Nutritional Changes Can Improve Osteoarthritis (OA) Symptoms

Uploaded on Monday 12 March 2012


Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS
American Dietetic Association Member
American College of Nutrition Member

Author of:
The Inflammation Free Diet Plan (McGraw Hill, 2006)
Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About [Paperback] (St. Martin's Griffin, 2011)

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OA produces pain and stiffness in the hands and fingers, knees, shoulders, hips, and other joints as result of inflammation. Nutritionist Monica Reinagel recommends changes to the diet that can help reduce inflammation and improve symptoms. Current research supports dietary changes for symptoms of chronic diseases like OA. As Ms. Reinagel explains, this isn’t a matter of simply choosing “healthy” over “unhealthy” foods. Some wholesome foods, including certain fresh fruits, grains, and lean protein sources, may produce mild inflammation in the body. The proper balance of nutrients and foods may help some people who have OA improve their painful symptoms.


Language: English

Length: 07:11

Country: United States