SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Most people don't make the connection with

                     FOOD -------->  PAIN

                     FOOD -------->  DISEASE 

                     FOOD --------> AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS...

 

We want to be able to eat whatever we want and take a pill for the rest.  Yikes, it just doesn't work that way!!  Every cell in our body needs nutrients from our food such as VItamin D, B-vitamins, 9 essential amino acids, and 2 essential fatty acids.  If our bodies do not get these essentials, WE WILL DIE!  So you can see how important our food is to our immune system, brain function, and overall health.

 

Did you know that 1 in 4 adults, & over 54 million people suffer from arthritis...joint pain & inflammation? Once again, we don't always think about what we are eating and how it affects our joints, gut & immune system, AND how autoimmune diseases are directly related to food.  

 

Many autoimmune diseases can lead to malabsorption & B vitamin deficiency. As diseases or conditions continue to be untreated or diet is not addressed, something called Fibrins, the protein involved in blood clotting, builds up and your fibrinogen levels increase.  Your body releases fibrin when it's trying to heal but as we age, especially over 50, it's harder to reduce inflammation & our bodies are slower to heal.  

 

Your diet is one of the major areas to look at when suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and/or fibrin buildup. 

 

Here is a list of foods to increase in your diet to help keep this process from taking over your joints:

 

BROCCOLI

BLUEBERRIES

CHERRIES -TART

FISH

FERMENTED FOODS-KIMCHI

GREEN TEA

KELP

NUTS

PAPAYA

OLIVE OIL

 

Here are a few foods to LOOK OUT for in your diet to keep inflammation out

of your body.

 

BAGELS

GLUTEN

FRENCH FRIES (I know I love them too!)

TRANS FATS (PACKAGED FOODS) 

HEAVY MEAT

 

Other LIFESTYLE factors to consider if you are suffering are :

 

Smoking

High fat & heavy meat diets 

High alcohol intake &

High sugar intake 

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