Hi and welcome to this episode of Food for Thought with Deborah Walker and this week I’m with Brendan Ridings who has a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and further qualifications in Corrective Exercise, he’s also a world power-lifting champion.

Outside of this work he works with the organization named PLAT, a school in Haiti, which invented Posture PT back support started with 500% funding on Kickstarter, and recently partnered with the ‘Make in India’ initiative to develop and implement advanced wound care to underprivileged populations. A fascinating set of projects which we partly talk about as well as discussing the main subject of this interview arthritis a musculoskeletal issue that has 1 in 5 suffering in the US.

Everyone knows that arthritis and related conditions are common. You only have to stand on a street corner and watch people walk by to realise that many, especially the elderly, have painful feet or a reduced range of movements in their hips or knees. Join any queue and you will overhear tales of back, neck and shoulder pain and how it’s ruining people’s lives. Something I had no idea about was that there are more than 200 different types of arthritis musculoskeletal conditions, astonishing really that so many are suffering.