#rheumatoidarthritis is an incurable autoimmune disease that causes unpredictable pain, flare ups & joint deformities. Doctors try to manage it with chemotherapy drugs, steroids & immunosuppressive drugs but most patients who come to me for RA treatment often have had little relief from such toxic medications. They need a complete lifestyle overhauling to beat the disease successfully.
If you're managing it on your own, do keep the following in mind:
1. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil offer anti-inflammatory benefits, so fish such as herring, mackerel, trout, salmon, and tuna should be a part of a healthy diet. If you choose to take fish oil supplements, look for EPA & DHA on the label.
2. Extra fiber from fruits, vegetables, and gluten free grains can result in a lower C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood. High levels of CRP indicate inflammation.
3. Vitamin D helps lower the risk for RA in women. Eggs, gluten free fortified breads and cereals, and fish contain Vitamin D.
For those who don't have it, my blessing to you is, "May you never get RA."
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