Q. Can rheumatoid arthritis be treated naturally without the use of harmful chemicals?
Research increasingly shows that rheumatoid arthritis responds to lifestyle change. Plant based diets dramatically reduce the overall amount of fat in the diet, as well as the composition of fats. This influences the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the benefit of weight loss, which leads to increased improvement. Another benefit of a plant based diet is the increase in antioxidants and phytochemicals, which aids the body’s disposal of free radicals.
Consider getting on a pain safe diet for one month: brown rice; cooked or dried fruit (but not citrus, bananas, peaches or tomatoes); cooked vegetables; water (even herbal teas can be triggers); modest amounts of salt. If improvement occurs, go for a follow-up appointment to see your physician about the need for oral chemo. Consider attending a NEWSTART Lifestyle Program.