Another reason for avoiding the majority of supplements (including most (non-whole) herbal remedies, most (non-whole) ‘superfoods’, and anything claiming to be a miracle cure) is that it diverts attention away from dealing with the real causes of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases, and from making the diet and lifestyle changes that are necessary to bring about remission/cure. Read more . . .
I’m certain (as I can be) that the standard UK diet (SUK) and the standard American diet (SAD) are the main chronic causes of rheumatoid arthritis in the majority of people. However there are a number of known acute causes too such as tooth/gum infection, chlamydia, Lyme disease, Weil’s disease, leaky gut (although this relates to food again and is somewhere in between acute and chronic), various other bacterial and viral infections, and so on.
I’ve discussed the causes of rheumatoid arthritis in more detail before, but in this post I just want to provide a concise summary for those who want to either prevent, treat or reverse this disease. Read more . . .
Sulforaphane (especially from broccoli sprouts) can be a very effective additional therapy in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism and many other chronic diseases with an inflammatory component or oxidative stress component (which is most of them). This in addition to the purely nutritional benefits (which are many) of broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables which form an important part of a whole food plant-based diet. I’ve eaten broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale for decades as part of my anti-RA diet, but I hadn’t realised that broccoli sprouts had such a high potential content of sulforaphane until relatively recently. Read more . . .
All five of these foods form part of my whole food plant-based diet on a daily basis. They are easy to incorporate into raw salads or cooked meals and are highly nutritious and health promoting in their own right, as well as having specific anti-inflammatory properties. Read more . . .
The healthiest diet is one that prevents chronic disease and promotes recovery from existing chronic disease. The science and the clinical results prove beyond any doubt at this point that a whole food plant-based diet low in added salt oil and sugar is the best diet to achieve this. It’s the only diet that’s been proven to reverse the causes of heart disease and type II diabetes (and many other chronic diseases), and not just suppress the symptoms.
There’s an overwhelming amount of information about health and nutrition on the web, on television, and in books and magazines etc. My own feeling based on forty years of study, research and personal experience is that at least 95% of the information out there is incorrect and a great deal of it is extremely dangerous. Read more . . .