Home Remedies to Ease Pain in Arthritis – Recovering The Self

by Ruchira Khanna


Today man wakes up and wants to start working on his To-Do list. Cups of caffeine are chugged down to give a thrust to the neurons that might want to delay the synapses either due to a late night or just not being able to have a sound sleep due to many reasons.

But what happens if the mind is at a constant go, and synapses are happening at a microsecond as lists are being made, ideas are being generated, weekends are being planned, dinner menus are being charted while the body is making ‘an effort’ to either flip the pancake off the pan or butter the toasted bread or stir the coffee cup with half a pint of creamer along with a couple of groans, grunts, and whines.

The physical body is inflamed and takes a handful of minutes to do any of the tangible, and since the body and the mind are not in synch, it leads to deep sighs and irritation.

It can be frustrating when the mind wants to travel a mile per second while the body takes a couple of minutes to finish a single chore.

Arthritis is prevalent and has affected more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. It is an informal way of referring to joint pain where there is swelling, stiffness and leads to decreased range of motion. This can be mild, moderate or severe, and may stay the same for years, or could even progress or get worse with time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis if not taken care of its inflammation can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys, and skin as well as the joints.

“Prevention is better than cure.” – Desiderius Erasmus

Science has concluded and blamed ‘stress’ for all the autoimmune diseases, however; nutrition to the physical body also needs to be monitored. There are some secrets to help transform your life; end pain and help one feel their best.

1.        Consume beans

Beans are packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants and have the power to prevent muscle shrinkage, help keep your muscles stronger and joints moving freely. Examples of beans are: Red beans, small red kidney beans and pinto beans.

2.        Sweet Potato

This rich carb is brimming with Vitamin C and beta carotene. It protects your knees and spine.

3.        Walnuts

This nut is rich in inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. An ounce consumption a day experiences lower blood pressure.

4.        Olive Oil

Arthritis inflammation can be curbed with the consumption of this oil since it has an anti-inflammatory compound that is similar to ibuprofen to each inflammation.

5.        Turmeric

This spice works along the lines of a prescription COX-2 inhibitor, but without the side effects. Cook turmeric in dishes. It has a vibrant yellow color and a mild taste.

6.        Apricots

This fruit is rich with beta-cryptoxanthin, which prevents osteoarthritis. It is rich in magnesium, which helps in easing the pain.

7.        Pineapple

This tropical fruit contains immune-boosting vitamin C. It provides a key enzyme called bromelain, which is chock-full of anti-inflammatory substances that can help reduce joint swelling linked to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

8.        Ginger

This root-like portion of a tall, reed-like plant has been used for centuries as a folk-medicine inflammation-fighter. Over the past several decades, researchers have confirmed that ginger possesses chemical qualities similar to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and appears to curb inflammation.

9.        Garlic

Studies show that consumption of garlic can reduce inflammation and also help stimulate the body’s immune cells.

10.    Cherries

“Inflammation causes oxidative stress creating a feed-forward cycle that perpetuates pain,” says Dr. Ben-Roohi. “Consuming foods rich in antioxidants counters oxidation and prevents the destruction of tissues.” While all fruits and vegetables are right for you, some, like cherries, blueberries, and spinach, are antioxidant powerhouses. A University of Michigan study found that drinking tart cherry juice daily not only decreased inflammation but also reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease.

“Health requires healthy foods.” – Roger Williams

Besides the diet, other ways to help reduce the inflammation are usage of hot and cold packs over any inflamed joints. Exercising is also a good way to keep the joints in motion. Energy medicine is another avenue that has been shown to show results in reducing inflammation and even stress. Meditation has proven to reduce pain and stress levels as well.

As we usher the new year, let’s take responsibility in being mindful of what we consume since being healthy is much cheaper than welcoming an illness.

About the Author

Ruchira Khanna is a biochemist-turned-writer who gathers inspiration from the society where she writes about issues that stalk the mind of the man via tales of fiction. She projects the mental growth of her characters thus, making her readers tag her work as, “Books that make you ponder!” Her work can be found at



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About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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2 Responses to FROM RECOVERING THE SELF A JOURNAL OF HOPE AND HEALING: Home Remedies to Ease Pain in Arthritis

  1. Thanks for sharing this. It’s just the thing I need right now.


    • Patty says:

      You’re welcome.

      I do hope you’ll click over to the original site and let the blogger and author of the article know.

      It would be much appreciated.


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