Juicing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

arthritis handsMore and more people are beginning to look towards natural foods and remedies for rheumatoid arthritis relief. Research studies show that different food nutrients can help people with arthritis pain relief and in slowing down the progression of this disease. People with rheumatoid arthritis are finding that by increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables, they are able to reduce or even eliminate their symptoms. Avoiding inflammation causing foods such as meat and other foods high in saturated fats is also helping to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Juicing fruits and vegetables is a great way to get lots of fruits and vegetables into your diet. Juicing also allows you to extract high doses of the vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants found in produce. Plus you get these nutrients directly from the fresh food source, which can greatly improve their digestibility and assimilation into the cells of the body.

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Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, a nutritionist at the Tufts University School of Medicine, claims that “Much of the damage rheumatoid arthritis inflicts upon the body is probably the result of so-called free radicals.” Free radicals are harmful atoms that attack our bodies cells and are the primary reason for why we age. They occur naturally in the body as a result of chemical reactions involved in releasing energy from food and also from exposure to sunlight. The problem these days is that we are bombarded with a whole lot more free radicals from pollution, toxins and smoking. Furthermore, our intake of antioxidants, which disarm these free radicals, can be decreased due to convenience foods and intensive farming methods.

So what are these antioxidants?

Vitamins C and E are both powerful antioxidants and also have the added benefit of being good anti-inflammatory nutrients. Studies on both these vitamins have shown that they can help with natural arthritis relief – for pain management and slowing down the progression of this disease.

Selenium is the pick-me-up tonic for vitamins C and E. Vitamins C and E become deactivated when they disarm a free radical and selenium comes along and reactivates them.

Vitamin A and zinc are also important antioxidants. Furthermore, they are necessary for producing and maintaining healthy synovial membranes.

Calcium – although not an antioxidant – is also important for building and maintaining healthy bones along with vitamin D. (Vitamin D is only obtained from animal and fish sources and exposure to sunlight)

Juicing for rheumatoid arthritis:
The great news is that there are 2 fruits which contain all of the above nutrients! Blackberries and kiwis which also taste great together! Try to use organic if you can, as research shows that the chemicals used in non-organic farming has inflammatory effects. Other great produce that may induce pain relief for arthritis include, all berries, broccoli, carrots, spinach, cucumber and kale.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Juice #1 – Kiwi and Blackberry
3 kiwis
3 Cups of blackberries

Peel the kiwis and thoroughly wash the blackberries. Juice and enjoy!

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Juice #2 – The Capple
4 carrots
1 apple

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Juice #3 – Alkalizing Vegetables
1/2 cucumber
2 carrots
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale
1/2 apple

Best wishes for your health
Darren and Veronica

19 Responses to “Juicing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief”

  1. pauline johnson says:

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  2. susie says:

    It really is true. Juicing cures rheumatoid arthritis. I was crippled up, disabled, in pure misery and torment. Now 20 months of juicing carrots and apples, eating a vegan diet, drinking lots of water my rheumatoid has gone. My doctor said i had to take pills for the rest of my life. I am living proof that i dont have to.

  3. veronica says:

    Hi Susie – that is amazing!!! This should inspire some people into using diet and nutrition as their main form of medicine.

  4. Louise says:

    I have been juicing for a month for breakfast and lunch, and eat a mostly plant based dinner with a little (3oz max) meat with my family. No cheese or daily products, no refined sugars…..I’ve lost 15 lbs, dropped my cholesterol by 100 points, and my RA symptoms are virtually gone. In addition, I have way more energy, my mood is fabulous, and mind is clear. I am totally amazed and happy with the results….. you couldn’t tell me a change in diet could do all this so quickly, but it has. I will continue this for the forseeable future! No more enbrel for me…ever! I love that this is a natural way to feel good and enjoy life again.

  5. salvina says:

    I’ve just been diagnosed with Arthritis, have been having pain for a few months now and medication is not the way i would go. Thankyou for this site, it has encourged me to start eating healthier and to avoid certain foods. Great testimonies. Will keep you informed on my progress.

  6. Chris says:

    Hi there. I’ve been having RA symptoms for about 6 months now, but haven’t been to the doctor yet for fear of being medically discharged from the navy. I finally let my wife talk me into this. It’s only been 4 days and I’ve already noticed a huge reduction in my morning stiffness and pain throughout the day. I was skeptical at first but after hearing her constantly going on about how much better she feels I decided to give it a go, and I’m feeling so much better than I have in months. I just wish more people were aware of this miracle. I do what I can to get the word out though. Keep up the good fight!

  7. veronica says:

    Chris – that is excellent. It is really just science, it is funny how people may initially react to juice as being something “out there” or a bit “wacko”. I used to have no interest in healthy eating, fortunately we can change.

    It is awesome how juice is helping you, and I hope lots of people get to read your comment here.


  8. Vicki says:

    I have suffered with RA for about 15 years. I have taken many drugs including methotrexate needles. Juicing has brought me to a place my rheumatologist never thought I would be. She was convinced I would be on meds my whole life. My blood work proved that it can turn around. I am not on meds and am very thankful. Plus I have lost 42 lbs to date. I am still juicing for another 40 days but I still have enough fat to sustain me 🙂

  9. Storm says:

    I have had RA for many years. The doctors have told me that I have a very aggressive form. I watched a documentary on juicing. I dug my old juicer out of the garage and started with juice every day. I am now starting your juice recipes. currently I am off my medication, one of the biological drugs, the symptoms are still there but at a low level. We will see how things go. I am feeling better. Fortunately I eat organic and have always had a veggie heavy diet. I am starting back at the gym in the morning, the first time I have felt like it in 6 months. I will keep you posted. I am working toward remission!

  10. Samantha says:

    I have been diagnosed with RA since I was 16 (43 now). I have had some pretty intense flares in the past 8 years since the birth of my daughter. I recently gained about 40 pounds that I could not afford to gain on long term maintenance-dose prednisone. I bargained with my doc to get off the prednisone in exchange for going back on a biologic with an increase in methotrexate. Now there is a shortage of injectable methotrexate, which is much more tolerable at the higher levels. I stumbled across this site and figured at this point I have nothing to lose by trying a more natural approach. I’m going to try all of the recipes above…. I hope it helps!

  11. Pam says:

    I was diagnosed with R.A several months ago. I have been put on plaquinol and methotrexate 8 pills a week. I hate being on metho because I can’t go in the sun. So I decided to add the natural way in addition to the meds. I have been using your juicing recipes for four weeks now.I have seen an amazing turnaround. I am convinced it is the juicing, but now I have to convince my specialist that I would like to go off the methotrexate. How long is the juice good for in the fridge? I would like to just juice every other day and store it in the fridge for the convenience. I just don’t want the juice to lose it’s benefites by storing it too long.

  12. veronica says:

    Hi Pam,

    Great to hear that juicing is making a difference for your health 🙂

    How long a juice lasts will depend on the machine you use. The juice made by a centrifugal juice extractor lasts for 24 hours provided it is kept in the fridge and in an air tight container, the juice from masticating machines last up to 24 hours.

  13. Rich says:

    I have psoriatic arthritis. I am on enbrel and it definitely has helped me drastically. However I still have to take pain killers and a very low dose of predisone. Has anyone had the same positive affect from juicing with psoriatic arthritis?

  14. Pam says:

    I was diagnosed in Jan of this year with R.A. I have been on methotrexate and plaquinol and I did go into remission and I was feeling pretty good.Then I was rear ended on the highway 2 months ago, what a set back. I started into pool exercises almost right away and have now started juicing. I truly believe that juicing works! It is hard because I hate the taste but I hate veggies so it is the best alternative. I just say this is my healthy medication. So I will keep juicing.

  15. Debbie says:

    Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. Yay!

  16. Gail says:

    I have severe RA and have benefited from you juicing recipes.Do i lose any benefits if i use a blender for Recipe #1 Blackberry and Kiwi? Thank you again for these wonderful recipes!!!

  17. veronica says:

    Hi Gail,

    You will definitely still get great benefits from blending the blackberries and kiwis. The difference is that you will use less kiwis and blackberries when blending to get the same equivalent volume of juice. Nothing is discarded with a blender, so the fiber provides more volume and consistency, but a juicer machine will remove almost all the fiber, so more blackberries and kiwis are needed to produce the same amount of juice as provided by a blender.

    So, all in all you will actually get more of the anti-inflammatory antioxidant when using a juicer machine, because you need use more kiwis and blackberries. However, you are still going to get a lot of antioxidant when blending, just not as much as juicing.


  18. sue says:

    Hi, adding a bit of ginger to carrot and apple is nice. I also add tart cherries, if you juice them with carrot and apple it takes away the tartness and makes the drink tangy. I also sometimes add dandelion leaves to the juice because they are absolutely full of nutrition. Enjoy juicing everyone !!

  19. Owen says:

    I have had severe pain issues with RA in both knees. My doctor wans me to agree to total knee replacement in both knees. So far I have said no.
    I started Juicing daily this week & hope to loose wight & RA !

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