Naturopathy - The Naturopathic Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted Aug 21 2009 12:39pm
Can a naturopathic diet help rheumatoid arthritis sufferers?
According to research the answer is yes. In 1991 a RA trial involving fifty-three people following a naturopathic regime found that it improved symptoms notably. The study sent twenty-seven sufferers to a health farm, where they fasted for a week. This was followed by a special diet based on naturopathic principles for a year.
The other twenty-six in the control group were given a normal diet throughout the course of the experiment.
The rheumatoid arthritis group on the naturopathy diet showed results after only four weeks. They felt less pain, had fewer tender swollen joints and their ability to grasp and hold objects improved.
Importantly blood tests backed this up and showed a reduction in inflammatory activity.