"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." Leonardo da Vinci
We all have said I am going to do this and that. Saying is not enough. Being willing is not enough. Being impressed with something is not enough. WE MUST DO. In reality what DaVinci was saying is, "ACTION, not REACTION". How many times can you 'put off ' a project?
Do it today, not tomorrow...
Millions of Americans suffer with a form of arthritis called Osteoarthritis (OA). Most of you have tried glucosamine with chondrotin. I find this effective but I have seen glucosamine increase blood sugar. A recent study revealed this is not effective for arthritis. I disagree with that study. I usually see relief from arthritus pain with a high dose MSM (upwards of 9 grams).
I believe that hyaluronic acid (also known as hyalurnan or HA) offers better relief from arthritis pain. HA is shock absorbing gel like substance that occurs naturally in our bodies especially in the skin, eyes and ALL JOINTS. The characteristic of HA is that it can attract and absorb 1000 times its weight in water, which makes it the ideal cushion and lubricant for the joints.
There are many roles for HA:
1. promotes cell rejuvenation and growth
2. Balances fluid around the cells
3. Reduces inflammation
4. Provides volume, fullness, and shape to the skin
5. cushions and protects the eyes and joints
6. protects cartilage from injury
When I was young I produced more HA. We all did. As we age we produce less HA. This means less cushioning effect, less firmness and lose joints. Thus if you fall when you are older--injury occurs.
So what kind do you get?
1. First get a liquid form of HA; the wetter the better
2. Only get high molecular weight HA; size does matter
3. Get a plant source of HA, (via microbial fermentation) not animal
Interesting is that more than 83 million Americans use Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to treat pain. The American Pain Foundation announced earlier last month that they will launch a new online educational module focusing on safe use in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM)
as part of their Pain Safety and Access for Everyone. This module will not only offer information for consumers but for the health care professional as well. It will include and not limited to acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation, relaxation therapies , yoga, tai chi and dietary supplements.
Lets give a big thanks to The American Pain Foundation. Thanks to friend, Diane , for sending me the article.