Paleo diet and arthritis

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

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I am a 60 yo man who has developed spinal stinosis and arthritis. Also knee arthritis and the docs are telling me I may need total knee replacement in a few year. I have arthritis in other body parts also.

Will a Paleo diet help me.

Thanks R.P.

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on September 13, 2012
at 05:07 PM

I am a 23 year old male with both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Changing my diet has had an enormous impact on my pain, energy and inflammation levels. Avoiding sugar (including any sweeteners and sugary fruits such as bananas & dried fruit) has helped a lot. Same with avoiding gluten, dairy and red meat.

I recommend eating lots of greens, wildcaught salmon, garlic, ginger, and unpasteurized fermented foods like sauerkraut. These are the foods that, when I eat, give me the energy, comfort, and ...lack of inflammation I need to get through the day.



on September 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

It may help, but it may not cure years of accumulated stenosis and joint deterioration (you never know, it might!). BUT, if you are going to have joint replacement anyway, you'll weather the surgery and recovery that much better if you are in tip top nutritional status. You'll have faster recovery, and at optimal weight and health status you'll be putting a lot less wear and tear on new joints. So there's no down side to doing it. Go for it!!!



on September 13, 2012
at 06:01 PM

I am a 64 year old woman and paleo has certainly helped my arthritis. My knees no longer hurt and my fingers no longer swell up. I have tried adding wheat back into the diet and my fingers swelled after a couple of days so, of course, I now avoid it completely.



on September 14, 2012
at 10:26 AM

Hi R.P.,

You may want to look into a nightshade-free diet too. That would mean avoiding the following as much as possible: tomatoes, potatoes, chili, bell peppers, eggplant, tobacco,...

Check http://www.getting-started-with-healthy-eating.com/nightshade-vegetables.html#list for a more comprehensive list.



on September 13, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Quite frankly it might or might not. But if you wanna look at it in a risk/reward you risk nothing giving it a shot. The reward could be much less pain, or at the very least an improvement in your overall well-being.


on September 13, 2012
at 04:53 PM

I am a 37 year old woman with the exact same conditions you described and the pales diet did not help me with these conditions but YMMV. if you are gluten sensitive it may in fact help you to get rid of gluten since it will cause inflammation. Dairy can also cause inflammation in some people but not everyone.


on May 15, 2013
at 09:29 AM

Get rid of arthritis problem easily, There are lots of pain relief pills are available and offered but all are not for long time relief. But we have best solution of arthritis problem called Provailen which is 100% natural. To know more about Provailen visit http://www.provailenreviews.org/ingredients-of-provailen

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