Nice to hear that your doctor has you look at foods to help you heal. Nutrition is often very helpful for people that have arthritis. It's not always a cure, but "we are what we eat".
My arthritic-type (fibromyalgia) pains are gone today, because I took natural healing seriously. I've removed toxins and completely changed my lifestyle. It's made a world of difference. That's why I write so much about it on this healthboard.
It certainly won't hurt to start eating more healthy foods, for most people. So, I think that everyone should look into it and try. There are lots of books out there about this subject and a lot of people feel so much better....