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Suggest diet and exercise for osteoarthritis

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: i have Osteo Arthritis, i would like to incorporate fasting with a strict vegan diet and exercise progaram is there ANY clinic in the US that has a program like this??
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Here are some suggestions:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

I see that your question didn't get answered for 5 hours. I was hoping that the one XXXXXXX dietician we have on this site would pick up your question, but as she hasn't (she may not be available), I will do my best to answer.

I have noted that you live in the XXXXXXX area. As a medical student at U of I, I worked briefly with Dr. XXXXXXX Ettner who used to teach his patients how to eat a vegetarian diet, including holding cooking seminars. I don't know if he still does that but here is his contact information. You can call his clinic to see if he still works with patients in this way: Address: 7126 N XXXXXXX Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone:(847) 733-2229

Another place to explore whether what you are looking for exists in the XXXXXXX area would be to contact one of the vegan nutritionists and dietitians on the following list. They can possibly direct you to a clinic that is in the XXXXXXX area:
https://nutritionists.healthprofs.com/cam/prof_results.php?city=Chicago&spec=1684

If you don't mind traveling, here is a vegan medical clinic that might interest you: http://latestvegannews.com/major-plant-based-medical-center-opening-washington-dc/#

I hope this information is helpful.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (14 hours later)
i was hoping for a better response from our medical community out there. in regards to patients with osteo arthritis ut apparently they are not trained to address this condition Wholistically. Most of us Americans eat wrongfully Including myself!! I have no excuses i'm paying for it now!! forget the Vegan diet for now is there any diet to alleviate pain for OA
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suggest you repost, asking specifically for Dietician or Nutritionist.

Detailed Answer:
I see that you want to learn a diet to alleviate pain for osteoarthritis. You can try contacting the sources I listed above in previous answer, or you can repost your second question on HCM, but be sure to write in the first line of your message "FOR DIETICIAN OR NUTRITIONIST ONLY". If you post this in the general practitioner section, be aware that it may take some time before a dietician sees it and responds.

You are right that medical practitioners do not have much nutrition training. When I was a medical student at University of Illinois, at the time we were one of the few med schools that actually had a course in nutrition. It was mostly biochemistry rather than applied to helping specific diseases.

If you have no further questions that I can answer, please go ahead and close the discussion. Best regards,
Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, MD


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Brief Answer: Here are some suggestions: Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, I see that your question didn't get answered for 5 hours. I was hoping that the one XXXXXXX dietician we have on this site would pick up your question, but as she hasn't (she may not be available), I will do my best to answer. I have noted that you live in the XXXXXXX area. As a medical student at U of I, I worked briefly with Dr. XXXXXXX Ettner who used to teach his patients how to eat a vegetarian diet, including holding cooking seminars. I don't know if he still does that but here is his contact information. You can call his clinic to see if he still works with patients in this way: Address: 7126 N XXXXXXX Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712 Phone:(847) 733-2229 Another place to explore whether what you are looking for exists in the XXXXXXX area would be to contact one of the vegan nutritionists and dietitians on the following list. They can possibly direct you to a clinic that is in the XXXXXXX area: https://nutritionists.healthprofs.com/cam/prof_results.php?city=Chicago&spec=1684 If you don't mind traveling, here is a vegan medical clinic that might interest you: http://latestvegannews.com/major-plant-based-medical-center-opening-washington-dc/# I hope this information is helpful.