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Diet and arthritis

Diet and arthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in oily fish, have been shown to be helpful in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis as they may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Are there any foods that you feel help your arthritis?

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Oily fish definitely - I try for two portions a week if I can. Tumeric and ginger are supposed to have anti-inflammary properties too and I try to have those once a day, either in a meal or in supplement form. Other than that - lots of fruit and vegetables and less starchy foods seems to help for me.

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Hi Cherryfied,

It certainly sounds like you know your stuff and all very healthy too! If you are looking for any more advice, we have a great section on our website here: arthritisaction.org.uk/livi...

Arthritis Action members are also entitled to unlimited access to our dietitian who will discuss dietary needs and any weight management issues if requested.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Best wishes,

Georgia

Membership Administrator

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Hello Georgia

I've just joined the community and getting desperate to manage food that I eat. Where do I find the dietician you speak of?

Thank you

Mags

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Hermes123, Your Doctors practice should be able to offer advice, most have a medical adviser who can give you a telephone number or contact details. there is no need to see a Doctor for this advice, hope this helps.

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My gp surgery doesn't seem to offer this. Its even a 4 week wait to see a gp.

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Hello Mags60, We have a Dietitian on board to offer nutritional consultations to our Members.

You can read about the Nutritional Support we offer here: arthritisaction.org.uk/what...

And you can find out more about our Member Benefits: arthritisaction.org.uk/bene...

And as Hermes123 always do consult your Doctor if you have any health questions - they might know want to investigate issues further, or know of other local resources available to you.

All the best,

Despina, Arthritis Action Communications Officer

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Hermes123. I eat granary bread as near too a Mediterranean diet, but none of this stops putting on weight by maximum dosage of paracetamols, I had heard this from other people, when I tried to come off them by gradually reducing my intake, I notice my weight drop but my pain levels increased so i had to increase my paracetamols once again.

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I've just started making and taking turmeric capsules (organic turmeric, coconut oil powder and cracked black pepper). Found it on Turmeric Users Group on facebook. A lot of people on there who are pain free. I'm not yet but am very hopeful, only taken it for a few weeks now. I just dont want to take loads of pain killers.

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my nurse said to eat 2 oily fish a week any way as good for your health

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I have just read No Grain No Pain. Worth a try. Cut out all grains.

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What about vegetarian choices, no animal products included?

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I try to eat plenty of fruit veg and fish.

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The bromelain in pineapple is very anti-inflammatory. Walnuts have anti-inflammatory properties. Best of all are any berries you can get your hands on. Blackcurrants and cherries are best, blueberries are brilliant.

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