High protein and arthritis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Does a high-protein, low-carb diet, contribute to arthritis or joint inflammation?



on April 26, 2014
at 03:56 PM

@George Brodie 1 Why do you say low carb multi grain bread = joint pain?



on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

You might find useful info in this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/78953/protein-and-joint-pain#axzz1mWND6pwY



on February 16, 2012
at 05:27 AM

I've heard of people complaining about joint pain on this forum when they've gone high protein. I don't know why for certain, but I was under the impression that high protein instead high fat or high carb was a little harder on the body in general. If I had arthritis, I would try an anti-inflammatory diet with a lot of oily fish, organ meats, and fatty cuts of grassfed ruminant, with moderate rather than high protein. 60+%fat and no more than 25% protein ala Nora Gedgaudas recommendations in Primal Body, Primal Mind.

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on February 16, 2012
at 03:32 AM

No, but gluten can.



on February 16, 2012
at 08:46 AM

I have rheumatoid arthritis, when I eat every day, salmon and other fatty fish, everything is OK. But the tuna begin in great pain. I think it's because of the high protein content in tuna.


on March 19, 2012
at 05:21 PM

My wife and I started eating unweighed/unmeasured Paleo about two and a half weeks ago. I couldn't say whether the macro-nutrient ratio we're eating is high-protein or not, but I can say that the chronic pain and inflammation of her arthritic knees has virtually disappeared. To the point that she's reconsidering the total knee replacement surgery she's scheduled for next month.


on February 16, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Depends on the protein, and the type of carbs. High protein grain fed grain finished beef, cooked well done, and low carb multi-grain bread = arthritis/inflammation.



on April 26, 2014
at 07:42 PM

It depends on type of protein. Gelatine is very beneficial in inflammatory diseases.

One of the most common mistake people make in eating animal protein is that

they forget muscle meat is very high in phosphorus and low in calcium.

High phosphorus and low calcium can cause all sorts of health issues including Arthritis.


on April 26, 2014
at 04:00 PM

@George Brodie 1 - why do you say low carb multigrain bread = joint pain?

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