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Janet Austin, MEd, PhD
Sarah Morgan, MD, MS, RDN, FADA, FACP, CCD
UAB- Birmingham

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Kitchen Basics for People with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Highly recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation and the Canadian Arthritis Society and authored with authority by the dedicated staff in the Arthritis Center and Dept of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama--Birmingham.

The impetus for writing The Essential Arthritis Cookbook came from patients, like author Janet Austin,  who want to know,

  • "What foods should I avoid or eat to make my arthritis better?"
  • "How do you expect me to cook and eat when my arthritis is bad?"
  • or address concerns such as:  "Cooking makes me so tired that I don't even want to eat."
  • "I would do more cooking, but my hands hurt so much."
  • "Carrying those grocery bags takes all the energy I've got."

The Essential Arthritis Cookbook demonstrates how paying attention to one's diet can reduce pain, swelling and stiffness. What foods to eat to counter the effects of taking long-standing medications that can cause deficiencies in specific nutrients.  Learn how to fight back against energy robbers, how to pamper and protect your joints, what shortcuts can ease fatigue and how to prepare 125 highly nutritious, anti-inflammatory recipes that require few ingredients and minimal cleanup.

Softcover, 288 pages. © 2008, 2007, 2003,2002, 1999, 1995.

 

"After 18 years of living with arthritis, this book finally clears up some of the confusion about how my diet can affect my arthritis.  It also addresses how my medications affect my diet, which most books overlook."

Bonnie Raymond, RN, MS, Volunteer & Board Member
Arthritis Foundation, Minnesota Chapter

 

"The recipes and nutritional advice offered in The Essential Arthritis Cookbook will be extremely helpful to those with arthritis.  It is clear that a well-balanced, sensible nutritional program is an important factor in the well-being of all of us."

William J. Koopman, MD
Director, UAB Multipurpose and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Center University of Alabama @ Birmingham

 

"Arthritis sufferers can be caught in a vicious circle.  The body's fight against inflammation leaves them weary, pain makes cooking and eating difficult that can lead to poor nutrition, which leaves the sufferer tired....Long overdue for those of us in this fix is The Essential Arthritis Cookbook."

Jerry Beigel, Southern California Senior Life
San Fernando Valley Edition

 

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was just 16, Janet has felt her life change dramatically over the past 25 years.  Cooking had been fun, but living with chronic pain and fatigue made everyday a challenge.  The unpredictability of arthritis left her feeling out of control.  Janet knew she could not be the only person with arthritis who was having difficulty.  Her motivation for working with The Essential Arthritis Cookbook was to give others the nutrition information and cooking techniques they needed in order to regain some control over how they cook and what they eat.

Janet is Vice President of American Juvenile Arthritis & Special Programs at the National Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, GA.  She has her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and received her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion in 1996.  Professionally, Janet received the 1995 Outstanding Health Educator Award from UAB, serving as Editor of UAB Arthritis Today and Director of the Arthritis Information Service at the University of Alabama.  She has conducted community and professional education seminars all over the state of Alabama and has had media exposure both locally and nationally.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

This book is the result of a collaboration between the Arthritis Center and the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Based on active research and a desire to assist consumers with arthritis, The Essential Arthritis Cookbook: Kitchen Basics for People with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Other Pain and Fatigue was written for practical use, focusing on the relationship between arthritis and the foods we eat.  The book enables readers to overcome guilt and regain control of food preparation and consumption.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has an outstanding reputation in the field of medicine and has the largest Department of Nutrition in the U.S. located within a Medical Center.  In a U.S. News & World Report poll conducted among U.S. Medical School deans in 1993, the UAB Dept of Nutrition Sciences was ranked second in the nation.

It is recognized as one of the top nutrition programs in the country.  In 1997, a poll of physicians conducted by Consumers Digest ranked the University of Alabama at Birmingham third in the nation as Best Medical Center in America.

Senior author of The Essential Arthritis Cookbook:  Kitchen Basics for People with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain & Fatigue, Sarah is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences in the UAB Dept. of Nutrition Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Health Related Professions. She often lectures to physicians about nutrition.  Sarah is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Nutrition.  She is also a registered and licensed dietitian and has her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Clinical Nutrition.

author Sarah Morgan, MD, RD - In white lab coatSarah believes very strongly that nutrition is an important part of arthritis therapy.  As a physician trained in internal medicine and nutrition, who sees patients with arthritis and does research in nutrition and arthritis, she is convinced that nutrition does play a role in arthritis therapy.  Maintenance of a healthy body weight, as well as the nutrient content of foods consumed, plays a role in the course of arthritis and other chronic pain diseases.  The impetus for writing this book came from patients who often asked,

  • "What foods should I avoid or eat to make my arthritis better?"
  • "How do you expect me to cook and eat when my arthritis is bad?"
  • or made comments such as:  "Cooking makes me so tired that I don't even want to eat."
  • "I would do more cooking, but my hands hurt so much."
  • "Carrying those grocery bags takes all the energy I've got."

 

Sarah Morgan, MN, RD (white lab coat)
Janet Austin, MEd, PhD (bottom right)

The Essential Arthritis Cookbook helps people with arthritis fight energy-robbers, solve cooking difficulties and understand their disease process and how food relates to it.  Four interesting chapters cover topics including medications, kitchen layout, cooking techniques, locating handy tools, meal planning, and nutrition as it relates to arthritis.  Readers will want to immediately browse the 120+ delicious recipes.  All recipes suggest appropriate rest breaks during preparation, and 1/3 of the recipes can be prepared within 20 minutes!  The hard cover and concealed wire-O binding make it easy to handle and practical to use.  The soft cover version is ota-bound which gives it the ability to lay flat while open.

People with arthritis often face an unfortunate catch-22.  Arthritis makes them weary, and pain makes it difficult to cook and eat resulting in less energy and a weakened body due to poor nutrition.  Because the body uses its natural energy to fight pain and inflammation, the arthritis sufferer is left with less energy to perform everyday tasks like cooking, eating, and cleaning up.  There are a lot of misunderstandings about arthritis and food allergies, fish oils and nutritional therapies.

This book is the result of a collaboration between the Arthritis Center and the Dept of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  The primary author, Sarah Morgan, MD, RD bases the book on active research and a desire to help people with arthritis and other chronic pain and fatigue. .  As a registered dietitian and physician, Sarah believes strongly that nutrition plays an important role in arthritis therapy.   Janet Austin, MEd, PhD, also an author, has suffered from arthritis since the age of 16, and feels keenly the urgency of giving arthritis sufferers control over how they cook and what they eat.

One very valuable section of this book focuses on arthritis medications.  Many affect vitamin and mineral levels in the body.  This book identifies the medication, its use, side effects and which nutrients need to be increased due to those effects.

Chapter three, entitled Kitchen Basics, gives practical, specific tips to fight the energy robbers when working with food and in the kitchen.  There are menus to be planned, groceries to be bought and stored, ingredients to be mixed, cookware to be selected, and finally dishes to be washed.  No wonder arthritis makes people tired.  Stress and sleeplessness 'gang-up' to rob those with arthritis of their natural energy and this chapter shows how to keep your energy reserves up, and joints and tendons less stressed.

Over 125 highly nutritious, low-fat recipes follow that require few ingredients and minimal cleanup.  Learn how to pamper and protect your joints in the kitchen and discover the shortcuts that can ease fatigue.


The word 'arthritis' means inflammation (redness, swelling, heat, tenderness) of the joints and is a general term used to describe over 100 diseases.  Though causes of the disease vary from person to person, the common symptom is joint pain.

Approximately 43 million Americans of all ages  have arthritis; that means 1 in 6 of us or 1 in 3 families are affected. It outweighs back pain, heart or lung conditions, diabetes or cancer as a cause of disability.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta project that 60 million Americans will develop arthritis by the year 2020.   Women are affected twice as often as men....and for the most part, lasts a lifetime.

The warning signs of arthritis are any of the following symptoms which persist for more than 2 weeks:

  • Swelling in one or more joints
  • Persistent early morning stiffness
  • Recurring pain or tenderness in any joint
  • Inability to move a joint normally
  • Obvious redness and warmth in a joint
  • Unexplained weight loss, fever or decreased muscle strength combined with joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia is a syndrome where there is pain in the muscles and the fibrous connective tissues.  Tender areas are called trigger points and are generally found on both sides of the body.  Symptoms can include extreme fatigue, low exercise tolerance, altered sleep patterns, headaches and altered mood.


The Essential Arthritis Cookbook further defines the various types of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other diseases that cause musculoskeletal pain and the prescribed treatments.

The Essential Arthritis Cookbook has been favorably reviewed by the National Arthritis Foundation, which particularly likes the following elements of the book:

  • Manageability of ingredients, utensils and time
  • Nutrition analysis of the recipe on every page
  • Tips and rationales for people with arthritis

"Much more than a cookbook, The Essential Arthritis Cookbook attacks potential problems from every angle...And of the 132 down-to-earth recipes, 40 are tagged Quick & Easy.  In addition, there are sections on nutritional strategies that improve some types of arthritis; fatigue-fighting tips on arranging your kitchen; cooking tools that are easy on the joints; basic medication information...and more.

Arthritis Newsletter, Remedy Magazine

"This cookbook is a great resource for those with arthritic difficulties.  Nutrition tips, how to minimize pain when working in the kitchen, medication information, easy-to-use cooking tools and more are included in this helpful cookbook."

Daphne McWhite, The Brunswick Beacon

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook helps people with arthritis fight energy robbers, solve cooking difficulties and understand their disease process and how food relates to it."

Editor, Arthritis Report
Arthritis Foundation --Delaware Chapter

"Practical, no nonsense, and savvy advice from real experts cuts through much of the confusion about diet and arthritis, which is difficult to find in most materials and books."

Joel M. Kremer, MD, Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Rheumatology, Albany Medical College

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook is an invaluable resource for anyone with sensitive hands or upper extremity problems.  It provides all the information necessary to prepare nutritious meals with limited energy and preparation time.  It also gives accurate information on how diet impacts arthritis, which is difficult to find in most materials and books."

Jenny Fransen, RN, Director, Arthritis Care Program
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis

"After 18 years of living with arthritis, this book finally clears up some of the confusion about how my diet can affect my arthritis.  It also addresses how my medications affect my diet, which most books overlook."

Bonnie Raymond, RN, MS, Volunteer & Board Member
Arthritis Foundation, Minnesota Chapter

"Preparing healthy meals doesn't have to sap your energy and aggravate your symptoms.  The Essential Arthritis Cookbook suggests several strategies of keeping the effects of healthy eating and strenuous food preparation from canceling each other out."

Catherine Dee, More Life Magazine, Volume III, #1

"Arthritis sufferers can be caught in a vicious circle.  The body's fight against inflammation leaves them weary, pain makes cooking and eating difficult that can lead to poor nutrition, which leaves the sufferer tired....Long overdue for those of us in this fix is The Essential Arthritis Cookbook."

Jerry Beigel, Southern California Senior Life
San Fernando Valley Edition

"While nutrition therapy does not now have a consistent or established role in the management of most forms of arthritis, it is important that arthritis sufferers prepare food adequately and eat properly.  The Essential Arthritis Cookbook, whose senior author is both a physician and registered dietitian, will help patients achieve this.  It presents thoughtful, balanced and useful information that will be valuable."

Richard S. Panush, MD, Professor and Chairman Dept of Medicine St. Barnabus Medical Center, UMDNJ—New Jersey Medical School

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook is an excellent resource for people with arthritis and other chronic illnesses.  It includes a balanced presentation of the current state of knowledge about diet and arthritis, as well as an excellent selection of low-fat, easy to make recipes.  The inclusion in the recipes of rest breaks and work tips to help protect joints is a terrific feature!"

Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, MHS, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, Tufts University
Rheumatologist, New England Medical Center

"The recipes and nutritional advice offered in The Essential Arthritis Cookbook will be extremely helpful to those with arthritis.  It is clear that a well-balanced, sensible nutritional program is an important factor in the well-being of all of us."

William J. Koopman, MD
Director, UAB Multipurpose and Musculoskeletal Diseases
Center University of Alabama @ Birmingham

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook takes your special needs into account—the recipes are easy to prepare; there are few ingredients, and there is minimal clean-up.  Adaptive equipment, kitchen lay-out, time-saving and special meal preparation methods are suggested."

Sarah L. Morgan, MD, RD, FACP, Principal Author
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Nutrition
Sciences University of Alabama @ Birmingham

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook is an important resource for anyone who wants to feel well and who is interested in good health through nutrition.

Roland L. Weinsier, MD, DrPH, Professor and Chairman
Department of Nutrition Sciences, Univ of Alabama @ Birmingham

"The Essential Arthritis Cookbook dispels many misconceptions surrounding arthritis and nutrition while providing so much practical information to help people with arthritis, like myself, minimize chronic pain and fatigue while working in the kitchen."

Janet Austin, PhD, Co-author and Vice President
American Juvenile Arthritis & Special Programs @ the National Arthritis
Foundation; Atlanta, Georgia