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Diet And Arthritis - Information About How Diet Can Affect Arthritis

Information about how diet can affect arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The link between diet and arthritis is complex. Diet can influence some forms of arthritis, but to fully understand the effects, both the type of arthritis and the kind of diet must be considered.
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Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Help Arthritis
An anti-inflammatory diet focuses on eating more foods that do not increase inflammation and avoiding those that do.

Are Nightshades Bad for Arthritis?
Nightshades have been labeled a trigger for arthritis. Are nightshades bad for people with arthritis?

Are Antioxidants Beneficial for Arthritis?
How do antioxidants help arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Helped by Dietary Changes
Dietary changes are thought by many to be a solution to arthritis pain. What has research shown?

Arthritis & Diet Quiz
Does diet have any impact on arthritis? Do specific foods or supplements reduce inflammation? Does diet affect bone strength and joint flexibility?

Diet And Arthritis: The Link Is Complex
Most types of arthritis are unaffected by specific diet, but nutritious eating is important for everyone.

Diet and Arthritis - Does diet have a direct impact on arthritis?
Many people believe diet has a direct impact on arthritis and related conditions. Gout is one such example but are there others?

Fruits And Vegetables May Cut Arthritis Risk and Reduce Inflammation
Certain carotenoids, including beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, may reduce risk of arthritis.

Vitamin C and Arthritis: Opposite Findings for OA and RA
Two studies have opposite findings regarding the relationship between vitamin C and arthritis.

Leaky-Gut Syndrome May Play A Role In Arthritis
Some researchers claim leaky-gut syndrome can be implicated in many diseases.

How to Start Eating Healthier
Healthy eating is essential.

Gout Diet - Foods to Eat
It's difficult for gout patients to know which foods to eat. Which foods are lowest in purines and good choices if you have gout?

Gout Diet - Foods To Avoid
It's important to know which foods you should avoid to prevent gout attacks.

How to Treat Gout With Diet and Medication
Diet and medication are used to control gout.

Green Tea May Combat Arthritis
Studies in mice revealed that polyphenols in green tea may help reduce the incidence and severity of rheumatoid arthritis.

Low Carb Diets and Arthritis
The Atkins Diet, the Zone, and the South Beach Diet are all low carb diets which have generated a lot of publicity, not all of which has been favorable. Low carb diets have potential negative health consequences such as increasing the risk of gout and osteoporosis.

Should People With Arthritis Avoid Nightshade Foods?
Nightshade vegetables are among the foods that some people feel can trigger arthritis flares. Others feel their arthritis symptoms improve when nightshade vegetables are avoided. What are the nightshade vegetables?

Review: "Conquering Arthritis" by Barbara Allan
I hesitated to review this book. It focuses on subjects which seemed foreign to me (i.e. Arthritis can be caused by food sensitivity. Alternative treatments are more beneficial than conventional treatments....etc.) Realizing that what helps one person does not always help another and vice versa, I reconsidered.

Extra Pounds Increase Pain
Being overweight, even just moderately, burdens the joints and increases pain and inflammation.

Can Food, Diet Foods or Weight-Loss Programs be Tax Deductible?
Rheumatologists often recommend arthritis patients control their weight. Can weight-loss programs and diet foods be tax deductible? Doctors also recommend a low-purine diet to treat gout. Can the cost of a doctor-recommended special diet be tax deductible?

Red meat link to arthritis risk
BBCNEWS reports that eating a large amount of red meat has been linked to an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Study results show people who ate meat every day had double the risk of the disease compared to those who ate meat less, perhaps twice a week.

Gluten Free Craze and Rheumatoid Arthritis Cross Paths
Gluten-free is the latest diet craze. Can it tame inflammation and have a beneficial effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Osteoporosis Prevention For Kids: A Guide for Parents
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become less dense and prone to fractures. Osteoporosis has been called "a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences". Building healthy bones in childhood is important to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures later in life.

Anti Inflammatory Diet - Controlling Inflammation with Food
Can the foods you eat make a difference in chronic pain?

Has a Gluten-Free Diet Helped Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The world seems to have gone gluten-free. People with medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, hope to see beneficial effects. What has been your experience?

Water in diet
Water is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen; it is the basis for the fluids of the body. Water serves as a lubricant and is the basis of saliva and the fluids surrounding the joints.

Diet and disease
This article provides descriptions of nutritional and dietary elements that have proven relationships to certain diseases or conditions.

The Portion Distortion Quiz #1 from NHLBI
Have you noticed that food portions have gotten much larger? With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself, and also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.

The Portion Distortion Quiz #2 from NHLBI
Have you noticed that food portions have gotten much larger? With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight. To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself, and also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.

Diet And Arthritis
The effect and impact of diet on arthritis, written by "drdoc".

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