Approach to Treating Knee Pain

The following self-treatment steps are for knee pain due to early stage cartilage thinning, chronic strains, muscle tightening and problems with patellar alignment.

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First and foremost, if you are overweight, lose the weight. This will reduce pressure to your knee joints, potentially reducing pain.

The fastest way to lose unwanted weight is to:

  • Restrict sugar, corn syrup, fruit juice, grain carbohydrates and starches from your diet.
  • Intermittently fast:  eat only between the hours of 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Increase vegetable portions (make 50% of the vegetables you eat uncooked) especially greens.
  • Eat animal protein especially fish, chicken and then beef (organic, grass-fed preferred; OK to eat some fat with it).
  • Nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, olive oil and free-range pastured eggs should be your main source of fats.
  • Limit yourself to no more than 1,000 calories per day, and do at least 30 minutes of brisk exercise three times a week.
  • Drink water throughout the day to help your body flush out released toxins from metabolized fat cells.

Stay away from “diet” labeled and “low-fat” foods, as these are not wholesome.  You should lose at least 2 pounds a week on this diet pretty consistently.

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