Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes swelling and pain that can range from mild to excruciating. Although more than two hundred diseases are classified under the name "arthritis ", most arthritis conditions fall into one or two categories: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Symptoms usually come on gradually, proceedings as follows:
  • Morning stiffiness
  • Painful swollen joints
  • Restricted range of mention
  • Deformity of joints (in some cases)


An effective diet will go a long way toward controlling arthritis for many people.

Root Causes

  • Fracture or other injuries, even those that occurred early in life
  • Food allergies
  • A diet high in fats, animal products, and other foods that promote an internal acidic environment
  • Excess of body fat, which places extra stress on joints
  • Emotional stress
  • Poor digestion health (increased intestinal permeability bacteria imbalance)
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Biomechanical imbalance (e.g poor posture and abnormal foot arch)

Food To Avoid

To much acid in the body causes inflammation, which leads to pain. Avoid acid-promoting foods such as:
  • Red meat
  • Eggs
  • Saturated fats
  • Oils
  • Fried foods
  • Sugar
  • Diary products
  • Defined carbohydrates
  • Foods high in gluten (such as bread, pasta, and pastries)
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine


Flaxseed and cold water fish are high in essential fatty acids and have anti-inflammatory properties, salmon and mackerel are good examples.