What do chronic joint complaints have to do with diet and lifestyle? A lot!

Heal Joint Pain with Proper Nutrition

Did you know that chronic complaints like rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain or a hernia are partly caused by a lack of the right fatty acids and cannot be cured without them?

Exactly those fatty acids that many of us don’t get enough of.

These complaints cannot be cured if there is a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals. These minerals and vitamins occur less in our diet than in the past and many of us do not get enough of them as well.

Substances in foods that we have started to eat more, such as grains, dairy and meat from cows and pigs, can cause and worsen chronic complaints.

Our bodies need a lot of time to recover after a meal (especially a starchy meal with bread, potatoes, rice, etc.), and that the lack of recovery time is part of the cause of many health problems, including chronic joint problems.

Did you know poor oral health is responsible for bacteria entering the bloodstream and causing problems elsewhere in our body. For example, multiple studies have shown a relationship between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Stress costs a lot of energy in our body – energy that cannot be used for the recovery of chronic complaints.

Healing chronic joint complaints requires a multidisciplinary approach. Often the complaints keep coming back if the nutritional and lifestyle elements are not addressed.

A few years ago, Thrive Nutrition Coach, Edwin Baints, suffered from lower back pain. To get rid of this, he went to the chiropractor to stabilize his back. The physio loosened the muscles. This helped, but the symptoms did not disappear completely.

He then adjusted his diet and lifestyle. With a different diet, more targeted sports, stress reduction and supplements (like magnesium) – in combination with the physiotherapist and chiropractor – the problems completely disappeared.

Do you have chronic complaints? We are happy to help you further. Learn more on our Nutrition & Lifestyle page or book a Nutrition Intake session online now.