Stop arthritis in its tracks without drugs or surgery

Golf's a goner. Your dancing days are done. Even walking will wear you down.

Knee osteoarthritis can put a stop to everything you love -- in many ways, ending life as you know it.

And for most folks, it only gets worse as time goes on.

But not for you.

You don't have to be "most folks" -- because there are some easy steps you can take to protect your knees.

Whether you're trying to stop the progression of arthritis or want to stop it from striking in the first place, quick action today will help make sure you can keep doing all the things you love tomorrow.

And new research reveals one trick that can slow the disease and keep your knees healthy and strong.

More fish... less flesh!

The fats in fish aren't just great for your eyes, heart, and brain. They're also critical to your joints -- and as a result, the new study finds that getting plenty of these fats could hit the "pause" button on your arthritis.

Polyunsaturated fats such as the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis by as much as 30 percent.

Folks who eat more monounsaturated fatty acids such as olive, peanut and sesame oils also had a lower risk of progression, with their rate plunging by as much as a quarter.

On the other hand, just about the opposite is true for folks who get too much of the saturated fats found in red meat and dairy. Getting high levels of these unhealthy fats can increase the risk of progression by as much as 60 percent, according to the study of 2,092 arthritis patients tracked for four years.

This doesn't mean you have to avoid saturated fats completely -- but you do have to limit them, especially since they can increase your risk of other chronic health problems.

The one downside to this approach is that while healthy fats can slow the progression of the disease, as the new study so clearly shows, they won't do anything about the damage that's already done.

For that, you'll need a little more help.

I recommend collagen supplements. One form in particular, called UC-II, has gone head-to-head in studies against glucosamine and chondroitin and won just about every time.

Those two are considered the "gold standard" in natural medicine, and one of the front-line therapies used for arthritis in Europe -- yet UC-II is up to three times MORE effective!

In one study earlier this year, UC-II beat glucosamine and chondroitin by just about every measure that matters, bringing bigger improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function.

Learn more in this free report from my House Calls archives.