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I'm looking for something for my mom and her arthritis. Her wrist is always swollen and painful.

Q. Dear Terry, “I'm looking for something for my mom and her arthritis. Her wrist is always swollen and painful. Nothing from the doctors is helping and now they have her on a very strong prescription drug. Do you have any suggestions for a more natural option that might provide some relief?” — Shanda N., Sparks, NV

A. Dear Shanda, The best recommendation I can give anyone with this condition is to start removing gluten and gluten-containing products from their diet. Your mother’s diet should consist of animal proteins from beef, bison, and lamb, poultry, fish, fruits, and non-starchy vegetables. She can also eat nuts, seeds and berries. For more specific information, review my diet at Terry’s Traditional Diet.

She should also consider trying a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain she may be currently experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help her get comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking 1-2 capsules of this blend three times a day.

To correct any nerve dysfunction, I would also recommend that your mother take vitamin B6, blended with a highly absorbable magnesium, like magnesium glycinate chelate. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability, and is much less likely to cause the loose stools that are often associated with taking magnesium. Look for a formula that contains the active form of B6 – pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. Take two capsules of this formula twice daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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