My 29 year old wife has Rheumatoid Arthritis. Drug free and no progression of disease. How did we do it? Diet for the most part.

It is possible to get off of steroids, NSAID's and pain killers. In fact, it is far superior in my opinion. But do not let my opinion be any good.

Let the medical research community tell you. I have pulled up numerous randomized controlled studies and complementary and alternative medicine studies done on rheumatoid arthritis and diet therapy. Please follow the links below to read them.

DIRECTIONS to read the studies:
Click the randomized controlled studies link, then you must copy and paste (or type) this in:
arthritis, rheumatoid [majr] and diet therapy
then hit GO. The search results will show 39 studies.

If you'd like to read complementary and alternative medicine studies [111 of them] done on rheumatoid arthritis and diet therapy, follow this link and copy and paste the same search text:
arthritis, rheumatoid [majr] and diet therapy

You can read abstracts for free and some of the full studies are available free. If you'd like to read all a study that is not free, I recommend going to a nearby medical school or university library. They will have subscriptions most likely to PubMed and you can read most of them at no charge.

Beyond diet, my wife takes ArthroGenX daily and EPA/DHA from cold water fish oil. We are thinking about switching her from EPA/DHA from cold water fish oil to Borage Oil but I need to research that further. A professor of mine recommended that to me but I have yet to research it in depth.

I don't recommend just taking supplements or pain killers. One must remove the cause of immune flare-up first before any real positive change will occur. Taking ArthroGenX or EPA/DHA without removing food sensitivities will not do so much. To determine if you are sensitive to foods, you may do a lab test. Go to your doctor and request it. One lab that is pretty good for determining food allergies is Great Smokies.

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, there is hope. Tons of hope. In fact, it is not even hope. It is fact.

The basic premise for getting proper treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is to control the immune system naturally. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis but there is prevention of further damage.

As it is late, I am going to bed but I will write more about controlling the immune response naturally. Basically - limit food allergies or food intolerances and the immune system will have less things with which to react. With less antigens circulating in your blood, the less autoimmune damage there will be to your joints. Sound simple? It is.

Get better. You can. You will.

Questions? Email me. I'd be glad to provide more information.

In health,

Author's Bio: 

Graduated from University of Washington with B.Sc. Cell and Molecular Biology. Attending Bastyr University to obtain doctorate in Naturopathic medicine. Married with two boys living in Seattle, WA. Founder of HealthE Goods, online natural health store. Come visit our Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Blog which is updated weekly. If you have a health question you'd like answered, please do visit our Health Tips section.