Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

The treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis relies on reducing inflammatory causing mediators in the body. Sunshine Coast Naturopath and Nutritionist Kerri Abbott has developed an immune modulating diet and supplement program to bring relief from symptoms and “flare-ups”.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disorder. The body’s immune system malfunctions and produces antibodies that attack the synovial membrane of the joints. The damage this causes results in severe pain, inflammation and destruction of cartilage. Damaged tissue becomes scarred which causes bones to fuse together.

Common symptoms

  • Redness, stiffness and swelling of particular joints usually on both sides of the body.
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Severe pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

It seems diet plays a key role in development and progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The consumption of saturated fats, cholesterol and alcohol promotes an inflammatory response that make the symptoms worse. The inability of the liver to detoxify pesticides and herbicides and heavy metal toxicity (particularly mercury) all play a key role as well. The function of the gut is also indicated as bacteria and fungi in the body have been known to exacerbate symptoms.

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Dietary and lifestyle changes are integral is slowing the process of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Supplementation in the early stages has been shown to slow and even stop the disease process.