Dr. Mercola has made changes in the program of rheumatologist Thomas Brown, known as the Brown protocol, on the basis of modern science discoveries, and his experience in natural medicine.
He noted improvement in 60-90 % of his patients that used this specific approach.
Naltrexone (LDN) in a low dose
It’s pharmacologically active as an opioid antagonist, which was used in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. But if taken in a small dose, it’s non-toxic, and has immunomodulating effects which are known to help in quitting harmful arthritis medicines.
This antioxidant has incredible anti-inflammatory properties and it’s highly effective in pain control.
One study showed that after 8 weeks of taking astaxanthin, 40 % of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis were able to perform their everyday activities much better, and 35% had lower pain.
4 mg of astaxanthin a day is highly beneficial for people on prednisone since it protects from cataracts and macular degeneration due to age.
Rheumatoid arthritis is highly connected to lack of this vitamin. You can start using oral D3 supplement, or do more sunbathing or use safe tanning bed. Make sure your level is 50-70 ng/ml year-round.
RA sufferers should be physically active and their workout program should be consisted of various activities, such as high intensity exercises, stretching, weight training, core work, and cardio, and even walking, swimming, tai chi and yoga.
However, be careful not to exaggerate, and ice your inflamed joints when you feel there’s need for it, but usually before or after the training. If you have regular sessions of exercising, you’ll avoid functional decline from RA. This condition can result in reduced stress and smaller muscle mass.Study Finds Evidence of Connection between Arthritis Flare-Ups and Weather Conditions
Natural Relief for Pain and Inflammation
Curcumin is the active substance of Turmeric that affects over 700 genes, and is widely known for its anti-inflammatory effects, since it hinders inflammatory enzymes, as well as the ones against acute and chronic pain.
This is another herb, also known as “Indian frankincense”, which is extremely beneficial in the treatment of arthritic inflammation and pain.
It reduces the pain and acts anti-inflammatory. Make tea or juice from fresh ginger well soaked in boiling water
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
EFT can help RA patients. People can do this technique at home, but the best option is to have well-trained professional that will help you.
Couple of basic changes in the lifestyle of OA or RA sufferers, can put an end on the inflammation responsible for their swollen, stiff, and achy joints. Regardless if they deal with the pain when the weather changes, or every single day of the year, Dr. Mercola’s advices will help them feel a lot better. Thousands of his arthritis patients prove that.
RA drugs are one of the most harmful drugs that can actually cause a lot more health problems than they can solve. This is why people with arthritis should start reducing their amounts, and instead use natural treatments, such as the Dr. Mercola’s advices given in this article.
Taking analgesic on a regular basis is much more risky than taking them occasionally, and if their condition improves drastically, they can stop using them completely.