Yes, you can take painkillers or other medications, yet, most only provide temporary relief. There is also the risk of experiencing adverse side-effects from consuming medication for prolonged periods.
So, what can you do to ease arthritis pain?It turns out that fasting may be an effective way of treating arthritis. This is rarely mentioned as a method of pain relief and yet it’s immensely potent at not only treating arthritis but a myriad of other health problems.
The Standard American Diet (SAD), is high in toxins and fat. Obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and many other health problems are directly or indirectly related to the food we eat.
Fasting is not easy, and you want to check in with your doctor and make sure you’re healthy enough to fast. In order to reduce inflammation in your body, you’ll need to abstain from food and drink.
You can drink water, and when you’re fasting you need to drink a lot of water to help flush out toxins in your body.
How Long Do You Have to Fast?
Anywhere from three to seven days is excellent. While it may seem extreme and dangerous, rest assured that the human body can live for three weeks without food.
Don’t try to fast for seven days when you’re just beginning a fast. Start with one or two days of fasting and see how you feel.
Ideally, you should aim for three days. Take a one-day break and have some food and then fast for another three days after that.
If you have gastric problems or diabetes, check in with your doctor before starting a fast.
If you’re nervous about going so long without food, you can try a fruit and whole foods diet for two weeks, and it may be easier on your body when you can ease into the fast.
Give Your Digestive System a Break
The act of fasting will give your digestive system a break since it doesn’t need to digest and assimilate food round-the-clock.
Initially, it will be toughest on the first day. By the third day, your hunger pangs will dissipate, and your body will start burning its fat stores for fuel.
Some people drink juice and /or supplemental tea, but if you’re doing a medical fast, you may be told not to drink juice.
Expect Some Aches and Pains
If you have aches, pain, itching, feel worn out, or your urine is dark, this is due to the detoxification process. These symptoms usually appear when you first start fasting and should get better over time.
Give fasting a try and see if it helps your arthritis pain. Think how nice it will be if arthritis pain becomes a thing of the past, and how much more energetic you will feel.