What are rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia are two different conditions with some similar symptoms. These symptoms include: pain that may feel like a dull ache sleep disturbances fatigue feelings of depression and anxiety The causes of these conditions are very different. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s…

How to Prevent the Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can cause disabling joint destruction and deformation. Treatment involves the use of drugs designed to modify the body’s autoimmune response in order to diminish symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. However, not everyone responds to the medications, and the drugs are not without serious side effects….

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin D

Research finds a majority of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are also vitamin D deficient and deficiency may worsen RA symptom severity. The most common causes of vitamin D deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis patients are insufficient intake of vitamin D from food sources, limited exposure to sunlight, and having a disorder that limits the body’s…

7 Essential Oils for Arthritis

Most people think that aromatherapy is all about bath and beauty products, but it is so much more than that.  I’ve used aromatherapy in the protocols for many different health conditions with great results for over 25 years. Here are some of my preferred essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout (a form of arthritis…

Moms’ Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests. Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis were one-third more likely to develop epilepsy by age 4 than other children. The risk of epilepsy later in childhood was one-quarter higher for those born to moms with…

8 Ways to Fight Fatigue With Food

When you’re fighting chronic pain, depression and too little sleep, you need easy ways to boost your energy. Start with how – and what – you’re eating. There are many reasons your energy may flag throughout the day: disease-related fatigue, medication side effects, pain that wears you out, depression, poor sleep and even inactivity. But…