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?

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
share the videos with as many people as you can
thanks for watching

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

  1. Dr. Sten Ekberg Post author

    Learn more about pain relief from arthritis and other issues

  2. allolobophorus Post author

    Dr. Ekberg, please include information about foods high in oxalic acid. Oxalate crystals are at the root cause of arthritic pain and many other conditions and need to be eliminated gradually from the body. Unfortunately many keto foods are high in oxalates.

  3. GracyApril Post author

    I forward this to my friend who suffer arthritis and hope she will learn from it.Thank you for all the educational video.I been watching it all of them one by one.

  4. Ulf Helmersson Post author

    You give a lot of interesting information in your video videos. It would be very helpful if you could give references in the description to articles you are referring to in your presentations. The article from Alabama, for example.

  5. Love Helping Post author

    Hey Dr. Sten,
    I followed you on LinkedIn since two weeks and I never received your videos on my feed…that's odd.


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