Arthritis Super Soup

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3 comments
Thanks to Hutch who sent me this post taken from My Healing Kitchen.

Glucosamine-chondroitin is the top-selling nutritional supplement on the market today. The reason is simple: It halts the pain and discomfort of arthritis that makes life miserable for more than 40 million arthritis suffering Americans. And medical studies prove it works. In 2006, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted the largest study [1] ever on glucosamine-chondroitin and found that the majority of study subjects with moderate to severe arthritis pain experienced significant pain reduction with this supplement.

In the NIH study, the glucosamine-chondroitin supplement stopped joint pain and inflammation better than the leading COX-2 arthritis drugs or leading NSAID medications, without any of the mild to severe side effects of those drugs. Study participants reported dramatic improvement from the supplement within four weeks–and the longer they took it, the better they felt. However, it had little effect on people with earlier stage arthritis with less pain.

1. Homemade glucosamine for free. What if you could make the most effective arthritis pain-relieving supplement, instead of forking out $40 to $75 for a jar? You absolutely can! All it takes are a few bones from the butcher, some crustacean shells and your favorite soup kettle. That’s all you need to create a high-potency Arthritis Soup Stock full of glucosamine and chondroitin, which have been proven to soothe your chronic arthritis joint pain.

This soup stock was a kitchen mainstay throughout history. Every stove usually had a simmering stockpot into which homemakers tossed bones, shells and vegetable scraps. Later it was used as the base for soups, sauces and gravies. The stockpot has disappeared in the modern era in favor of convenience foods. But now you can still make your own super-soup at home for practically free. Some nutritional experts believe bone broth’s absence from our regular diet partially explains the current spike in arthritis rates. While it certainly isn’t the sole cause, the low levels of joint-protective nutrients in our modern diet, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), glycine, proline (which helps create collagen), and sulfur compounds–all of which are necessary for the creation and repair of damaged joint cartilage–is an important factor. The Arthritis Soup Stock returns them to your diet.

2. The secret ingredients in glucosamine supplements. Here’s the shocker: this high-priced, in-demand glucosamine-chondroitin supplement is made from the same raw materials as bone broth, which are virtually free for the taking. Glucosamine, an essential building-block of the cartilage in our own joints, also comes to us from the shells of crustaceans such as crab, lobster and shrimp. Animal cartilage in soup bones is a rich source of chondroitin sulfate. Together, these two compounds help our bodies repair arthritis-damaged joints and keep existing joints well-lubricated by helping cartilage absorb more water.

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3 comments to Arthritis Super Soup

  1. says:

    CLY Thanks. I have a sudden urge for Bak Kut Teh(BKT). Has anyone done a study on the effect of BKT on arthritis? Taken once a week, it could be a good source of glucosamine for those least inclined to do it themselves.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear

    :-) You are most welcome. It has been ages since I had Bak Kut Teh..

    You have brought up an interesting suggestion wrt research on the effect of BKT on arthritis. Hopefully, someone can spearhead some research on this.

    Take care and say healthy!


  1. says:

    Juhi I will definitely hop on over to Easy Natural Food and check out your blog carnival. If I don't get there this weekend, it's because I have family visiting from out of town, but I will surely get there the following weekend!


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