Fish oil protects against rheumatoid

Just like you can oil the hinges of a squeaky door, you can oil the hinges of your body -- just don't try it with WD-40.

Try fish oil instead, because this omega-3 fatty acid found in fish has been shown time and again to help ease the creaks and squeaks that strike the joints and help relieve or even prevent arthritis.

The omega-3 fatty acid is even effective at keeping away one of the most painful and debilitating forms of arthritis of all: rheumatoid.

A single serving of fatty fish a week can slash your risk of rheumatoid by 29 percent, according to one new study of more than 32,000 Swedish women tracked for an average of 8 years.

Eat more, and you'll get an even bigger benefit, as women in the study with the highest levels of the omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil had a 52 percent lower risk of rheumatoid than those with the lowest.

But as I just mentioned, omega-3 fatty acids isn't just a great way to prevent the disease -- it's also one of the safest, most natural and effective ways of easing the condition if you do get it.

I recommend it to my own rheumatoid arthritis patients, who'll tell you that an omega-3 fatty acids can help ease pain and reduce stiffness, especially the debilitating stiffness that strikes in the morning.

It's not just them.

Studies have backed what they've seen with their own eyes -- what they've felt in their joints -- including a major clinical trial that found rheumatoid patients given 3 grams of fish oil a day were able to reduce and in some cases even eliminate the use of painkillers.

Along with preventing and easing rheumatoid, the inflammation-fighting powers of fish oil are also highly effective against other forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, as well as overall pain relief.

Just remember that the best way to get fish oil isn't always from fish, since seafood can contain high levels of mercury.

You can read more about this unfortunate reality right here.

Stick to a quality supplement that has been purified to remove toxins instead.