Relief: Check Your Diet
affects more than 40 million Americans and is referred to as
the most common chronic disease in people over 40.
believe there are over 100 different forms of arthritis, all
sharing one main characteristic: they all cause joint inflammation.
can you do to relieve the symptoms of arthritis?
lot! There is a great deal of debate in the medical world about
the effects of overall diet on arthritis and using diet toward
alleviating the condition.
Is Why Doctors Are Amazed About My Arthritis Cure"
was July, 1979 when a doctor said these magic words to
me: "Arthritis is the easiest disease to cure."
I heard those stunning words in disbelief, because I had
spent 43 years suffering with Arthritis.
he spoke them, I was at the end of my rope. I could not
bear to get up in the morning. I could not face another
day with the pain that had been wearing on me for so long.
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have known for a long time that diet affects gout, a specific
type of arthritic condition, however the jury remained out for
a long time on other common types of arthritis such as rheumatoid
is known however, is that overall dietary health is important
and does come into play. Weight and nutrition are two factors
that play a role in arthritic pain.
overweight can affect certain arthritic conditions, forcing
some joints to carry more of a load. This added weight stresses
the joints, causing overuse or more wear to components, and
pain, especially in the knees.
you suffer from arthritis make sure you eat good foods and get
help from healthcare providers to create and follow a well-balanced
begin with, here are some vitamins, minerals, foods, supplements
and herbal applications to consider.
that have shown to reduce tissue swelling or provide relief
include Vitamins B5, B6, B12, the antioxidant vitamins C and
E, and vitamin K, which improves bone health.
independent studies have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients
given increased doses of zinc showed marginal improvement.
minerals to consider include Boron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese
(not to be taken with calcium), Copper, Germanium and Sulfur.
National Institutes of Health is studying the food supplements,
glucosamine and chondroitin, for use in relieving symptoms of
pain and stiffness for some persons with osteoarthritis.
with osteoarthritis taking blood-thinners should be careful
taking chondroitin as it can increase the blood-thinning and
cause excessive bleeding.
oil supplements have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Increasing dietary fish intake or fish oil capsules (omega 3
capsules) can relieve inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and can
be safely boosted by consuming its precursors available in the
supplements, N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) or undenatured whey protein.
is also known to help reduce inflammation, while Type II Collagen
plays a role in growth and repair of joints, articular cartilage
and connective tissue.
of the risk in overdosing, one should be discouraged from taking
doses of vitamins that are higher than recommended without a
vitamins and minerals can actually worsen certain conditions,
and the concentration that can be attained through vitamins
can be dangerous. It is always better to increase in vitamin
or mineral intake through your normal diet.
are many factors to consider with regards to arthritic diets
and nutritional healing, and each factor may not apply to each
example, certain people are allergic to specific foods, and
these allergies can indeed worsen arthritic conditions. The
best way to approach the situation is to examine each arthritic
condition and tailor one's approach based upon the specifics.
foods that contain sodium nitrate or tartrazine can inflame
rheumatoid arthritis, while ingesting foods containing a substance
called hydrazine can contribute to an arthritic condition connected
walnuts can cause flare-ups in people a rare type of arthritis
called Behcet's Disease.
osteoarthritis, deterioration of cartilage is a concern. Since
there is some evidence that Vitamin A, contributes to cartilage
deterioration, those with osteoarthritis should avoid large
doses of it.
clinical proof is not available, anecdotal evidence suggests
that in the case of fibromyalgia, eliminating wheat, dairy,
citrus, sugar, aspartame (Nutrasweet), alcohol, caffeine, and
tobacco can provide relief.
nutritionists and naturopaths suggest that those suffering with
rheumatoid arthritis avoid dairy products all together, as they
seem to exacerbate rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups.
Cured My Arthritis You Can Too" suggests that white
flour aggravates arthritis symptoms.
The information here is not provided by medical professionals
and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please
consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.
by: Priya Shah, Editor of The
Glutathione Report, a newsletter featuring regular updates
on the health benefits of glutathione.