Can vegan diet reverse rheumatoid arthritis?
Hello, Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system – which usually fights infection – attacks the cells that line your joints by mistake, making them swollen, stiff, and painful. According to studies, Dietary triggers may play a role in the autoimmune process, and a compromised intestinal barrier may allow food components or microorganisms to enter the bloodstream, triggering inflammation. Studies have also shown that dietary fiber found in these plant-based foods can improve gut bacteria composition and increase bacterial diversity in RA patients, thus reducing their inflammation and joint pain. Are such findings true?
@fremont Hello, RA can't be reversed. Even if you show evidence of low inflammation and your joints aren't swollen and tender but the inflammation can e reduced with foods. Some of the foods trigger in RA patients, a vegan diet helps improve symptoms by eliminating many of these foods. This review examines the potential role of a plant-based diet in mediating RA symptoms. Further research is needed to test the effectiveness of plant-based diets on joint pain, inflammation, and quality of life in patients with RA.