Avoiding Toxic Pesticides in the Produce You Eat is Easier Than you Might Think

Did you know that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a” Clean 15″ and a “Dirty Dozen”  list of fruits and vegetables every year. These lists make avoiding toxic pesticides easy. The 2017 Environmental Working Group’s Clean and Dirty Lists Detail Which Fruits and Vegetables Contain Toxic Pesticides The Clean 15 List includes: Sweet Corn […]

What Everybody With RA Needs to Know About Candida Overgrowth

Did you know that Candida overgrowth has been linked to RA? It can exacerbate your RA. What is Candida Overgrowth? Candida albicans is a type of yeast that normally exists in your gut. It aids in your digestive process. Some events can cause this yeast to overgrow. When candida yeast overgrows it can cause some […]

Sources of Enzymes for Reducing RA Inflammation

Why Do You Need Additional Sources of Enzymes Did you know that there are sources of enzymes you can use to supplement the enzymes your body needs to function? Both raw food and enzyme supplements can provide you with additional enzymes if you are enzyme deficient. Last week we explored the role of enzymes in […]

The Role of Enzymes in Fighting Autoimmune Inflammation

Did you know that enzymes are a substance produced by our body that act as a necessary catalyst to activate every organ and process in your body. If you have RA it is possible that you are enzyme deficient. What is the role of Enzymes/ How do Enzymes Improve Autoimmune Diseases? What Are Enzymes? The […]

Zinc Mineral Levels in People With RA

Zinc mineral levels in people with RA: Did you know that Zinc is one of the most common deficiencies in patients with RA? People with RA have difficulty absorbing zinc. Why Does your Body Need Zinc? Zinc supports your immune system by supporting T-cell growth, programed cell death, gene expression and by protecting your cell […]

Long-term Consequences of Chronic Pain Caused By RA

Did you know that there are serious long-term consequences of chronic pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Untreated chronic pain can cause harm to your body that gets worse the longer it lasts. How Does Chronic Pain Affect Your Body if You have Rheumatiod Arthritis? Untreated chronic pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis can result in serious […]

Can Selenium Deficiency Exacerbate Your RA ?

Did you know that Selenium deficiency has been identified in scientific studies as an essential trace element  that is often deficient in people with rheumatoid arthritis?(6) Why is Selenium an Essential Trace Element That You Need if You Have RA? Studies have found that selenium deficiency is not uncommon in people with RA. For that […]

RA Junction Review of 2016

This post is a review of some of the best RA Junction discoveries in 2016. RA Junction Review of Gut Health, Supplements, Diet As you know, current science has tied rheumatoid arthritis to gut health. Here are some newer findings on diet, nutrients and ways to improve your gut health. Learn how a healthy digestive […]

Coping With Chronic Pain Is Life Altering: Help is Available

Coping with chronic pain can be an ongoing battle for many of us with rheumatoid arthritis. If we are unable to put our RA in remission, we will likely continue to battle chronic pain for a long time. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting for three or more months. As many as 100,000 people […]

The Power of the Placebo Effect: A New Discovery

The power of the placebo effect Source: Nursing School Hub (4) The power of the placebo effect may be stronger than we think. A recent study has identified the location of the pain-killing placebo effect in the brain. It is currently common knowledge that the brain plays a role in creating a placebo effect in patients […]