Hello, I’m posting this hoping it can help a few people who are looking for a different approach with RA. I do think it's strange that the NHS in the UK seems to be largely ignoring this, despite amazing results which become more evident each day. There is so much hope and help out there for auto-immune diseases - at least from what I’ve seen and have investigated so far (Dec 2018).
To tell my story, I am 60. I was diagnosed with RA only 10 months ago. I straightaway changed my diet to ‘plant based’. I gave up white refined sugar and lost around 2 stone in weight. My CRP/ESR levels all reduced, and my last two blood tests (in July and October) showed ‘no inflammation’, i.e. my CRP went from 10 down to 1. More importantly I'm fit and well. But even better, I have not taken a single RA drug or medication.
The motivation behind these changes began with the discovery of Clint Paddison on YouTube - initially his Ted Talk - I strongly urge anyone who has not seen it to watch. (Google - Clint Paddison Ted Talk). I have not joined or bought the Paddison programme, as many of the resources are freely available on the internet. Clint Paddison has posted hundreds of informative chats and helpful discussions with RA patients on YouTube. He knows and understands RA inside and out, because he’s suffered the worst of it and now helped hundreds of people too. He introduced me to the teachings and ideas of various highly regarded plant based doctors in the United States, such as John McDougall, Dr Klaper and Dr Popper & others .. they are all worth checking out on YouTube - all these talks are fascinating and illuminating. It is really no hardship to check these things out … I hope this helps.
Happy Christmas to all!
Frances (South-West, UK)