Healing From Rheumatoid Arthritis
The following lists natural anti-inflammatories (listed in rough order of preference) that will help alleviate pain and promote healing.
Use cold and hot packs. Place a cold pack on painful areas for about half an hour a day to reduce inflammation and speed healing, and place a hot pack on the same areas for about ten minutes a day to loosen up any muscle tension that might be developing around the damaged joints.
What NOT to EAT
when you are in the process of healing from a chronic condition
–Used to be one of the fundamental sources of nourishment on earth
–Technology of GMO has destroyed it as a viable food.
–Corn products and by-products create substantial inflammation.
–Feeds viruses, bacteria mold, and fungus.
–Try to avoid ALL corn and ALL products that have corn as an ingredient.
–Includes foods such as corn chips, taco shells, popcorn, corn cereal, and anything that clearly incorporates corn syrup or corn oil (soda, gum, high fructose corn syrup)
–For a treat during the summer, its okay to enjoy a fresh, organic corn on the cob.
–Has suffered a similar GMO fate as corn.
–Used to be a healthy food.
–Now assume any soy product you encounter has GMO contamination or added MSG
–Be cautious when eating soybeans, edamame, miso, soymilk, soy nuts, soy sauce, textured vegetable protein (TVP), soy protein powder, artificial meat products made from soy, and much more.
–Safest options: plain, organic tofu or tempeh, or the highest quality nama shoyu.
–Is mostly GMO at this point in time.
–Creates a great deal of inflammation.
–Especially damaging to your digestive system, potentially scarring the linings of both your small and large intestines, and is a major cause of IBS.
–Feeds viruses, bacteria, fungus and mold.
–Used in many restaurants and in thousands of products, often as a low cost alternative to olive oil.
–All EDSers need to avoid Canola Oil at all costs.
–Humans have eaten eggs for thousands of years.
–Where once an amazing survival food for us to eat in areas of the planet where there were no other food options at certain times of year.
•Changed with the turn of the 20th century, when the auto-immune, viral, bacterial, and cancer epidemics began.
–Average person eats over 350 eggs a year.
•Includes whole eggs and also all the foods with hidden egg ingredients
–Prime food for cancer and other cysts, fibroids, tumors and nodules.
•Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), breast cancer, or other cysts and tumors should avoid eggs altogether.
•If you are trying to prevent cancer, fighting an existing cancer, or avoid cancer relapse, steer clear.
–Cause inflammation and allergies.
–Feeds viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, Candida and other fungus.
–Triggers edema in the lymphatic system.
–Milk, cheese, butter, cream, yogurt, and other such products contain a substantial amount of fat, which is a strain for your digestive system – and especially your liver – to process.
–Dairy fat in the bloodstream helps to breed viruses and bacteria.
–Mucus producing, and a major cause of inflammation and allergies.
–Hormones, antibiotics, GMO corn and soy and gluten are fed to cows, goats, and sheep
•Thus, avoid eating diary while you are attempting to heal.
–Avoid ALL forms of pork
•Ham, bacon, processed pork products, lard and so on
–Often raised in small enclosed spaces.
•Farming fish breeds algae, parasites, and other diseases – so breeders give fish antibiotics and treat the water with toxic chemicals
–Safest fish to eat are wild ones, such as salmon, halibut, and haddock.
–Beware of Swordfish and tuna
•Because of high levels of mercury.
•MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
–A food additive that’s used in tens of thousands of products and restaurant dishes.
–A salt that occurs naturally in glutamic acid (a non-essential amino acid)
–Typically builds up in your brain, going deep into your brain tissue.
•Causes inflammation and swelling, kills thousands of brain cells, disrupts electrical impulses, weakens neurotransmitters, burns out neurons, makes you feel confused and anxious, and even leads to micro-strokes.
–Weakens and injures CNS
–Often “hidden” on labels because of its much deserved bad reputation.
–The following terms usually mean that MSG is an ingredient:
•Glutamate, hydrolyzed, autolyzed, protease, carrageenan, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, balsamic vinegar, barley malt, malt extract, yeast extract, brewer’s yeast, corn starch, wheat starch, modified food starch, gelatin, textured protein, whey protein, soy protein, soy sauce, broth, bouillon, stock, and seasoning.
–Any ingredient with a name like natural flavoring is hidden MSG
–Natural Cherry Flavor, Natural Orange Flavor, Natural Lemon Flavor, Natural Fruit Flavor…they’re not just fruit extracts, and they’re not your friends.
•Same goes for smoke flavor, turkey flavor, beef flavor, natural peppermint flavor, natural maple flavor, natural chocolate flavor, natural vanilla flavor, and all their “natural” and “flavor”-ful cousins. (Although pure vanilla extract is safe to use.)
–Is allowed into thousands of health food store products that are advertised as good, safe, and healthy for your and your children.
–Represents any of thousands of chemicals that were birthed in a lab.
–Stay away from chemical additives for obvious reasons.
–Act as neurotoxins because they contain aspartame.
–Disrupts your neurons and your CNS.
–Long-term, can cause neurological breakdowns and strokes in your brain.
–If you crave sweets, eat as much fruit as you like. Fruit fights disease and has powerful healing properties.
–Very irritating to the linings of the stomach and the intestinal tract, so it can create a lot of inflammation and discomfort if you’re sensitive to it.
–Citric Acid (the additive) is not the same thing as naturally occuring acid in citrus. Try not to confuse the two.
–Citrus itself is a healing food. The isolated ingredient citric acid, however, is often corn derived.
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Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
Even though iron in the right amount is good for you, viruses love to feed on this metal. Almost all cases of anemia are caused by a low-grade viral infection. You should therefore avoid iron supplements that are not plant-based.
Increase your iron naturally by eating the following:
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If you don't already, you may want to start getting into the habit of reading labels and avoiding artificial flavors and emulsifiers. Why? Because, as reported via EcoNews, some of the artificial flavors are toxic poisons that are powerful enough to cause liver, kidney, and heart disease, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, hay-fever, hyperactivity, and more.
Pineappleflavoring, also known as ethyl acetate is used to fool our taste buds. It can cause liver, kidney, and heart damage. It is also used as a cleaner for leather and textiles. Its vapors have been known to cause chronic lung, liver, and heart damage. So, as long as we don't breathe when we are eating, according to the manufacturers, it is ok to eat????
Cherry flavoring is Aldehydec 17, which will burn your senses. This inflammable liquid is used as ananiline dye in the manufacture of plastic and rubber.
disodium phosphates, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, polysorbate 80, and dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
Start documenting the date/time and food items that you eat. At the end of every day, log your pain level for that day. After a month, cut out certain foods that are known to cause pain, and see how your pain levels are affected. Do this until you have ruled out all of the foods that exacerbate your pain levels.
Addressing Adrenal Fatigue
Each of your meals should ideally contain a balance of potassium, sodium, and sugar. Understand that we're talking about natural sugars from fruit (certified organic fruit), the type that contains critical minerals and nutrients, unlike table sugar or lactose, the sugar present in dairy. Some examples of great meals for healing your adrenals include:
The examples above needn't be substitutes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner; rather, they can serve to keep your blood sugar levels steady in between those bigger meals.
Beyond eating frequent light meals, there are specific foods you can eat to restore your adrenal glands. The following are among the top foods to eat to bounce back from adrenal fatigue:
Healing Herbs and Supplements
The following herbs and supplements (listed in rough order of importance) can further strengthen your immune system and aid your body in healing.
The following list of fruits and vegetables are the best ones to incorporate into your diet (listed in rough order of importance). Try to eat at least three of these foods per day - the more the better - rotating your consumption so that in a given week or two, you get all of these foods into your system. Remember to purchase certified ORGANIC fruits and vegetables!