More natural way of treatment

Good evening everyone,

I was wondering if enyone tried using a more natural ways of treating RA. I have been diagnosed with RA back in 2020. I am 36 years old female. Since my diagnosis I have been given numerous medications (Sulfasalazine, Hydrocloroquine, different bialogocal medications, steroids), but nothing really worked, a part of steroids, which should not be taken for a long period of time.

I found rheumatologist with totally different point of view to a modern medicine. He is of opinion that to treat any auto-immunological illnesses, the patient needs to start from cleaning his/her bowels from parasites and pprotozoa. Any thoughts on that?

Thank you for any comments and advise.




  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 826

    Hello @tereskaszul and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have had RA for a few years and looking for alternative treatments to those prescribed. We have information on our website about alternative treatments (I've put a couple of links in below which may help) but we are all different and what works for one may not help another so really it is a case of try it and see if it helps you.


    Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their support and views as well.

    With very best wishes

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,600

    There is definitely some connection between the gut and autoimmune diseases but I don't think they know what yet. And there are other factors too. have a - long - read here

    I've had over 60 years of RA. I'd prefer not to have to take DMARDS but, frankly, not having had the option in my early years, I wouldn't now dream of not taking them.

    If the treatment proposed is simple, painless and merely a preamble to proper meds why not give it a go? But I do find myself wondering if your consultant is an NHS one or, if private, at least NHS qualified. If not, I'd not want to know. If this treatment is a cure then why don't we all know about it? If not, then how does it help? I'd want to know a lot more about it.

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  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579

    On a purely anecdotal basis, I certainly feel better (in myself, not on a pain level but then I find it easier to deal with a higher level of pain?) since I started eating yoghurt (Easy Yeo) on a regular basis.

    its a grin, honest!