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Avoiding starchy foods and gluten

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Avoiding starchy foods

I’m 89, have had osteoarthritis for many years and have two hip replacements. I was also having trouble with my right knee, which was very painful. But I think my diet has helped me because it no longer hurts. I don’t eat bread or potatoes or anything starchy. I eat a small amount of red meat and sugar. My diet is largely fruit and vegetables and I thrive on it.

I feel that if I had followed these simple dietary rules from the beginning I wouldn’t have had the trouble with my hips. I no longer have pain in my knee nor take painkillers.
Barbara Sterry, Cardiff

Cutting out gluten may reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis and was on methotrexate until being diagnosed as well as a coeliac and he had to cut out gluten. He felt so well he came off all medication and 13 years later only has symptoms when he's mistakenly eaten some wheat or gluten. Worth a mention?
Sue Lewis-Jones via email



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