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 […]

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 […]

Vitamin K2 MK-7 Can Positively Impact Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vitamin K2 MK-7

Vitamin K2 MK-7 is a form of Vitamin K2 that is believed to be the best Vitamin K2 supplement. Vitamin K2 has been identified in recent studies as a “promising agent for RA in combination with other disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.” (4) There are two forms of Vitamin K. Vitamin K1 is stored in your […]

Mitochondrial Disease: Is Rheumatoid Disease Linked?

Mitochondria

What is Mitochondria? / A Lesson in Biology The mitochondria has been called “the power house of the human cells.” They are organelles ( specialized structures within a cell). These organelles take in nutrients in the cell, digest them and produce energy- rich molecules for the cell. Cells that require a lot of energy ( […]

RA Brain Fog: Here are the Methods That Are Helping

RA Brain Fog

RA  brain fog is a very real symptom for a lot of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers do not know what causes RA brain fog, but there are several theories  about its’ cause. The physiology of brain functioning supports some of these theories. There are also some methods available that are reducing brain fog. What […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Causes and Treatments

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue? Rheumatoid arthritis fatigue is a reality for most people with RA. Scientists have found that there are physiologic reasons that cause fatigue in people who have RA. In 2007 a study was conducted on 30 RA patients who completed up to 30 ratings of their interpersonal relationships. The Linerleukin-6 (IL-6) […]

Three Environmental Toxins Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Toxic Environment

The Scripps Research Institute just received a large grant to study environmental toxins that trigger lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. They will bring together a group of experts to investigate how exposure to certain environmental toxins can eventually lead to lupus and rheumatoid arthritis in mice. There are three environmental toxins that scientists are are beginning […]

Urgent: Health Care Reform is Here/ Your Involvement Is Needed

The Evolution of Medicine

Why We Need Health Care Reform We need to begin to focus on solutions to our health care system that will identify causes of our chronic diseases and find permanent solutions that cure the diseases . Those of us with RA need a cure instead of being forces to take drugs that have serious side […]

Good Dental Care: The Connection Between Gum Disease and RA

Good Dental Care

Your rheumatologist has probably told you that good dental care is extremely important to your health if you have rheumatoid arthritis. …but why?  There is some evidence that gum disease can exacerbate your RA. There is also some evidence that  gum disease could even be a predictor and/or cause of RA. What Does the Science […]