I’ve had several clients ask me if nitric oxide therapy is one of the natural remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis. And the answer is “No” because it doesn’t address the root cause.
Nitric oxide helps to improve blood flow and circulation. This can be helpful. But if you really want to address this health challenge, then you need to understand the following statement.
The root cause is chronic inflammation cause by your immune system, which mistakenly attacks your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis targets the lining of your joints. Initially this causes swelling. And over time it results in bone erosion and joint deformity.
Currently, there is no know cure for this condition. However, there are some natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis that can help to less its impact.
In this article I’m going to give you my suggestions on how to address this issue. However, before I get started I want you to know that I’m not a doctor. And what I share is not intended to cure or treat anyone. My background is biology and exercise physiology. So I’m going to use my background to give you my thoughts on this issue.
Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Two Keys
As stated earlier the root cause is chronic inflammation caused by your immune system attacking your joints. This helps us to clearly identify the two areas that need to be addressed. They are:
Your Immune System
Now, what I have to say next is really important to understand.
What You Eat Effects Your Health!
That’s right. What you eat effects your health. You are one large chemical processing plant. And the foods you eat contain chemicals that get processed in your body. How these chemicals are processed has a major effect on your overall health.
These chemicals also effect how your genes, or genetic coding, expresses themselves. The foods you eat can either turn on or turn off certain genetic pathways. For example, omega 6 fatty acids turn on inflammation. Where as omega 3 fatty acids turn off inflammation.
Let’s take each of these two keys and focus on them separately.
Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Your Immune System
I’m going to start here because 70 to 80% of your immune system is determined by your gut health. And your gut health is highly influenced by your food choices. Some would say that your gut microbiome influences all of your food choices.
Bad bacteria and pathogens that reside in your gut want certain types of foods to support their growth and activity.
Sugar is one of these foods.
Omega 6 vegetable oils in another.
Both feed the bad bacteria and pathogens allowing them to dominate and produce toxins.
Toxins then damage the lining of your small intestine leading to a leaky gut. A leaky gut allows these toxins to enter your blood stream. These toxins than travel throughout your body causing systemic inflammation, which your immune system responds to.
This leads to chronic inflammation, which can affect your joints.
Plus diets that lack the needed minerals cause the enzymatic processes in your gut to become less efficient. This will have an impact on your immune system to reduce its ability to function effectively in protecting you from all types of diseases.
I’ve written extensively in this area so rather than just restate information, let me give you articles that you can read to help you better understand this process. But before I share the articles let me give you a brief summary:
Determine if you have a Leaky Gut
If you do, then you need to address a Leaky Gut
Implement the 3 E’s and 4 R’s to Reset Your Gut Health
Use specific foods and supplements to support your immune system
With these 4 steps in mind, the titles to the following articles will help you choose which ones you want to read:
Do You Have a Leaky Gut
L-Glutamine and Leaky Gut
The 3 E’s and 4 R’s for Gut Health – Part One
The 3 E’s and 4 R’s for Gut Health – Part Two
Preventing Toxins Caused by Microbiome Dysbiosis
2 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Zinc Benefits Your Immune System
Health Benefits of Magnesium
Immune System Power Foods
Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation usually results from a leaky gut and/or a microbiome (gut flora) that produces a large amount of toxins. From my experience there are three major foods that cause inflammation. They are:
Vegetable Oils That Are High In Omega 6 Fatty Acids
With this in mind, here are some articles that you can read to give you more information on how they contribute to chronic inflammation:
Damaging Effects of Sugar
Are Vegetable Oils Bad For You
Reduce Chronic Inflammation by Targeting NF-kB
Omega 3 Supplements
Relief From Chronic Inflammation
While this article is written to provide some natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis, I hope you understand that this is also a recipe for helping you to reduce your risk for all types of diseases.
A healthy gut that doesn’t produce toxins, and helps support a healthy immune system, will provide you with the potential for excellent health. Especially as you get older.