The BEST Foods for Arthritis

Discover the best and worst foods for arthritis.

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0:00 Introduction: Best and worst foods for arthritis
0:10 The problems with recommended foods for arthritis
4:35 The best foods for arthritis
6:22 The worst foods for arthritis
8:22 Intermittent fasting for arthritis
8:40 Learn more about what to do for arthritis!

Today I want to cover the best and worst foods for arthritis. This includes rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other “-itises.”

Foods to avoid for arthritis:
• Fruits
• Nuts (except walnuts)
• Beans
• Whole grains
• Sugar
• Refined grains
• Trans fats
• Hydrogenated foods
• Seed oils
• Canned foods (except sardines or cod liver)
• Powdered protein
• High-oxalate foods

It’s typically recommended to avoid eggs, red meat, and dairy if you have arthritis.

However, it’s important to understand that grain-fed animals have a very different omega-6 to omega-3 ratio than organic grass-fed, pasture-raised, or wild-caught fish and animals.

Organic grass-fed whole milk kefir or organic grass-fed raw milk cheese may also be better choices than typical dairy products.

The best foods for arthritis:
• Wild-caught fatty fish
• Seafood
• Pasture-raised organic eggs
• Fermented vegetables (especially cabbage)

It’s also important to add intermittent fasting to your diet plan. It’s not just about what you eat but the frequency you eat that’s important in getting rid of arthritis.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness of the best and worst foods for arthritis. I’ll see you in the next video.

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52 Comments

  1. Thixuan Levu on June 17, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Good morning Dr Berg.Owesome topic, very useful information, it’s helping for my parents problem. Thank you very much for your help dr Berg.Have a good weekend ❤

  2. W K on June 17, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Dr Berg THANKS FOR THIS VIDEO. I’m in therapy for knee bursitis and arthritis. You are a GEM this video came right on time!!

  3. Sabrina and husband on June 17, 2023 at 10:37 am

    I’ve might said that in several comments before, but I still think that both turmeric & ginger root are the greatest foods ever for any bone probs. I actually almost have non because of these 2 root veggies. Thanks for the info Dr Berg 🌸

    • Universal Patriots on June 17, 2023 at 10:49 am

      How do you eat the ginger ?

    • Sas on June 17, 2023 at 11:06 am

      Do you use raw/fresh turmeric and if so, how do you use it in food and in what quantity? How do you incorporate ginger daily, if it’s fresh ginger?

    • Spam Mouse on June 17, 2023 at 11:07 am

      @Universal Patriots Ginger works well in curries, however another DB follower in a recent video suggested finely chopped fresh root when you brew coffee in a Cafetiere, without milk or sugar. Tastes brilliant IMHO. I was looking to consume more as I understand it helps develop stomach acid. HTH.

    • Sabrina and husband on June 17, 2023 at 11:15 am

      @Universal Patriots it’s a fresh ginger,. I peel it, mince it in a food processor, then freeze it in small portions, and in small bags, same for turmeric.

    • Sabrina and husband on June 17, 2023 at 11:21 am

      @Spam Mouse It has too many benefits, for us as Middle Easterns: we use it for Arabian light roast coffee, along with ground cardamom, it can be used with lemon juice as a hot drink on its own, which is a traditional drink in South Asian countries, especially for flues and colds.

  4. Verseau on June 17, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Hooray for Dr Berg! Always telling us the best food to eat and what to avoid. Your videos changed my life and health for the better! Thank you!

    • Stuart Moore on June 17, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      @RRR except for grass-fed or pasture-raised meat and dairy and eggs.

    • Jesus Cediel on June 18, 2023 at 11:06 pm

      @RRR I have the same opinion. I would love to see how he can implement a 7 days diet for that subject.

  5. donnaflagg on June 17, 2023 at 10:42 am

    I’m getting over my fruit addiction for sure. I haven’t cheated ONCE since going full nsng January 1st. But I’m still learning and because I’m an invalid with osteoarthritis this video is very important to me. ❤ ohhh I love almond milk 🤦🏻‍♀️ and almonds — I love chicken, spinach and chocolate. ❤ I’m a type -O and I have never eaten a lot of protein…ever! Lol maybe I should have but needless to say I’m not good at carnivore — if I had a good grocery store or farm near me I could do it however quite honestly at 70 yrs I’m blessed if someone makes me a meal — it’s incredibly difficult and make no mistake I hate a chronic malcontent however sooo I rely HEAVILY on Dr Bergs (among MANY others) supplements.
    And now I need to chuck my hemp protein powder?!?! Doc didn’t mention hemp protein however it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out 😢

    • donnaflagg on June 17, 2023 at 5:33 pm

      @I’m Happy did you say eat the tomatoes 🍅? 😍

    • Ian Stuart on June 17, 2023 at 11:58 pm

      Your situation sounds so hard yet you speak with an optimistic tone. I can relate to some of the problems you have. Keep being courageous and very best wishes!

    • Jesus Cediel on June 18, 2023 at 11:15 pm

      Are you totally sure that fruit is bad for you? How can be bad for you something that get plenty of sunlight and grows on the earth’?

    • Ian Stuart on June 18, 2023 at 11:40 pm

      @JesusCediel  Very good point but most fruit is high in fructose. Fructose is dependent upon the liver for breaking down the Fructose. If you’re metabolically healthy, a bit of fruit may be beneficial. But, if you’re not it’s best to avoid until you can regain a healthy metabolically state!

    • Jesus Cediel on June 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      @Ian Stuart So I find difficult to make up a healthy keto diet…You can eat almost nothing

  6. Cathy Nazaruk on June 17, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Thank you, Dr. Berg! I have osteoarthritis, so I really needed this information on what to eat/what not to eat to reduce inflammation.

    • Johnny Penso on June 17, 2023 at 1:46 pm

      This is a copy/paste of my comment. It might help you.
      I ate a Mediterranean style diet for 15 years at which point osteoarthritis exploded in my left hip & knee. I suffered for 5 years thinking there was no solution then out of pure desperation I tried a low carb/Keto way of eating and like magic, I lost the 30 excess pounds I was carrying and 75% of my arthritis pain resolved in 3 months. I went from not able to walk 9 holes of golf to 10 hour hikes in the mountains with 1000+m of elevation. It took 2 years to get to 95% resolution of my symptoms and at 61 I’m looking forward to the rest of my life instead of dreading it. Thank you Dr. Berg and many others!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on June 17, 2023 at 2:18 pm

      You’re very welcome!

    • Cathy Nazaruk on June 17, 2023 at 2:20 pm

      @Johnny Penso Thank you so much!! I have osteoarthritis in two fingers and my knee. I also have osteoporosis in one hip and osteopenia in my spine. Need to seriously eat all the right things in my diet lifestyle. I’m 62.
      Glad you’re doing so well now!

    • A. Kelly on June 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC Thanks for your helpful videos!
      I heard you say that you have a dwarf goat named Billy on your Q&A sho yesterday, and since “billy” means buck, I just wanted to say that a dwarf goat is not going to give nearly as much milk as a Sanaan or other larger goat. 🙂

  7. Gustav on June 17, 2023 at 11:07 am

    I ate sausages that were made from chicken and then I had chicken thighs on consecutive day as well as an Allmond flour pancake. Then I had some discomfort in my gallbladder. I checked out some videos about gallbladder discomfort from Dr Berg and realised that the omega 6 was irritating my gallbladder. So I cut out The chicken and the Armond flour pancakes. I took TUDCA And omega-3 supplement. I ate eggs and sardines instead. The pain is gone.

    • Jesus Cediel on June 18, 2023 at 11:12 pm

      So you can not eat nothing.

  8. Caroline Lewis on June 17, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    I’ve been on the carnivore diet and all my arthritis pain went away❤

    • John Philpott and on June 17, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Ditto

    • Jean Dixon on June 17, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      I’m vegetarian. I cut out all seed oils and margarine, processed foods and canned food. Arthritis disappeared within a week.

    • Geertrui Van Broekhoven on June 18, 2023 at 11:03 pm

      How long did it take ?

    • Jesus Cediel on June 18, 2023 at 11:13 pm

      I was on a fruit diet and pain went away…

  9. mekman4 on June 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Whenever there’s a mass media _call to action_ that all manner media agrees upon (pop-culture influencer rhetoric _included,_ and so on), it is indeed _always_ a good idea to do the opposite. Thank You!

    And thank you for the opportunity to mention this.

  10. Johnny Penso on June 17, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    I ate a Mediterranean style diet for 15 years at which point osteoarthritis exploded in my left hip & knee. I suffered for 5 years thinking there was no solution then out of pure desperation I tried a low carb/Keto way of eating and like magic, I lost the 30 excess pounds I was carrying and 75% of my arthritis pain resolved in 3 months. I went from not able to walk 9 holes of golf to 10 hour hikes in the mountains with 1000+m of elevation. It took 2 years to get to 95% resolution of my symptoms and at 61 I’m looking forward to the rest of my life instead of dreading it. Thank you Dr. Berg and many others!

    • Ivan Matusic on June 17, 2023 at 3:58 pm

      Then its more that weight loss helped than any faucet of diet in particular.

    • Johnny Penso on June 17, 2023 at 4:59 pm

      @Ivan Matusic Incorrect because I had lost that same 30 lbs a couple of years before eating that same Med. diet but limiting caloric intake and it had no effect on my levels of arthritic pain or any of the other nagging issues I was experiencing. The diet made all the difference.

    • Mithi Das on June 17, 2023 at 5:20 pm

      Diet did the magic by lowering Insulin Resistance which is associated with Arthritis.I intend to know whether you had Osteoporosis only or Osteoporosis superimposed on Rheumatoid Arthritis.What were your RF and anti-CCP levels? Have Insulin Resistance tests been done? Blessed be.

    • Celia Mitchell on June 17, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      Dread is the right word . Arthritis is so mean.

    • Celia Mitchell on June 17, 2023 at 7:11 pm

      Oh my goodness. I did not know that insulin resistance is connected to arthritis. I definitely have to drop this weight

  11. Sarah Shahid on June 17, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for your constant acts of kindness in the form of educating the masses around world about health .

    • Ian Stuart on June 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

      Agreed very much!

  12. Vintage Reborn on June 17, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berg.
    I would love to see a video about bread vs it’s toasted version. If toasted bread better for digestion, sugar content, etc.
    In the past few weeks I only consumed toasted bread and feeling better comparing when I consumed mainly normal bread.

    • Jean Dixon on June 17, 2023 at 3:01 pm

      I know I shouldn’t be mentioning another YouTube doctor, but Dr Sten Ekberg made a video on this, and I thought I’d tell you!

    • Vintage Reborn on June 17, 2023 at 3:50 pm

      @Jean Dixon thanks 🙂

    • Don’t Fit on June 17, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      Check your glucose. Toasted or not it spikes the heck out of mine.

  13. John Benischek on June 17, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    I wish my mom had known this 60 years ago. She suffered from RA for the final 40 years of life.

  14. Majestic1 on June 17, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    I don’t have that issue but love all the foods you recommended in this video! I feel my best when I eat clean keto and sauerkraut is life!

  15. Steve Whalen on June 17, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    After 20+ years of arthritis , widespread inflammation, heart disease now and a history of insulin resistance , first signs manifested in early twenties , the keto intermittent fasting is helping reduce these problems. Less arthritis pain , weight down to 14% body fat and better mental alertedness. Now I will focus on eating more specifically the recommendations of this helpful video . Much appreciated , thanks .

  16. Thuy Wu on June 17, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Such a great topic, great advice and very informative. Thankful for your information Dr Berg. Have anine weekend ❤

  17. lou e on June 17, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    I have arthritis degenerative disc disorder fibromyalgia and other conditions. Since I changed my diet to keto I have felt so much better. I still have pain but the difference has been amazing

    • Tim Morakinyo on June 19, 2023 at 8:03 am

      You need to start weight training to increase bone density and for its hormonal benefit.

  18. ChessArmyCommander on June 18, 2023 at 12:12 am

    Thank you sir. Your content is helping me tremendously. I’m in my early 50s, and this is helping me to get the body back, that I had in my 30s or even 20s! The combination of keto with fasting is a first time thing for me, I started about three weeks ago. But even in that short amount of time, its been like magic. I feel better now, than I have for a long long time! 🤗

    • Ma De on June 23, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Did u get help during your keto please،

  19. Shane King on June 18, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Honestly I am completely lost on what to eat and what not. I have hashimoto, lupus, pcos and rheumatoid arthritis. The food that I should eat for one disease is often times food I should avoid for another disease. Also, being vegan narrows down the choice a lot. No idea what I should eat and avoid. I stopped eating sugar but probably will start eating it again because my meal options at the moment especially in restaurants is basically 0 😓 HELPPP

    • RobJ on June 20, 2023 at 6:22 am

      Hi Shane. Have a look at the books of Medical Medium on what to eat and what to avoid in order to heal.

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