A whole food plant-based diet is an anti-inflammatory diet, a healing diet and a chronic disease prevention diet. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or another chronic inflammatory disease, I would urge you to study the whole food plant-based diet (with minimal added salt, oil and sugar) online and consider adopting it for a period of time (at least one month) to see if your symptoms calm down and your blood work returns towards normal. I’ll place links below to what I consider to be the best resources to get you started. Read more . . .
There are so many effective (non-pharmaceutical) treatments for rheumatoid (and osteo) arthritis, both old and new. In this post I would like to summarise a few of the most important of them in order to provide a useful starting point for anyone searching to find a cure for RA.
Although every case of RA and every person is different, any one (or combination) of these approaches may be very effective for you and are a great place to start your recovery. This is particularly true if you are in the early stages of your RA or if your disease is still fairly mild. Read more . . .
I’ve learned an important lesson recently that may be useful in motivating other rheumatoid arthritis sufferers to persevere in their efforts to reverse their disease and attain an effective remission/cure.
If you’ve been fighting rheumatoid arthritis for some time, trying various different treatments, diets, and lifestyle changes without success (or without complete success), then you may need to try a new approach.
Alternatively, if you’ve had sustained success from time to time, using a particular approach but then regressed because you drifted away from that approach; it may be time to make a serious and extremely difficult emotional decision based on the question: “How much do I really want to be free from this disease?”. Read more . . .
I wish, twenty or thirty (or preferably forty) years ago, someone had impressed upon me the importance of health and the implications of chronic disease. I wish I could have learned and absorbed a few simple lifestyle principles and made certain choices that would have enabled me to avoid developing rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve since learned many of these principles the hard way and I am living by them, and they are helping me to recover (again) from a thirty-five year struggle with severe chronic RA. These same principles could be used by anyone to help them avoid (or at least significantly postpone) the development of RA and many other chronic diseases. Read more . . .
Your gut is the best friend you will ever have, treat it with respect, look after it, think carefully about everything that you eat and drink including medicine. Only use antibiotics when they are essential, if you smoke – stop, if you drink alcohol – reduce the amount. Stop eating all junk, processed and fast food (and drink) immediately! I know it’s extremely difficult to achieve these changes but I promise you; it’s easier than being completely crippled – unable to walk or even move, and losing your freedom, confidence, self-esteem, hope and future… Pain is not the worst aspect of RA – hopelessness is the real killer.
Start eating probiotic foods and drinks (sauerkraut, kefir, miso, rejuvelac etc.) and eat prebiotic fibre rich whole foods; beans, chickpeas, hemp seeds, chia seeds, freshly ground flax seeds, garlic, onions, celery, cucumber, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and other green leafy vegetables and root vegetables (organic where possible). Also, blueberries, kiwi fruit and papaya.
Eliminate dairy and gluten containing foods such as wheat and oats. Remove meat and other animal products except for fish and omega 3 fish oils. Read more . . .