I would like to share a story about my grandparents with you. My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, suffered with RA. When I was a very young child; five, seven or even 10 years old, I used to tag along with my grandparents when they went to the “mineral baths” in northern Greece. I must tell you I felt quite special, most of the people at the mineral baths and the surrounding hotels were all over 50 0r 60 years old. I was the only child, I guess my grandparents liked me tagging along.
Lest you start to wonder why I bring up this story, I have been asked many a time about holistic remedies for RA. Some years ago I started to recommend to people to create their own mineral baths. My grandparents used to travel for their mineral bath, but they could do so, they were retired. I have recommended the following regimen and it does seem to bring some measure of relief to people with RA. You will need to purchase organic, clay cat litter. Please ensure it is 100% clay as these days there are all sorts of additives. The other items you will need to purchase are epsom salt and baking soda. I know this may sound funny to you but once a week create a mud paste out of the cat litter (combine the cat litter with water). Get into your tub and cover yourself with the mud paste. Keep it on as long as you can stand, rinse yourself and then soak in a warm bath with epsom salt and baking soda. Please try this and do it once a week, I do believe that it might relieve some of the pain.
RA can certainly be affected by lack of sleep so if you can, make an extra effort to sleep eight hours per night. If you find you are having a hard time falling asleep please remember that a cup of chamomile tea will help.
There are certainly a number of things that can help with inflammation. I think a cup of hot water with the juice of one lemon will certainly aid in reducing inflammation. Cinnamon is a such a great anti-inflammatory that every single morning you should combine a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and eat it. This will eventually help with inflammation. I like turmeric, it is a fantastic spice that aids in the reduction of inflammation. You will find that many of our recipes include turmeric. It is important to increase your intake of omega-3s. Begin eating raw walnuts, and consume as much wild Alaskan salmon as you can. Remember what I say about the canned salmon, it is a great go to item, if it says wild Alaskan on the can.
There are certainly several vitamins and supplements that you should take; vitamins C, E and D3. Oh yes, one supplement not to forget is CoQ10. If you get busy and forget about the nuts and salmon, remember to take fish oil and glucosamine. Please remember, this is my own personal opinion but I should also tell you that I have shared these natural remedies with other people and they have helped quite a bit. Try them and let me know how you do.