10 Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful and debilitating chronic condition. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the membranes that line the joints. The inflammation that results causes serious pain, nausea, anemia, swelling, and can lead to bone loss and even liver damage.

Unfortunately, there’s no cure, however, there are alternative remedies that can work alongside traditional medications to help patients manage the symptoms.

Here are the ten most effective natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis relief…

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1. Probiotics

I bet you had no idea that your colon affects your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, did you? The colon (located within the large intestine) houses your body’s beneficial bacteria, which aids digestion, but also to harmful bacteria, which can trigger inflammation when there’s a change in the intestinal environment (i.e., extreme stress or taking antibiotics). However, taking probiotics (or helpful such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli) can reduce inflammation.

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