Let's be honest..arthritis sucks! 

but it's worth fighting for a better life

In 2002, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjögren's Syndrome stormed into my life and just like having children; the life-changing news did not come with an instructional manual. As dreadful as it might sound, living with pain and chronic conditions have also taught me resilience and appreciation of the small things in life.

I believe nourishment NOT diet is what matters in the integrative management of autoimmune and autoinflammatory rheumatic diseases. Autoimmune conditions can flare and strike out of nowhere, leaving us entirely out of commission.
It's possible to take small steps to rejuvenate our bodies, minimize nutritional deficiencies, optimize the efficacy of treatments, manage the side effects of medications and rheumatic conditions, as well as to reduce inflammation. 

Who is the Arthritis Dietitian?

Cristina Montoya is a Colombian mama living in the land of maple syrup, beavers and Hockey, Canada. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a member in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, and the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA). As a patient advocate, Cristina participates in the Durham Region Sjögren's Syndrome Support Group from the Sjögren's Society of Canada as well as the Online Consumer Panel from the Arthritis Society.


She is passionate about autoimmune rheumatic diseases, medicinal cannabis science, digestive health, Mediterranean diet, Anti-inflammatory Diet, heritage foods, home cooking, gluten-free baking, and living one day at a time. 

The Arthritis Dietitian has no connections with other organizations. Personal and professional views only. 

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