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Dr. Nicole Belkin Featured in lohud Article on Inflammation and Dieting

September 19, 2017

 

Columbia Orthopedics sports medicine specialist Nicole S. Belkin, MD was featured in an article on lohud to discuss anti-inflammatory diets and how they can improve joint function and pain. From the article:

“She stays on top of the latest in food science to offer patients alternatives to surgery. “If someone is having a knee replacement, they should feel confident they’ve tried every non-invasive treatment to achieve symptomatic improvement necessary for their quality of life.”

A 12-week trial of better eating is typically enough to observe a major lessening in pain level in a significant number of patients. It can also help with weight loss, athletic performance, and social-psychological well-being.”

She also described how inflammation occurs and how it can be reduced with a proper diet:

“Dr. Belkin advises us all to curb swelling-linked eats. “The most common effect of the American diet is inflammation,” she explains. Blood vessels are especially susceptible to constriction, resulting in further problems: “Everything passes through the bloodstream, with vascular links to joints and organs. When the blood system is inefficient, it predisposes your body to damage.”

Dr. Belkin’s remedy is straightforward. “I explain to patients the value of whole foods in natural form, eliminating the processing that typically strips essential nutrients and fiber from what we eat.””

For more recommendations from Dr. Belkin on the optimum diet to avoid inflammation, read the article here.

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