In some people, arthritis can be partially attributed to a sensitivity reaction to common foods, causing swelling and/or pain in the joints. For this reason, when some arthritic patients avoid certain foods or environmental allergens, their symptoms diminish. Acidic foods seem to be especially troublesome, as are plants and vegetables from the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and tobacco. Arthritic patients have also been found to be sensitive to bacteria and parasites, which can trigger an auto-immune or auto-aggressive reaction.
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