Rheumatoid arthritis? At MY age????
Hate to break it to ya, but… yep.
You can get rheumatoid arthritis at just about any age, with the latest numbers showing that the average age of diagnosis is on the rise.
It’s jumped by an average of nearly FIVE YEARS, so most people almost hit Social Security age before they’re even diagnosed
But new research reveals a key reason WHY more older folks are getting RA.
More importantly, it also shines a light on something else.
It shows why a “forbidden” treatment… one doctors will warn can’t possibly help… can truly work wonders for you or anyone you love battling this debilitating form of arthritis.
Get REAL relief… from THIS
Unlike osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints, rheumatoid is triggered by an immune system malfunction.
It can no longer effectively sort friend from foe, and so it turns on parts of your own body…
Especially the joints.
Docs have struggled to figure out why.
Most believe it’s a flukey thing that “just happens” to some people.
But a new study shows it’s not a fluke -- at least in some cases.
It’s a MED!
One class of drugs in particular can increase the risk of RA by 40% after a single course… and 66% if you’ve taken them twice or more.
And that risk can linger for YEARS after you take the meds.
The drugs kill bacteria. That’s their job.
But they don’t just kill BAD bugs.
They also wipe out many of the good ones – including the bacteria essential to immune function.
This link also explains something else. And it’s something that’s driven the mainstream absolutely batty…
Lots of people with rheumatoid get REAL relief from probiotic supplements.
Tell that to a mainstream doc… especially a rheumatologist… you’ll get an earful.
“Nononono! That can’t POSSIBLY do a thing for your rheumatoid!”
I’m sure there’s more than a little job security fear in that denial.
If a bowl of probiotic-rich yogurt could ease your RA better than meds… you sure as heck don’t need to keep a rheumatologist on the payroll.
So, here’s the deal…
First, don’t instinctively reject all antibiotics. Just make sure you take them ONLY when the doctor is absolutely sure you actually NEED them.
Sometimes, they’re the best – or even only – way to knock out nasty infections. Others, well, not so much. He’s just taking a guess.
You won’t know which… unless you ask.
Second, take a probiotic during and after to help undo the damage of the drug and restore the good germs so your immune system doesn’t skip a beat.
And third, if you already have RA, try probiotics yourself and see if you can’t blow your rheumatologist’s mind.
It’s not a CURE for rheumatoid, mind you -- so he shouldn’t worry too much about his job.
But many people report that probiotics help.
For more relief, consider vitamin B6 – which can cut levels of the inflammation marker IL-6 involved in RA – and increase your intake of soluble fiber.
This fiber – found in beans, dark greens, zucchini, celery, nuts, etc – gets converted into the short-chain fatty acids that help to activate GPR43, a molecule that helps keep immune function under control.
And last month, I shared the latest on low-dose naltrexone, which a growing number of docs are using to successfully treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid.
Unlike probiotics or B6, you can’t try this one on your own – so ask a naturopathic doc about it.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen