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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanks to all the RA Junction followers and comentors. I wish each of you a warm, happy, healthy  2016 Thanksgiving. Saundra

Transform Your Health: Reset Your Circadian Rhythm

Reset Your Circadian Rhythm

Reset your circadian rhythm to improve your health. Last week was a difficult week for a lot of us. The time change and a very stressful election occured within two days. Many of us lost a lot of sleep. Loss of sleep can put stress on your circadian rhythm which negatively affects your health. Read […]

Can Functional Medicine Transform Your Health?

Power of Functional Medicine

The Power of Functional Medicine ” The goal of Functional Medicine is to promote health and vitality in each patient. Practitioners examine each patient’s lifestyle and unique biochemical factors to identify the underlying factors of their disease and find treatments that help return patients to optimal health.” (1) There are many advantages to being treated […]

Learn How A Healthy Digestive System Functions

Digestive system

How Does A Healthy Digestive System Function? Your digestive system is extremely important to your well being. It is responsible for processing the food you eat in a way that allows your body to get the nutrition it needs. You can see Mayo Clinic’s description of how your digestive system functions in this YouTube slide show. […]

Genetically Engineered Living Hip Simplifies Joint Replacement Surgery

Stem Cell Research

A genetically engineered living hip has been created in a lab at the University of Washington Medical School. New stem cell research combined with genetic treatment may provide alternative treatment  for people with arthritis who are facing joint replacement surgery. Genetically Engineered Living Hip Research Researchers at the University of Washington Medical School in St […]

Are Medicinal Supplements Safe?

Medicinal Summit Registration

Medicinal Supplements have become popular for many people who are seeking natural ways to remain healthy or improve their health. Americans spend millions every year on medicinal supplements, but are supplements healthy? Supplements can work and are necessary for many, but you need to know how to take them safely. Why Do You Need Medicinal […]

Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity : Is Gluten the Only Culprit?

nonCeliac Gluten Insensitivity

In addition to Celiac Disease, non Celiac gluten sensitivity has been scientifically linked to many autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. If you have RA or other autoimmune diseases, you need to understand what happens in your body if you eat foods that contain gluten. Definition of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Most of us know that […]

Low Dose Naltrexone for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Low Dose Naltrexone for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone for Rheumatoid Arthritis are just beginning to be considered by many alternative care physicians. There have not been any significant clinical studies that look at LDN specifically for RA. There have, however, been studies that have concluded that LDN improves symptoms for people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autism […]