Arthritis refers to more than a hundred diseases that cause inflammation in the joints.
It affects over 40 million Americans and is the reason for over 46 millions doctors visits a year.
It affects over 20% of our population and 3 percent of those severely.
The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
There are many causes for arthritis like genetics, infections, physical injury, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, metabolic and immune disorders, stress and environmental pollutants and toxins.
Several types of arthritis have strong links to a faulty digestion.
The current drug of choice are NSAIDS. They block the production of prostaglandins, which stimulate repair of the digestive lining. This causes leaky gut syndrome.
The more that people take of these type drugs the worse their leaky gut gets.
NSAID also have a negative affect on the body’s ability to repair cartilage.
Natural remedies reduce the need for medication and then the digestive systems is able to repair itself.
Many studies have been done that show the correlation between food and arthritis.
One such study showed that when the participants avoided food and environmental allergens there was a significant reduction in symptoms.
The list of food that most likely provoke symptoms (in order of severity) are: corn, wheat, bacon, pork, oranges, milk, oats, rye. eggs, beef, coffee, malt, cheese, grapefruit, tomatoes, peanuts, sugar, lamb, lemon and soy.
These foods cause issues in more than 50% of the people suffering from arthritis.
Candida frequently plays a role in arthritis and is a possible aggravator in rheumatoid arthritis.
Infection can also trigger arthritis and joint inflammation.
If you suspect, as you should, that food may be aggravating the issue, try an elimination diet to narrow down what foods are causing you an issue.
You deserve to be Healthy!