Oct 10, 2018

Dietary Trends to Help you deal with Arthritis Symptoms

Posted By: Richard Iorio, MD

Although drugs and surgeries can help you manage your arthritic pain and symptoms, which include swelling and stiffness of your joints, fatigue and inflammation, a healthy lifestyle should always be the cornerstone of your treatment. Yoga, stretching and walking can help keep your joints active and maintain a good range of motion, but you can also modify your diet to decrease the level of inflammation in your body and alleviate your arthritis symptoms.

Tomatoes can worsen your pain. If eliminating tomatoes does not result in significant improvements or only partially improve your arthritis, your symptoms can be the result of other nightshades you have in your diet. Potatoes, peppers, eggplant, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, Tabasco sauce and goji berries belong to the same food family as tomatoes and could also induce inflammation.

Try an elimination diet that removes all nightshades plants from your diet at once before ruling out tomatoes and nightshades as a factor in your arthritis symptoms.


Arthritis Today, 27 Secrets to help you transform your life. 2017.

Jacob, Agalee. Tomatoes and Arthritis. Livestrong.com. October 2017

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