A joint approach? Exploring the links between nutrition and arthritis
Arthritis is a debilitating condition which affects millions of people around the world.
In the UK alone, there are up to 10 million people living with it and it affects people of all ages.
So, what role can what we eat play in preventing and managing the condition?
Spoiler alert – there is no one-size-fits-all miracle diet.
But while we can be sure there is no miracle diet for arthritis, there are many foods which appear beneficial in fighting inflammation and joint pain.
So a greater understanding of the role of diet and nutrition is really important.
In this edition of the Food Matters Live podcast, we discuss which foods might be useful and which to avoid.
We also ask whether supplements can play a role, and whether current research into areas like the gut microbiome might bring new solutions.
Martin Lau, Services Development Manager and Dietitian, Arthritis Action
Martin worked as a senior dietitian in the NHS prior to joining Arthritis Action. He is particularly interested in eating patterns, weight management and persistent pain management in people living with arthritis.
Martin’s role is to develop Arthritis Action’s Member Services in addition to nutritional consultations and online exercise classes for members.
As well as being a dietitian, Martin is qualified in the field of strength and conditioning.
Currently he is a member of the EULAR task force for the non-pharmacological management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.