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Death From Complications

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died from what was reported as ‘complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.’

Huh? There is no mortality code called ‘complications’ in the recently updated International Classification of Disease, which lists all causes of death.

Pneumonia may have been present but it didn’t kill Mr. Frey. If it had, […]

Death From Complications

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died from what was reported as ‘complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.’

Huh? There is no mortality code called ‘complications’ in the recently updated International Classification of Disease, which lists all causes of death.

Pneumonia may have been present but it didn’t kill Mr. Frey. If it had, […]

Death From Complications

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died from what was reported as ‘complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.’

Huh? There is no mortality code called ‘complications’ in the recently updated International Classification of Disease, which lists all causes of death.

Pneumonia may have been present but it didn’t kill Mr. Frey. If it had, […]

Dirty Hospitals, Deadly Consequences

It looked like a crime scene.

As I walked down the hospital corridor to visit an ailing friend, I was struck by the number of rooms with closed doors covered in yellow ‘caution – keep out’ tape. These were rooms housing a patient with a deadly and highly contagious hospital-acquired infection, like MRSA (Methicillin Resistant […]

Quickly, Safely, Easily Maintain the Miracle: Food and Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you are a regular reader, you know how to banish the symptoms of RA without drugs, using food alone. (See other articles on this site or go to the summary below.) You know that evidence – research as well as our own experience – suggests that RA is essentially an allergic reaction, a disorder […]

The End of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms - Drug Free !

It has now been almost exactly 20 years since I was diagnosed with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. The doctor taking my blood and listening to my symptoms looked at me with pity, which, at that time, alarmed me more than the prospect of the disease. I was expected to decline rapidly, a wheelchair and nursing home […]

“I Tried Fixing My Diet and It Doesn’t Work!”

One of my very first converts when I started this blog was a young mother named Kate who was suffering terribly with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was in a state of rapid decline when she decided to follow my instructions. She had nothing to lose. She went on a 3-day fast and realized beyond a […]

CLINICAL TRIALS, RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES, PAID STUDIES : MAYBE NOT

A side effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis is the number of solicitations we get asking us to participate in efforts, called clinical trials, to validate new drugs for FDA approval. A clinical trial is an experiment on human volunteers to determine the effectiveness of a drug that manufacturers are required to undertake to justify it’s retail […]

Key to Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Food Diary

A food diary, also called a food journal or a food log, is recommended for a long list of reasons. Food journals are often used to monitor nutrition (are you getting enough fiber? Vitamin A?) or, commonly, for weight loss to keep track of calories.

But it is also recommended increasingly to monitor disease activity. […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Flares: The Real Story

The collection of advice about RA flares found in a search of Google predictably misses the mark. What we call ‘flares’ can affect almost anyone with an autoimmune disorder and are well known to those with Rheumatoid Arthritis. They are a sudden increase in inflammatory symptoms, pain, fatigue, swollen joints, any or all of the […]

Finally! Rheumatoid Arthritis is NOT a Disease

RA is finally being recognized as what it is: a set of symptoms – a syndrome – and not a disease. The importance of this admission is huge. If RA is not a disease, as it is now regarded by most of the medical establishment, researchers can begin looking for an underlying cause instead of […]

The Arthritis Foundation: RA Can Be Caused By Food Allergies

By Denise Lynn Mann/Arthritis Foundation

If you’ve thought your joints felt achy after a meal, only to doubt yourself after hearing that no evidence links food allergies and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you are not alone. Until now there has been little evidence of foods that cause inflammation. Evidence suggests it may be time […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Making Common Cause With Your Body

There is currently a web site devoted to Rheumatoid Arthritis with a horrifying title suggesting that we declare war on RA. We can’t do that without turning our bodies into hostile territory, something that puts us in great peril since we are our bodies and they are us. Every thought we have is heard by […]

Healing the Immune System: A Doctor Speaks

This article is by Dr. Mark Hyman, a major advocate for using the environment instead of drugs to cure autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis.

After you read what he has to say, you’ll feel like we are on solid footing, and very smart, when we use food to heal RA symptoms.

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The Arrogance of Modern Medicine

Here is one person’s view. Do you agree?

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Michelle Kmiec Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein 1879 –1955

The medical establishment, […]

Solved: RA and the Food Riddle

A continuing problem has been controlling the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis even when we know that food causes our issues. Well, now we have an almost perfect solution. For near-complete day to day control and well-being, keep reading. Without exaggeration I think it is safe to say that a revolution to your health and your […]

The Anemia of Rheumatoid Arthritis

We get a check up at the doctor’s office. Lab results show that the iron circulating in our blood, our hemoglobin, is a bit low. We’re anemic.

Iron is an important nutrient that plays a key role in transporting oxygen through the bloodstream to all body tissues. It is a necessary and complex mineral.

Your […]

Hereditary Rheumatoid Arthritis ?? Will We Pass It On?

One of the things we who are affected fear most is passing Rheumatoid Arthritis on to our children and grandchildren. So, exactly how frightened should we be?

I’ve told my daughter to quit worrying about her health inheritance for several reasons.

She’s seen me deal with the condition every day since she was 10, 17 […]

Controlling RA Inflammation: Some Lists to Get You Started

The real problem with Rheumatoid Arthritis is not the diagnosis and it’s not the condition itself inhabiting our bodies. Rheumatoid Arthritis is simply the name given to a condition of chronic inflammation where the immune system, designed to be one of our best friends, gets completely confused and turns against us.

It’s inflammation that […]

Rheumatoid Nodules, Vasculitis: More of the Same

Strange and scary things can happen to the human body when it has Rheumatoid Arthritis, as though it has a secret mind of its own and it’s not sharing with you.

But, really no need be frightened by the unexpected doings of your body.

Eventually you’ll reach the point that you attribute any new […]

“Food Fixes RA? Maybe for You But Not for Me.”

I thought I’d tell you a little about the reception this web site has had since I started posting about a year ago.

There have been some wonderful success stories where someone decided to look for a different answer than the one handed to them by physicians, and, rather than rely on a succession of […]

Leaky Gut and Rheumatoid Arthritis

There is always mention of ‘leaky gut’ whenever there is a discussion of RA. According to most physicians it is strictly a theory and one that’s not very relevant at that. (You expected something else?) But according to many with autoimmune disorders, it is a fact of life.

Who should we believe, how do […]

Herbs, Spices, Botanicals: Expect a Miracle

An article in Science Daily says that a derivative of the popular Middle Eastern spice turmeric, or curcumin, its active ingredient, shows promise for repairing damage due to stroke.

The medicinal properties of turmeric have been known since ancient times in Southeast Asia. It has been used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises, […]

Early Death and Rheumatoid Arthritis

TV personality Deborah Norville said that her mother died prematurely “from Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

With all due respect to Ms Norville, no one dies from RA. Like osteoarthritis and many other non-fatal conditions among the genetically susceptible (e.g., Down’s Syndrome, mental illnesses), RA is more a disorder and less a disease.

All of us […]