Vicks Vaporub Cure for a Disease That’s In Your Head Anyway

I got something free with my Chinese food the other night when I went to pick up my egg rolls: advice. It was the end of a long, hard, day. I’d pushed myself hard to be moving at all with harsh stiffness and sharp pain in over a dozen joints. We’d been out that day because...Continue reading      49 Comments » Read more

Could Over the Counter Undenatured Collagen Supplement (UCII) Treat RA?

Have you seen a television commercial claiming a supplement “works with your immune system” as an over the counter arthritis treatment? Remembering this brand has been marketed to RA patients, I wondered whether the “improved” product would increase or decrease immune activity. So I looked for research on the ingredient “UCII” (undenatured collagen type II). UCII...Continue reading      13 Comments » Read more

5 Responses to Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis with Supplements

This is a question that people frequently ask. They’ve been to the doctor and were shocked to receive a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and a stack of prescriptions. I was the same way when I first learned about Rheumatoid disease: I wanted to be sure I didn’t have something more easily treated. Hey, I live...Continue reading      32 Comments » Read more

Resistance to Rheumatology Treatment: Blog Carnival #3

Would anyone oppose rheumatological treatment? A recent column in a California newspaper prompted a response from rheumatology patients and parents of juvenile rheumatology patients. There are 61 comments already on my post Don’t Take Those Meds for RA or Juvenile Arthritis, plus a handful of comments on the original article. Danielle, a mom who writes about...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

Don’t Take Those Meds for RA or Juvenile Arthritis

There is often pressure upon patients with rheumatological diseases to not use current disease treatments. This type of pressure is less common for patients with other serious diseases such as diabetes or cancer. We all try to laugh about our sister-in-law who insists we’d be better off with cherry juice than a disease modifying drug....Continue reading      73 Comments » Read more

Hoping for a Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?

Natural treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis sure sound popular Natural cure and natural treatment are some of the most searched words with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Everywhere you look there is encouragement to give natural remedies a try. Look at how one eHow page on Rheumatoid Arthritis (previously located at this address: lists them: “Home remedy treatments may include devices...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, and Truth

A fairy tale ending to Rheumatoid Arthritis joint pain? My phone rang Friday afternoon. The cheerful woman on the line encouraged me to “Enjoy a life Free of joint pain.” She said for $59.95 she would send me a product “Guaranteed to reduce inflammation and rebuild your joints.” After only eight ounces per day for one...Continue reading      32 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Natural Treatment: The Beachcomber Article

AF members react to the natural treatment cover story Jane posted a link on our Facebook page a couple of weeks ago to a blog on the Arthritis Foundation forum by Jay. It was about the “Beachcomber” cover story to this month’s Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation. Beneath the cover story, there was...Continue reading      30 Comments » Read more

Putting Faith in Rheumatoid Arthritis Natural Remedies

What is acting in Faith? When my daughter was four, she lost her hearing. There was trauma, yes. There were doctors, yes. Then there were hearing aids. Yay! Do you know what else there were? There were naysayers. Some pressured me to have faith that she would be healed. Close friends abandoned us for turning to the medical...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

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 with...Continue reading      35 Comments » Read more

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...Continue reading      45 Comments » Read more

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