A year of lockdowns is beginning to have a significant impact on many chronic ailments, particularly arthritis. Time to do something about it.
The cumulative effects of energy loss from extra stress, fear, and isolation show up in our weakest areas first. It’s imperative to counter new arthritis symptoms as early as possible – without first committing to antibiotics or drugs.
Modern medicine separates osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis into two different categories. Osteoarthritis is associated with mechanical, cumulative wear and tear in the cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, tissues, and cells with inflammation.
Symptoms are often similar in both cases. In energy medicine, we address the root causes of energy loss to help the body address both mechanical and cell-level issues.
We’ve gathered Top 20 suggestions from Vital Field practitioners who have excellent results from applying Energy Cells against arthritis pain and inflammation combined with individualized nutrition and lifestyle changes – without resorting to antibiotics or painkillers.
Consider the following suggestions from a cumulative energy standpoint. The more you adopt, the more leverage the body has to manage the stressors and regenerate from the cellular wear and tear.
Everyone manifests a highly individual energy profile, circumstances, and environment, which is why we encourage you to experiment with as many as possible.
Begin with the Top 7 and try to add one more suggestion every week or so (depending on your circumstances) until you feel a turnaround. This will encourage you to go deeper into the process of self-healing, with permanent results.
1) ELIMINATE SUGAR GRADUALLY
Eliminating or significantly reducing sugar is often the most challenging part of the journey, as “sugar” is much more than the white powder you put in coffee. Sugar means wheat, all forms of grain, bread, pies, dough, pasta, couscous, chips, tortillas, soda, sweet yogurt, white rice, bagels, jams, cereals, waffles, energy bars, dried fruit, muffins, ice cream, fruit, syrups, flour. However, by combining other Top 7 methods below, you will reduce the dependency on sugar much faster. It’s imperative to reduce sugar as much as possible, with a view to eliminating simple carbs almost entirely from your diet. Give yourself one cheat day per week to enjoy your favorite carb, if you need!
2) GO CRAZY ON GOOD FATS
Cutting down simple carbs is easier when we increase our intake of good fats – the most precious fuel source for both the brain and the body and the fastest way to reduce excess fat in our body. Teaching the body to burn more good fats with low sugar consumption is the quickest way to lose weight in general. Think avocado, organic butter and ghee, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, free-range (organic) eggs, nuts (especially walnuts), chia seeds, fatty (free-range and happy) meats, and all omega-3 sources such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, krill oil. Try to avoid big fish like salmon or tuna as they tend to be heavy on metals. Remember: Good fats can be up to 60-70% of your total calorie intake!
3) INTERMITTENT FASTING
Once you cut down sugar and up the fat intake, reducing the number of times you eat and extending the intervals gets easier. Your goal is to eat only between noon and 6 pm. It may help take a bit of pure coconut oil in the morning to avoid the cravings before noon, and you may find that extending the time to 2 pm before you take your lunch gets easier. Intermittent fasting is one of the easiest ways to allow your cells and mitochondria space and time to heal.
4) HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Two-thirds of the population is dehydrated. Your goal is 2-3 liters (8-12 8-ounce glasses) of water from pure sources, focusing on a heavy intake in the morning, right after you get up. Add a pinch of Himalayan salt for better hydration.
5) EXERCISE WITH FUN
Our worst enemy is a sedentary lifestyle, which has become even more pronounced due to recent restrictions, with significant downstream effects on our health. Daily exercise, movement, and walks are great but remember to focus on the type of activity that you enjoy. Strenuous exercise, for its own sake, can be counterproductive. If your joints are stiff, stretch and apply heat before getting out there. If your joints are swollen, apply ice 10 minutes before exercise. Inflamed joints are vulnerable to damage, so be cautious. If the pain lasts longer than one hour after the workout, slow down or choose another exercise form.
6) REDUCE EMF
The impact of microwave devices, especially cellphone and wifi devices, is radically underestimated in modern society. People with arthritis usually feel the effects in their cell phone hand first, which is not a coincidence. For some tips on how to reduce EMF in your daily life, read this guide. The most important starting point is to eliminate critical sources of EMF while you sleep (your cell and wifi-router, usually).
7) D-VITAMIN & SUN
D-vitamin deficiency is a universal concern, especially in the last 12 months. Try to get at least 20 minutes of sun on your skin every day and take D-vitamin supplements. If possible, check your D-vitamin levels and call your doctor to recommend a proper dosage of Vitamin-D, which can be anything between 1,000 IU to 10,000 IU per day.
8) ORGANIC WHOLE FOODS
Anything that comes in packages and cans is suspect and often contains both preservatives and sugar. Try to find local and organically grown whole foods – even if it sounds complicated and expensive. Setting the intention alone will point you to sources soon after you start the journey.
9) RAW FOODS
Include a decent proportion of raw vegetables (especially broccoli) every day. Try also to include raw nuts, seeds, soaked and sprouted beans, coconut milk, seaweeds, wheatgrass.
10) FERMENTED FOODS
Fermented foods will help your gut microbiome, boosting your immune system and aiding your neurotransmitter production. Think kefir, kombucha, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, pickles, fermented vegetables (sans sugar), kimchi, raw foods, natural (unsweetened) yogurt – even it’s only a few times per week.
11) APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Add 2-4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in your daily consumption, with a big glass of water. You can also add it to your salad dressing and even your bathwater. Apple cider vinegar helps to kill free radicals, reduce glucose levels and fight toxins.
12) MOLECULAR HYDROGEN
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is one of the most potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory supplements globally, with over 500 medical studies that point to a reduction in oxidative stress, better hydration, and better energy production.
Whenever possible, add natural antioxidants to your regimen, including curcumin, ginger, spirulina, or resveratrol. Astaxanthin has also gained a lot of popularity for its powerful effects against arthritis.
Engage forests, mountains, lakes – whatever is closest to you, out of the city, away from the asphalt, and as far away from the usual daily stress signals as possible. Even one decent outing per week can have a significant impact on our energy production.
Grounding is one of the most potent natural ways to fight inflammation and is not limited to walking in the forest with your shoes and socks off. Grounding can also happen with showers, baths, and by simply being present in your environment. Listen, look, feel, and breathe consciously a few times per day.
16) SOCIAL ACTIVITY
Hanging out with people you genuinely enjoy may be the one essential health activity that we are most deficient in since the lockdowns began. Now that some restrictions are lifting again, make an effort to spend time with people you genuinely enjoy. Incidentally, hanging out with animals works almost as well as hanging out with people!
17) REDUCE CHRONIC STRESS
Chronic stress is the primary driver of our chronic disease plague, and identifying and changing the lifestyle patterns that cause us stress takes time and patience. Listen to your body and try to categorize the activities that drain and charge you. Gradually prioritize the latter in your daily lifestyle. Remember: worrying uses more energy than the things we worry about.
18) VARYING HOT AND COLD
Sauna, hot baths, exercise with multiple layers of clothing to sweat intensely a few times a week. Then do the same with cold exposure. The more your work against your comfort levels, surprising the body with new variations between hot and cold, the more resistant your body grows.
19) MORE DIVERSITY, LESS ROUTINES
Try to change your daily routines as often as possible, read and listen to new minds and influences, experiment with new activities and hobbies. When we get stuck with steady routines, we also tend to regenerate slower. This has to do with the cells’ natural ability to calibrate better with a greater variety and diversity of signals.
20) INTEGRATE ENERGY CELLS
We recommend a NO-PAIN Cell in localized areas to manage the pain without chemicals and an ANTI-INFLAME Cell in systemic points such as the cervical vertebra to address the inflammation. Allow at least three days to help the body calibrate with Vital Fields combined with as many of the methods above as possible. Pay attention to your daily energy and symptoms, and be patient. Only one-in-twenty people on average fail to get a significant benefit from Energy Cells when used in combination with natural methods.
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Make notes every day of your progress. Remember, progress includes regress, the days when you might feel worse than ever before and are ready to quit. True progress is always cyclical and non-linear. Stay loyal to your goal – an energetic version of yourself that is liberated from the restraints of pain and immobility, ready to start a new path.