Okay, everyone knows that exercise is essential to help prevent disease and improve health and fitness, however in the case of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers the situation is a bit different. RA sufferers can often find it difficult and perhaps even impossible to do any kind of useful exercise due to pain, inflammation, fatigue, and restriction of movement. Also, the reasons why an RA sufferer should exercise regularly are slightly different from those of the rest of the population (although the benefits are similar, just more critical for RA sufferers). Until fairly recently, I hadn’t realised the significance of these differences and as a result of my research into exercise and rheumatoid arthritis, I’ve now given a much higher priority to this component of my recovery. Read more . . .
Arthritis Cure - for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers and their Carers
There's every reason for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers to be optimistic and I believe that permanent remission i.e. 'cure' is already achievable through dietary and other lifesyle changes. Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis causes, treatments and potential cures as I share what I've experienced and learned from a four decade struggle with RA. (I've recently broadened the scope of my blog to include all chronic diseases since they share many of the same causes and drivers.)
Millions of people around the world are needlessly suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and many other chronic diseases which can be prevented, treated, and often reversed with diet and lifestyle medicine. This has been thoroughly established, researched and proven beyond doubt at this point. Why then, in almost forty years of suffering with rheumatoid arthritis have I never been made aware of this treatment option by any of my ‘health care’ practitioners?
Whether a patient has rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes or any other chronic disease, the first thing any physician should do is to explain the overwhelming benefits of a whole food plant-based diet and other health promoting lifestyle changes. Read more . . .
The health benefits of dietary iodine are not so much ‘benefits’ as they are essential requirements for optimal health. Without sufficient dietary iodine many of our body’s systems and functions (particularly the thyroid) will operate below par, and a prolonged deficiency will cause disease.
Dietary iodine in the correct amount is essential for good health and recovery from chronic disease, but I’m suggesting that supplementary iodine (except in rare cases such as pregnancy and under medical supervision) is potentially very dangerous and is unnecessary.
Instead, whether we eat a standard UK (SUK) diet or standard American (SAD) diet (or a whole food plant-based diet), we need to make a conscious effort to eat some iodine-containing foods such as; potatoes, dark leafy greens, or small amounts of dulse (my favourite). Read more . . .
This post is for those rheumatoid arthritis sufferers who are trying to identify the cause(s) of their disease so that they can begin to reverse it and subsequently cure it (achieve permanent remission).
The key point that I want to make is that you should never stop trying, never stop searching and researching, just know that there is a findable cause(s) of your rheumatoid arthritis and it can be identified and removed, and your health can be restored. It will be easier for some people than others, but ultimately I believe any RA sufferer can achieve permanent remission. Read more . . .
It’s very economical to purchase a wide range of fresh and dried whole plant foods in bulk, which can then be made into a huge variety of delicious, nutrient dense, health promoting meals. Where the cost of each meal will be significantly less than the cost of a typical junk food ‘meal’. The value for money is high, the nutrient content is high, there’s a much greater variety of meals available, meals can be prepared in advance and in quantity, and I would argue that the flavours and textures of the meals created are far more enjoyable than those provided by fast/junk foods. Read more . . .