I am an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty for the treatment of symptomatic osteoarthritis. I am currently coming to the end of a clinical fellowship in Toronto and will be returning to the UK to take up a post as a consultant attending in a NHS hospital and I would be grateful if you could give me any information on the use of Paleo diet and evolutionary fitness principles in the treatment of my patients. I already give many of the patients I see dietary advice because very often they are overweight in fact, more often than not and have radiographically mild disease but considerable pain. It is an observation many surgeons have made anecdotally that patients who are of normal weight and are active seem to be able to tolerate far more severe disease in terms of joint destruction observable on X-radiographs than those who are overweight and sedentary. Many patients can be educated that weight loss may improve their symptoms and are willing to try but conventional diets are difficult to follow, so I advise them to follow Paleo principles because I think it is a much easier diet to follow consistently. However, I wonder if there is anything specific I should be advising that may help their symptoms. Also, exercise is important for joint function, symptom control and general health, but of course it is very difficult to exercise when one has a painful joint. Do you have any advice that I can pass on to them, or do you know of anyone doing clinical work in this field who I could get in contact with?
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With almost 60, fans, there were a lot of responses, some of which you can read below A lot of people responding seem to suffer from Arthritis or similar conditions themselves, or had experience to share from family members. Another common theme among those who replied was Nightshades and an autoimmune paleo diet. In many cases it seems following a broad paleo diet is not enough and an autoimmune protocol is needed. There were also a lot of suggestions about other things that could help — Turmeric got several mentions. Has changing your diet had an impact? Please share your comments below! I have never been diagnosed with this, however it is very common in my family and both my mom and dad are experiencing it.