Use Diet to Treat Arthritis and Pain


Arthritis and pain are common medical complaints. Arthritis can attack at any age. There are many different types of arthritis as well as many different treatments. Consult your physician to determine which treatment best fits your problem. Regardless of the cause of your joint and muscle pain, diet may help relieve your symptoms. Below is a list of anti-inflammatory foods:

Anti-inflammatory diet

  1. Red/ Green Vegetables
    Red onions
    Red bell peppers
    Red cabbage
    Red grapes
    Dark leafy greens
  2. Green Tea
  3. Dark Chocolate
  4. Water
  5. Vitamin D3
  6. Healthy Fats
    Oily fish (salmon, tuna, sardines)
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Coconut oil
  7. Spices

Using these foods and spices will help your body generate its natural anti-inflammatory chemicals. This diet will also allow you to improve the functioning of your other organs. Please pay close attention to your total caloric intake. Try to eat no more than 1,800 calories per day.

Obesity and weight gain adds pressure to your joints, muscles and connected tissues. Pressure on your joints can lead to joint destruction, dysfunction and severe inflammation.

Following a diet that is low in processed foods, saturated fat and is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices may prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Dr. Donald Henderson is Medical Director of Encore Wellness & Weight Loss and has a private practice specializing in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in Los Angeles, CA.

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I learned that I had to not only change my diet but my way of thinking. For the first time in a long time, I am very happy and confident to see myself in the mirror. I no longer run and hide from the camera, and the best part of all is being able to fit into all my old jeans and seeing everyone’s reactions to my weight loss! Now you couldn't pay me to eat junk food. If I can do it, anybody can!