9 Surprising Remedies for Degenerative Diseases

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Degenerative diseases are some of the most debilitating and painful parts of life. Basically, degenerative disease is characterized by a gradual worsening of a condition, including increased tissue damage, organ malfunction, and generally poor health. Some of the degenerative diseases include cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and atherosclerosis.

The best way to reduce the associated symptoms and even keep the degeneration at bay is to use home remedies. Some of the most popular and successful home remedies for the conditions listed above are explained below.

Home Remedies for Degenerative Diseases

Home Remedies for degenerative diseases are as follows:

Muscular Dystrophy

It is a group of 30 inherited diseases which affects the muscles, leading to muscle weakness and muscle loss. It is another terribly degenerative disease that many people suffer from; some of the home remedies include staying away from coffee, tobacco, alcohol, and carbonated soda.

Proper nutrition is very important and one’s diet should include foods that are high in fiber, high in protein and low in carbs.

Also, one needs to be physically active to be able to maintain good muscle health.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of the most common solutions for Alzheimer’s disease include:

Furthermore, avoiding alcohol, cigarettes, processed foods, and metal pollutants like mercury can also slow down cognitive decline.

Stimulating the brain with things like crossword puzzles, memory games, and learning new subjects can build new neural pathways and delay the forgetfulness associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Also, recent research suggests that activities such as climbing a tree and balancing on a beam may help to improve cognitive skills.

degenerativediseaseParkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease can keep a person from living a normal life due to the general inability to control muscular activity, so it is often classified as a movement disorder. Some home remedies to slow down the degenerative effects of Parkinson’s disease include:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Non-dairy products
  • Fish and poultry
  • Exercising and physical therapy
  • Working with a speech pathologist
  • Handling depression in constructive ways
  • Visualization processes to continue walking normally
  • Reducing hand tremors by strengthening the muscles in your hands and forearms.


The home remedies for cancer include:

According to the National Cancer Institute, free radicals can cause cancer by causing normal cellular DNA to mutate, resulting in cancerous cells. Research suggests that exercising an hour daily reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of any age and any weight. Research was undertaken by Michigan State University that suggests that physical activity and a healthy diet may help to reduce the risk of cancer.

Multiple Sclerosis

Some of the home remedies for multiple sclerosis include:


Atherosclerosis is a condition where cholesterol and plaque build up on the insides of your blood vessels and arteries, and it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Remedies include:

Also, reduce your overall omega-6 fatty acid intake (LDL cholesterol), while avoiding saturated fats, white flour, sugar, tobacco, coffee, salt, processed foods, sauces, and pickles.


Diabetes is the body’s inability to manage its insulin and glucose levels, which can be very dangerous. Some home remedies for diabetes include:

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Osteoporosis is the degenerative disease that gradually erodes bone mineral density, leaving people weak and unable to function properly in their daily life. The home remedies for this disease include:

Also, quit smoking, exercise regularly, and try to reduce intense physical activity that causes a repetitive impact on your joints and bones.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease which is mainly an inflammation of joints, bones, and other connecting points in the body. They can have associated pain as well, so any anti-inflammatory nutritional elements are ideal. Some of these home remedies include:

  • Silicon
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Vitamin C-laden foods
  • Regular exercise

Also avoid intake of foods like eggs, pepper, and tomatoes, which have been known to make the condition worse.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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