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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
I just wanted to make a quick post highlighting some relatively new studies I’ve just read supporting the anti-ageing benefits of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. The research indicates that a diet high in vegetables and fruits significantly slows down telomere shortening while inclusion of meats and refined oils accelerates telomere shortening.
Telomeres are chromosome-protective caps made up of lengths of DNA. Each time a cell divides telomere length is slightly reduced. Once the telomeres become too short to maintain proper protection (or disappear altogether i.e. cell death), chromosomes become more susceptible to genetic damage. Read more . . .
After a great deal of research and questioning you’ve come to understand that the majority of chronic diseases are caused and fostered by poor diet and lifestyle choices and you want to change your’s for the better, how do you decide which diet and lifestyle to adopt? How do you determine the validity of the various claims made by those who follow and promote such an inconsistent variety of dietary and lifestyle choices?
The answer is, you have to drill down into them and assess the strength of the science supporting them and the motivation, character, qualifications and clinical or scientific experience of those promoting them. In addition to this, it’s important to look at epidemiological evidence and clinical trials, especially long-term trials. People’s personal experiences/stories can also be helpful but again it’s important to question motives. Read more . . .