Archives for December 2013

Better Nutritional Practices

I have been doing some reading on nutrition and osteoarthritis.  I must say I am very grateful to all of those researchers who are trying to answer this question.  To sum up my understanding to date, I have the following recommendations:


  1. Fish Oil: This should be about 2-4 grms per day, and as Fish Oil, not flaxeed oil or other plant based omega 3 fatty acids. 
  2. Vit D3: This should be in the amount of  2,000-4,000 IUs per day
  3. MVI: any type of multivitam with will do, but I suggest one that can be cut in half and then take this 3 times per day.

Nutritional Practices

  • Three foods that are big on the list include: 1) Kale, which is high in vit K, 2 )Sesame Seeds which are high in minerals and copper in particular, and 3) Sweet Potatoes, high in Vit A.  Those that are on blood thinners need to be careful with Kale as it can reverse the effect of blood thinners.  Concerning the first two, there have been studies that have found that people with degenerative arthritis have low vit K levels, and there have bee other studies
  • One easy way to get these foods in the diet is by blending them and making a fruit/vegetable smoothie (I use a Nutribullet, and really like the design):
    1. Green: Kale/Spinach/Apple / Blueberries / Raisins / Sesame Seed
    2. Orange: Orange / Sweet Potato / Carrots / Coconut / Raisins / Sesame Seed