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Eat a Healthy Diet for Healthy Joints

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The year is halfway over, so now is the perfect time to ask – How’s that New Year’s Resolution going? At the beginning of every year, millions of Americans make the decision to “get healthy,” yet halfway through the year, most of them have abandoned their commitment. Perhaps if people truly understood the importance of a healthy diet and how it impacts the entire body, they would be more apt to stick to their resolutions. Eating the right foods affects every aspect of your health, including the health of your joints.

Benefits of a Healthy Diet

Whether you are troubled by bad joints or not, a healthy diet should be a top priority in your life. Eating a diet rich in nutritious foods supplies the body with the vitamins, minerals, energy, fiber, and hydration that it needs to function and help you feel well. A healthy diet is necessary to keep you in good shape, especially if you are an avid workout participant. Inflammatory conditions that affect the joints are either helped or harmed by a person’s diet.

Inflammation

According to the National Institutes of Health, inflammation is a normal part of the body’s defense against injury or infection, and, in this way, it is beneficial. But inflammation is damaging when it occurs in healthy tissues or lasts too long. Chronic inflammation can lead to damage in the body and lead to health issues such as arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, gout, IBS, heart disease, and other conditions.

An anti-inflammatory diet can reduce the body’s inflammation and calm the effects of these health issues. Eating certain foods can relieve the pain of arthritis and support joint health. The best part about an anti-inflammatory diet is that it requires no “special” foods. Simply knowing what to eat for a healthy diet to keep your bones and joints in good health is half the battle. The other half, of course, is making these food choices a regular part of your diet.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The typical anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.

  • Fruits: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, apples, and pineapple
  • Vegetables: artichokes, avocado, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, and spinach
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: olive oil, avocado oil, salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines
  • Lentils and beans: black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, and lentils
  • Root vegetables: sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic

Eating a healthy diet has been the mantra of health experts for years. A healthy diet affects more than a number on the scale – it impacts every aspect of your health. When you eat the right kinds of foods, you look and feel better. Your joints will also thank you!

At Medici Spine and Pain, we want to help our patients feel better so they can live better. Contact our practice today to get started on your road to recovery and better health.

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Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

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This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

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Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

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Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

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