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06 Jan 2003

Rheumatoid arthritis
My Mother in law were diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. Is there any food she must avoid or any food that she must eat to help with the relieve of the symptoms? What else can she do to help with the symptoms?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Nellie
This is a difficult condition as patients often lose a lot of weight and/or develop anaemia during the active inflammatory periods. It may be a good idea to consult a clinical dietitian (phone (012) 998-5650 (mornings) for the name and address of your nearest dietitian). Besides eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, she may find that taking omega-3 (Salmon oil capsules) helps for the inflammation.
Best regards
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