Without doubt, rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most painful conditions one can suffer from. Unfortunately, a cure has not been found yet and as a result, sufferers are usually prescribed strong painkillers to alleviate the pain and discomfort.
However, a woman was able to beat her arthritis by making a very simple change in her way of life. Therefore, if you, or someone close to you, have this condition, make sure you read Sarah Allen’s story.
An Amazing Recovery
Sarah Allen, 28, had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for couple of years. Before she was diagnosed with this condition, at a young age, she considered herself to be an extremely healthy individual who was a competitive triathlete as well. She thought that she was leading a good diet, but she could not understand why she had started to feel so much pain in her feet and fingers.
Soon after this happened, she started to have migraines and tendonitis problems. And, doctors needed a longer period of time to give her a diagnosis, that is, 3 years of going to different doctors before coming to a conclusion. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis which is a condition characterized by excessive ache in the hands and feet.
The Book That Changed Sarah’s Life
As there is no cure for this autoimmune illness, Sarah’s therapy was consisted mainly of pharmaceutical drugs. However, Sarah found a book which, as she claims, changed her life. The name of the book is The Road Back: Rheumatoid Arthritis, its Cause and its Treatment by Dr. Thomas McPherson Brown and Henry Scammell. In their book, they emphasize the importance of a healthy diet for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
When she finished reading the book, Sarah decided to take things into her own hands. First, she removed processed foods and sugar from her diet and did a metabolic typing and determined her blood type. Soon enough, she started consuming foods that are good for her metabolism and blood type. She began to prepare veggie juices, that is, she drank around 48oz. of green juice per day.
Regarding her diet, she included grass-fed beef, ostrich, bison, and free-range chicken meat and raw dairy, as well as raw eggs. She got most of her meat, milk, and eggs from an organic farm near her house in Wisconsin. She purchased fresh veggies from farmers markets and learned about the farming practices of farmers selling her the veggies. Now, Sarah leads an active life and is able to go to work and exercise, something that she thought she would have to give up due to her disease.
All in all, the role of diets for degenerative illnesses has to be explored more; however, stories like this one show us that one could benefit from eating the right foods.