Best Diet For Arthritis? Is it Keto, Low Carb, High Carb, LCHF, Mediterranean diet, etc?

Best Diet For Arthritis? Is it Keto, Low Carb, High Carb, LCHF, Mediterranean diet, etc?

July 20, 2019 53 By William Morgan


The best diet for arthritis. Is it high
carb, low carb, high fat, low fat, is it
keto, is it vegan, is it junk food, is it DASH or Mediterranean? Well we’re gonna talk
about the principles so that you can
sort it out all for yourself coming
right up. So I saw a study recently great
one done by the University of Alabama
they put out some good research lately
one study they did was on arthritis
where they found that people with a low
carb diet did much much better when they
had arthritis they had lower pain scores
they had less swelling they improved
their quality of life they could do more
things with less pain great so let’s
just talk a little bit about arthritis
and then we’ll go from there
so there’s two types of arthritis most
people think about and one is called oay
or osteoarthritis and the other one is
called RA and rheumatoid arthritis and
traditionally the RA is considered
inflammatory and the O a is considered
non inflammatory this is not correct
even though the RA is more inflammatory
there is still inflammation in the
osteoarthritis but in RA they also have
what’s called a rheumatoid factor which
is strongly in flama Tori and it’s
indicative of an autoimmune disease so
your own body’s immune system attacks
the the joint itself I just want to
mention them to contrast but we’re going
to talk about osteoarthritis today which
is considered a mechanical problem but
it has an inflammatory component to it
which is very important to understand
and traditionally we they think they
describe the osteo arthritis as a wear
and tear disease it’s like you you have
these body parts and over time they just
wear
out and this is a very very limited kind
of backwards concept and this really
confuses us when we try to understand
how the body works because they describe
it as if you get this one body and it
slowly wears down and when it’s worn
enough then you can’t use it anymore
that is just not how it works there is a
constant balance between break down and
repair break down repair so when it
wears down faster then your body can
repair it then it looks like wear and
tear but it forgets that part about
repair that your body is supposed to
heal so the osteoarthritis any kind of
thing that they call a wear and tear
disease is not primarily a wear and tear
problem it is primarily a repair problem
there is something that is not allowing
the body to repair so they like
everything else in the allopathic world
in the mainstream view of things they
consider every degenerative disease
irreversible because in their world it
only goes in one direction because they
forgot that the body is supposed to
repair and they don’t have the tools to
do anything about it so when they did
this not this study I looked at another
study actually where they said and this
was on on my so I don’t take them very
seriously but it’s a good curiosity and
they found that the worst culprit in the
degeneration of joints in mice was sugar
and carbohydrates and one of the
researchers explained that wow we always
thought it was just a mechanical problem
but now we have to rethink this it seems
like diet actually has something to do
with it so again we’re making some
progress when people are realizing that
it is a diet can have a huge influence
but the wear and tear why does that
happen why does that what are the
factors
create wear and tear so one that we look
at as a chiropractor is poor mechanics
that the joint can only be as stable and
as balanced and as mobile and controlled
as the muscles controlling the joint and
the muscles can only control it to the
degree that the brain understands it so
we have to have good feedback we have to
have good signals coming into the brain
processing and going out from the brain
then of course the muscles have to be
strong enough which is usually never
really a problem it’s more of a signal
issue so if we have poor mechanics now
we have uneven weight bearing on that
joint so if your knees start buckling
inwards
now you’re gonna wear more on the
outside of the joint and the other side
is if they start going bowlegged
now you’re gonna where you’re gonna gap
the joint on the outside and wear more
on the inside so poor mechanics will
wear it’s like you have a pair of shoes
where you’re walking crooked you’re
gonna wear one heel the side of the heel
faster so that’s what poor mechanics
does it wears the cartilage much much
faster and then inflammation is going to
speed up the process it’s going to
create a swelling and a poor environment
acute inflammation is necessary for
healing but chronic inflammation
interferes with healing it can’t
complete the process of course the body
needs proper nutrition it needs building
blocks that needs repair part
replacement parts so if we eat junk food
and there’s hardly anything that the
body can use obviously it’s not going to
be able to repair it and if we have poor
circulation because all these nutrients
that we eat they have to be distributed
they have to be delivered to the joint
by the blood so if we have poor
circulation poor nutrition then the the
stuff can’t get there and then obviously
the repair part is the opposite of all
these
so in order to repair it we need good
mechanics we need to lower inflammation
we need good nutrition and good
circulation so that’s what holistic
health is all about that’s what every
video on this channel is about is how to
create those those circumstances what we
want to focus on obviously the thing
that you have the most immediate control
over and what these studies talk about
is the diet so the diet you want to do
is low inflammatory foods because if you
eat things that create inflammation then
they’re also usually the ones that are
low in nutrition and you’re kind of
stuck you’re you’re never going to get
out of that vicious loop of of wearing
and tearing faster than you can break it
down so remember there’s nothing in the
body that is purely mechanical there’s
always a process of building and
breaking down building and breaking down
any each is equally important that’s how
we have quality tissues by getting rid
of the old cells and replacing them with
new cells and it was really funny
because I found a half a dozen I just
glanced real quick I didn’t do anything
in-depth but I found half a dozen
studies that kind of said the same thing
that they have found that low-carb diets
seemed to reduce symptoms of
osteoarthritis and then there was one
study that said high-fat diets are
associated with increased osteoarthritis
I was really curious that didn’t sound
like anything I’d I could make sense of
so I started looking into it and it said
oh yes indeed the high saturated fat the
high fat diet cost more and then it
turned out what they had tried to do was
to mimic junk food so they gave the
people a high-fat diet high in saturated
fat and high in sugar the way that you
would find it to mirror junk food so
they were basically doing a study to
show what junk food did to
osteoarthritis right so that
that’s what the study was what does junk
food do to osteoarthritis guess what the
title was it was high-fat diets cause
saturate caused osteoarthritis so how
often does that happen where they just
pick one thing for the headline and
that’s all we see and that’s all we
focus on obviously if you eat junk food
that’s gonna have the worst possible
combination of poor nutrition
inflammatory foods and and deficiencies
so again be careful I just had to laugh
about that one so what is the best diet
and we don’t want to put a name on it
necessarily we just want to talk about
what are the principles how do you
reduce the bad stuff and increase the
good stuff so first of all you want to
lower the sugar the sugar is just evil
in the processed sugar is evil in every
form in fruits and berries you could
have a little bit here and there but
don’t do too much if you’re trying to
reduce insulin resistance or something
like that you also want to do low grain
because grains are probably the most
inflammatory foods that we have there
are so many people reacting to it that
have sensitivities anytime you react to
something you’re going to have an
increase in inflammation process dairy
is the second most common thing that
people are sensitive to and react to
anything else that you’re allergic to
you want to reduce so this is very
different for different people and some
people are very sensitive they might
have a sensitivity to nightshades like
bell pepper and eggplant and tomatoes
and then those people need to avoid
those foods even if they’re going to be
perfectly healthy for someone else so
one man’s food could be another man’s
poison and this is where there’s not a
set in stone rule for everybody because
we are different a good idea might be
something called the
I diet which some people call that the
anti-inflammatory diet and some people
call it the autoimmune diet and they’re
very much the same thing because the
autoimmune is all about reducing the
inflammatory foods and that would be
just continuing avoiding the grain the
process theory the nightshades and then
anything else that you might be
sensitive to so there’s a lot of trial
and error in this if you have a good
doctor who does kinesiology or muscle
testing then they can assist you in
figuring out what what those foods are
overall you want to focus getting rid of
this and then you eat whole foods so
they mentioned in here somewhere they
mentioned the Mediterranean diet would
be a good diet that’s relatively anti
inflammatory and why is that because
they eat mostly whole food a very large
portion of their diet is olive oil they
get as much as a third of their calories
from olive oil and it is cold-pressed
and unprocessed so they’re getting a
whole food that’s very anti-inflammatory
so on that note you want to eat meat fat
and veggies because they are low
inflammatory there’s very very few
reactions to these foods and on that
note one of the best fats is saturated
fat because it is very very neutral in
terms of inflammation there’s very few
reactions but of course you can’t eat
the saturated fat that they have in fast
food because that’s very often
hydrogenated and there’s frying fats and
there’s all these terrible terrible
processed fats so when we say whole food
and we include meat fat veggies and
saturated fat we’re talking quality food
we’re talking grass-fed we’re talking
organic cold-pressed etc and guess what
if
a low carb low inflammatory diet helps
osteoarthritis
it’s not about treating osteoarthritis
it’s about getting the body healthier
when the body works better when you
irritate it less when you provide more
of what it needs then it is better able
to handle and heal and do the things
that’s supposed to so when
osteoarthritis gets better so does
everything else because it’s not about
healing different pieces of the puzzle
it’s not about healing symptoms or
treating symptoms it’s about making the
body work better so the symptoms go away
so if you have any experience with these
please let me know I’d love to hear from
you if you have any concerns any
questions any requests for additional
videos or more detailed explanations let
me know we’ll be more than happy and
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