My doctor wants me to have a hip replacement and I really don't want to go that route.
Q. Dear Terry, “My doctor wants me to have a hip replacement and I really don't want to go that route. Right now I'm "ok", but I do take ibuprofen 600 once or twice a week for pain. Could you please help me get on the right path?” — Jonah R., Mill Valley, CA
A. Dear Jonah, I would first recommend high-absorption curcumin, boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain you may be currently experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help you get comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking these four ingredients three times a day.
In addition, I recommend using a different multi-ingredient combination of highly absorbable curcumin and boswellia, along with vitamin D and fructoborate. This quartet of ingredients helps to reduce joint pain and stiffness, as well as rebuild joint structure. I recommend taking this combination three times 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 curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than plain curcumin. It’s also important to find formulas that feature a boswellia extract that has filtered out the majority of beta-boswellic acid. 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.
You may also want to consider adding organic silica from horsetail to your regimen. It may surprise you to know this, but silica – not calcium – is the top osteoporosis supplement in parts of Europe. In fact, studies have shown that silica can increase calcium absorption by 50% and bone density by 15%. Silica tends to be poorly absorbed, so look for a product that is clinically studied, extremely soluble, and virtually 100% bioavailable for the body. I recommend taking 40 mg daily.
Terry . . . Naturally