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#1 omalley

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

I am 66 and have had PD for 6 years. Doing well on Sinemet and Azilect. My real problem is that I have developed painful arthritis at the base of both thumbs. Disease was confirmed by X-Ray and I have had several shots of cordisone with modest results. Is there any such thing as an effective "arthritis diet" that can help in a situation like mine?

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#2 Kathrynne Holden, MS

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

I'm sorry to say that I'm not aware of complete relief of arthritis via dietary means. However, fish oil and MSM may provide some relief; and I would consider use of turmeric when cooking as well. All of these can be helpful for some individuals, and fish oil and turmeric may be useful for PD as well. I don't have exact amounts; but consider 500 - 1000 mg of mixed DHA/EPA in fish oil daily; and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of turmeric daily. Ideally the turmeric should be cooked; but may be mixed with ground black pepper for better absorption.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Subsequent is the diet recommended for the patients struggling form arthritis:

• Veggie juices and soups
• Coconut milk
• Coconut water
• Beet root juice
• Carrot juice
• Cucumber juice
• Cooked veggies like squash, zucchini and pumpkin
• Regular exercising and massage with oil should form a significant part of the routine.

#4 Kathrynne Holden, MS

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Garrison, thank you for your suggestions, these are certainly worth trying, and I hope will be helpful for the member who posted the question regarding diet.
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