60 Second Arthritis & Your Gut
Over 30 million Americans suffer from age-related arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis.
At the root of the condition is an overall low level of inflammation. People with osteoarthritis usually have high levels of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in their blood. These lipopolysaccharides are released from bacteria in the gut and enter the bloodstream when the gut is not healthy and spaces between the cells along the gut open up. This often leads to joint pain and cartilage degradation.
Gluten intolerance is another cause of inflammation. Lectins found in certain foods can be an inflammatory trigger for some people.
Here are some suggestions for arthritis prevention:
• Eat lots of fiber, including non-GMO veggies.
• Eat fermented foods.
• Take in prebiotics (fiber) to feed your good bacteria.
• Try going without the following lectin foods and see how you do: beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, peppers), and grains.
• Avoid sugar, including artificial sugars.
• Eat organic meats and eggs.
We carry an FDA-approved product to treat arthritis that you can use until you get the inflammation in your body under control. It is also important to have all of the essential nutrients your body needs daily. We have supplements available that nourish your body correctly to reduce pain and improve your overall health.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!