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January 20, 2023 60 mins
Every day I treat people that are beating arthritis. I love it when they say, “My doctor tells me that treating arthritis is impossible.” Well, someone forgot to tell the West Clinic. Most doctors are not taught how to restore function; to heal the body; and to give the body instructions on how to heal. So, today’s show is about osteoarthritis. That’s the bone-on-bone rust hinge arthritis. This typically occurs after the age of 40; it’s accelerated by trauma; and exacerbated by lifestyle choices. And, it’s totally treatable. The conventional medical treatment is over the counter medicines, which are not safe long term and cause 100,000 hospital visits each year. No one really needs to talk about the problem with habit forming meds like opioids; and the last resort is joint replacement surgery. Now, I am not anti-surgery, I’m just against surgery early on or without trying every possible alternative. So, last week was about arthritis. My first radio show, I created 5x too much content. There are 100 types of arthritis and I’m going to start knocking them out one at a time. This week is the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. We are going to talk about bone-on-bone arthritis and what to do about it. Starting off with the best things to do with your lifestyle, what to eat; what not to eat and then transitioning into what supplements actually work – things like long chain fatty acids; vitamin D3 and pain; Cetyl myristoleate; turmeric, and SAM-E; and then wrapping it up with regenerative injection therapy. That’s the therapy that is like putting vitamin WD-40 (lubrication) into the joints. We don’t really put WD40 into the joint, it’s just a fun analogy to educate people on the process of joint lubrication. So join me this Friday at noon Pacific Time for America’s Healer on Voice America as we explore natural treatments for arthritis and ways to maintain healthy joints. Without painkillers or opioids or joint replacement surgery. Together we will discover how to live a pain-free, healthy life. This is your host, Dr. Jason West, reminding you to LIVE, don’t just exist. I’ll see you… Friday at noon!
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