Imagine a world where 13% of your loved ones over the age of 18 are diagnosed with arthritis. By 2030, this is estimated to be the new normal. The good news? Managing or reducing symptoms of arthritis is as close as your kitchen.

What you eat can have a dramatic impact on symptoms such as swelling or stiffness. Grains and refined sugar, for example, cause inflammation in the body. Reducing or removing these from your diet may help to diminish the aches and pains associated with arthritis.

Taking turmeric supplements or cooking with it also may help to reduce inflammation. Also, choose to consume good fats such as monosaturated ones. Avoid eating foods that contain hydrogenated oils. It’s also an excellent idea to consume more fruits and vegetables, eat free-range chicken, grass-fed beef and only low-mercury fish.

Regular chiropractic care may help reduce the inflammation from misaligned or malfunctioning joints.