Update on thinking about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and diet.

It is rare to see an article on diet and arthritis in one of the main stream medical journals. The study suggests that some foods have a protective effect on RA development, such as mushrooms, citrus fruits and dairy products.

Perhaps we should eat more mushrooms http://tinyurl.com/jkgf7ga. While on mushrooms if you leave them in the sun for a few hours they accumulate Vit D.

The risk of a heart attack
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis you are at risk of increased cardiovascular events and death compared with the general population.

A yearly review of your risk factors and strategies to reverse them are worthwhile putting on the annual to-do list. Smoking, limited sleep, too much sitting, not enough movement, high blood pressure and excessive sugar intake are some of the lifestyle things to avoid.

If you think you sit too much use this calculator to estimate the time you spend sitting daily http://www.getbritainstanding.org. Good fun!

Quality arthritis information

This new video clip just released by Dragon Claw, a Patient-Centred Community for Sufferers, Carers, and Clinicians – Focusing on Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) https://vimeo.com/190399979/ed43602bf1
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