10 Steps to Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation and Other Autoimmune Diseases
April 25, 2017
I am often asked if there is a way to deal with autoimmune disease, the most common chronic disease - the most common question being "Is there any way to deal with this without taking powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that often have serious side effects?"
Autoimmune diseases are a huge problem in this country. As a whole, autoimmune diseases affect over 80 million Americans and five percent of the population in Western countries. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn's disease, and dozens of others, but they all have one thing in common: The body attacks itself. Autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis or RA, often include challenging symptoms such as pain, swelling, fatigue, and disability. At their root, one central biochemical process connects these seemingly disparate diseases: A runaway immune response, called systemic inflammation, inevitably results in your body attacking its own tissues.