What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease. RA will cause inflammation and swelling around the joints which results in pain. They don’t know why it starts and they don’t know how to shut it off.
Luckily with nutrition, we can reduce, eliminate, and then make dormant the arthritis. When dealing with an autoimmune disease, it is important to remember that it is a digestive issue. Eighty percent of your immune system is in your digestive system. We have to clean up the digestive system to handle the autoimmune portion of the rheumatoid arthritis. It is also a problem with low potassium. People who suffer from RA suffer from low potassium AND low cortisol. Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory. When cortisol goes low, you will see a lot of inflammation in the joints. The auto-immune means that it is attacking your body; your antibodies are attacking healthy cells. In this case, it’s going to be the joints. It could be any joint in your body, your knees, your hands, your fingers, they get attacked and you get the inflammation in there. There are several things you can do. In our office, we work on shutting off the autoimmune and making it dormant again.
This can be done. We’ve done that several times here in our office and has been confirmed with blood tests.
There are some things you can do at home to help reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis. The most important being eating a diet that is rich in potassium.
Foods Rich in Potassium
Foods to Avoid: