If You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis, Go Vegan
Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, pain and inflammation. The vegan diet -- a highly nourishing, largely anti-inflammatory diet, can help take down most of the debilitating symptom associated with the condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting over 1.3 million Americans and as much as 1% of the worldwide population. It is one of the most common so-called autoimmune disorders – more common than psoriasis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus and can be eased greatly by eating a vegan diet. European research shows great promise that the vegan diet provides much-needed relief to those suffering from the condition.
Vegan Diet Is Nourishing and Anti-inflammatory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10943644A study published in the joural Acta Physiologica Hungarica performed a number of studies including dietary interventions and cross-sectional studies on subjects consuming uncooked vegan food, also called living food, and clarified the changes in several parameters related to Rheumatoid Arthritis and other health risk factors.
Live or vegan foods consist of seeds, muesli cereals, sprouts, vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts. The diet is rich in fiber with very little sodium, and no cholesterol. Food items like berries and wheat grass juice are rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids. The subjects eating vegan showed increased levels of carotenoids and vitamins C and E and lowered cholesterol concentration in their sera.
Vegan Diet Greatly Lessens Arthritis
The rheumatoid arthritis patients eating the vegan diet reported significant improvement of their pain, swelling of joints and morning stiffness which all got worse after going off the vegan diet.
There was also improvement shown of rheumatoid arthritis patients during the intervention. Subjects suffering from fibromyalgia, who ate vegan lost weight compared to their omnivorous controls.
Sleep Improves Too!
The results on their joint stiffness and pain (visual analogue scale), on their quality of sleep, on health assessment questionnaire and on general health questionnaire all improved.
It appears that the adoption of vegan diet exemplified by living foods leads to a lessening of several health risk factors to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Rheumatoid patients subjectively benefited from the vegan diet, which was also seen in serum parameters and fecal analyses.
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