Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which a compromised immune system makes a misguided attack on the joints. Its cause is unclear, however, onset is usually during middle age and women are 3 times more likely to be affected than men.
Being an inflammatory disease, the heart and lungs can be affected, there is an increased risk of heart disease and lifespan can be reduced by up to 10 years.
Early treatment can reduce the pain and disability resulting from rheumatoid arthritis. Traditionally, pain and anti-inflammatory medications are used, however, they often have significant side effects and don’t address the underlying cause of the disease. I target inflammation and immune function at a nutritional level and create eating styles that are both anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting. Pain is reduced, mobility improves and there is a reduced need for medications. Furthermore, it is possible that we are addressing the disease at its root cause and not just addressing its symptoms.