Do you have an ‘itis’? – Part 1

John Arts
Abundant Living

Most ongoing health problems involve inflammation. The signs of inflammation are swelling, redness, heat, pain and often a loss of function. In many cases our discomfort comes more from inflammation than the actual disease.

We recently discussed osteoarthritis and found much of the discomfort is from misdirected inflammation rather than the actual cartilage loss. Please contact me if you want a copy of this series.

If you have a health problem that ends with ‘itis' it is an inflammatory disease. The term arthritis describes various inflammatory joint diseases. Bursitis describes the inflammation of the fluid filled sac, or bursa, in joints. Tendonitis is inflammation of tendons and so on. If you have an ‘itis' you have unwanted inflammation.

During the last few months I've helped hundreds of people with osteoarthritis and most have now less pain and improved mobility. One person I've been helping had significant shoulder and neck pain from osteoarthritis. After just three months the neck pain has gone and the shoulders are more comfortable. As a bonus the restless legs that disturbed her sleep have gone.

Another client I've been helping had severe pain from spinal arthritis. She rated the pain as eight out of 10 and after three months of nutritional therapy now rates it as two out of 10. Her bonus has been much more energy. Nutritional therapy can also be very effective for reducing inflammation allowing the body to heal.

There are many naturally occurring compounds including antioxidants and some fats that switch inflammation off and bring sanity to inflamed tissue. If you have an ‘itis' it is important to adopt the dietary changes and supplements that can reduce inflammation and the problem may reduce or even disappear. Give me a call or email: if you need more information. Join my full weekly newsletter at:

John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on 0800 423 559. To read more go to:


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