How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

When physicians treat arthritis, generally they recommend certain medications, supplements, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and more. 

However, they rarely focus on adding or eliminating foods from their patients’ diet to assist in relieving arthritic pain or delaying the progression of the disease.

However, some research suggests that dietary changes can impact the inflammation that causes arthritic pain – from different types of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

While arthritis is largely a genetic or age-related disease, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms naturally, slow the progression of inflammation in your joints, and even prevent the onset of the disease.

How Gut Health Can Impact Inflammation

So, how does gut health affect inflammatory conditions like arthritis – and what is gut health, anyway?

Your digestive tract is filled with microbes and microorganisms. The trillions of microbes that live in your body are called a “microbiome.” The microbes that live in your GI tract help digest food, but they also help digest and create certain vitamins and cofactors that impact the growth and health of cells throughout your body.

When your gut health is disrupted, this can trigger an abnormal immune response – sparking inflammation in the gut. Inflammatory cells then move into the rest of the body from your inflamed gut, settling into your musculoskeletal system – impacting joint health.

Immunological dysregulation is the cause of many non-infectious human diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. The gastrointestinal tract is the primary site of interaction between the host immune system and microorganisms, both symbiotic and pathogenic.” 

Reduce Inflammation - Relieve Arthritic Pain

Despite common belief, arthritis isn’t just one condition. There are dozens of different types of inflammatory arthritic conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. 

Even osteoarthritis, which is generally considered a breakdown of joints through wear and tear over time, involves inflammation. This arthritis has been linked to chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation can be changed by altering the gut’s biome and the chemical output of that biome.

There are several ways to combat inflammation by improving gut health. First, you want to see if you have any food sensitivities. Certain foods can trigger a series of reactions in the body that lead to widespread inflammation, leading to prolonged joint pain. 

For instance, one study suggests that arthritis may be a visible symptom of celiac disease – or gluten intolerance. 

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In addition to removing foods from your diet that may trigger inflammation, you can also include anti-inflammatory supplements. 

We developed our Tart Cherry Extract to give you an option for natural, everyday relief. Tart cherries have long been used as an herbal remedy for arthritis and gout pain.

They contain powerfully anti-inflammatory anthocyanins and flavonols that work within the body to reduce inflammation. This concentration blocks the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as over-the-counter pain relievers while promoting joint health and decreasing oxidative stress throughout the body.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Which Well Theory Topical Cream Is Right For You

Which Well Theory Topical Cream Is Right For You

The Well Theory's Buyer's Guide:

pain-relieving topical creams

At Well Theory, we offer several products that you can use to incorporate natural pain relief, reduced inflammation, and better overall wellness practices into your daily routines. We believe in building up foundational health, and providing supplementation for things like pain relief, sleep aids, and more.

Generally, we recommend starting your wellness routine with a well-rounded multivitamin. Our new PEA Multivitamin is a great option for establishing nutritional health with an added anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving boost. This multi contains clinically significant doses of essential vitamins and mineral cofactors like magnesium, calcium, vitamins C & D3, and more to give your body the building blocks it needs to effectively rest, adapt, and recover. 

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is added to provide an essential fatty acid amide for anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

But even with the right nutrition, joint and muscle aches are common. If you suffer from a condition like arthritis, type a lot on the computer for work and experience pain in your wrists and hands, or are on your feet for most of the day – muscle, bone, and joint aches are inevitable. 

There are things you can do to relieve these common aches, however – and we’d like to share a few options for natural relief with you today.

The Differences Between Our Topical Creams

All of our creams are formulated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner with natural pain relief and long-term benefits in mind. She sees people in pain every single day and most of them do not want to and should not take pain pills. She has found that there are not many safe and effective topical options that work to reduce pain available by prescription or over the counter. Dr. Warner, therefore, developed her products to fill this clinical gap. 

This means that, while our creams provide relief at the application site almost immediately, they are also designed with specialized ingredients to lessen overall inflammation over time. The phytochemicals in the creams were selected due to their pro-healing, anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; these will not just mask pain, but help the body to actively recover over time.

Our Foot Cream is ideal for those suffering from painful conditions affecting the foot and ankle – such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Morton’s neuroma, arthritis, etc. This cream is made with a custom blend of essential oils, PEA, Lidocaine & Menthol. PEA is a natural anti-inflammatory – it’s the chemical your body produces whenever you get injured to promote recovery. 

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) is a natural fatty acid amide product that is present everywhere in the body – our supplements enhance its ability to promote healing. When combined with the essential oils, this ingredient gently removes lingering inflammation, while Lidocaine & Menthol cool and numb the site of application for immediate relief from pain.

Our new Pain Relief + Recovery Cream is formulated with PEA and Menthol for fast and long-lasting anti-inflammatory support. This cream is also formulated with Turmeric & Rosehip oil to promote healing of surface irritation, reduce scarring, and hydrate + protect the skin. 

A proprietary blend of essential oils also helps relieve pain and inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, and allow for more natural healing while offering subtle aromatherapeutic benefits.

This cream can be used anywhere you’re experiencing pain – or wherever you’d like to prevent pain. This formulation is also ideal for those looking to reduce the appearance of scars while soothing inflammation in the muscles and joints throughout the body. We recommend applying it after a workout for faster recovery from muscle soreness! (These topical products are not meant for mucus membranes of course.)

Our CBD Cream can be applied externally anywhere you’re experiencing pain. This unique formula harnesses pure CBD Isolate for natural, plant-based relief from stubborn aches and inflammation. CBD engages your body’s regulatory, or endocannabinoid, system to block pain receptors and calm your inflammatory response – so you have just the right amount of inflammation to help you heal, but not too much. CBD is also one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants.

This soothing CBD body lotion with all-natural essential oils, Lidocaine, Menthol and CBD isolate to help reduce pain on contact and lessen your body’s inflammation response at its source.

It comes in a convenient spray bottle so you can take pain relief on the go!

At Well Theory, we believe that you should have complete control over your lifestyle and overall well-being. This is why we offer an array of lifestyle-enhancing products – to give you many options to choose from as you enhance your wellness journey.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Why Dr. Meredith Warner Uses PEA Every Day

Why Dr. Meredith Warner Uses PEA Every Day

As a clinician and a human being, I believe in naturally enhancing my health and improving my overall well-being. I also believe in this for my patients. Many patients come to me with persistent pain that makes it difficult for them to go about their regular activities. Some of them wake up with nerve pain that only worsens throughout the day. I have learned that there are many natural and non-invasive ways to help these patients.

In many cases, recurring and inappropriate inflammation levels are the underlying cause of many people’s day-to-day pain.

Inflammation does play an essential role in your body’s everyday recovery routines - swelling around a bruise or injury indicates that inflammation has started the healing cascade, for example - but when your body creates signals for too much-prolonged inflammation, then tissue damage begins rather than tissue healing. Chronic inflammation can create oxidative and inflammatory stress that can be avoided with lifestyle and diet changes, supplementation, and anti-inflammatories.

One such anti-inflammatory supplement is PEA – but it does so much more than relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Here’s why I choose to take PEA every day:

What Is PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide)?

PEA is a natural fatty acid molecule that is produced throughout the human body every day. Often, it is made in response to injury. It serves a variety of functions in the management of chronic pain and inflammation. Recent studies have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-relieving,) and neuroprotective benefits.

Taking PEA as a supplement to assist your body in fighting recurring inflammation and pain may be beneficial. In recent clinical trials, patients have also improved their distress and neuropathic symptoms when taking PEA regularly. This shows that PEA is neuroprotective – which means that it can protect damaged nerve endings from further injury.

PEA is similar to CBD (cannabidiol) in that it engages your body’s regulatory system to exert its benefits. This regulatory system is known as the endocannabinoid system. It is responsible for regulating homeostasis, the healthy balance of all systems that regulate body temperature, appetite, nerve signaling, inflammation, and more. While CBD exerts its effects on the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, PEA impacts receptors such as GPR55 and GPR199 or the PPAR.

PEA exerts its effects on nerve pain by preventing histamines’ release near peripheral nerves, making it anti-inflammatory. It’s been shown to have positive effects when given to patients who have suffered from a stroke as it is neuroprotective. 

Some recent research has also indicated that PEA, through its ability to reduce cell death, may reduce heart tissue damage, lower blood pressure, and therefore promote a healthier circulatory system.

Why We Include PEA In Our Formulations

We currently offer several products at Well Theory with PEA included – to give you a variety of options to choose from while curating your wellness routine.

Like our new Pain Relief + Recovery Cream, our topical creams are formulated with PEA, Lidocaine, Menthol, and a soothing blend of botanicals to soothe pain on contact and then fight inflammation progressively over time. 

So you can truly heal, not just treat symptoms.

Our Essential Multivitamin is also formulated with PEA to fill the gaps in your nutrition while repairing damaged tissues from the inside out. When taken as a supplement, PEA can work harder for your benefit – soothing sore muscles, preventing cell death, removing inflammation throughout your body, and more.

If founded Well Theory to offer you the same natural remedies, I choose to include in my wellness routine and the patients who walk through my clinic doors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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How PEA May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

How PEA May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder associated with chronic low-grade inflammation. When you have MS, your immune system turns against your own body – eating away at the protective coverings surrounding your nerves. The resulting nerve damage can cause many different symptoms, including pain, vision loss, fatigue, and impaired coordination as communication between the brain and body is disrupted.

Physical therapy and certain medications that help suppress the immune system can be effective against MS symptoms and slow this autoimmune disease’s progression. There are many prescription-grade medications available too. Please seek the evaluation of a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon if you believe you may have this disorder.

Nonetheless, many natural substances have been studied concerning the treatment of symptoms of MS. We have incorporated a few into our products due to the massive benefits that are possible.

What Is PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide) ?

the role it plays in inflammation

The analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties of PEA make it a promising supplement for combating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is produced naturally by the body in response to inflammation and pain. Some research suggests that it engages your body’s natural endocannabinoid or regulatory system to reduce pain and relieve inflammation. 

Your endocannabinoid system is essentially what regulates your hormones, your sensation of pain, hunger, anxiety, etc. It also tells your body when to start and end its natural inflammatory processes. Also, the endocannabinoid system plays a large role in the overall balance of your immune system.

Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s healing routines. When you bump against a table, the swelling that occurs is designed to protect the site of injury so it can heal properly. Swelling is a marker of the first phase of healing. This is an average and appropriate amount of inflammation – but when your body produces too much inflammation, it can cause problems.

How PEA Can Relieve MS Symptoms

Today, PEA is available in pill, powder, and capsule form as a natural supplement.

Initial research has shown that PEA may also help support the brain, heart, and, most importantly – immune health. By keeping a more healthy, balanced immune system, there is some potential in some measure of relief from autoimmune symptoms.

By relieving inflammation around the nerves, relieving pain associated with nerve damage, and providing healthy immune function support, PEA shows excellent promise as a natural method of relief for MS pain and symptoms.

This is why we decided to develop PEA products here at Well Theory. We offer two topical creams that contain PEA that is great for soothing away pain quickly in a targeted setting. 

For overall wellness and nerve support, we recommend taking our Essential Multivitamin.

Our PEA Essential Multivitamin is explicitly designed to relieve pain in aching muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and fascia while supporting connective tissues and joints’ health and function. It is protective against joint degeneration and naturally reduces inflammation while promoting healing. PEA has shown great promise in reducing neuroinflammation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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What Vitamin D Deficiency Can Do To Your Health

What Vitamin D Deficiency Can Do To Your Health

These days, most of us are not getting the vital nutrients we need from our diets and lifestyle habits. These vitamin deficiencies may seem small but can build up and impact your overall well-being over time. Today, I’d like to talk about how a vitamin D deficiency can affect your health, how to notice signs of such a weakness, and what you can do about it.

What Does Vitamin D Do?

One of vitamin D’s prominent roles is in helping your body absorb calcium. Calcium is the building block of bone. Without the right vitamin D levels, it doesn’t matter how many glasses of milk you drink – you still won’t be absorbing the necessary amount of Calcium, and your bone health will suffer. 

This is why, when you look at different types of milk in the grocery store, vitamin D-fortified milk is available for purchase. The Federal Government realized that we do not get enough of this vital nutrient in our regular diets.

In addition to fortifying bones, vitamin D is also essential for maintaining the health of your teeth, facilitating normal immune function, and supporting healthy muscles as well. Overall, it’s an often-overlooked vitamin that plays a significant role in maintaining your overall health.

Vitamin D has essential benefits in muscle function, nervous system function, and cardiovascular balance. This nutrient acts as a steroid hormone and has significant effects on most human functions. It has a broad range of actions that we have only recently discovered. Many of modern society’s chronic diseases are caused, at least in part, by vitamin D deficiencies.

For muscle, vitamin D affects the levels of specific proteins in the muscle fiber itself. It will also change the calcium levels within the muscle’s mitochondria, which affects energy production. With vitamin D deficiency, the muscle will have fewer necessary enzymes as well. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to falls; if this fall happens on a weak bone, a break will occur.

There are receptors for vitamin D on the immune system’s cells; vitamin D plays a massive role in your innate and adaptive immunity. Vitamin D enhances the macrophages’ ability to participate in the initial defense from viruses and other pathogens by helping them produce needed cytokines.

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It is common knowledge that infants with Rickets (vitamin D deficiency) have pneumonia more often than others. Extensive population data studies also demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency is associated with susceptibility to respiratory infections. Supplementing vitamin D reduces the ability to catch a respiratory illness.

These are a few examples of our growing knowledge of the importance of this nutrient. vitamin D also plays a role in cancer prevention, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, skin health, inflammatory conditions like MS, and other human problems.

You can get your daily amount of vitamin D in two ways. First, you can absorb it through your skin by exposing yourself to a healthy amount of sunlight. You can, as mentioned previously, get it in your diet as well. Ideally, you should get vitamin D through the foods you eat, but nutritional deficiencies due to diet choices and food availability are common, so you can also supplement. Supplementation is the most efficient and convenient way to get this nutrient.

Typical foods with high vitamin D content are salmon, sardines, shrimp, fortified yogurts, cereals, milk, orange juice, and egg yolks.

Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency

If you feel more tired than usual or have noticeable aches and pains, you may have a vitamin D deficiency. Severe muscle pain or weakness can also indicate a need for more vitamin D in your diet. In the most trying of circumstances, you may feel pain in your bones or even experience stress fractures in your legs, feet, and hips.

Your doctor can diagnose a vitamin D deficiency with a quick blood draw. If you are severely deficient, they may also order X-rays to check the strength of your bones.

Your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter supplement or a high-dose prescribed supplement depending on your deficiency’s severity. Other serum markers might need to be checked to understand your bone metabolism, too. It may be that a full nutritional, hormonal, and metabolic analysis be completed. It may be beneficial to go outside and soak up sun rays also – within reason, as the skin cancer risk must be balanced.

How Much Vitamin D You Need:

The amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age and whether you’re breastfeeding or pregnant. Various regulatory groups have decided what standard levels are required to prevent Rickets and osteomalacia; these are the conditions caused by severe deficiencies of vitamin D. The recommended amounts, in international units (IU), are as follows:

  • Adults 19-70 years: 600 IU or 15mcg
  • Adults 71 years and older: 800 IU or 20mcg
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women: 600 IU or 15mcg

If you are supplementing, it may be essential to take a multivitamin that pairs the right vitamins and minerals together in the recommended amounts. For Calcium to be absorbed properly, you need to have the correct vitamin D ratio in your system.

Our CBD Multivitamin was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to optimize your musculoskeletal health – meaning that it is specifically designed to support your bones, muscles, tendons, and joints. 

It also contains immune-boosting vitamins and Full Spectrum CBD to support every aspect of your wellness, reduce pain and harmful inflammation, and relieve stress.  CBD has been found to support bone and immune function health, too; this phytochemical can enhance the effect of nutrients like Vitamin D.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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5 Signs You’re Experiencing Oxidative Stress

5 Signs You're Experiencing Oxidative Stress

Are You Experiencing Oxidative Stress?

here's how to tell:

Oxidation is what occurs when your body metabolizes oxygen to use it in its natural processes. When you breathe in, your cells use oxygen to create energy, fight off infection, and more. As oxygen molecules are used during energy production, free radicals are released. Metabolism is a basic cellular process during which fuel is produced for the basic cell functions. Part of this very natural and essential process is a waste product called a ‘free radical’.

Free radicals are unstable molecules with unpaired electrons. Again, they are an unavoidable byproduct of cellular metabolism. Free radicals can steal electrons from lipids, proteins, RNA, and DNA, causing them damage. This is because they have an unmatched electron as part of their structure.

Because these electrons want to be in pairs, they travel through the body to group together. The free radical is always on the hunt for another electron to steal from any and all molecules in the body. While this is a normal process, too many free radicals can wreak havoc on your body, causing inflammation, stress, speeding up aging, and more. A well-balanced and healthy body has mechanisms to minimize and dispose of free radicals.

To read more about what oxidative stress is, check out this blog: What Is Oxidative Stress?

Today, we’re going to talk about 5 signs you may be experiencing oxidative stress symptoms, and what you can do to relieve them.

Oxidative Stress Symptoms

what to look out for, and why they occur

Oxidation is normal and small amounts of free radicals can even be beneficial. However, too many free radicals can harm your body, speed up aging, and exert harmful effects on all areas of your health. Keep reading to learn about 5 signs that may be pointing towards oxidative stress symptoms:

  1. You feel fatigued. When your body is under oxidative stress, it uses a lot of energy to combat symptoms such as inflammation. You may not get the restful sleep you need, and during the day, it can be difficult to keep up your energy reserves.
  2. Brain fog/lack of concentration. If you notice that you’re losing your train of thought, suddenly have the inability to focus, and feel like you’re in a mental “fog,” oxidative stress may be the culprit.
  3. Muscle and joint pain. Free radicals can cause over-inflammation in the joints and muscles. If you feel more fatigued than normal after a workout, or wake up with sore joints and muscles, you may need to incorporate more antioxidants in your diet and make some lifestyle changes.
  4. Headaches. Headaches can also be indicative of pollutants in the air. This happens when your body depletes its energy reserves trying to detoxify and break down harmful chemicals.
  5. Increase in stress and anxiety. Your body will give you warning signs that it’s under stress, and lack of good sleep, persistent pain in your muscles and joints, and headaches can make you feel ill at ease. This study linked oxidative stress to depression and anxiety in middle-aged and menopausal women.

How To Prevent Oxidative Stress

Oxidation is a normal and natural function of the body, and when your body is able to detoxify the free radicals that are generated in this process, you shouldn’t experience any of these symptoms. However, uncontrolled oxidative stress can accelerate your aging process and can lead to the development of a number of inflammatory conditions if left unchecked.

To prevent this, it’s important to promote balance - in your diet, lifestyle, exercise, sleep routines, and more. It’s important to reduce pollutants in your life, so get houseplants that can cleanse the air in your living space, avoid products like heavily scented laundry detergents, harsh cleaning chemicals, and others, and try to get some fresh air at least once a week. Remember to change the filters of your air conditioner too. There are also air-filtering products available to provide a constant cleansing of your surrounding air.

Also include antioxidants in your diet. Fruits and berries, such as cherries, and leafy greens like spinach are rich in antioxidants and help promote antioxidant production in your body naturally. 

This is why we decided to develop our new Tart Cherry Extract. Tart cherries are an excellent source of antioxidants – and since many of our lifestyles don’t include antioxidant activities or diets, it’s important to supplement when you can.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
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Gout Pain? Here’s Why You Should Try Tart Cherry Extract

Gout Pain? Here's Why You Should Try Tart Cherry Extract

Imagine this –

You are suffering from pain and inflammation in your feet, most notably in your big toe. This pain can be moderate to severe and come on suddenly, wracking you with hot, stinging sensations.

You are experiencing the symptoms of gout. This is called ‘podagra.’ In Greek, podagra means ‘foot trap.’ Now you know what this feels like – it feels as though your big toe has been caught in a steel trap.

How can you find relief? Let’s look at what gout is and how you can fight its symptoms naturally with tart cherry extract.

What Is Gout?

the short answer: gout is a form of arthritis.

Gout is excruciatingly painful and affects about 4% of the United State population. It’s an inflammatory condition that often affects the joints of the big toe, or the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal). During a gout ‘attack’, urate crystals within the joint cause damage and pain to the cartilage. Even with a deep medical community understanding of gout and very effective treatments available, many with gout continue to have painful recurrent attacks.

Gout is caused by hyperuricemia, a condition in which too much uric acid is present in the body. Uric acid is a heterocyclic compound, or a naturally-occurring waste product within the body that helps to break down purine nucleotides. Purines are organic chemical compounds found in plants and meats, and they are metabolized and filtered out of the body during the digestive process.

When too many purines are present in the body – most commonly due to the consumption of foods with high sugar content, seafood, and alcohol – the body is unable to metabolize and excrete these organic compounds fast enough. This results in an excess amount of uric acid in the body.

Most commonly, gout is experienced in men and middle-aged individuals. For some, they experience asymptomatic gout where there are high levels of uric acid present in the blood but no exterior symptoms. Those with painful gout attacks can experience pain and swelling that lasts for several days, leaving them with feelings of heat and even lumpy deposits in the joints. These lumps are called gouty tophi and have the appearance and consistency of toothpaste.

How To Prevent Gout Attacks

To prevent gout attacks, limit your consumption of sugars. Drink plenty of fluids, with water being your best choice. Do your best to control emotional and physical stress, as this can cause your flare-ups to be even more severe, and consult your personal physician to help control the pain and keep your condition from worsening.

Treatments for gout have advanced over the years, including the development of ‘allopurinol,’ a drug to prevent attacks. Speak with your orthopedic surgeon or personal physician about possible pharmaceuticals for gout. Many people with gout suffer from multiple conditions and medication interactions and side-effects should be considered. Thankfully, there is a natural remedy for the symptoms of gout available, as well.

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How Tart Cherry Extract Provides Relief

For those suffering from gout, you may find relief with the power of tart cherries (prunus cerasus). In fact, studies suggest that about 25% of people with gout use these and want to avoid problems with pharmaceuticals. Tart cherries have been noted for their aid in alleviating symptoms of gout thanks to their rich antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory powers. These small fruits help to alleviate inflammation, a key element of a gout attack.

One study of 633 patients with gout demonstrated that cherry intake is associated with a lower risk of gout attacks. Scientists believe that part of the reason cherries might work is that they increase the excretion of urate and also limit the production of uric acid in the liver. The abundant urate crystals in those with gout stimulate the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cherry counteracts this problem and also protects the body and joints by providing good antioxidant coverage. This is an excellent non pharmacological option for the treatment of many of the problems associated with gout.

Tart cherries have many phytochemicals that help, but cyanidin is the most prevalent compound. These nutrient-rich cherries help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body and may even help to offset the effect of gout on the bones and joints. The anthocyanins of cherries seem to interfere with the internal oxidation process of energy production in the body. They act as free radical scavengers and decrease the overall amounts of volatile and damaging free radicals. Tart cherries also contain anti-inflammatory anthocyanins that can help to reduce uric acid levels in the body.

Reach for a bowl of fresh Montmorency cherries, a glass of sugar-free tart cherry juice, or a tart cherry supplement to stay on top of your symptoms. Tart cherries are not just for good gout but also insomnia, muscle pain, and over-exertion, and they offer an excellent way to help the body recover. They also have great potential for the treatment of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. For those seeking longevity and vital aging, tart cherries are highly recommended.

Try Our New Tart Cherry Extract

for natural + effective relief

If you are living with gout, first make sure to have regular visits with your personal physician to help keep your attacks under control. Then, make sure to maintain a healthy diet and supplement with our natural Tart Cherry Extract to fight daily pain and inflammation.

Dr. Meredith Warner, the orthopedic surgeon behind Well Theory, developed this supplement after seeing the need for inflammation support in her patients. She regularly recommends the supplementation of tart cherries and even takes them herself – and she has now made these supplements easily available to you.

Order our Tart Cherry Extract Supplements today for inflammation control, joint support, and the defense you need against gout!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation