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Chapel Hill Arthritis: You Should Avoid These Foods If You Have Arthritis

Have you noticed that all of a sudden your arthritis pain it gets worse?

Did you know that it could be caused by something you ate?

Patients will complain that all of a sudden their joints hurt more than usual. I always ask what they ate the day before and sure enough it is a particular food that is causing more joint inflammation. I see this all the time in clinic.

Arthritis is a condition where there is a breakdown of cartilage in the joints of the body. Cartilage acts like a lubricant and cushion in between joints. If there is continued wear and tear, the cartilage breaks down and eventually causes bone on bone rubbing, which is very painful. Arthritic symptoms are pain, swelling, stiffness, and a decrease in joint range of motion.

Health Tip For Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis, you will want to eliminate nightshade foods from your diet

Nightshade Foods:



Peppers (including spices like cayenne and paprika)


Why Are Nightshade Foods So Bad If You Have Arthritis?

Foods in the nightshade family contain compounds that are alkaloids, which are pro-inflammatory. If your joints are inflamed and you eat an inflammatory food like tomatoes it is like pouring gasoline on a fire.

Good news! If you or someone you know struggles with arthritis, there is an all natural solution. Acupuncture is effective at reducing joint pain and inflammation. If you are ready to eliminate arthritic pain, I would like offer a Freedom From Arthritis Consultation. Call today to schedule and let’s help you eliminate the pain fast and feel like your best self. Please call my Chapel Hill acupuncture clinic for pain relief at 919.726.6540 or book online.

In Good Health,


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