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01 Apr 2006

Diet to cure Osteo Arthritis
I am a healthy 31 year old female, with a 10 mth old son. After his birth I was diagnosed with Osteo Arthritis. My joints are very often very painful. What can I do to change this condition in terms of diet or supplements? Is this just going to keep on getting worse? Pls. e-mail your reply.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Steph
I can unfortunately not mail replies to individual Readers. If you have gouty osteo-arthritis (ask the dr), then you need to avoid a buildup of uric acid in the body. Excessive uric acid buildup is caused by a disorder in the metabolism of so-called "purines", which are compounds that occur in high quantities in red meat, organ meats (brains, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads), anchovies, meat extracts, broth, bouillon, and gravies made from meat drippings, sardines, herrings, mackerel, mussels, partridge, fish roes, baker's and brewer's yeast taken as supplements. Beans, pulses, spinach, asparagus and mushrooms have a moderate purine content and can be eaten in moderate quantities. Other vegetables and fruits have a negligible purine content and can be eaten freely. Alcohol and rich, fatty foods also exacerbate the condition. Your arthritis may also respond to an increase in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon oil capsules are a good source of omega-3.
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DietDoc
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