Arthritis

There are different kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type and is a disease of cartilage, which becomes thinner and thinner as the disease progresses. Its greatest impact is on weight bearing joints such as hips, knees and ankles.

Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common type, and is a chronic disease. Its cause is unknown. It symptoms include inflammation in joints, muscles, tendons and connective tissues.

Nutritional intervention:

  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (6-9 portions daily)
  • Eat omega-3 rich fish on a regular basis
  • Eat daily soya and legumes
  • Eat low GI foods with every meal for sustained energy
  • Cut down on saturated fat intakes
  • Cut out refined carbohydrates

Contact

The practice:

21 Highland avenue
Bryanston, Johannesburg

 

Office  073 179 4907

 

NutritionWeek 2016 link