Diet and RA

I have to share my story in hopes it might help someone else. I have lived with RA for 5 years now and like many of you have had highs and lows, good days and bad. Although I do a lot of research almost daily on other ways to relieve my pain and aches, most recently my husband encouraged me to try changing some things in my diet trying to eliminate foods that increase inflammation. So I did read some articles and watched two videos on You Tube from physicians regarding drastic changes to your diet to reduce or eliminate pain all together. I know some may think there is no way. I was skeptical, also but do have some medical background and understand how impressive the body is as well as believing in holistic options that aren’t so toxic to the body. I started on my vegan journey four weeks ago, I also have Celiac’s disease so I am already limited in my diet, I cut out all dairy, but thought it’s worth a try and really limited my sugar and meat intake only eating chicken or fish once a week mostly berms, grains and fruit and vegetables. To my surprise, honestly three days in the pain started to subside and I gained strength back in my hands, I was praising God for giving me the courage to try something different, what a difference. I am four weeks out, consulted with my rheumatologist and have been able to spread out my Enbrel shots to 10 and now 14 days, woohoo is all I can say.
I have so much more energy I want to tell everyone I know because it has made such a major difference in daily life. Most recently came Cross videos from Dr. Vikki Peterson which are much in line with the only videos I viewed.
Give it a shot, what do u have to lose, your pain. I have enjoyed new recipes and the increased energy and loss of brain fog.
My best to all of you.

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