hello, I have RA ( started 3 years ago). was first treated with high dose of methotrexate ,but stopped as I was loosing my hair. Now been on high dose of sulfasalazine and leflunomide for 1 year; i get some side effects like itching, bruising easily, sensitivity to the sun, being tired all the time......
I have decided 1 month ago to reduce tablets and try natural remedies : I started raw food diet as I read lots about its benefits for RA patients. It is not easy every day but I got used to it . The first 2 weeks I reduced half of my tablets, then I stopped all of them. my doctor is against it of course and only beleive in drugs.
I am now on week 4 of this diet and no tablets at all, very little pain with RA ( less than before), not feeling tired anymore, lost a few pounds, looks better, and best of all: no drugs.
their is a lot online about RA and rawfoodist and it is working.
with this diet you can eat all fruits and veg ( raw), the best things is all the greens. I make green juice, and salad. you can eat seeds and nuts ( sunflower, pumpkin seeds are great, almond nuts are great ), dried fruits ( prunes, figs, raisins...), avocado is one of the favourite thing as well. for it to work you need to eat 70% raw and you see the results after 2 weeks or even before. No wheat, dairy, saturated fats, refined sugar.
I eat as well smoked mackerel, salmon, fish . you can have sweet potatoes ,brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat as part as your no raw food. there are lots of raw recipes online and advice.
has anybody else tried it?