Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis RA frequently ask their doctors about which diets to follow, and even in the absence of advice from their physicians, many patients are undertaking various dietary interventions. However, the role of dietary modifications in RA is not well understood. Several studies have tried to address these gaps in our understanding. Intestinal microbial modifications are being studied for the prevention and management of RA. Some benefits of vegan diet may be explained by antioxidant constituents, lactobacilli and fibre, and by potential changes in intestinal flora. Similarly, Mediterranean diet shows anti-inflammatory effects due to protective properties of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins, but also by influencing the gut microbiome. Gluten-free and elemental diets have been associated with some benefits in RA though the existing evidence is limited. Long-term intake of fish and other sources of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are protective for development of RA. The benefits of fasting, anti-oxidant supplementation, flavanoids, and probiotics in RA are not clear. Vitamin D has been shown to influence autoimmunity and specifically decrease RA disease activity.
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However, not all experts agree it should be seen as a panacea. Some experts in particular point to the importance of getting tested for celiac disease before trying the diet. Aimee Espinoza, 29, was diagnosed three years ago with rheumatoid arthritis. Your joints are always hurting. It affects all of your immune system, so you feel the flare-ups everywhere. Espinoza, a marketing specialist living in Santa Fe Springs, California, had been an active athlete since high school. During her 20s, she ran marathons. She had experienced chronic pain since her teens.