Thank you for this thread. I have RA. And drink alot of coffee, more or less have to. As 5 boys and no thyroid, with the replacement only partially
acceptable to my body, and without nonstop coffee, would have fallen asleep at the wheel by noon and they would not have survived their childhood.
But milky tea may do the trick instead. I only like tetley tea, no green, have to drink green with milk it upsets my stomach too much to not have
milk. In any case, have considered now the youngest is 11, going on to tea, since I've been crippled up and had a hard time driving, and kids pull me
out of my chair and bed at times. Also ribs are affected as well.
RA and arthritis in general: Vitamin D, 10 000 iu's. I got some really good powdered magnesium with other vitamins, specially formulated for
fibromyalgia at the healht food store, and it absorbs quickly.
Soluable fat vitamins such as E, A, and cod liver oil, coconut oil, real butter, real fats in meat (that they say are bad for you.) They're wrong.
Body always needed them for bones and teeth.
Soup bone marrow soup.
Basically the way my grandparents ate, and some of it was norwegian for my grandfather, that is the correct diet for optimum health and good for
I was taking iodide, and it got worse, and had to quit. Apparently, in a study I found iodide causes the swellings to occur with RA.
Despite mobility issues, rarely take pain killers for it. The coconut oil and vitamins work within a few days quite nicely. Have had the cortisone
shots and they helped enormously for a couple months.
Change over on sides when you sleep.
And also, had to take antibiotics for something else, and my knee got better. Already thought I may have some infection because when I doing self
massage was really ill the next day, as if I had released toxins by massaging many of my joints.
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