Wellness Wednesday: Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Brain

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune condition with levels of inflammation that can affect a person’s joints and the rest of their body.  However, many don’t know that your brain plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis inflammation.  Research has uncovered how the systemic inflammation caused by RA affects the brain and actually can hinder brain function.  Treatment needs to include interior therapies, not just extremity care for joints and muscles.

Current therapies for RA, like steroids and  immune suppression, that tend to affect the outer extremities don’t addresses the root cause.  The secret to treating an Autoimmune Disorder like RA starts in the GUT.  If you heal the GUT you heal the disorder.
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