The Power of the Placebo Effect: A New Discovery

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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 […]

RA Inflammation: A Recent Study Provides New Hope

Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation

There are many drug treatments for RA that reduce RA inflammation. The problem is that none of these drugs work for everyone who has RA. Some of the current drug treatments have  severe side effects. A new study just published in the journal proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides hope for new treatment […]

What Are Lectins ? Can Exposure to Them Exacerbate your RA?

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Lectins are proteins that are present  in most foods we eat. Some lectins have been proven to exacerbate RA symptoms. If you have rheumatoid arthritis you need to be aware of the harmful effects of lectins and learn how you can minimize the effects of harmful lectins on your body. What Are Lectins? Lectins are […]

Why Healing the Human Microbiome is Essential for Good Health

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What We Know Now About Healing the Human Microbiome 1.The human microbiome consists of 37 trillion  single-celled bacteria that live in our gut, nose, mouth, skin and other parts of our body.  Our microbiome is unique to each of us. It is affected by our environment  our diet and lifestyle. 2. A large study published […]

2015 Rheumatoid Arthritis Review

Rheumatoid Arthritis Review 2015

Before we say good by to 2015, we need to reflect on what we have learned in the past year about rheumatoid arthritis. 2015 has, in many ways, been a banner year for rheumatoid arthritis. Below is a rheumatoid arthritis review of important treatments of RA that have been stressed in 2015.    1. Chronotherapy: Chronotherapy is […]

RA Pain Management Guidelines to Follow During The Holidays

RA Pain Management Techniques for Holiday Stress reduction

Because most of us are so busy during the holidays, the stress of trying to get everything done can increase our RA pain. Even science has acknowledged that there are specific pain management guidelines that we can follow to reduce our stress as well as our RA pain. Below are some of the pain management guidelines […]

Environmental Toxins Can Exacerbate RA Flares

Environmental Toxins Can Exacerbate RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares As everyone with RA knows, RA flares can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, stress, infections, insomnia, and some foods that trigger a flare. Flares can be mild and short term or they can be very severe, last for a long time and seriously hamper your normal activities. Most RA flares […]

How the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Can Help RA Too

Benefits of Coconut OIl

  Coconut Oil is becoming the go-to natural remedy for many health problems from wound care to arthritis pain. The list of health benefits of coconut oil continues to grow. These recommendations are made in spite of the fact that coconut oil is 90% saturated fat. Scientific Evidence Supports Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Many […]

RA Prognosis: What Are Your Chances of Achieving a Drug-free Remission?

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  Is it Possible to Achieve a Drug Free RA Remission? The answer is yes for a small percentage of people with RA who are being treated aggressively early in their RA disease process.  Each of you should work with your doctor to determine your what your individual RA prognosis is for achieving a drug-free […]

Eleven Ways You Can Help Improve Your Treatment Options for RA

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        I don’t know about you, but I am tired of feeling like I have no control over the treatment options  currently available for RA. Last week we discussed several new types of medical treatment that are currently being explored by the medical community : Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, P4 Medicine,  Functional Medicine […]