Should people with Arthritis avoid NightShade Vegtables?

I discovered this week that NightShade vegetables can trigger arthritis flares! Who knew?

A client in my practice told me that her Naturopath recommended avoiding Nightshade plants to help control arthritic pain.

Food members of the nightshade family include:

  • potatoes
  • tomatoes
  • peppers (sweet or hot)
  • eggplant
  • ground cherries
  • tomatillos and tamarillos
  • huckleberry and naranjilas (i had to google these to know what they were)
  • pepinos and pimentos

I should mention that when I researched this topic, I found that there have been no conclusive testing and that the effect of food vary greatly from person to person.  But if I suffered from arthritis and couldn’t pin point the trigger I’d give it a try.