I am constantly empathizing with patients who hurt – their knees, their hips, their backs, their feet and they want to feel better. But many patients have migrating pains across many joints and much of America is heavy, overweight, or excessively overweight.
So what do you do? This is a particular interest of mine as I get older myself. That’s nutrition. It’s my own belief that a third to half of America are hyperinflammatory – that means they have too much swelling, causing arthritis, joint pains, muscle pains, and they have too much weight. So one way to help this is, in my opinion, is to try one month…. all I am asking is one month of going gluten-free.
Gluten-free means wheat-free, means grain-free. It’s my belief that healthy old grains are not as healthy as they are made out to be. So it means no bread, no pasta. Often times no food in a wrapper or no food in a box because almost always wheat is on the label. So, you’ve got the read the label.
I am asking just for one month and I can’t tell you how many times people go one month and they say “wow” I’m less puffy, I’m less swollen, my knee feels better, I’ve lost 20 pounds. It’s unbelievable. And there is good science behind this. So I just ask for one month gluten-free and a lot of my arthritis patients feel better and they’ve lost some weight. They are in better shape for surgery if they need it. It’s really a good topic. There’s several books…there’s a lot of science on this.
“Wheat Belly Diet” – a New York Times bestseller. “Wheat Belly Diet” “Grain Brain” A lot of good information. A last thought, you can Google “Low inflammatory food” and the best way to get to that diet is to eliminate wheat which is the most inflammatory food we eat. So, I’m happy to actually talk about this.
This is a real interest of mine for my patients, myself and my family. I’m a surgeon I focus on surgery of the hip, knee, and spine, but I am also becoming even more holistic about this. This topic can actually help with arthritis pain and different pains. Thanks..
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