A number of years ago a chemist called Dr David W Gregg believed that rheumatoid arthritis may be caused by the herpes virus and thought that treatment with lysine (since lysine suppresses cold sores) in a high enough dose (up to 8g per day for short periods such as a month or so) might be an effective treatment. Later on, he had the opportunity to suggest this idea to two of his friends which resulted in the successful treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in both cases. Read more . . .
There are a few supplements which need to be considered if you are trying to halt or reverse your rheumatoid arthritis. These may all be needed for overall health too but I believe these four are specifically beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis and leaky gut too. I’ll describe them below and I’ll explain why I think they’re important.
If you already eat, or if you switch to a whole food plant-based diet, then you may only need to take a B12 supplement to meet your needs. However; vitamin D, zinc carnosine and EPA/DHA supplementation may be beneficial and necessary in many cases for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Read more . . .
There is increasing evidence that the main cause of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases is our poor diet and lifestyle choices. The sooner in life that we adopt a health promoting diet and lifestyle, the less likely it is that we will develop one of these diseases later in life. Also, many of these diseases can be treated and often reversed using the same health promoting diet and lifestyle. There’s so much evidence now that the best health promoting and disease prevention diet is a whole food plant-based diet (with minimal added salt, oil, and sugar), coupled with regular cardiovascular exercise, appropriate sunshine exposure, and adequate good quality sleep. Read more . . .
On a whole food plant-based diet/lifestyle there’s no counting calories, no portion restriction (eat as much as you want), and there’s no yo-yo dieting effect where you restrict and then binge and then repeat while watching your weight rise and fall accordingly. On a whole food plant-based diet, your body reaches a trim and healthy weight that suits its environment and is able to maintain that weight regardless of the quantity of food that you eat. Read more . . .
It seems to me that all chronic diseases have a common cause which develops over many years, starting in our childhood or perhaps even before we were born, and this chronic cause is primarily brought about by the choice of foods and drinks that we put into our mouths i.e. the Standard UK (SUK) diet. Read more . . .