There are many ancient herbal therapies that are often ignored that could bring much needed pain relief and reduced swelling for people struggling with arthritis. Dave shares with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health five ways to mitigate arthritis with ancient herbal remedies.
Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis but new research published at the Mayo Clinic could help doctors better predict and prevent it from occurring.
Scientists have discovered that the bacterium in your gut has more responsibilities than just breaking down food. In fact, intestinal microbiota and metabolic signatures could help scientists build a predictive profile for who is likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis and the exact course the disease will take on the body.
“Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body mistakenly attacks itself,” said David Foreman, known as “The Herbal Pharmacist,” who started his career as a registered pharmacist with a strong belief in natural medicine and uses his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and natural medicine to educate consumers on cutting edge approaches to natural health and healing. “It not only breaks down tissues around joints, causing swelling that can erode bone and cause deformity, but the disease can also damage the skin, eyes, heart, lung and blood vessels.”
Connecting the dots between gut microbiota and rheumatoid arthritis could help millions of Americans who currently suffer from this debilitating disorder. A paper published in Arthritis and Rheumatology reported that the presence of bacterium Prevotella histicola in the gut decreased symptom frequency and severity with fewer inflammatory conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The bacteria used as a treatment produced fewer side effects such as weight gain and villous atrophy (a condition that prevents the gut from absorbing nutrients).
Scientists say continued research, especially on humans, could lead to preventative treatments, but in the meantime Foreman says there are many ancient herbal therapies that are often ignored that could bring much needed pain relief and reduced swelling for people struggling with arthritis. Dave shares with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health five ways to mitigate arthritis with ancient herbal remedies.
air date: 8/5/16