Sunday, 31 March 2013

Arthritis and Weight Loss

An important part of preventing, reducing and eliminating arthritic pain is maintaining (or returning to) a healthy weight for your height.

If you are carrying extra weight right now, you should consider losing the excess. Losing weight takes pressure and load off the joints, helping to lessen your arthritic pain while also being beneficial for your whole body. You will be lighter, have more energy and less aches, and will reduce the stress on your body.

Start your weight loss plan today and within a few weeks you will begin to feel changes in yourself. Stop eating junk foods and fatty foods. Eat lean foods and avoid those that can cause you to gain weight. Your diet should primarily consist of fresh fruits and vegetables (more on diet later). Consider consuming nuts and seeds as a snack instead of less healthy alternatives like ice cream and potato chips. Drink plenty of water and stay away from soft drinks, alcohol and caffeine.

The bottom line is to eat well and avoid junk foods, fatty foods and anything else that can raise your calorie intake. And exercise regularly (more on that later too).

Dr Marcus Chacos
Chiropractor and Founder of the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute

What is the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute?

Founded by chiropractor and wellness expert Dr Marcus Chacos, the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute (NTAI) is an education body dedicated to bringing awareness to the community about arthritis and the natural treatments available to help prevent, reduce and alleviate arthritic pain and suffering.

For more information, our website is:

If you want to learn how to recognise the symptoms of arthritis, click here:

If you want to understand more about arthritis pain, click here:

If you want easy-to-apply tools for arthritis relief, click here:

Friday, 15 March 2013

The Arthritis Solution

Suffering from arthritis often means pain, limited mobility and significant interference to a person’s quality of life. Arthritis can inhibit you from performing normal daily activities. It can make doing even the most basic of tasks an epic job. It can also put you in a despairing mental and emotional state. It doesn't have to be this way. There are ways to help reduce your suffering and to enhance your quality of life.

As I continue this series of blogs I am going to provide you with a toolkit of anti-arthritic self-help techniques designed to prevent, reduce and eliminate the pain of arthritis. My approach is simple enough: apply 100 per cent natural self-help techniques, treatments and lifestyle change approaches—and initiate your own healing.
You see, the body can and does heal. The pain of arthritis can be reduced, if not eliminated. Your quality of life can be enhanced, if not completely restored.

So, stay tuned in and read on. The solution you have been looking for may be in the pages that follow.

Dr Marcus Chacos, Chiropractor
Founder, the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute
Author of The Arthritis Solution

PS Remember, I’ll be constantly adding to this blog, building your knowledge base, and adding to your toolkit, so check back regularly.

PPS Please, to help others with arthritis and to get this message out there, it would help if you would like this page. Also, feel free to comment. 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Healing Your Arthritis Podcast Series

The Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute is proud to present our podcast series on Healing Your Arthritis. This series of seminars will show you you can make powerful and positive changes in your health and quality of life... instead of needlessly suffering with arthritis.

Dr Chacos introduces the series in this brief podcast:

Thursday, 7 March 2013

What is Arthritis?

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is derived from the Greek words arthron, which means joint, and itis, which means inflammation. Thus, arthritis is an inflammatory joint condition resulting in pain and restricted movement and function. It is a condition that affects the spine and joints with breakdown and wear, as well as affecting the muscles with inflammation and soreness. The result is pain, swelling and reduced mobility.

In Australia, more than 4 million people suffer from arthritis. It is estimated that over 350 million people suffer worldwide. It is a condition that does not discriminate. Men, women and children of all races can develop the many forms of arthritis. It can affect any joint of the body, from the feet to the knees, the spine, shoulders and hands, and in certain forms of arthritis, the heart, lungs or other vital organs can be affected as well. The symptoms range from mild aches and stiffness to crippling, chronic pain and an inability to move, making arthritis not only epidemic but devastating for many people in its impact on their health and quality of life.
The study of arthritis reveals an interesting fact: arthritis incorporates over 100 health issues, from joint stiffness and swelling to blood chemistry changes and tissue breakdown. While the most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (bony degeneration and wear), arthritis presents in many forms, including rheumatoid arthritis (an auto-immune condition where the body attacks itself and breaks down the body), gout (a build-up of acid that inflames the body) and ankylosing spondylitis (progressive fusion of the ligaments of the spine).

Any part of the body that is inflamed can become arthritic and arthritis itself can produce many symptoms outside joint pain and restricted movement. Unchecked, arthritis can result in damage to organs of the body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and skin. 

Dr Marcus Chacos, Chiropractor
Founder, the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute
Author of The Arthritis Solution