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Can the Paleo Diet help with rheumatoid arthritis?

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There's no specific diet that's proven to help with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But some people say a strict form of the Paleo Diet makes their achy joints feel better. It's called the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP. The idea is to flood your body with nutrient-rich foods and stay away from ones that might make your condition worse. More research is needed to see if the Paleo Diet or the autoimmune protocol is really a good choice for people with RA. If you're seriously thinking about changing your diet, talk to your doctor first. RA and the medications that treat it can make it hard for you to get the nutrition you need. You don't want to make that worse.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

The Paleo Mom: "Autoimmune Protocol."

The Mayo Clinic: "Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?"

The Paleo Mom: "What Is Paleo?"

The Cleveland Clinic: "The RA Diet: Anti-inflammatory and Nutritious."

The American College of Rheumatology: "Diet May Determine Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Nutrition and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Anti-Inflammatory Diet."

The Paleo Mom: "Autoimmune Protocol."

The Mayo Clinic: "Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?"

The Paleo Mom: "What Is Paleo?"

The Cleveland Clinic: "The RA Diet: Anti-inflammatory and Nutritious."

The American College of Rheumatology: "Diet May Determine Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Nutrition and Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2019

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