I Will Overcome RA!

I‘m letting you all know now:  I Will Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Simply controlling the RA is no longer good enough for me.  I’m going to beat it.

I’ve learned so much in my process to become medication-free that now I will be satisfied with nothing less than healing.  When I was first diagnosed with this chronic illness, I was told it would be with me for the rest of my life.  I didn’t know my options then, and although I was grateful for medical advances that could help control my RA, I was discouraged to think I would have to be on medication for the rest of my life.

I  wasn’t aware of any other options, and I didn’t know where to find them.  Now I’ve read several books, discovered helpful websites, and communicated with inspiring individuals, and I feel Empowered! 

I’m learning about things like

  • The roll of Diet in healing and preventing illness
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Cleansing and Healing the digestive system
  • Juicing
  • Stress Overload
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • Avoiding chemical overload
  • Alkalizing the body’s pH
There is so much I want to share with you, so stay tuned for helpful tips, resources and progress updates.

2 Comments

  1. bala
    Aug 5, 2011

    Angie,
    I was diagnosed with RA in May 2011 – (RF : 32, ESR : 16, ACCPA : > 250). Since learning about RA, i have decided not to go on any medication since I felt like the medical system has not yet understood rheumatic conditions in general.

    I have followed an elimination diet lots of rest in my program and I have had tremendous improvement in the last 3 months. I got myself tested by ALCAT for food sensitivities and follow the recommendations religiously. This has helped a tremendous lot.

    My research has also shown that all so called “Auto-Immune” conditions are infact caused by various infections. I have since become a member at RoadBack Foundation (roadback.org) and I have read all the literature there including the book – The New Arthritis Breakthrough. I am going to get tested for all the infections mentioned. I would recommend that you read up on all viral, bacterial and mycoplasmic infections that cause RA and how a sustained antibiotic therapy has produced drastic improvements in many many patients. The American College of Rheumatology has very recently accepted this treatment as one of the first line treatments for RA.

    Lastly, hae you got tested for Lyme Disease? I dont have to tell you about it because you have a blog post on it. But, if you have not, I urge you to take the test. Choose a premier lyme testing lab like igenex.

    Bala

    • Angela
      May 18, 2012

      Bala,

      Thank you so much for all your helpful information! I visited roadback.org and found it very interesting. I’m so glad you’ve seen improvement through diet.

      I’m currently taking an antibiotic as part of a detox regimen I’m following (as well as a probiotic–get rid of the bad bacteria, build up the good intestinal flora). I’ll have to blog about it. I’m really hopeful about this program!

      -Angela

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