Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints and can also manifest as systemic inflammation in different parts of the body. They become painful and edema appears on the sites affected by inflammation. This can lead to impaired movement and function.
The relationship between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Intestinal Permeability:
Intestinal permeability refers to a condition in which the intestinal walls become more permeable than normal. This means that untreated food can penetrate the circulatory system and cause inflammation and immune reaction as well as allergies. Studies have shown that there is a link between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Intestinal Permeability, suggesting that inflammatory processes in the gut may influence the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Alkalinization of the body refers to maintaining a balance between acids and bases in the body. Certain foods and lifestyles can increase acidity in the body, which can promote inflammation and worsen the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. A healthy lifestyle, including a diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients, is important for maintaining health and supporting the immune system.
Essential Fatty Acids and Rheumatoid Arthritis
The inclusion of essential fatty acids (EFAs) in the diet may play an important role in the management of inflammation and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are found in fish, flax seeds, chia seeds, and some other foods. They are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can help fight the inflammation characteristic of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Reduce Inflammation: omega-3 fatty acids have the ability to reduce inflammation by reducing the production of prostaglandins, which amplify inflammation.
- Improve Joint Lubrication. DHA, which is found in the brain and nervous system, can help with increasing joint lubrication and improving mobility.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids:
Omega-6 fatty acids are found in oils from certain plants, such as sesame, sunflower and apricot kernels. They can also be helpful in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Balance: omega-6 acids play an important role in balancing inflammatory processes with omega-3 acids. A proper balance between them is needed to maximize the anti-inflammatory effect.
Omega-9 Fatty Acids in Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Omega-9 fatty acids, found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, can also be included in the diet for the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Improving Connective Tissues: omega-9 acids can help improve connective tissues and strengthen joints.
How to incorporate EFAs into your diet:
To include Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in your diet, consider the following sources:
- Omega-3: Fish ( sardines, mackerel), flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts.
- Omega-6: Oils from plants (sunflower, apricot kernel, sesame), meat, eggs.
Fighting Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The seaweed AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) is a source of various antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamin C. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A and works as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body from oxidative stress. AFA algae also provide vitamin C, which is known for its antioxidant properties and ability to support the immune system.
Pycnogenol is an antioxidant extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster). This powerful antioxidant is known for its ability to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Pycnogenol may also help improve circulation and vascular health.
Vitamin C in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Vitamin C from natural sources such as macaw berry, acai berry and sea buckthorn can be a valuable addition to your diet in the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. These foods not only support the immune system, but also provide powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
- You can eat them fresh or include them in smoothies, porridge or salads. Also available as supplements.
Antioxidants, such as algae AFA, pycnogenol, and vitamin C from natural sources, play an important role in the management of inflammation and oxidative stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Including these antioxidants in the diet can help reduce symptoms and improve overall health.
Turmeric and Black Pepper:
Turmeric, containing curcumin, is a spice with anti-inflammatory properties that may help in the management of inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. To increase the bioavailability of curcumin in the body, it is often combined with black pepper, which contains piperine, which aids in the absorption of curcumin.
How to help yourself?
- Detoxification and replenishing the gut with good bacteria. Detoxification can help remove toxins from the body that can cause or intensify inflammation. Along with detoxification, maintaining the balance of microbial flora in the gut is also important. Probiotics such as Bifidus and Acidophilus can help restore the balance of flora in the gut and support digestive health.
- Healthy eating. Avoid foods rich in purines and saturated fats, which can promote inflammation. Instead, include in your diet vegetables, fruits, whole grains, foods rich in antioxidants such as strawberries, broccoli and spinach, small berries, etc.
- Physical activity. Moderate exercise can help improve joint function and strengthen the musculature around them.
- Stress management. Stress can increase inflammation and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation can be helpful.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be managed through a nutritional, detoxification approach. Care for the digestive system and support the intestinal flora with Bifidus and Acidophilus. Incorporating nutritional ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, seaweed APIs, turmeric and black pepper may prove to be a very suitable solution. These approaches can help in managing inflammation and supporting joint health. Collaboration with a medical professional is important for the appropriate management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Alkalinize and keep your body in harmony to help fight inflammation and improve quality of life.
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