As we age our joint health becomes very important. Genetic disposition, diet, and lifestyle factors may ultimately all play a role in the root cause of arthritic conditions. Plant-based diets and the elimination of certain foods have been shown to provide positive results in the prevention and treatment of OA and RA. However, the challenge of maintaining these dietary and lifestyle changes for life may require coaching. Specific nutritional supplements like curcumin, Omega3, probiotics, and vitamin D may also offer a possible solution to alleviating arthritic conditions with fewer side effects.