Hi I'm new to the site and to RA - was diagnosed last November and have just started weekly methotrexate injections. I'm trying to help myself through diet (ultimately hoping to get off medication somewhere down the line - I can but hope!!). There's lots of info on the internet around healing the gut and the role the microbiome plays in autoimmune conditions so am wondering why RA doctors and nurses (I've seen 2 doctors and 3 RA nurses) are all completely dismissive of the idea that food plays a part in autoimmunity. There doesn't seem to be any research at all (please correct me if I'm wrong) into gut health and autoimmunity and I just don't understand why. It really frustrates me that we're just handed drugs (although I'm grateful for them) - the first nurse I saw literally said 'don't overthink it just take the methotrexate'. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?