Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have been battling bursitis of the hip since March 2010. I was a daily walker (2-4 miles a day), but now cannot walk any distance. Help!!!” — Sharon D., Denmark, WI
A. Dear Sharon, Bursitis is inflammation of bursae, the tiny fluid-filled sacs that serve to reduce friction between tissues of the body. There are 160 bursae in the body, with the major bursae located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
I am glad to say I do have some recommendations. However, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor and see what he or she thinks about the following protocol.
I would first recommend trying a combination of bioavailable curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address your pain. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking one to two capsules of this blend three times a day.
I believe you would also benefit greatly by adding a strong, bioavailable curcumin to your daily regimen. Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is a potent antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory that works, via multiple pathways. I recommend taking 750 mg of bioavailable curcumin twice daily.
Keep in mind that standard curcumin is very poorly absorbed, so make sure the products you choose feature a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses micronized curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils in a patented process. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be up to 10 times better absorbed than standard curcumin. It’s also important to find a formula that features a boswellia extract that has filtered out the majority of beta-boswellic acid, to at least 5% or less. Unlike most boswellic acids, beta-boswellic acid is actually pro-inflammatory. Removing it greatly enhances the potency of the boswellia extract. You also want a boswellia extract that includes at least 10% or more of acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA), the most active component of boswellia.
Terry . . . Naturally