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Nutrition: Anti Inflammatory Diet Helps with Joint Pain

Nutrition: Anti Inflammatory Diet Helps with Joint Pain

Can your diet affect the pain you feel in your joints?  Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, NC discusses how your diet causes inflammation in your body.  Eating a diet that reduces that inflammation can help the joint pain in your knees and hips.

Summary of video:

For many years Dr. Albright was constantly empathizing with patients who hurt - their knees, their hips, their backs, and their feet.  The patients just wanted to feel better. Many patients had migrating pains across many joints. With much of America being heavy, overweight, or excessively overweight, joint pain is an increasing problem.

So what do you do?

A third to half of America are hyper-inflammatory which means they have too much swelling.  This swelling causes arthritis, joint pain, and muscle pain. So one way to help this is, in Dr. Albright's opinion, is to try a gluten-free diet for one month. Gluten-free means wheat-free and grain-free (no bread, no pasta). Healthy old grains are not as healthy as they are made out to be. No food in a wrapper and no food in a box because almost these almost always mean  wheat is on the label. So, read the label. Many of Dr. Albright's patients go one month and they say "Wow," "I'm less puffy," "I'm less swollen," "My knee feels better", "I've lost 20 pounds."  It's unbelievable.

There is good science behind this. There are several good books on the subject. "Wheat Belly Diet" - a New York Times bestseller and "Grain Brain." These books are full of good information. For additional information search for "low inflammatory food."  The best way is to eliminate wheat which is the most inflammatory food we eat.

For more information on how nutrition affects your joint pain, contact Dr. Dan Albright at 919-863-6808.

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