Thanks to one of my readers for submitting this question:

I have a very painful swollen finger due to arthritis and I wondered if Curcumin would help and how much I should take?

For joint pain, I recommend Glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate. While it hasn’t been shown to reduce joint destruction in osteoartritis, it does reduce pain. Avoid red meats as excess iron  increases inflammation. Increase your vegetable intake to at least 50 percent of your plate at meals. You also need to avoid inflammatory vegetable oils (polyunsaturated) that have been cooked at high heat.

One supplement that can help in joint pain is hyaluronic acid. This product provides joints with necessary building blocks. Methyl