Foods Could Make Arthritis Worse

June 3rd, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The production of antibodies to certain foods is greatly increased in the gut of many patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Norwegian researchers report. It may be that hypersensitivity to certain foods leads to a flare-up in the joints. Dr. Per Brandtzaeg of Rikshospitalet, Oslo and colleagues found that people with rheumatoid arthritis often feel there is an association between food intake and disease severity. He said that “intake of certain food stuffs could intensify the inflammatory joint reaction to produce clinical symptoms.” They studied samples of blood and intestinal fluids from 14 rheumatoid arthritis patients and 20 healthy “controls”. The researchers found that systemic and intestinal immune responses were abnormal in many rheumatoid arthritis patients. The elevated level of food antibodies in gut secretions was “particularly striking,” they report in the medical journal Gut. Specifically, the team identified antibodies to components of milk, eggs, pork and fish. The conclusion, “there may be physical, immunological explanation for such complaints “rather than a mere psychological basis.”

Dr. Keith and Laurie Nemec’s comments on Food could make arthritis worse.
This article showed that with rheumatoid arthritis, which is an auto immune disease, which is an inflammatory disease, they specifically found that milk, eggs, pork and fish caused the rheumatoid arthritis to get worse. Very interesting, because these are all animal products and animal products are inflammatory and they cause inflammation in the body and as this study showed, inflammation in the joints. We can extend this in seeing what the ideal diet is for all human kind. It is a living/raw plant based diet which is the greatest, or most anti inflammatory diet available. It is the diet that all animals eat that don’t get cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lung conditions and most all things that kill people. So, milk is the number one allergen which will cause inflammation. Milk has casein, which is a glue like substance that will affect the sinuses, respiratory tract and digestive tract. But also, it will trigger inflammation throughout the whole body and increase the risk of developing inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis in the study. The same with eggs, pork and fish. All because this cooked animal proteins produce antibodies that cause inflammation in the body. A side note is interesting that even fish did this. There is so much spoken of the health benefits of fish, remember, fish is still an animal protein that will cause inflammation, as this study showed and will aggravate rheumatoid arthritis. So the rule of eating food is, or doing any health promoting activity is, do things that have all good and no bad. So, if we are to eat fish, which they say has the Omega 3 essential fatty acids which are necessary for health, the problem is we eat the fish for that, but we’re not taking into account that the animal protein can trigger the antibody reaction, and trigger the inflammation of auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. And also remember the high mercury content which is in fish. This is why fish is not recommended to be eaten by pregnant women. So do not choose something for your total health that might have a good effect on one side, but multiple negative effects on the other, it is not a proper choice. Whereas, milk, eggs and pork and all other beef and animal products, they don’t have anything for the most part that is beneficial for the health, in the long term because they increase cholesterol, they increase risk of cancer, thus causing a need for alternative cancer treatment, heart disease, diabetes and same thing with eggs and dairy products, increasing the risk of disease because they increase the amount of inflammation in the body. So, this can all be changed, we can change these diseases. Studies have shown that rheumatoid arthritis can be cleared by adopting a living/raw plant based diet.

So in closing, if you want to eat the diet that will not only bring you to the ideal body weight, give you the most energy and vitality, be the most anti inflammatory diet, and be the most disease protective, preventative and corrective, that would be a living/raw plant based diet. The diet that was to be consumed by all people who were placed on this planet as can be seen on the diet that was give to Adam and Eve originally in the garden. Always remember God’s first plan was His recommended plan. All other plans after that were secondary.