Which Would You Rather? Paleo, Juicing, or Plant-Based Diets for JIA/RA

Hold the phone! Hold. Wait. Uhhhh am I reading this right? There is a mom, who seems to have good intentions, a mom who clearly loves her young daughter who was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis /rheumatoid arthritis.

Yet, this mom has taken her daughter off of all her prescription medications?! And… what’s baffling her daughter’s doctors—she is not experiencing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?!

You can read her post here, which almost seems too good to be true, but I’ve got to believe that by making some pretty drastic changes to her daughter’s diet, they’ve seen significant improvement.

From what I gather, the Paleo diet focuses on consuming a large amount of meat, fish, fresh vegetables, nuts, fruits, and never consuming processed foods such as dairy, pasta, bread, cake, etc.

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Eating like a caveman, okay. I get that. Source: www.giphy.com

Then the mother chose to also incorporate consuming juices (made of fruits and vegetables) to add additional nutrients into her daughter’s diet. Okay. I get that, too.

Actually, I applaud anything to help children/adults to consume more veg and fruits any old day!

Kids as we know can be fussy, so go for it.

But the meat? The chicken? Pork? Really? How nice it would be to save an animal. They have rights, too. Why not get enough protein from a plant-based diet… maybe a little fish and seafood on occasion?

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Not that the fish would agree. Source: www.giphy.com

Personally, based on what I’ve read in my research, I believe there’s a lot of cred to getting healthier by omitting DAIRY—and THAT’s why I think the young girl’s symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis went dormant.

After all, it’s animal products that produce inflammation and according to the findings of Dr. Campbell, inflammation is the cause of disease.

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone

Alisha Stone has a BA in psychology and is dedicated to improving the lives of others living with chronic illnesses.

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