Why rheumatoid arthritis can be made worse by your diet

Over the past few decades, the primary focus in the treatment of many autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, has been pharmaceutical drugs. This is understandable because there is a lot of money invested in research and of course in the sale of these drugs.

Most sufferers are desperate to find a cure or at least relief from their pain. There are, however, other solutions that can make a significant difference but require more effort than swallowing a pill or giving yourself an injection.

  1. Losing weight. Fat cells produce inflammation, the more calories stored, i.e. the bigger and angry the cell, the more inflammation is created. Of course, losing weight isn’t easy, but there is a way to go on a diet free of processed (processed) foods. What is surprising is that it is easier than you imagine.

  1. Gluten is the enemy of people with celiac disease, but researchers estimate that up to 80% of non-celiacs may react to gluten. In the clinic, I tested hundreds of patients for bowel dysfunction and the only group that was tested gluten-free were those who avoided gluten.

The dysfunction has resulted in compromised villi in the small intestine, which leads to inflammation and leaky gut. The result is partially digested proteins entering the bloodstream and creating more inflammation as your immune system responds. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, and of course the hundreds of processed foods made from them.

  1. A diet high in processed foods high in sugar affects the good bacteria in your digestive system. The good bacteria allowing the bad species to populate the gut. These bad bacteria create inflammatory byproducts.

  2. The weed killer roundup has been modified so that it can be used on grain crops until harvest without killing the grain. This last spray leaves residue on the beans that survives through processing, on your plate and in your stomach. It also kills the healthy bacteria in your colon and allows the bad types to thrive, creating more inflammation in your gut and throughout your body.

This is most noticeable in your affected joints. Anyone with rheumatism will tell you that their pain comes and goes. One reason is that intestinal inflammation causes intermittent leaky gut. When it’s worse, your inflammation and pain are worse, and when it’s better, your pain is better.

The solution is to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods and let your body recover.

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