Does cutting out all refined sugars help anyone with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

My rheumy suggested that I cut out all refined sugars, so I am going to give it a shot. Anyone else tried this? Results? Tips? I would love to hear from you.

Amy Chacon
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Yes, yes, yes! Sugar creates inflammation and is a key source of flares for most ppl that have RA. Wheat and diary are culprits as well.

Griselle Dupree
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Yes, I've taken out sugar, alcohol, processed foods, gluten and wheat, meat and dairy and feeling improvements. Only a month down but I'm off my meds and my rhuemy is ok with it as long as my inflammation is down

Josephine Corbin
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How do you get your calcium without milk? Just wondering because I'm trying to do the same!

Eliana Stringer 3 years

Leafy greens Kale, spinach, pal choy, collars greens

Josephine Corbin 3 years

Got it thanks! I don't look forward to that lol. Oh well

Eliana Stringer 3 years

So worth it though!

Josephine Corbin 3 years

I'm going to so miss garlic bread are we allowed to have a small cheat day or something? I'm very new to all this I was just told a few days ago I have ra

Eliana Stringer 3 years
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Sugar causes inflammation in the body by feeding bad bacteria. Sugar also feeds cancer cells.

Susan Marshall
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Yes, exactly why i am cutting them out. I am looking for tips, and experiences of others who have done the same

Amy Chacon 3 years

Initially I went vegan. It cuts out sugar as well as two other dairy and eggs which are both known to cause allergic reactions in the gut. It cut my inflammation in half.

Susan Marshall 3 years

Nice!!!

Amy Chacon 3 years

Following... Been wondering the same thing!

Rachelle Denton
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Go for it... İt is worth it... Sugar is a sure trigger for me... İncluding natural sugars like honey

Patricia Morales
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I have no problem with sugar specifically, but the format it comes in. I do fruit juice and fresh ripe fruits, but no junk food. The gums and excess pufa in packaged foods are much more inflammatory in my experience

Danielle Holt
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Yeah processed foods are def a trigger! I will still eat natural sugar like fruit

Amy Chacon 3 years

Whole fresh fruit okay for me

Patricia Morales
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Yes! You might also try gluten-free and vegan diets also!

Ashley Munoz
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Gluten free for me for nearly ten years now... My first big change and this made a big difference to my energy levels ... Rarely have fatigue

Patricia Morales
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Shot can just work for short time, and it works by blocking nerve conduction temporarily, so once you start it, you will have to do it again and again, no stop.

Tom Garcia
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5 months no sugar or dairy I haven't had 1/2 the flare ups I used to have ... My naturopath rocks ..
She's right about cutting sugar and dairy out of my diet... Never felt healthier in my 52 yrs of life !!

Deb York
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Just remember 1 can of pop is 17 teaspoons of sugar ... Many products have sugar ... Start reading labels .... Once I did i was shocked !! It certainly opened my eyes and I haven't looked back .... İf you crave sugar just eat a piece of fruit ... İt has sugars

Deb York
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I don't drink pop at all, I haven't since i was in my late teens

Amy Chacon 3 years

Either do I... I never liked the bubbles carbonation feeling on my tongue... I remember as a kid I always picked oj or apple juice

Deb York 3 years

Yeah the carbonation upsets mu stomach

Amy Chacon 3 years

Ohh cutting sugar definitely helps it's been 5 months now no sugar ... And I feel great !!!

Deb York
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Awesome, thank you

Amy Chacon 3 years

I have cut out most all sugar use honey on my toast in the morning with Raw Almond Butter total almonds made it to a kind of chunky almond butter pure I feel it has been a big part of my feeling better. I read up on Honey and have ordered from a local Bee Keeper Honey as read with Honey it should come from with in 100 miles radius of where you live to help with your immune system.. We are all different but I even find my body craves it I eat a real healthy bread too.. Any thing white is bad for you so my Heart Doctor says as I had two heart attacks which Cardiologist felt a huge part of my heart attacks due to RA which can cause Heart disease. I have changed my diet for both of my diseases the RA and Heart ... I have been off treatment for a year now....... I am at low activity with my RA at this time as you know No cure and iimagine I will have to go on treatment again one day but for now I am staying off as long as what I am doing is keeping the disease down....... Cut out junk food processed foods sugar a big one ..... Eating more green salads.. No soda.. Take Probotics daily big help for me it seems .

Gail Grayson
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So gail do you still consume gluten or do you eat gluten free bread?

Blanca Mackey 3 years