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Kratom for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is It Safe and Can It Help?

Kratom for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is It Safe and Can It Help?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may have heard about kratom — an herbal supplement touted as a natural way to increase energy, enhance mood, relieve pain, treat opioid withdrawal, and more. At first glance, kratom may sound like a...
Posted 06/24/2022

Vitamin B12 Supplements: Are They Safe and Beneficial for RA?

Vitamin B12 Supplements: Are They Safe and Beneficial for RA?

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seek to supplement their RA treatment regimens with alternative or natural therapies. A common practice is adding dietary supplements like vitamins, herbs, and minerals to their diets to help manage RA...
Posted 06/08/2022

Can the Wim Hof Method Help Manage RA Symptoms?

Can the Wim Hof Method Help Manage RA Symptoms?

The Wim Hof Method (WHM) is a health and wellness practice developed by a Dutch extreme athlete named Wim Hof. According to the website, the method uses breathing, cold exposure, and commitment to help people feel more connected to their bodies,...
Posted 06/06/2022

Baking Soda for RA Inflammation: Get the Facts

Baking Soda for RA Inflammation: Get the Facts

If you’re one of the 1.5 million American adults living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be considering natural remedies to reduce inflammation caused by RA. One home remedy involves baking soda, which has been used for decades to whiten...
Posted 06/02/2022

Does the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis Work?

Does the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis Work?

Discover what the Paddison Program is, the science behind it, and what others with rheumatoid arthritis have to say about it.
Posted 04/19/2022

Topical Products To Help Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Topical Products To Help Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Topical treatments will not treat the root cause of RA, and they can’t counteract RA’s long-term effects on the joints. These products simply provide short-term pain relief. Ask your rheumatologist for medical advice before trying a new product...
Posted 04/13/2022

Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are curious about natural ways to address their symptoms. Standard treatments for RA include biologics and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (or DMARDs), like methotrexate. These target specific...
Posted 04/29/2021

Understanding Vitamin D Levels and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Understanding Vitamin D Levels and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body attacks its tissues, leading to joint destruction that may cause deformity and disability in the affected joints. Vitamin D is a nutrient that has been shown to have important...
Posted 04/13/2021

Supplements for RA: What To Take and What To Avoid

Supplements for RA: What To Take and What To Avoid

Many individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) look for natural ways to help manage their condition as a complement to their medical treatment. Dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other ingredients, have become popular...
Posted 04/13/2021

Arthritis Gloves: Are They Effective?

Arthritis Gloves: Are They Effective?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the hands, causing swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Some myRAteam members have discussed wearing therapeutic compression gloves to help ease these symptoms and make everyday tasks easier. But if you...
Posted 03/02/2021
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