As an arthritis pain relief cream the hormone progesterone can provide an easily administered treatment. Hormone imbalances induced by environmental poisons, especially the 'xeno-estrogens' may contribute to arthritis in some individuals. Progesterone and arthritis are connected through the action of inflammation. Arthritis is one of about 100 diseases that produce either inflammation in the connective tissues or degeneration of these tissues.
Inflammation is the end result of long term stress. The stress can be caused by emotional or physical trauma, and nutritional or environmental pollutants. In most cases it is something of everything. The condition can be caused by:
a deficiency of the essential fatty acid Omega 3, a diet high in acid foods - particularly animal proteins, a lack of cortisone in the blood, a high level of oestrogen - which accelerates the aging of collagen.
Correcting any of these by the simple expedient of a progesterone based arthritis pain relief cream is likely to provide positive results.
Rheumatoid arthritis is predominantly a disease of women in the 20 to 60 age group. In this case it usually starts at around 35 with typical "oestrogen dominance" symptoms: general aches and stiffness, pain in the joints, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. Many find their symptoms increase before menstruation.
An additional link between progesterone and arthritis is progesterone's action as a blood sugar stabiliser.To deal effectively with arthritis it is imperative to keep your blood sugar stable and your liver, which is your main detoxifying organ, healthy. People with the condition can have a saliva pH of as low as 5, almost 1000 times lower than normal. To provide additional arthritis pain relief your diet should concentrate particularly on alkaline foods (to bring the pH up) and theses anti-oxidants...
Vitamins A, C and E, selenium, zinc, and particularly the essential fatty acid Omega 3.
Check that you have no food allergy. Your regime should involve taking the following natural anti-inflammatories...
arnica, gingko biloba and ginger to improve circulation and healing, the citrus bioflavonoids to prevent vascular disease and bruising, quercitin, glutamine and progesterone to inhibit inflammation, silymarin to detoxify the liver.
Progesterone, being the precursor to cortisone, is an excellent anti-inflammatory. This is the key to understanding the interaction of progesterone and arthritis. Rubbing progesterone cream directly onto arthritis affected joints has helped many sufferers.
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