Cii Radio|Maulana Khalid Dhorat|28 June 2016| 22 Ramadaan 1437
Pain and inflammation strive in an ACIDIC environment, thus it is best that we remove EXCESS ACID from our body. People generally take their freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. This causes diseases like arthritis: either osteo or rheumatoid.
Osteo arthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone. Rheumatoid is little less straightforward, being caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane (a soft tissue that protects joints in the body) and that can lead to bone loss. However, both are caused by secondary inflammation.
What is primary and secondary inflammation, and how do they differ from one another and why it matters? What happened the last time you felt pain, or had a headache? Did you reach for a pain reliever? If you did so, you potentially could have robbed your body of its ability to deal with it! To really understand pain, we must understand 2 things.
Remember, pain is actually a great thing!
One: It reminds us that we are truly alive! And better yet, that with life comes choice and we all have the choice to live our very best life, pain free, if we decide to do so.
Two: It’s like the warning light in your automobile: It tells you that something is going on and often times, the pain is a manifestation of something deeper. These warning signs allow us the power to listen and honor those signals for optimal health and happiness. If you challenge yourself to get deep and go places you have not gone before, I assure you – you will come out of this thing.
Inflammation works on two levels: Primary and Chronic (Secondary).
Primary: this is the normal detoxification and repair process. When this is efficient you are completely symptomless. Every day when you walk, eat, exercise, stress out or breathe – your body must cleanse and eliminate toxins and repair any cellular injuries that may have happened to you. When primary inflammation is hard at work, you will not experience any pain or even be aware of it. When primary falls short, secondary kicks on.
Secondary is when your body becomes swollen, immobile, in pain and often times you resort to going to the doctor only to be given pills that make the pain go away. Now, if you are on painkillers long enough, which most people are… your doctor will order regular liver blood panel tests. This is because many of the pain medicine out there can actually shut off the primary pathway of detoxification, making the vicious cycle of pain even worse!
Things that contribute to pain and inflammation (avoid when in pain):
• Mental Stress
• Artificial Sweeteners and MSG
• Smoking and High amounts of caffeine
• Processed food
• Dairy, Sugar and Wheat products
• Alcohol and drugs.
• Lack of sleep and exercise.
Cancer too cannot grow without inflammation. In fact, disease in general can’t thrive without excess inflammation. Here is what you can do to help alleviate symptoms and ultimately, begin to heal the root cause from within. We encourage people not to cut out everything right away, but to start adding in the things that will have a profound impact in a short period of time!
In conjunction with the concerted use (ten sessions are prescribed) of either FAR INFRA RED OR OZONE, here is a list of important things that can help from a supplemental standpoint:
1. Restful and Peaceful Sleep
Sleep deprivation causes an elevated immune response as well as increased inflammation. Sleep with a clear mind, not with a stressed one. This can cause type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a myriad of other conditions.
2. Include the Right Fatty Acids in Your Diet
Everyone needs omega-3 fatty acids in their diets for optimum health. However, these fats may also help your arthritis. Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3s, may help reduce joint stiffness and pain.
Another fatty acid that can help is gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA. It’s found in the seeds of certain plants like evening primrose, borage, hemp, and black currants.
3. Get Your Greens
Green veggies are rich in phytochemicals, enzymes and nutrients. Taken on an empty stomach, these nutrients can bolster and repair your cells. This is why it’s best to start their day with a glass of warm water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric and lemon to get those digestive processes going and follow it up with a glass of green juice, if possible.
4. Gut Health
Efficient inflammation depends largely on your gut. 20% of your immune system is in your gut, so consuming foods that are loaded with pre and probiotics pays off big time! Have things like Yoghurt, sweet lassi etc..
Proper hydration is key! You see, the human body is largely water – 72%! So having enough water matters more than many people realize. I would recommend drinking at least 3 liters a day. One thing that I do with my water is to add Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt or Celtic Sea Salt as well – this has over 100 trace minerals in it. We all constantly expend these vital minerals daily, so replenishing them is important for your overall well-being.
6. Epsom Salt Soak
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which sounds kind of scary, but it’s really quite a wonderful substance. A naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium.
You will need a 1/2 cup of Epsom salt, and a large bowl of warm water. Fill the large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around, and then submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt and 1 cup of Pink Himalayan Salt. Soak for 15 minutes (at least.)
7. Peppermint Eucalyptus Oil Blend or HEAT PATCHES
Peppermint and eucalyptus don’t change the course of the arthritis itself, but they do have analgesic, or pain-relieving, properties. The cooling sensation that they produce can temporarily override your discomfort, and create a soothing sensation that can ease the pain of arthritis.
You will need 5-10 drops of Peppermint oil; 5-10 drops of Eucalyptus oil; 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil (olive, almond, grape seed, etc.), and a small dark glass bottle. Blend 5-10 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil together, and then mix into 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Carrier oil is needed to dilute the essential oil so that it does not irritate the skin, and can be olive oil, grape seed oil, or something of the like. Store the oil blend in a dark glass bottle away from direct sunlight, and rub into your joints when they ache.
8. Bosweilla supplements
Also known as Frankincense, Bosweilla is a flowering plant native to Africa and Asia. The gum resin or extract of the plant works as an anti-inflammatory and pain-killer. It works against inflammation by ‘disabling’ white blood cells that would cause swelling, and also helps shrink tissue that has already become inflamed and painful. It’s generally taken in a tablet supplement form, much like a vitamin.
9. Infrared Sauna/Ozone Capsule
The infrared technology helps stimulate and grow your bodies’ mitochondria, while reducing and eventually, eliminating, inflammation. This is not the same as a regular sauna as it penetrates deeper into your cells, heating your body from the inside, out. It’s an amazing holistic treatment.
10. Cayenne Pepper
With its active ingredient, capsaicin and its origins all the way from South America (and is now being grown all over the world), this wonderful red pepper is a destroyer of inflammation.
11. Ginger and Turmeric
Another common ingredient that can help treat arthritis is ginger, which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Eating raw ginger (swallow small pieces whole) on a regular basis can help to alleviate pain by improving blood circulation. Simply peel and slice fresh ginger and eat it along with each meal.
Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatory, and will help with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis and many more acid-based diseases. Turmeric’s active ingredient is curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation (which is what we’re often fighting with arthritis.) You can take these in a capsule form or make a nice spicy tea to enjoy daily, twice a day. Add honey to taste
Scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms that heal sepsis – a common condition in hospital intensive care units that springs from infection and inflammation.
13. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Thus, it is useful in relieving joint pain. Moreover, it helps remove the buildup of toxins in the joints and connective tissues.
Take a cup of warm water. Mix one teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey in it. Drink this solution daily in the morning as it gives an alkalizing effect.
Massaging with mustard oil is considered excellent for getting rid of arthritis pain and inflammation. The oil works as a natural ointment and stimulates blood flow.
• Heat some mustard oil until it is slightly warm. If there is swelling, you can mix an equal amount of onion juice, too. Rub it gently over the painful joint. Then cover the joint with plastic wrap and apply warm towels. Repeat this remedy daily before going to bed for best results.
• You can also use a small amount of eucalyptus oil (helps with inflammation). Or, mix wintergreen oil and eucalyptus oil together and rub it on the joint. For this remedy, you do not need to apply hot compresses.
15. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a good source of magnesium that helps regulate the pH levels in the body. It is essential to balance the pH levels because certain inflammatory diseases such as arthritis are caused by high acidity levels in the body.
Mix Epsom salt and fresh lemon juice in equal amounts to half a cup of warm water. Swallow one teaspoon of the mixture twice daily, one in the morning and one at night. You can also add two cups of Epsom salt to warm bath water and soak in it.
Cinnamon can be used to relieve arthritis pain due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Mix one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder and one tablespoon of honey in a cup of warm water and drink it every morning on an empty stomach. Do this daily for several days. You can also make a paste of cinnamon and honey and massage it gently on the painful area.
17. Use Hot and Cold Therapy
Simple hot and cold treatments can make a world of difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths—especially in the morning—help ease stiffness in your joints. Use an electric blanket or heating pad at night to keep your joints loose and use moist heating pads.
Cold treatments are best for relieving joint pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to painful joints for quick relief.
18. Get more magnesium
Magnesium is something our bodies need, but we can’t make it ourselves. It is used in over 300 different biomechanical responses in our body. It relaxes all our muscles and nerve endings, relieving stiffness and pain. It is even part of what makes our heart beat. Not only does it relax muscles and ease pain (this goes for arthritis pain too, of course) it helps bones to mineralize. People who have a diet high in magnesium have higher bone density, and overall stronger bones.
There are several ways to get more magnesium and utilize it for arthritis in particular. Supplements: Magnesium capsules are a good thing to add to your day-to-day life, but they work best when used in conjunction with an improved diet: dark leafy greens (like spinach), nuts, and legumes (beans). There is also a magnesium oil or spray that can be applied topically and absorbed through the skin. Try rubbing it on sore joints to relieve pain.
19. Lubricate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The very consistency of olive oil makes it seem like something that would lubricate your joints and ease arthritis pain, and it turns out, it actually does. A main compound in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) called oleocanthal inhibits inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and COX-2, just like Advil or aspirin does. The study showed that 1 ½ tablespoons is equal to 200-mg of ibuprofen. However, not every oil is created equal. Heat destroys oleocanthal, so it is necessary to use extra virgin olive oil or “cold-pressed.” The ripeness of the olives at the time they were pressed also determines the level of oleocanthal-generally the stronger tasting the oil, the higher the level there is present. It can be taken internally to reap the benefits, but being high in calories consider replacing any fats, such as butter, with it in cooking instead.
When it’s painful and difficult just to move, the last thing you feel like doing is getting up and exercising. As unpleasant as it may sound though, exercise is vital for those who suffer from any form of stiffness, joint pain, or arthritis. Exercise will help control weight (an excess of which puts more strain on your joints) strengthens the muscles that support the joint, even when the cartilage is thinning, and lubricates the joints, allowing them to move more freely. When we are inactive the synovial fluid in the joints is the consistency of a thick gel, but once we get moving and warming up, the liquid becomes more viscous and can do a better job of lubricating our joints and keeping them going smoothly. Just imagine if you were to be sedentary every day, pretty soon you’d be so stiff it’d be just about impossible to move. But if you get up and move around every day, you’ll get stronger and will loosen up as well.
Try going for a brisk walk-start with 15 minutes and work your way up into a solid daily routine. Also try doing joint-targeted exercises-certain stretches and exercises specifically target joints to help rid them of stiffness and pain.
There you go! You now have a master list of what you can do to take back control of your life and put your inflammation in check once and for all!
Original Capsaicin Cream Recipe for Pain Relief
-3 tablespoons of cayenne powder
-1 cup of grapeseed oil (or any other oil like almond, olive, jojoba)
-1/2 cup of grated beeswax
-A double boiler
-A glass jar with a tightly fitting lid
Mix together 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup of your oil of choice and heat in a double boiler for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in a 1/2 cup of grated beeswax and continue to stir until it has melted completely and everything is blended together. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and then whisk together. Chill for another 10-15 and then whip again before putting it in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid and storing in the refrigerator. It will keep for 1 ½ weeks-apply daily as needed for pain.
The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it has, making this cream super strength.
You will need…
-1 cup of beeswax
-4 tablespoons of Habanero powder
-4 cups of grapeseed or another oil, such as almond, jojoba, or olive
-A double boiler
-A glass jar with a tightly fitting lid
Combine 4 tablespoons of Habanero powder with 4 cups of grapeseed or olive oil in a double boiler. Let this mixture warm up over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. After it’s warmed, melt 1 cup of beeswax into the mixture and stir it until everything is smoothly blended together. Let it chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator and then whisk together. Chill for another 10-15 minutes and then whip together once more before pouring into a glass container with a tightly fitting lid and refrigerating it. It should keep its potency for 1 1/2 weeks. Apply as needed for pain, stopping use if any irritation occurs.
May Allah Ta’ala grant you Shifa (cure) – Ameen!