Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that
primarily affects the joints causing pain, swelling and
stiffness. Anyone can get the disease, though it occurs more
often in women. Occasionally it can be self limiting but
most often it is persistent. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause
serious joint damage. Modern medications have produced
significant improvements so that joint damage can be limited
and life styles not inhibited. We offer our patients the
anti-inflammatory diet treatment to limit the potentially
debilitating effects of this disease.
The immune system is designed to attack foreign substances
in the body. If you have lupus, something goes wrong with
your immune system and it attacks healthy cells and tissues.
This can damage many parts of the body such as the joints,
heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain. There are many kinds
of lupus but the most common type is systemic lupus
erythematosus. Anyone can get lupus, but it most often
affects women. Lupus is also more common in women of African
American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent than
in Caucasian women.
Derived from the Greek words "sklerosis," meaning hardness,
and "derma," meaning skin,
scleroderma literally means hard skin. Though it is
often referred to as if it were a single disease,
scleroderma is really a symptom of a group of diseases that
involve the abnormal growth of connective tissue, which
supports the skin and internal organs. In some forms of
scleroderma, hard, tight skin is the extent of this abnormal
process. In other forms, however, the problem goes much
deeper, affecting blood vessels and internal organs, such as
the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
believed to be an autoimmune disease and is more common in
women but the disease also occurs in men and children. It
affects people of all races and ethnic groups.
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If you suffer from above disorders
please read the diet section first and then
Omga-3 page andTurmeric page
to help reverse these issues.