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Old 12-28-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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Not sure which type of arthritis you're dealing with, but....

I discovered years ago (through avoidance diets) that eliminating nightshades from my diet vastly improved a tendency toward arthritis/stiffness in my hands and other joints.

Nightshades are: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers & eggplant.

Yes, it was very difficult at first...but I wanted to be able to use my hands. Sooooooo, I persevered. I've found over time that I can allow myself a few of them (occasionally) as "treats" if I don't overdo it...I mean, what's shrimp without cocktail sauce???

Maybe it would help you?

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