And we are almost into summer...well the calendar says we should be.
Hope your weather is cooperating.
So what are some of your summer plans? Any hikes? Are the knees holding you back?
I recently met with some 'almost' seniors and was a bit taken back by how many were dealing with knee pain. Yuck.
I consider most pain optional and I personally like to opt out.
I have addressed this several times, but whenever I experience something positive, I like to share. I want everyone to be as happy and healthy as possible.
What can be some of the causes?
Misalignment of the pelvis
Misalignment of the vertebrae.
Adrenal issues can affect the left knee.
Gall Bladder can affect the right knee.
Energy blockages in the knees.
Lack of proper supplements.
Lack of exercise.
I think this is the short list, I am sure there is more.
It will be a bit different for different people.
Body Code work can help solve the puzzle as to why there is pain.
Then we can decide how to deal with it.
There are supplements we can choose from.
Glucosamine/chondroitin helps build tissue.
Gelatin will also help build tissue.
Vit C is a must. It can be a natural anti-inflammatory as well as a catalyst for healing.
And one I have come across lately is the Omega 3. Not only is it good for bones, but is also good for tissue and joints.
So I started taking an Omega 3 fish oil from the North Atlantic. I finally did a breakdown on my own nutritional needs and thought this would help in some of the stuff I was trying to address, such as eyes, hair etc.
After the first month, that little annoying knee irritation seemed to be not so annoying. The knees weren't really sore, just tender at times.
After month number two, I very seldom noticed the knees. Okay. Stairs? Hmm.... not much problem.
After month number three, I forgot about the knees.
I have worked for sometime in cartilage rebuilding with gelatin, glucosamine and chondroitin, Vit C and minerals, just general good supplements. And I was taking an EFA, Essential Fatty Acid, complex with flax seed, borage and some fish oil. Apparently, not enough fish oil for what I was needing.
When we look at oils, traditionally we use Flax for women and Fish for men. These have the precursors in the oils for hormone production. I would suggest testing to see which your body is in need of. Obviously, it is not a 'one size fits all' situation.
OMEGA 3 FISH OIL.
What can it help? Ready for the novel?
This is absolutely necessary when pregnant for the developing child's
ADHD? You can get bubble gum flavored fish oil for children...and it
is shockingly good!
Alzheimers or dementia issues? Yep... this and maybe some Vit E.
Autism? This requires some definite helps. An evaluation between Cod
Liver oil or Omega 3 should be considered.
Blood factors, lowering triglycerides.
Also will thin the blood, do not take if you are on blood thinners. This will
be between you and your Dr.
Insulin factors, helps with diabetics
Joint and bone health, actually can boost the calcium levels in the bones.
Liver, helps with that fatty liver disease.
Skin, lots of nice moisture!
And that is a partial list.
When rebuilding, do not expect to have over-night results. We are so used to having everything quickly we become impatient. So guys, men, you are notorious for this! You cannot take this for three days and give up because you didn't see any improvement. Go for three weeks and we can talk.
How much? Again, more is not always better.
Two capsules day, is a good start. If your working with the brain, try doing one of these capsules at night as this is when the body does repairs. You will be giving building materials at the right time.
For children, we can work with 1/2 tsp.
And after healing has occurred, we can go to maintenance doses of supplements. And remember, the body IS DESIGNED to heal!
If in doubt, don't!
Yes, you can be allergic to something here. That can be addressed if you feel this is the case. We can check.
If you're not sure about this or any supplement, get some good advice.
And check with your healthcare provider if you are on some prescription medications.
Okay! See you on the trail!