Preparing for the Elimination Diet

Preparing for the Elimination Diet

Way back when I was first learning about Rheumatoid Arthritis, I heard a little about the Elimination Diet. “Wow that sounds hard,” I thought.  “I wonder how much diet even helps.” I thought about it a little along the way, but I never really noticed one food that triggered inflammation. Then I started avoiding red meat because I know that red meat naturally causes inflammation in the body.  That was a start. A short time ago my sister-in-law told me about her friend who had tremendous success controlling her RA with diet. That’s when I thought it was worth looking into again.  I was now ready to try. I wanted something natural to help control my RA so I could depend less on medications.  I wanted to discover something helpful,...

Could Your Rheumatoid Arthritis be Misdiagnosed?

I was blog-reading last night when I stumbled upon a most interesting article at www.LivingRheum.com. This poor woman was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis only to discover 9 YEARS LATER that she was misdiagnosed! She really had Lyme Disease the entire time!  What?! Her Lyme Disease is now being treated with antibiotics, and slowly, life is getting back to normal. How Often is RA Misdiagnosed? So that got me thinking, how often does this happen? Well, one thing’s for sure, Jo-Ann wasn’t the first, and she won’t be the last. According to healthcentral.com, lyme disease may be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mimic those of other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis.  Lyme disease is transferred through a tick bite; however, the...