I am the middle of 7 siblings. So far 5 of my siblings have been diagnosed with RA. This went further into my family with Aunts and Uncles and grandparents on both sides. I’ve been fighting this since I was 17 when all of my joints flamed up. I am almost 46 now. Once in a while I will have inflamed joints and they would go away. Since November 2003 my joints had shown more and more signs of the onset of RA. My right thumb was locking up. My knees were hurting on and off. My hand joints were red and imflamed on and off and very painful. I started looking into nutritional solutions which have once again stopped the progression of my worst nightmare. I started taking fish oil, vitiman E, vitiman D and a product called Juice Plus which gives my body 17 fruit and veggs servings per day. Within 2 weeks of utilizing these nutritional methods my hands and feet have improved at least 75 percent. I am a firm believier that the Juice Plus has been a major factor in stopping the random flaming joints. Is there any studies that I can look at regarding nutrition and RA? My mother was one who excaped this dreaded RA as well. I am hoping to be the next in my family. Know what my brothers and sisters are induring, I have a real need to know as much about this as I can. I have children who could be effected. My 26 year old daughter has some signs. Help!!!!!
Unfortunately there are very few controlled studies on this topic that I am aware of.