003: Dr Oke's Natural Pain Relief Experience Using Quality Natural Remedies
December 10, 2017 by Dr. Oke
Healthcare providers are no stranger to joint pain.
Joint pain can be enough to sideline anyone, even doctors. It can interfere with your favorite activities and slow you down. Joint pain stems from inflammation deep inside the joint. The inflammation needs to be addressed to improve long-term joint health and function.
I’m Dr. Oke of Wellness Surge, and I was one of those doctors suffering from pain. I had such severe pain in my legs that I could not walk. I took some Tylenol®, which helped a little, but the pain lingered. As a healthcare provider, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to medications. As a result, I try to be careful about the medications that I use and recommend to my patients. Having studied the benefits of turmeric and curcumin, I thought it might be worth trying.
The natural foods store was my next stop. When I asked for their most effective pain supplement, they recommended Curaphen ® Extra Strength,
which contains curcumin and boswellia. One tablet and one hour later, I was able to walk pain-free. Since then, I have become a firm believer in the power of quality natural supplements.
Turmeric based product.
Curaphen® Extra Strength
is a dietary supplement with a concentrated dose of curcumin that is enhanced with turmerones and other turmeric essential oils. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, gluten, wheat, gluten or sugar.
Curcumin, its active ingredient, has been used for over 5,000 years. It comes from turmeric, a flavorful spice that comes from a plant in the ginger family. It has a bright yellow-orange color that makes it visually appealing, but its real power is found in the curcuminoids it contains. These special compounds are powerful phenols and super-antioxidants.
Several studies have underscored the value of curcumin, the active ingredient in Curaphen® Extra Strength, in the treatment of pain and inflammation¹
. It is especially beneficial in those with osteoarthritis of the knee and can help reduce joint swelling and pain in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Curcumin can also be beneficial for other painful inflammatory conditions, such as tendonitis.
Boswellia, another ingredient in Curaphen® Extra Strength
is similar to Indian Frankincense. In the New Testament, it is reported that Frankincense is one of the precious herbs that was given by the 3 wise men to Jesus Christ, when he was born. It is an anti-inflammatory agent and painkiller that may help reduce cartilage loss in those with arthritis
Its anti-inflammatory properties can even help combat the joint pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
I want to be able to move like I did in my 30s
Curaphen ® Extra Strength can be especially helpful when combined with other healthy joint moves, such as exercise and weight loss. Exercise helps strengthen the muscles that support the joint, improves balance, enhances flexibility and strengthens bones. It can also improve your quality of life.
You don’t have to start by running a marathon. Swimming, water-aerobics and walking can be some of the most effective and joint-friendly workouts out there. Simple range-of-motion workouts and strength training are also effective ways to build strength and combat joint inflammation. Start slowly, and work your way up to higher weights, more repetitions and longer workouts as you gain strength.
If you are overweight, losing weight through a combination of healthy food choices and regular exercise can further ease your joint pain. Each extra pound puts more strain on your knees and other load-bearing joints. In addition, obesity can increase your body’s inflammatory burden.
Every step you take puts 1½ times your body weight on your knees, so losing just 10 pounds can reduce the pressure on your knees by 15 pounds². Burning 125 calories through exercise and reducing your calorie intake by the same amount can lead to a 1-pound-per-week weight loss.
Curaphen® Extra Strength
has the power to help you get through the toughest joint pain. When combined with diet and exercise, it can be a valuable part of a healthy joint lifestyle. With a proven safety record and powerful anti-inflammatory properties, the curcumin it contains can help you get back to doing the things you love.
- Jacob A, Wu R, Zhou M, Wang P. Mechanism of the Anti-inflammatory Effect of Curcumin: PPAR-γ Activation. PPAR Research. 2007;2007:89369. doi:10.1155/2007/89369.
- Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Publishing. Healthbeat. Why weight matters when it comes to joint pain. Available at https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/why-weight-matters-when-it-comes-to-joint-pain