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Eat This Food for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, Autoimmunity, and Gut Health

While osteoarthritis is generally considered a wear-and-tear condition, certain factors raise questions about a potential autoimmune component:

  • Non-Weight-Bearing Joints: Osteoarthritis often affects non-weight-bearing finger joints, unlike typical wear-and-tear patterns.

  • Nodal Generalized Osteoarthritis: This subtype, more common in postmenopausal women, shows signs of an autoimmune connection.

  • Gut Dysbiosis: Research suggests a link between altered gut bacteria (dysbiosis) and osteoarthritis.

Cabbage for Osteoarthritis: Why it Might Help

If you have osteoarthritis, cabbage could be beneficial, especially for gut health:

  • Gut Support: Studies suggest cabbage leaf wraps may improve outcomes. Sauerkraut offers similar benefits.

  • Benefits of Cabbage:

    • Supports overall gut health and beneficial bacteria

    • Provides anti-inflammatory compounds

    • Contains L-glutamine, which helps with leaky gut

Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity: Leaky gut is often associated with autoimmune conditions. Supporting gut health with cabbage may be helpful for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

*Please keep in mind that the above is not a medical advice. You should see your doctor about any possible medical conditions.

Last updated: May 27, 2024 15:22 PM