SIX Ways to Treat Arthritis

  1. Avoid Nightshade vegetables:
  • White potatoes
  • Tomato
  • all Peppers except black pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Tobacco

There is a certain 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.

  1. Eat antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, as these free radicals cause oxidative damage 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
  1. Eat sulfur-containing foods. Sulfur is necessary for building and repairing connective tissue, cartilage and bone.  It also helps to reduce arthritic inflammation, as it plays a key role in the detoxification pathways.

Eat more sulfur-containing foods, such as:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Eggs
  1. Eat healthy 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
  • Avocados
  1. Take collagen. Collagen literally supplies the body with the building blocks to repair, rebuild and restore strong joints.
  2. Consume bone broth. Bone broth is filled with key minerals to help the body to repair, rebuild and restore proper joints in the body.