When I was first diagnosed with RA last year, first thing I thought of was drug after drug the rest of my life. So I joined a gym and changed my diet, started to walk 20 minutes 3 times a week and have yet to take any drugs. The statement” you are what you eat “ is very true. I went to a sort of Mediterranean diet, cut out sugar, meat except grass fed beef in hamburger, any soda, artificial sweetener, any and all processed foods. Except coffee. Gotta have my coffee with organic cream... I basically eat fish, sweet potato, oatmeal and lots of blueberries, raspberries, bananas and for lunch I either have a veggie smoothie, or a veggie burger w/ avocado, tomato and spinach in a pita bread. Dinner eggs w/toast, or fish sweet potato, or tuna fish w/organic mayo...I now have zero inflammation but my fingers will always hurt and are getting crooked.
Anyway I also see people never mention God. As a Catholic I get to church 2-3 times a week, pray many rosary’s and put it on before bed and I sleep the night. Sad if anyone feels God does not apply to your life because he is the best medicine, the best doctor there is. And if you have no faith, you may just continue to suffer. This all works for me. I am not young either. Perhaps one day I may need drugs but no thank you.