue at the fish stall the other day.

He was moaning on about how all of this bad weather was playing his knees up but what should he expect at his age other than arthritis.

I wanted to smack him around the head with the bag of scallops I had – knock some sense into him.

Firstly, arthritis isn’t a condition of ageing – just by adding a few more years to your life won’t make you more likely to get it.

Arthritis is the biggest cause of disability in the UK and contrary to popular belief it is not a disease affecting only the elderly. Some forms of arthritis strike toddlers, while thousands of others are stricken in the prime of their lives.

Secondly, if you do have arthritis you don’t have to accept it as the end of your world. But how you chose to deny its effects will determine how effectively you can control it...

...and many over the counter remedies are simply not going to do it.

More pain medications are purchased for the control of arthritis symptoms than for any other disorder. To put that into perspective, the UK spent over £300 million on prescription drugs last year alone and somewhere near half as much again on over the counter remedies.

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most commonly used, followed by one of the many forms of non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) preparations such as ibuprofen or aspirin.

Despite the popularity of the various pain medications neither their efficacy nor safety is guaranteed.

Discover the proven dual approach to a pain free life – The Celadrin Joint Care System.

Are you reaching for danger rather than help?

How many of us pop a couple of ibuprofen tablets without giving it too much thought?

Many millions if the truth be told...

...but there is one sobering statistic we should be aware of.

Long-term use of NSAIDs causes 3,000 deaths in the UK annually. In addition, over 12,000 are hospitalised each year due to NSAIDs. Side effects include gastrointestinal complaints (bleeding, nausea and vomiting), liver damage, stomach ulcers, allergic reactions, immune system depression, mental confusion and kidney failure.

Adverse drug interactions are common and central nervous system toxicity can occur with some of the NSAIDS. Patients receiving corticosteroids and NSAIDs together have a 15 times greater risk for peptic ulcer disease than those who are receiving no medication.

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that NSAIDs are the cause of 15 percent of all drug-induced cases of kidney failure.

Kind of makes you look at the packs in the bathroom cabinet with a bit more suspicion doesn’t it?

Even more worrying is the fact that research has shown that this class of drug actually increases the level of damage to our joints.

The study published in the Lancet(1) over 20 years ago clearly showed that using NSAIDs actually caused greater degeneration of arthritic hip joints than in cases where none was given.

And many more studies since have reached the same conclusion, as well as those indicating how this class of drug interacts with other common prescriptions to wreck havoc on other systems.

Diabetics taking metformin take note because by combining this with ibuprofen, for instance, you double the chance of developing kidney problems(2).

The drug industry has been touting a new improved version of these drugs called COX2 inhibitors which claim to avoid the problems of stomach and intestine irritation... however they have proven to be no safer in relation to their impacts elsewhere.

A news release from Pennsylvania University(3) summarises eight randomised controlled trials and concludes that taking a COX2 anti inflammatory poses the same risk to heart health as being a diabetic or a smoker.

So, the drugs don’t work quite as they say.

Here’s the latest in joint care without the side effects

Get a grip on arthritis

All of this could get you down, but thankfully I came across the writing of a Canadian health researcher and author, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, who has a very different perspective on how you can ease the pain of arthritis and even reverse its effects – naturally and safely.

Here’s what she sent me when I asked about her approach:

With over a third of the UK population in chronic pain people are looking for a safe, effective alternative. I recommend Celadrin which is a patented blend of special esterfied (stable and not affected by oxygen) fatty acids that halts pain and inflammation without side effects.

Celadrin has extensive clinical research with two studies published in the prestigious Journal of Rheumatology. Celadrin is available in capsules and as a cream. Both humans and animals have shown remarkable improvements in terms of reduced pain and swelling, increased range of movement and reduction of inflammatory factors when using Celadrin.

Results of a double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trial (the most scientifically validated type) published in the prestigious Journal of Rheumatology found that Celadrin, when taken orally, improved joint and mobility problems.

Sixty-four participants between the ages of 37 and 77 were given Celadrin capsules.

They were evaluated at the beginning, at 30 days and at the end of the 68-day study.

Compared to those given a placebo, participants taking Celadrin had more flexibility, fewer aches, less pain and were able to walk longer distances than the placebo group.


Now Celadrin balm is something we’ve touched on before and I know many of you have found it to be really effective – but the capsules are something new to me.

Apparently the already potent effect of the Celadrin balm is enhanced by taking the capsules alongside it – meaning that in trials looking at knee, elbow and wrist arthritis the participants on the dual treatment experienced a much faster improvement in pain, swelling and mobility than those using the balm alone.

Plus there is one other major benefit over virtually all other treatment approaches...

...and that is the list of damaging things which aren’t in these two remedies.

The products are formulated to be:

  • FREE from Parabens
  • FREE from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
  • FREE from MI (methylisothiazolinone)
  • FREE from Steroids
  • FREE from Petrochemicals

Plus the other key features are:

  • All ingredients are naturally sourced (other than carbomer in the balm which has shown to be safe for use by the Cosmetics Ingredients Review Expert Panel)
  • Safe for Diabetics
  • Safe to use with Warfarin and Coumadin
  • Safe for those with shellfish allergies
  • Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

So, next time your joints play up what are you going to reach for? Or do I have to give you the bag of scallops treatment too!

Get the proven, safe and effective remedy for joint pain now – give arthritis both barrels!

Yours, as always


Ray


References;

(1) Rashad, S., Hemingway, A., Rainsford, K., Revell, P., Low, F., & Walker, F. (1989). Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the course of osteoarthritis. The Lancet, 334(8662), 519-522.

(2)Chan, NN et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and metformin: a cause for concern? The Lancet , Volume 352 , Issue 9123 , 201

(3) NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk Explained, According to Studies from the Perelman School of Medicine: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/news_releases/2012/05/risk/ accessed 17/11/15



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