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    I am 50 years old and was diagnosed with Osteo Arthritis 4 years ago in my left knee. I went to the gym and worked out religiously on the treadmill and took aerobic classes , now I do not go and have gained 50 lbs. It can be depressing but I know I am the only one that can change this. I am now trying to eat healthier , and Sparkpeople has helped me with so much information. I take supplements and believe completely that change in diet can only help with inflammation and the pressure put on my knee. I know its a hard hill to climb because I can not work out like I did but with eating healthier and walking as much as I can , I hope to overcome this and try to prevent it from getting worse. To all those that are discouraged due to weight gain, we CAN do this with support from each other !!! :)
    I have inflammation arthritis lupus. I have injuries from playing sports when I was young. I am eating NO grain(except rice) and NO sugar(except pure honey, and pure maple syrup). I drink lots of water and unsweet tea and coffee. I am off my Celebrex and instead take Noplea drink 1X a day. I get plenty of sleep and no longer teach kindergarten where I stayed sick all the time. I have a secretaries job and so much less stress. I do take the Plaquenil for lupus but I take fish oil, l-lysine for fever blister prevention, calcium/mag, folic acid for cancor sore prevention, probiotics, baby aspirin, Over 50 vitamin, cinnamon(low blood sugar), glucosomne chondrotin, etc. I ride a bike as much as I can and garden. What we eat is how our bodies run so I am trying to fill mine with as much lean meat and fruits and veggies.
  • SWIMMER531
    I'm 59 and have been trying various strategies to reduce the pain and inflammation caused by my osteoarthritis and degenerating joints -- particularly my knees and thumbs. I exercise regularly but am 20 lbs overweight (since quitting smoking at age 50.)
    The best results for me have been achieved with a combination of exercise (swimming), supplements (Vit C, MSN and curcumin) and switching to the "Eat Right for Your Blood type" diet. I'm a B- so this has meant eliminating tomatoes, chicken, pork, shellfish, lentils, black beans, avocados, most cooking oils, fish sauce and coconut. The list goes on...

    The good news is that I feel much better, the inflammation in my thumbs has practically disappeared and, generally, I am able to resume many activities that I had lost my ability to perform. The diet designed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo was so different than my usual that I found myself eating too much of a few allowed things (such as rice pasta, cheese, olive oil, yogurt, oatmeal, walnuts, raisins, etc.) and I've gained more weight.

    My challenge is to put the two systems together (D'Adamo and Spark) and get rid of the (now) 25 lbs I need to loose.

    I'd be very interested in anyone trying to use these 2 systems together - esp if you're Type B.
  • you could try does give me a boost, but best is siberian ginseng...
  • I am 63 and just retired. I have osteoarthritis, acute asthma and polymyalgia. I am continually on steroirds (prednisolone) and feel fat and ugly most of the time. Some days I have a real job just to get up, but I do. I have a dog and she needs her walk. I have a husband that is disabled and a mother in law that lives with us who is 94 and bed ridden. I have to care for her too, including bathing etc., The only answer I can give to everyones pain, is get a dog!!! I get more out of her than anything else, including the unconditional love...can't beat that.
    does anybody use supplaments? and which works better?
  • KAT7777
    RE: VIT D at least 800 IU daily: Please read this article from the New England Journal of Medicine. The article does a wonderful job pulling together and summarizing the numerous studies that have been done on the subject. I really think you must read this article, especially pages 273-274. "Above about 35 degrees north latitude (think Atlanta to LA), little or no vitamin D3 can be produced from November to February." Most tissues and cells in the body have a Vit D receptor. Many physical maladies are linked to Vit D deficiency. The studies saw no change in conditions until patients took 800 IU or more daily. I'm taking 5000-6000 IU of D3 a day. When my D3 ran out I tried the D2 the boys were taking and it really was ineffective. They are now on my D3, and I'm back to it. I really think they were seriously under supplemented.

    Hi I am 49 years old and have been very active in my live, even though I am overweight. I developed osteoarthris a few years ago and I think its mainly hereditry. Recently I have been feeling alot of pain in my entire body and I just dont feel like getting up in the morning. I really need to be inspired to loose some weight. I feel a little better knowing I am not the only one in this condition and I wanted to share this with you.
  • At 57 Arthritis in my feet and back are limiting my exercise and weight loss.
    I too am looking for some suggestions for exercise. I sometimes get to the pool but even that can hurt me. I do best with 10 mins. of different types: bike, walk, weights, swiss ball, etc. Mix it up. Hope that helps some. LOL.
    I am 58 and have 3 kinds of arthitis one of them been osteoarthitis, i take a lot of suppliments. and something for pain, but i hurt 24 hours a day. I am also over weight and trying to loose,But fine it very hard to fine something i can do enought to really help, If anyone knows something i can do, that can help with the weight please email me. Thank you so much.
  • I find days that pain seems to be in every part of my body. Reading through this article I see that I am already doing many of the reccomendations.. in reading this and joining I cannot wait to Start to lose the extra pounds..
    Good information is the best medical advice of all...
  • LYNDA2555
    I am a 58 yr. old female and feel osteoarthritis is overtaking my body. I was very interested in this article, as it was easy to understand and follow and encouraged me to start eating better and take my suppliments. Very helpful!

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