Rheumatoid arthritis &

plants for health

less pain

move better

less medication

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Plants for Health

less pain

move better

less medication

I got my life back!

Olav’s story

I can do everything again!

In this short video Olav tells about his experience as a participant.

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About the program

What is Plants for Health?

Plants for Health is a lifestyle program that has been scientifically proven to be effective. It is a holistic approach based on a plant-based diet, exercise, stress and sleep management. We evaluated the effectiveness of this program on people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in the Plants for Joints study.

Plants for Health is a lifestyle program which has been proven to effectively reduce disease activity and symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Within four months disease activity decreased in people with rheumatoid arthritis, and half of the participants were able to reduce or stop medication within a year. In people with osteoarthritis, pain and stiffness and physical functioning improved within 4 months and this effect was sustained a year later with less use of pain medication.

Participants also lost weight, had a reduced waist circumference, and improved blood levels such as LDL-cholesterol and blood sugar. The program is effective for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Click here to read more about the study.


Medication use

Of course it’s nice to take fewer or no medications. However, we are not against the use of medication. It is incredibly important that effective medications have been developed and are available (especially for rheumatoid arthritis). These medications prevent a lot of joint damage. However, we do see that people regularly suffer from the side effects from these medications.

When following the Plants for Health program reducing the use of medication is often possible. This is always done in consultation with the participant’s treating physician.

This is why you want to join


  • Less disease activity
  • Less pain and stiffness
  • Better physical function
  • Weight loss (especially fat loss)
  • Improved blood results
  • Feeling fitter, more energetic, healthier


  • Scientifically proven
  • Counseling by experts
  • Holistic approach
  • Personalized approach
  • Individual guidance
  • Group guidance


  • Rated by participants: 9.2
  • Participants find it feasible and effective
  • Participants felt encouraged
  • Participants felt heard
  • Sustainable results

Henny shares her story

I walked the 4-day walking festival!

Henny suffered a lot from osteoarthritis. Her big wish was to complete a four-day walking festival.

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State of affairs

The Plants for Health program will be available to people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis soon.

Do you want to help us with the launch?

For participants

Do you have osteoarthritis or another rheumatic condition? And do you think it’s important that Plants for Health becomes available? Then fill out this questionnaire and you will receive a Plants for Health meal plan with delicious recipes. Plus, you’ll be first on the waiting list if you want to join the program.

For health professionals

Are you a dietician, physical therapist, occupational therapist or physician? Would you like to start offering this program or be able to refer to it? Then fill out this questionnaire without any obligations. You will receive a Plants for Health meal plan with delicious recipes and will be informed about new developments.