Oct 27, 4 min read. Rheumatoid arthritis RA patients require a stable, healthy diet for a number of reasons. Patients may become overwhelmed by their chronic pain and inflammation, remain undernourished, or develop medical complications. Maintaining a healthy diet is an important part of protecting your overall health, managing weight, improving energy levels, boosting your mental health and boosting your immune system. Although there is no demonstrable link between diet and RA, studies have shown that the type of inflammation experienced in RA could be modulated by certain foods. It is recommended to increase consumption of foods that are considered to be anti-inflammatory, such as fruits, veggies, and cold water fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. As a result, inflammatory symptoms may improve and possibly lead to fewer flare-ups. Before starting a new diet, you should consult your doctor to ensure you are making proper choices to support your over medical health.
In spring of I was diagnosed with Bursitis in my shoulders. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae sac. We have bursae sacs in joints like our knees, shoulders, hips…it allows for smooth rotation and movement. When my bursitis flare up occurs, I cannot move my shoulder. Catch my drift? When flare ups happen… life is pretty miserable. Quality of life sucks, to say the least. This diagnosis was just the icing… allow me to introduce the cherry on top. Rheumatoid Arthritis.
If you’re new here, check out our meal plan, our fitness plan, and our ebooks to help you get started with Paleo. We love sharing success stories from our members who have used the Paleo diet to overcome their health issues. They keep us inspired and are a great reminder of why we choose to eat the way we do. If you have a success story that you would like to share, please fill out our form. It is with great pleasure that I am able to share my story of how I used the Paleo diet to heal my rheumatoid arthritis. Before going Paleo, I was a vegetarian for nearly 25 years. Like many people, I was under the impression that whole grains and legumes were healthy foods, and I consumed them copiously along with soy products that were suppose d to look and taste like meat. Rheumatoid arthritis RA is a type of autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation in the connective tissues of the body, most often in the joints of the hands and feet.