Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily an inflammatory disease of the smaller joints, such as wrists, ankles, fingers and knees. It is an autoimmune disorder whereby the body’s own immune system whereby the body’s own immune system starts attacking joint tissue. It is a chronic disease and tends to progress with time but many people find the pain and stiffness comes and goes for various periods of time

A rheumatoid arthritis diet is the key to better health

Research has shown that at least one third of people can completely control their RA by eliminating foods to which they have an intolerance and/or healing their gut.  The most common culprits are dairy, gluten and the Nightshade family of foods.  leaky gut as mentioned above which is when food molecules pass through the gut wall thus triggering an allergic response.  Many rheumatoid arthritis sufferers also have parasites and candida.

A further major causative factor in Rheumatoid arthritis is a bacteria known as Proteus Mirabilis which is implicated in many cases but overlooked by the conventional medical establishment.  Further undetected viruses have been shown to be a causative factor. In our experience eradication of the above can make people free of RA.

Heavy exercise may cause RA to progress faster but gentle exercise like swimming, T’ai Chi, yoga, stretching and walking are more helpful.  research has shown that RA sufferers are also deficient in the major antioxidant nutrients, Vitamins A, C, E plus the mineral selenium, but particularly Vitamin E.  The majority of RA sufferers also appear to be low in stomach acid.

Rheumatoid arthritis is virtually unknown in primitive cultures where the diet Is mainly alkaline forming foods, nor do these people have antibiotics or refined foods, which also contribute to RA.

At the London Clinic of nutrition we use an evidence based approach in getting to the root causes of RA as highlighted above and here.  Our Rheumatoid arthritis diet advice is bespoke and tailored to each individual’s circumstances. Please have a look at one of our recent case studies highlighting how we manage to help a lady to be free of rheumatoid arthritis.

Take advantage of our free 20 minute initial telephone consultation and see how our market leading approach can work for you. Call us on 020 3332 0030 or contact us


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My session with Oliver Barnett was very interesting and informative and he told me how to build on my existing healthy diet, broadening what I ate and how I prepared it, and prescribed a course of herbs and a detox.

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