Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. And osteoarthritis–also called “wear-and-tear” arthritis–is the most common form of the disease.
More than 40% of people over 70 have it.
Mainstream doctors use painkilling drugs as the first-line treatment. Or they recommend joint replacement surgery. One often has side effects. And the other is invasive, painful, and requires a long recovery.
A new study points to a better way… It shows that a low-carb diet can fight osteoarthritis pain.
Scientists at the University of Alabama examined 21 people 65 to 75 years old. All suffered from knee osteoarthritis.
The subjects were split into three groups. One followed a low-carb diet. The second followed a low-fat diet. The third ate as they normally would.
The researchers analyzed the patients’ pain levels every three weeks. They concentrated on “functional pain.” It’s pain that is associated with daily tasks.
The researchers also looked at the subjects’ oxidative stress. This is the level of imbalance between damaging free radicals and the body’s defenses against them. Lower oxidative stress is associated with less pain.
The scientists found a strong association between less pain, oxidative stress, and a low-carb diet.
Dr. Robert Sorge was the study’s lead author. He said his team’s work shows that, when it comes to osteoarthritis, “people can reduce their pain with a change in diet.” He said eating fewer carbs is a “great way to reduce the use of pain relievers and improve general health.”
Low-Carb Made Simple
The basics of a low-carb diet are simple…
- Sugary sodas
- White bread
- White rice
- Leafy green vegetables such as kale and spinach
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
If you’re diabetic, taking medication for high blood pressure, or breastfeeding you should consult your doctor before changing to a strict low-carb diet.
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