Cells can't yell but they do get inflamed. And foods like turmeric and ginger appear to calm them down.

Local nutrition and disease expert Dr. Randy Horwitz is expected to talk about diet and autoimmune disease at the next Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow -  March 6-  in DuVal Auditorium the University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The lecture was moved from the Chase Auditorium because of a high interest level from the community.

Horwitz is the medical director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

The association of nutrition and disease has been the subject of both academic research and anecdotal folklore for generations. Typically there are three primary associations: prevention of disease with specific dietary interventions; the avoidance of certain foods or nutrients to prevent symptom exacerbation; and the enrichment of diet in order to alleviate symptoms.

Horwitz will examine the role of different dietary interventions in the modern management of autoimmune diseases, including various forms of arthritis.

To register for the lecture email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu or call 626-5040.