Thursday, August 12, 2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis Health "Part 1"
I am a strong believer of that doctrine and I feel that by changing our diet we can stop many illnesses from developing and from getting worse. Since my diagnosis with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis I decided not only to research well my illness but to also find a way to suppress its growth even more. I suffer from severe crippling arthritis, I wear 2 steel braces on both my feet from my knees down, I have had 1 ankle transplant and many surgeries to correct the crippling effects this illness has done to my body. After one years of suffering with severe swollen joints and pain, I became a vegetarian trying to find a way to ease the pain...then the following year I became a full devoted vegan.
Throughout my research on the vegan diet I discovered that a vegan diet is the best suitable diet there is for people who suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung disease, Asthma & Allergies. I read that by these patients removing dairy and meat from their diet helped lowered their symptoms by almost 40%. This was music to my ears, so I decided to clean my pantry and my refrigerator out and start fresh again.
After this change in diet my painful & swollen joints went back to normal and I was able to resume my work as a hair designer. The red rashes I had been suffering with since I was a little girl disappeared. The cat that lived in my chest roaring every second of the day disappeared clearing my chest out from asthma and the fibrosistic tumors I had all over my two breasts had also disappeared. The high cholesterol that had me on cholesterol medication for the past 2 years was normal and the high sugar levels which made me a borderline Diabetic was also normal. I not only felt better but I looked so much prettier...you know what I mean????? To top it off "ALL" my arthritis medications (5 in total) were completely removed from me and I added 11 vitamins to my daily life which support and help in the care of RA.
Now that I live on veggies and fruits, I must admit I feel fabulous with zero pain and NO swelling.
Next week...Part 2 to this statement.
From My Caribbean Vegan Kitchen to yours...SALUD!