The prevalence of arthritis in modern society can have debilitating effects on people and their daily life. Can this be helped or prevented with a healthy diet? Today's health panel discusses why 22% of adults have arthritis.
Panel Participants: Brian Clement , Joel Fuhrman, Brenda Davis, Roger L. Greenlaw
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I had depression and terrible terrible anxiety and when I went vegan it completely went away. I've never been happier and never felt healthier. I'm only 20 and I was having heartburn, I could barely run... just the diet change has had a profound difference on the way I view life. I thank you so much for making this information available and really doing your best to fix the problem. Thank you thank you thank you. If there is anything I can do to help the cause please contact me. Thank you
I'm 57 with osteoarthritis. It's much better now on a WFPB diet. I've noticed a few things in 6 months;
Processed foods aggravate the pain and swelling, as does nightshades, some supplements, alcohol, sugar, and salt. Refined flours kind of suck, too. Any kind of food additive that isn't food (like MSG) aggravates it, and clogs up my sinuses (this is why I don't even eat vegan processed foods, too much weird crap in some of it, and they're kind of heavy handed with the oils). I make my own seitan (although gluten does aggravate arthritis in some people, I'm one of the lucky ones that it doesn't).
However, cutting animal products from my diet has improved my health considerably. Studies have shown that they can be very inflammatory. Not to mention a whole host of other medical problems that they can be attributed to. I'm not perfect, I do like my Vietnamese fish sauce, and I occasionally use quality broths (I make stock from my neighbor's unwanted roosters, but I know how they were raised, and what they've been eating) as my soup bases, but that's about it.
Eat to live, don't live to eat. At 50+, we're kind of at a crossroad...you can spend the rest of your life eating food that you enjoy (but isn't good for you), and health that sucks (and be on gobs of medications), or you can eat foods that you might not enjoy as much, but will give you better quality of life. I chose quality of life. I do wish animal products weren't so bad for my health (I used to love a good steak), but they are, so I gave them up.
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Another thing that made an amazing difference in my pain levels from osteoarthritis was getting gluten out of my diet. Maybe because I am gluten sensitive because it also fixed my reflux and the digestive issues I was having at the time.
I definitely recommend whole food plant based diet too and agree that sugar can raise pain levels and inflammation.
u have to stop all sweet food today,your inflammatory tissues can harden into scleroderma very serious n fatal ,stop all sweet tasting things,drink lettuce n celery blended w water,let me know how u do,see my series on utube cancer Dr Kirschner
really?? thanx so much for this advice...I love sweets but not often..I have to really cut them out...I live with pain im my joints. muscles and entire body from morning to night..sometimes I cant take it anymore
nothing in flames tissues thus causing pressure n pain,like sweets does,I gave up sweets,if it tastes sweet I don't eat it,I had childhood rheumatoid attacks,n now my pains only come when I cheated on my no sweets diet,no fruits except wild like Hawthorne ,it's like a miracle
People just "expect" to get arthritis and bp issue as they get older. Even more so if a family member has them! We need to help change their conditioning processes into more healthier thought processes. Can only happen with education. Keep up the good work out there all those instrumental in this!
I had knee pain for over a year, doctor took a scan and told me I had "degenerative arthritis", I'm 50 and it's a normal wear and tear he said, if it gets much worse we can talk about some shot that will temporarily make the pain go away. I did the Master Cleanse for 12 days, afterwards maintained a clean plant based diet, and haven't had knee pain since.
Michael Morrell Too bad there are doctors like that in the world. Taking the easy way out and just chalking things up to wear and tear, which means there is a drug for that! Or a surgery for that! .... To go deeper and investigate is not in the medical system’s best interest in terms of profit. And the body should not be shutting down at 50 years old only. Good you recovered.
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