Dietary Recommendation for Arthritis
Pain and stiffness in your joints can be dramatically improved by eliminating certain foods in your diet which cause inflammation. Most of us don’t realize that simple things like gluten (found in all wheat products), sugar, soy, some nuts and high fructose corn syrup cause inflammation in the joints.
Please schedule a 30-minute appointment with the nutritionist to get a customized meal plan including a customized list of foods you should be consuming and those you should avoid. Here are some basic guidelines:
- Reduce/Eliminate sugar and all process carbohydrates.
- Reduce/Eliminate gluten, and inflammatory protein found in wheat products.
- Eliminate soy.
- Reduce/Eliminate casein.
- Increase healthy fats such as butter or ghee, avocados, nuts, seeds, olives, etc.
- Increase omega-3 rich foods such as walnuts, free range eggs, poultry and meat, fatty wild caught fish, flax, etc.
- Increase organic and grassfed sources of protein.
- Increase raw vegetables and fruits.
- Repair gut with homemade bone broth and foods rich in probiotics (fermented foods) such as home-made yogurt or kefir from raw milk, cultured vegetables and juices.
- On an empty stomach, consume pineapple and/or papaya daily.