Improving your joint health may be easier than you think.

Drawing from the latest scientific research on nutrition, exercise, and energy healing, we’ve identified easy ways you can help your joints.

Everything here is compatible with Western medical care and pharmaceuticals.

For a summary, click the image to the right.

Nutrition

Omega 3

Research shows that roughly 1g/day of omega-3 fatty acids can help slow and prevent osteoarthritis.

You can eat salmon or other fatty fish once a week, or take omega-3 supplements.

Supplements should contain both EPA and DHA, two types of omega-3 fatty acids. (The third common type of omega-3, ALA, is found in plants, and has not been shown to be effective for osteoarthritis.)

Here are several well-reviewed options on Amazon:

Fish Oil

Plant Oil (with EPA and DHA)

Vitamin K

Research shows that a deficiency of vitamin K can lead to osteoarthritis.

To ensure you have enough vitamin K, eat leafy greens, and / or take a supplement or multi-vitamin with 100% recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin K.

Here are several well-reviewed options on Amazon:

If you take blood thinners, talk with your doctor before starting vitamin K supplements.

Disclaimer: Healing Lab doesn’t sell or endorse any nutritional products. Links provided for informational purposes only.

Exercise

Tips for healthy exercise:

  • Minimize impact. Walk, swim, or bike. Don’t run.
  • Heat before, ice after, for up to 20 minutes each.
  • Move gently. Warm up 5-10 minutes.
  • Seeing redness or swelling? Slow down.
  • Sharp pain, or more pain than usual? Rest.
  • Sore two hours later? You overdid it. Do less next time.

Talk with your doctor or physical therapist before starting a new exercise program.

Want more? The Mayo Clinic has an excellent guide on exercise for arthritis.

Looking for resources in Berkeley? Here’s a list of senior centers with exercise classes.

Energy Healing

Energy healing works with the body’s natural energy field to promote the body’s natural healing.

In the East, that energy field is called chi or prana. In the West it’s just called energy.

People sometimes wonder if this energy even exists. They’re often surprised to learn that a half-century of excellent peer-reviewed research provides strong evidence that, not only does it exist, but it affects humans in placebocontrolled trials, along with plants and animalscells in a Petri dish, and even inanimate matter, none of which are subject to placebo.

It seems that living cells produce this energy, and that, by adjusting the energy around the cells, we can influence the cells to promote healing.

Selecting a Great Energy Healer

Here’s what to look for in an energy healer:

  • Specialist in arthritis. Like selecting a doctor, look for an energy healer who specializes in your condition.
  • Money-back guarantee. You want someone you can trust, who stands 100% behind their work.

Start Today

Start improving your joint health today:

  • Order omega-3 and vitamin K supplements.

  • Select one activity or exercise class you’d enjoy.

  • Speak with an energy healer to get your questions answered.