Having to take medication to prevent the progression of rheumatoid arthritis at the expense of knowing the medication hurts other parts of our bodies feels like an unfair trap. If you have been living with rheumatoid arthritis for months, years or decades, there comes a time when you become obsessed with finding out how to manage this disease with more than just drugs. Lets be honest, the warnings and side effects of the drugs we take are frightening and a serious concern for all of us (and our families).
Natural rheumatoid arthritis pain management is a broad topic and can include natural anti-inflammatory herbs, vegetables, fruits, exercise, chondroitin, glucosamine, the use of physical aids, and much more. There is a lot of information out there about managing rheumatoid arthritis naturally with diet and exercise, so let’s dig in!
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Herbs
Find out as much as you can about natural anti-inflammatory herbs and roots. If you can find something that works for you it can be a huge help! Cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger are natural, excellent anti-inflammatory herbs that work for a lot of people. Health food stores sell powdered versions in capsules, or use them in your cooking if you want to. Another great way to integrate these foods into your diet is by drinking teas that incorporate these ingredients. [Read more…]