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Posts Tagged ‘Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis’

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hair Loss

    Does RA Disease cause hair loss? Hair loss is one of the things you frequently hear about in the RA community. Patients have two questions: What’s causing my hair loss? What can I do about it? Hair loss can be a side effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment Some DMARDs (disease modifying antirheumatic drugs) list hair […]

  • I Fight My Pain and Blog

    My daughter Mary Khris texted me from a tennis tournament a couple weeks ago. She said, “Momma, this is worse than Woman’s Day.” She texted me this image and read aloud to me the article which had upset her. She ended, “It sounds like it was her mom’s fault. RA is not anyone’s fault.” It […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis News, Vol.5: Men & Mortality, Vitamin D Research, New RA Meds

    Here are a couple of the Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles that have caught my eye recently or, in some cases, caused me to roll my eyes. More Rheumatoid Arthritis news worth mentioning 1) Big news w/Rheumatoid Arthritis in men:methotrexate fights mortality A study published last month found “men with rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice […]

  • Consumer Reports’ Dangerous Supplements List

    I was in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and I picked up the latest Consumer Reports magazine since the cover story on dietary supplements looked so intriguing. Consumer Reports revealed some startling facts about vitamins and supplements sold in the United States. 1) “What consumers might not realize, though, is that supplement […]

  • Quick & Healthy Snacks & Sides

    Recipes on this page: Frozen Blueberry Smoothie Crunchy Kale Chips RA Easy Hummus Veggie Berry Salad Frozen Blueberry Smoothie by Kelly Place these ingredients in a blender or large cup for stick blender: ½ cup vanilla (or plain) yogurt ½ banana 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal 2 Tablespoons oat bran 1 – 1 ½ cups crushed […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Weight Loss

    Several readers have asked me Rheumatoid Arthritis weight loss questions. Is this confusing? Weight loss is actually a symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are several reasons. There is the typical appetite loss of RA, the anemia, and the fever that accompany RA. Also, methotrexate and other RA medicines can interfere with food absorption. Rheumatoid Arthritis, weight loss, and confusion […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Debate

    To treat or not to treat RA: that is the question We’ve talked a bit about Diet and RA recently on RA Warrior. There is even a new section of the blog dedicated to RA / food related topics called RA Kitchen after Food Network’s Hell’s Kitchen. Dietary adjustments can be important to those living […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet, Part 2: Ten Easy Tips

    What would a diet for RA look like? Is there a diet healthy for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Diet seems to be one way we can impact our health for the good. If you read the last blog post with the crazy medicine cabinet, you know that there is not a Rheumatoid Arthritis diet cure.  However, we […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: 3 Key Questions

    There are dozens of books & hundreds of websites for RA diet cures, so one of them must be true… One of the most bewildering topics in the ocean of RA information is nutrition. There are so many selling their cure for RA that the water is muddied between myth and fact. Search online for […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Kitchen, Part 2

    If I weren’t blogging about Rheumatoid Arthritis, I might be a foodie blogger. Like I said before, “Hey, we all eat!” Like most of you, I love food. For many years, we did not have cable TV. The biggest thrill when we went to gramma’s house or a hotel room? You guessed it: the Food […]

  • Healthy Eating Strategies & Rheumatoid Arthritis Food

    << Back to RA Kitchen main page An RA healthy diet is basically a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fats, high in Omega-3 fats, and full of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Bright colors are like signs to show us where the powerful combinations of antioxidants are. People with Rheumatoid Disease also need plenty […]

  • RA Kitchen: Recipes

    << Back to RA Kitchen main page Recipes Rated RA-easy / RA-healthy If you have a recipe that is  either particularly easy to prepare – or –  especially healthy, send it in  and maybe we can use it on this page!     Main Dish Recipes Instant Homemade Chicken Soup Quick, Fresh Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Lazy Enchiladas Rose Bowl […]