There are claims that nuts are bad for arthritis. I don't know if that is a traditional myth but so many people I know believe in that. In the recent years some doctors were declaring that nuts has nothing to do with arthritis or even gout. One doctor named Galvez-Tan was the former undersecretary of our government's department of health. He has a radio program and he often says that nuts is good for our health and has nothing to do with arthritis.
PS. I am a nut eater particularly walnut, cashew and the native pili nuts which has a resemblance to the Brazil nut.