If You Have Arthritis, Fish, Flax, Walnuts and Omega 3s Can Reduce Pain

Topics: Aging and Costs of Aging
Dr John La Puma

Vioxx is gone, and Bextra and Celebrex, which block cyclooxygenase (COX-2) enzymes that create prostaglandins may not be far off. An orthopedic study finds that the drugs have �an adverse effect on bone healing and may have an adverse effect on ligament healing.�

But could you fight arthritis pain with food and supplements? Too high insulin levels are a key reason why inflammatory prostaglandins are produced. Increase your healthy omega-3 fats and reduce your omega-6 fats, including arachidonic acid, to reduce your inflammation–and your pain. A German study showed just that in a rheumatoid arthritis diet.

The Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and CHEF Clinic recently tested an eating system for osteoarthritis pain to create a complementary program that works. Learn more.