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Rheumatoid Disease and Jucing

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I have started a jucing diet, will this help reverse the Rheumatoid Disease that has just recently started to really bother me in my knees? I have had it for quite a few years in my hands but it seems to have gotton alot worse and is affecting my other joints now. I dont have a regular dr ( as mind retired several years ago) i dont take any medications and will always self help instead of using any form of drugs. I am on a juicing diet ( but the last few weeks have not had time to make the juice , need to get back on it and find the time ) Just want to know if this is the way to go forward to reduce the pain i have started to feel in the last week or so, or should i look to another diet

Thanks for your help
Janine Arsenault


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Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment: Diet

Children: 3

Age: 45-54

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With any inflammatory autoimmune condition such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is always important to eat foods that reduce inflammation and to avoid foods that produce inflammation. It is also important to avoid any foods that you may have an allergy or sensitivity to. Foods that tend to produce inflammation are sugary foods, red meat, processed or packaged foods, dairy, and simple carbohydrates or grains. Foods that reduce inflammation tend to be fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber and vitamins and minerals, lean meats, and complex carbohydrates.

Juicing is a great way to incorporate foods that are anti-inflammatory into your diet, as you are generally only eating fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins and minerals as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. Juicing can help people get in more of these foods that they don’t normally eat in their diet and can be very helpful in reducing inflammation.

While juicing can be very helpful, there are a few things that need to be monitored while juicing. The first thing to watch is the foods that you are juicing. You want to minimize foods that are high in sugars, especially sweet fruits. Focus on juicing vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber. The second thing that you need to monitor is calorie intake. While it is possible to get enough calories from strictly juicing, it is important to make sure that you have enough calories to sustain your daily energy needs. Too few calories or nutrients will reduce your body’s ability to function correctly and may make inflammation worse. Other whole foods that are anti-inflammatory should be considered alongside juicing as part of a complete diet.

Jenny Bennett, ND LAc
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Answered on July 2, 2014

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