Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Virgin Olive Oil and Joint Pain

I read years ago that virgin olive oil helps with joint pain.  I even told other people to use  it but I have never done it . Many people who have been through Chic V /Chikungunya complain of arthritic pain months even years later.  I suggested and used turmeric myself , but I just  started using Virgin Olive Oil to treat my joint pain . I started with  two teaspoons in the morning  and I am pleased .  After my bout with  Chic V I suffered through flares of joint pain in my fingers , knees and my ankles. especially in the mornings. Now after 8 days ,barely a twinge, after day one I felt improvements.  I am too young for arthritis and inflammation in the body is problematic in the long run.





If you are already taking medication please consult with your doctor.



http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/olive-oil-anti-inflammatory-arthritis-diet/

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20050831/olive-oil-may-have-pain-relieving-properties


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Iron Deficiency

There are two types of iron heme and non-heme. Heme iron comes from dairy , meat , poultry and fish . Non-heme comes from plant based foods, spinach, beans lentils and some cereals .

I learned this the other day, that  I was iron deficient but although I increased my iron intake I was still lethargic and just plain ill. Well I learned that its the foods that we are combining with our supplements  affect the body's absorption of iron.  For example grains, eggs, beets , coffee and teas inhibit the absorption of non heme iron. So since I am a coffee addict, tea drinker, brown rice eater and I juice beets constantly my body was not holding on to the non-heme iron which my body needed.

But Vitamin C combined with non-heme iron will help your body to absorb it. So if your diet is plant based add Vitamin C rich vegetables or fruits .  Or combine the supplements  so if you  are taking your iron supplement take your vitamin C supplement at the same time .  This has helped me immensely .

Please consult with your doctor .