10 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis isn’t a disease of old age, and the majority of people who develop it have no risk in their family. Find out more about RA. For decades, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was a puzzling condition and doctors could do little to slow the progression. Now, thanks to new information about what causes it — as well […]

14 Things You Should Try to Never Say to Someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis (and 3 You Totally Should)

“You look really bloated.” I don’t need to dig up a scientific study from Harvard to prove that telling someone they look fat is offensive (at best) and hurtful (at worst). And yet, that’s exactly what my friend recently said after meeting me for dinner an hour after I’d had an infusion. She probably wasn’t […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Food: 13 Myths and Facts

Myth: Avoid “Nightshade” Veggies There’s talk out there that tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers can make your RA symptoms worse. Take this advice with a grain of salt. There’s no hard evidence that foods from the nightshade family are a problem. So don’t skip these brightly-colored veggies that are loaded with nutrients. Fact: Eat Fish […]

The Cause Of Autoimmune Diseases Like Rheumatoid Arthritis Could Be In Your Fridge

Want healthy joints? Maybe put down that glass of milk. A study from the University of Central Florida suggests that a bacterium easily acquired by consuming dairy products, beef, or produce grown in cow manure may trigger development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in those who are genetically predisposed to the disease. About 1.3 million adults in […]