Nutrition for autoimmune disease

A poor ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, immune and inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis. This could explain why individuals with autoimmune conditions in the rheumatoid family such as lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, arthritis and multiple sclerosis fare better on a vegetarian diet as it provides a higher ratio of omega-3 fatty acids which aid in improving joint pain.

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A poor ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, immune and inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis. This could explain why individuals with autoimmune conditions in the rheumatoid family such as lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, arthritis and multiple sclerosis fare better on a vegetarian diet as it provides a higher ratio of omega-3 fatty acids which aid in improving joint pain.

via Nutrition for Autoimmune Diseases – Road Back Foundation

Author: beverlyspricerd

Beverly Price is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian, iaedp supervisor, C-IAYT Yoga therapist. She is an inspiring author and international presenter. Beverly is recognized for bringing Yoga therapy to the eating disorder treatment community.

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