Rheumatoid Arthritis – Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine
Hippocrates, the father of medicine in ancient Greece is still very important in today’s society for his wise quotes and his way to be a visionary. His words “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine shall be thy food” are generally true nowadays as well and there is no culture on the Earth that does not heard the simplified version of his words: “You are what you eat”.
In the last 50 years there has been made a tremendous change in the food industry. The meals from the 1970 revolutionary Fast Food turned eating in to a million dollars business. In the past two decades, the number of people suffering obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis has almost doubled compared to the beginning of the 20th century. What is the reason of these common diseases? Modern science can’t find a particular cause. But what do all these patients have in common? Basically the food they eat. As a result of the progress of the technique and science, we came to the level where our food is being engineered by the global companies that provide fast food and meat worldwide. Is there an effect of this fact? There surely is. People that grew up eating this junk food and are now 40-60 years old suffer of painful diseases that seem to be incurable.
What commonly happens with the patients that suffer of the junk food disease is that they start wondering whether there is a natural cure for their diseases. Doctors always say the same thing: there is no proven cure for rheumatoid arthritis or cardiovascular diseases. However, many of them advice the patients to seek to find healing power in natural treatments. According to Hippocrates, the food should be our medicine. Well, there has been found that natural treatments that involve seafood are extremely beneficial to people suffering of rheumatoid arthritis. The reason why people that add fish in their regular diets find that the disease symptoms loosen up is because of the fish oil this food contains. Omega 3, the fatty acids that can be found in fish oils, are very an effective rheumatoid arthritis treatment that help reducing the arthritis inflammation that is the result of joint degeneration.
People that suffer of obesity can be easily cured of their diseases if they start having their meals consisting of vegetables, fruits and water. However, many obese people have become somehow dependent of the junk food they eat and just can give up to their unhealthy lifestyle. That is why they also need besides the natural diet also therapy so that they won’t give up. Because of the fact that obesity leads to high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular diseases, it can’t be treated only with natural diets. And so is it with other junk food diseases too. Because of their complexity, they need more than a natural treatment, they need a whole new lifestyle that includes regular physical exercises combined with a healthy diet and minimized stress. In this way, even chronically diseases like rheumatoid arthritis become less painful and the arthritis joint pain gets diminished.