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Can nutritional supplements for RA relieve pain?

Alan Gaby
Nutrition & Dietetics
Research has demonstrated that certain nutritional supplements can improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Supplements that have been found to be beneficial include zinc, copper, borage oil, fish oil, and ginger root (see Gaby AR. Nutritional Medicine, chapter 156. www.doctorgaby.com). Because rheumatoid arthritis can be a serious illness, and because of the potential for drug-nutrient interactions, people with this condition who are interested in using nutritional supplements should be monitored by a nutritionally-oriented doctor.

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