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Natural anti imflammatories

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mandmsmummy Tue 15-Oct-13 22:32:01

What do people think?
I've read that ginger, turmeric, glucosamine are good?
Anyone have experience with natural anti imflammatories especially with arthritis!

bigbrick Wed 16-Oct-13 13:33:03

I take tuermeric capsules. I avoid sugar as this is inflammatory

noddyholder Wed 16-Oct-13 13:34:09

bromelain which is a derivative of pineapple is very good

bigbrick Wed 16-Oct-13 13:38:19 I have do have dairy products though but this is just my choice. I'd see a medical specialist to go through what would be good to avoid and what to bring into your nutrition

mandmsmummy Wed 16-Oct-13 16:35:54

Ok thanks all.
Does anyone use these because of an imflammatory arthritis? X

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Oct-13 20:57:57

I tried a high turmeric/ginger diet for a while along with fish oils and something else which I forget under a nutritionist. I think it did help a little but I ended up with awful tummy ache from the fish oils.

SarahDietitian Thu 17-Oct-13 21:09:19

Er ya go.........

Scientific evidence is moving forward to paint a picture of an anti-inflammatory diet that looks something like this:

• rich in a variety of foods to provide a rainbow of nutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds;

• low in processed, refined, low-nutrient foods;

• packed with fruits and vegetables to provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds;

• balanced in calories to promote optimal weight;

• emphasizes healthful carbohydrates that are less refined, are high in fiber, and have a low glycemic index;

• moderately low in animal proteins (except for fish);

• focuses on plant proteins such as legumes, soy foods, and nuts;

• includes healthful fats such as extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, and avocados and minimizes saturated and trans fats;

• includes omega-3 fatty acids from fish and plant sources such as walnuts and flax;

• generously flavors foods with antioxidant spices and herbs such as garlic, green herbs, ginger, and turmeric;

• encourages frequent tea consumption;

• promotes moderate consumption of red wine (if alcohol is consumed); and

• allows small amounts of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) as a treat.

mandmsmummy Thu 17-Oct-13 21:22:22

Wow thanks sarahdietician! Was thinking of consulting a nutritionist for my ankylosing spondylitis but no need now! X

cocoleBOO Thu 17-Oct-13 21:25:08

I like Devils Claw, it really helped when I had a bad hip.

SarahDietitian Fri 18-Oct-13 06:35:25

Hi OP.

Unfortunately there isn't much reliable research in to diet and ankylosing spondylitis, but there are a small number of studies looking at reducing the starchy foods (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, cakes, biscuits etc). Also, having plenty of protein foods especially oily fish, lentils, beans, eggs, nuts, seeds and lots of fruit and vegetables. Omega 3 fats from fish/fish oil supplements important for anti inflammation.

If you have any digestion issues, e.g.. bloating/diarrhoea/constipation, ask your GP to do a simple blood test for coeliac disease. Don't reduce gluten containing foods before then. Coeliac disease is massively under diagnosed (estimated 1 in 10, however 90% of these undiagnosed). There may be a link between autoimmune diseases and coeliac disease.

(Usual disclaimer....As I don't know your medical history, I can't make specific recommendations for you, so consult a private dietitian/doctor referral to NHS dietitian before making changes to your diet)

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