In this video, I want to give you a good tip for osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, and osteoarthritis is your body’s normal compensation for wear and tear.
With osteoarthritis, there is inflammation involved and a decrease in joint space. But, if osteoarthritis is not an autoimmune disease, then why does it often affect the finger joints, which are not weight-bearing?
There is a sub-category of osteoarthritis called nodal generalized osteoarthritis. There is data that suggests that this condition has an autoimmune component. Women have a higher risk for this condition, especially if they are postmenopausal.
There are also interesting studies relating to a higher amount of dysbiosis (an alteration in friendly bacteria) with osteoarthritis.
If you have osteoarthritis, it’s important that you support your gut by consuming cabbage. There is an interesting study that demonstrated a positive outcome when you consume cabbage leaf wraps.
Benefits of cabbage (especially in the form of sauerkraut):
• It’s very good for the stomach, ulcers, and the GI system
• It’s one of the best vegetables for people who have difficulties consuming vegetables
• It feeds your microbes, which then produces things that are anti-inflammatory
• It's a good source of L-glutamine, which supports leaky gut
Leaky gut and problems with the GI system are nearly always involved in autoimmune diseases. Whether you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you may want to see if consuming cabbage helps you.