If your RA is still in the early stages, there is much you can do to slow and even halt the progression of your disease. Try Googling RA and diet, or RA and fulvic acid. You will come across much information, much of it useless and not recommended, but some very interesting and potentially life changing. Personally, fulvic acid worked very well for me, eliminating most pain. I'm not suggesting that you forgo the medications your specialist will prescribe, however, you can still do your own research in concert with the drug regime you will be prescribed. Having said all this, RA is not a disease to be trifled with, so think carefully before you do decide to go off on any tangents. All the best from Leonie Cent in Australia.