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Arthritis Caused by Gluten and Food Allergies

Most, doctors specializing in the treatment of arthritis, joint pain, and autoimmune diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system never even consider diet as an important factor in the development of these conditions. I was formally trained in rheumatology at the VA hospital in Houston, TX, and I can say that diet and nutritional recommendations to patients were discouraged and in most cases frowned upon by our attending physicians. It was actually this experience that prompted me to dig deeper into the connection between autoimmune disease and food. Over the past 10 years, I have treated thousands of patients with arthritic conditions. The most single effective therapies have always been diet and exercise. The paradox with exercise… It is harder to stick to if it flares up the arthritis. The problem with food…everyone reacts uniquely based on their own unique chemistry. But it only makes sense that if drugs can target inflammation as a treatment, why can’t food. After all, isn’t food a drug of sorts? I have found that medical research greatly supports this connection, but more importantly, I have found that patients get better after eliminating inflammatory foods from their diets. What foods should we avoid to help recover from arthritis? Depends on the person. Everyone is unique. Fox News recently interviewed me on this very complex topic. You can watch the interview below. If you think that the information will benefit someone (including your doctor), please share it.

Some Foods Can Make Arthritis Worse:

Forms of Arthritis That Benefit With Diet Changes:

10 Responses

  1. Great interview Peter! I went to numerous doctors for years and I spoke with Dr. Osborne for only five minutes and he figured out my issue and with in a week I was 100% better. He knows his stuff!

    1. You are welcome Shawna. Thank you for all of your support and for all that you do. You have helped many of my patients get back into great physical shape!

  2. Peter, you are my go-to source for all things Gluten related, and I’m so glad that the media has picked up on how knowledgeable you are on the matter. Thanks for all that you do!!

  3. I haven’t see too much evidence that gluten is bad for anyone other than those with celiac disease. However there seems to be random evidence that gluten is directly responsible for the increased risk for a variety of other nasties. Another great post.

  4. I too have really bad arthritis and fibromyalgia when I eat gluten.
    I have none of those symtoms if I don’t eat gluten.
    I will never eat gluten again!

  5. i was struggling for years with chronic joint pain and by experience i discovered that when i avoid gluten diet i get improved 100% and the effect become evident with in 24 hours on….

  6. Very helpful and great interview Peter!

    I went to numerous doctors from the years 2006 until 2014 and I figured out my issue -as follows – if I do not smoke within two (2) hrs I feel much better! and less stiffness for better walking – All Arthritis is Allergy find it out!!! AMA

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