Ways to Treat Arthritis


Ways to Treat Arthritis1. Avoid Nightshade vegetables:

  • White potatoes
  • Tomato
  • all Peppers except black pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Tobacco

There is a high percentage of people who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables.  For these individuals, avoiding nightshade vegetables greatly improves their arthritic pain.  For individuals with arthritis I suggest avoiding the nightshade vegetables for 1 month to see if you notice any changes in your arthritic pain.

2. Eat sulfur-containing foods. Sulfur is necessary for building and repairing connective tissue, cartilage and bone.  It helps to reduce arthritic inflammation.

Eat more sulfur-containing foods, such as:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Eggs

3. Eat omega-3 fats. EPA and DHA are the two omega-3 fatty acids that can produce natural substances in the body to decrease joint pain and prevent inflammation.

Rich food sources of omega-3 fats include:

  • Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Tuna
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Flaxseeds
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avacados

4. Eat antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidants help neutralize oxygen free radicals, which contribute to joint deterioration and aging.  All fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidant.  Some of the best food sources include:

  • Tart cherries
  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Green tea
  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach or chard

5. Prolotherapy: an injection therapy that stimulates regeneration or ligaments and tendons.