Rheumatoid Arthritis and Benefits of Fatty Fish

Each step on the stairs is like a cattle prod to your knees. Bending over to tie your shoes shoots waves of pain from your fingertips to your spine.

When you’re suffering through a painful bout of rheumatoid arthritis, you stop twirling through your days with the grace of Ginger Rogers, and start lumbering along like a stiff–legged penguin instead.

Anyone who suffers from chronic joint pain can tell you that you have your good days and bad days — but give rheumatoid arthritis enough time to attack and disfigure your joints, and those good days become few and far between.

If you’re serious about protecting your joints from the damage you have two choices: spend a lifetime on dangerous steroids and immunosuppressive patent drugs, or keep this crippling disease from ever developing in the first place.

If you chose the latter — and I hope you did — you need to know about exciting new research out of Sweden that you can start using TODAY to keep your joints looser than a thrift store turtleneck.

Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm say a single helping of fatty fish a week may be all you need to cut your rheumatoid arthritis risk in HALF!

In a massive new study, researchers followed 32,000 women for nearly eight years, charting their eating habits and whether they were subsequently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Just one serving of fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring at least once a week was all it took for these ladies to slash their risk of ever developing joint-wrecking rheumatoid arthritis by an amazing 52%!

The secret is that fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation — you know the kind that can make opening a jar of ketchup feel like you stuck a fork in an electrical outlet.

And the best news is that you don’t need to gorge yourself on fish like a killer whale to get the benefits. Women who averaged just two-tenths of a gram of fish a day were able to keep their joints limber and pain-free.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a full-scale assault on your body’s joints — and the only way to stop this powerful offense is with a strong defense. Put omega-3s to work protecting your joints, and let’s see if a little more fish in your diet can tip the scales in your favor.

Source for Story:

Nutrition and Healing – Bob Reagan [NutritionandHealing@newmarkethealth.com]

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