I was just diagnosed with RA a couple weeks ago. I'm wanting to avoid traditional treatment and stay as natural as possible but have NO CLUE where to begin. Where do I start? TIA!
Your first step is clean your diet up and heal your gut. I went to a naturalpath doctor and got s
Allergy tested. I learned I am allergic to wheat, sugar, dairy, soy and glycerin. Go on a good probiotic.
Go see a naturopath and learn how to heal your gut
Definitely look at your diet and what you are putting into your body.
A raw Vegan diet also with juicing is the best place to start. Sprouts, vegestables & fruit, sea weed, fresh water algae & a small amount of nuts and seeds will create an alkalaine invironment in your body and good gut bacteria, a good gut flora will give your body the chance to heal. Something I wish I would've know when I was diagnosed almost 14 years ago. I would look into the books of Brian Clement of Hippocrates Institute & maybe Ann Wigmore. Brian swears to potato juice for healing Arthritis as Potatoes are high in potassium. Also check out http://www.hippocratesinst.org/ and search Brian Clement on youtube. Also look up Gerson Therapy, http://www.gerson.org/ by the late Max Gerson. You can find videos by his daughter, Charlotte Gerson on youtube as well. I mix white & Sweet Potatoes in my juicer and let the starch settle at the bottom of the glass before drinking. Also use Herbs and Spices like Ginger, Turmeric,nettle, rosemary, thyme, parsley. Aloe vera. I know this is a lot to take in all at ones and also Gerson an Clement have slightly different views on the correct raw food protocol to use, but it is worth the research. Whatever way you choose, I wish you healing and good health
Interesting about potatoes (have not read more than you wrote) because so many say no because they are night shades and an inflammatory food. I love white potatoes!
I to love potatoes but within 30 mins of eating my joints are on fire
A lot info out there, but it one thing is to simply cut out high inflammatory foods: Corn, soy, wheat, dairy & sugar.
1 stop artificial additives and packaged food. 2. Stop sugar. 3. Stop gluten. Experiment with other food to find intolerances.
If you can afford it get to a functional med Doc to help you treat the cause
I stopped gluten and dairy and take several supplements. I take turmeric, omega oils, magnesium, b complex, c, d and also 2-3 different probiotics and prebiotics. I’ve had 2 flares in my 3 years since being diagnosed. Get more rest, drink water and don’t overdo it! Good luck!
Change diet to plant based. I use a product that helps with joints also. What we put in our bodies have a lot to do with how it reacts.
I started cannabis oil and I use kratom for pain and I was bed ridden a year ago and now up at 6:30 working out for the last few months. The mornings can be a little hard but nothing like they were before. I am avoiding certain foods that would bring on flares too
Is cannabis oil better than cbd oil for RA?
I have both not sure the difference. I take one at night that has melatonin in it and knocks me out
CBD oil purchased from a medical marijuana supplier will be made from cannabis flower and be a superior product to CBD oil made from hemp (technically cannabis but make sure it is organic. The one from hemp is mostly hemp seed oil and contains little CBD. Even better is a 1:1 cannabis oil (equal or near to parts of cbd and thc). The whole plant is a pain reliever and immune system modulator.
Agree with debbie, much stronger.
Look into the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol diet. I started it Sept 1 and recently got off prednisone with no more joint pain! Lots of wonderful testimonies of its success in helping to heal AI diseases. The woman who writes this blog has RA. Her info is very helpful! http://www.phoenixhelix.com/paleo-autoimmune-protocol/
This is also very helpful info about the AIP diet for healing AI diseases. https://www.thepaleomom.com/start-here/the-autoimmune-protocol/
Find a Functional Medicine doctor to work with you on finding and resolving the issues triggering your RA. Do this while maintaining your rheumatologist. Eventually you will not need the rheumatologist.
Dr Brown Protocol
Turmeric is a life saver
This is all good but you need to really research that all of the above actually may give relief, make you feel better. Etc. But bottom line if the disease is still actively doing damage to you body. From your head to toe. Inside and outside. That is what the key is. This disease affects everything and turns into addtional diseases. Research, and do not stop seeing your Rhemo. I dealt with patients everyday. There is no one answer I found but rather a combination from both sides seemed to work best. Just my opinion.
Organic Paleo, avoid nightshades and apples too. Take probiotics, 10,000 IU Vitamin D3, elderberry syrup, ginger and tumeric tea, Kombucha and or KeVita boosts immunity
I would start with McDougall. I would also look at a whole food plant based diet and eliminate gluten, dairy, sugar, and oils. I will also try to eliminate as much stress in your life as possible and get as much rest as possible. You may need to put yourself first for a while. Keep a positive mindset and keep perspective.
Thank you all SOOOO much for all the info! You've given me a good solid place you start. I'm very thankful I found this group!
Acupuncture and start experimenting with herbs. We are all different.
Good luck let us know your progress