Our expert says:
Diet has been stongly implicated in rhematoid arthritis for many years. virtually any food can aggravate RA, but the most common offenders are wheat, corn, milk and other dairy products, beef, and other foods in the nightshade family (tomato, potato, eggplant, and peppers;tobacco is also in this plant family. Foods particularly beneficial for the RA patient include cold-water fish (mackerel, herring, salmon etc) and flavinoid-rich berries (cherries, hawthorn berries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
The importance or a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables in the dietary treatment of RA cannot be overstated.
I would also recommend a visit to your local osteopath to assess and address all associated musculoskeletal issues which aid the bodies ability to heal itself. For more information on osteopathy visit www.osteogoodhealth.com
Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath
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