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Good foods for RH

Is it true that some foods can help with inflammation?

  1. Hi, ! There are some foods and spices/herbs that *might* help with inflammation and avoiding certain foods can also help decrease inflammation. Like pretty much anything else with RA, what works for one person may not work as well for another. Some of our members have noticed positive changes when adding or subtracting certain foods from their diets while others have not noticed a change in RA symptoms.


    Here's some information about natural remedies, including spices and herbs, that I thought you might find interesting -- https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/natural-remedies. Here's some very basic information on dietary changes that may or may not help with RA -- https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diet-and-nutrition. And here's one of our contributor's experience with diet and RA -- https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/is-there-a-diet-cure-for-rheumatoid-arthritis. It can definitely be a bit of trial and error to find what works for you and we always suggest checking with your physician before starting any new health regimen, to be safe.


    I hope this information helps!


    Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

    1. It depends totally on the person. As my doctor said, diets "can help," but every person has differnt food triggers so there's no blanket diet that will work for everyone, and for some people none work at all. I found out my major trigger is sugar and my minor trigger is wheat/carbs, so I keep them low to none and it helps me but it took me almost 30 years to figure that out, so it's no easy feat. Best bet is to try things out and consult with your physician as you do it. Let us know if there's anything else we can do! Keep on keepin' on, DPM

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