Hey everyone and welcome to Paleo diet for beginners and today’s article is about paleo diet rheumatoid arthritis. I know I briefly touched on the Paleo diet vs rheumatoid arthritis citing the Wahls experiment check it out if you missed it.
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Paleo Diet Rheumatoid Arthritis
I am going to share with you today a story sent in by one of our readers, Hayley. This is a story of how switching to the Paleo diet literally saved Hayley’s life from rheumatoid arthritis.
Hayley was diagnosed of rheumatoid arthritis at the tender age of 22 whilst studying for a sports science degree. This is after months of seeing different doctors and begging for help.
She recalls her fingers being so numb that as was almost paralytic, she couldn’t even dress herself. She had to ask her roommate to put her bra on and get her dressed so that she could go and see the doctor.
Some days, it would go away and then other days she couldn’t even unscrew the cap of her toothpaste tube to brush her teeth. This was torture.
rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack its own cells as it has stopped being able to tell the difference between your cells and foreign cells. Currently there is no cure for arthritis and all doctors can do is help you manage this disease by giving you steroids such as Prednisone and other corticosteroids.
Problem with these steroids are the scary side effects. Prednisone for example leads to osteoporosis which will later haunt you in life and also leads to weight gain which is a whole host of a different set of problems to deal with. Other drugs for example have really harmful side effects reduction in white blood cells etc.
In addition to the scary side effects, your quality of life will significantly diminish. I mean, who wants to live their lives constantly having to medicate?
Hayley was on these medications for 2 years. During this time, she could not get pregnant (one of the side effects of one of the drugs she was on). She was overweight, single and now getting clinically depressed.
In 2014, a friend of hers mentioned a sustainable way to lead a gluten free diet by following the Paleo lifestyle. This is when Hayley found me and I shared with her how I felt ever since I switched to the Paleo diet (properly). I told her that I felt less moody, felt full of life and energy and thought she should have give it go. I also shared a story of how a reader called shirisha shared a story of how a Paleo diet helped her husband overcome Theimatoid arthritis.
Hayley consulted with her doctor to check if this is ok and the doctor said he didn’t know! It was clear that the doctors didn’t know what the hell was going on so it was time to try something new.
Hayley turned to the paleo diet rheumatoid arthritis to see if this would help and took the 30 day challenge with us. Her family has been super supportive through this whole process and has been doing the same.
It has been over 17 weeks (when Hayley sent this in) and she is still on the Paleo diet. He flare ups are nearly non existent and she is off her medication to the amazement of her doctors.
Hayley lives a great life now with high quality and not having to worry about when the best flare up will crippled her. Hayley is yet another example of using paleo diet rheumatoid arthritis.
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I hope this article helped you understand Paleo Diet Rheumatoid Arthritis. Stories like Hayleys are so motivational and inspirational.
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