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I have arthritis and a bone spur in my right shoulder, which causes a great deal of pain and limited mobility.

Q. Dear Terry, “I have arthritis and a bone spur in my right shoulder, which causes a great deal of pain and limited mobility. The orthopedic surgeon told me the condition will not go away or get better.  In fact, he says it will get worse and he is recommending shoulder replacement surgery.  I'm terrified of surgery and the painful rehab stories I have read on line.  Do you think there are any supplements that might help? Thank you for your help.” — Peggy B., Sioux Falls, SD

A. Dear Peggy, I believe I can offer you some alternative nutritional options that in several months will show great satisfaction. However, I encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.

I would first recommend trying a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address the pain you are experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking one tablet of this blend two or three times a day.

When it comes to bone spurs, diet can play a crucial role. I highly recommend avoiding all grains, soft drinks, oranges, grapefruits, and tomatoes. Follow this diet for at least 90 days.  If you find it too difficult to avoid all grains, you can have the following grains; brown rice, quinoa, millet seed, buckwheat and/or amaranth.

To specifically address the bone spurs, I recommend adding a combination of calcium and magnesium, along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride. These ingredients help keep calcium more fluid - making sure it doesn’t form clumps that later become bone spurs. In short, they help ensure that calcium is where it should be, dissolves it where it shouldn’t be, and prevents it from building up there again.

I recommend taking 2 capsules of this blend with each meal, followed by 2 capsules at bedtime. However, once your immediate concerns are cleared up, I think going to a maintenance dosage of 1 or 2 per day is sufficient. When choosing a product, make sure to look for one that contains calcium in the form of calcium phosphate and calcium chloride, as well as magnesium in the form of magnesium glycerophosphate, as these forms are important in maintaining optimal calcium absorption, as well as a healthy acid/alkaline balance.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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