I have rheumatoid arthritis.
Like most people, when I was diagnosed with RA in 2003, I was petrified; I wasn’t sure if I would ever feel healthy again. After years of pills, shots, and infusions I was still in crippling pain. I knew I had to take control — which is why after meeting with an acupuncturist I decided to change my diet. I went vegan and it cured all my pain — literally, from a 10 to a 0 in days. Years later I now eat eggs and fish — and occasionally have a flare-up of pain — but I am still just as mindful about what goes in my body; I only cook and consume food that agrees with my joints, and frankly, I would not want it any other way.
I know what helps my body and I know what hurts it.
On this page, I’ll curate all my RA-related posts, as well as share some TV Dinner success stories: how diet helped some of my readers manage their RA. I’ll also answer any questions you may have about my story, and arthritis in general. I’m not a doctor, but I can tell you what worked for me. A few small changes can make a huge difference — so what’s the harm in trying? Shoot me an email if you have any questions, or just want to chat; I answer every single one.
More coming soon…