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Smoothies and Shakes for RA Relief

Updated on September 22, 2014

Smoothies, Healthy Shakes and Nutritional Drinks for Rheumatoid Arthritis

DRINK your nutrition the easy way to soothe joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis Getting all those fruits and veggies and healthy foods? Why not throw them all into a nutritious drink or two per day and be done with it?

Having rheumatoid arthritis is MORE than enough pain without having to make your nutrition plan a new part-time job. Consider adopting a habit to make yourself a liquid smoothie, healthy shake or nutritious drink at LEAST once every day. Include the right ingredients, and you may find HUGE success in a remedy for all than pain without too much hassle.

Let's face it. You KNOW you need to eat right...and it's so hard to get those recommended 5 - 13 servings of fruits and vegetables some days (maybe MOST days). Maybe that thought is even beyond your comprehension!

Drink that joint pain away with healthy smoothies and nutritious drinks!

Making Nutritious Drinks the EASY Way

A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away.

There are folks who are PROS at grocery shopping and food preparation...they've got it down to a science and actually ENJOY that whole process! Some shop 2 or 3 times a week so they always have fresh fruits & veggies and can create gourmet meals without making a grocery list or breaking a sweat. Then there's those OTHER folks who just want a quick fix and get ON with life. Those chef pro masters of the kitchen are already off on autopilot. Here you'll find SIMPLE recipes with only a handful of ingredients, throw 'em in the blender and ...done!

Getting set up with basic ingredients will make these daily drinks a breeze. Use the links below to get what you need or find similar items at your local health food store, but DO watch the brands because all are NOT the same. There's a lot of junk out there, even at health food stores hiding behind shiny labels that often do NOT tell the real story. Learn more about that here...Are Your Vitamins Safe?

Choose a few smoothie recipes and at least commit to making yourself one regularly, best daily! Grab some quality ingredients and keep them on hand, then add fresh fruits as you like until you find combinations that you love. Yogurt is also an excellent ingredient for nutritious drinks, as well as a little fruit juice. The idea is to get these nutrients into your bod daily and to commit to a daily habit. So get set up and enjoy!

Pain-Soothing Herbs for RA Joint Relief

Important Ingredient for your Nutritious Drinks

The most studied of the anti-inflammatory herbs are ginger and turmeric.

Ginger is probably best known for its ability to ease motion and morning sickness as well as drug-induced and postoperative nausea. Ginger extract also has been found to reduce knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Turmeric is proven to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Turmeric is a plant related to ginger and is the herb that gives curry its brassy golden color.A turmeric compound was found in one animal trial to be almost as potent as cortisone in treating acute inflammation.

You could use ginger and turmeric in cooking, but it would mean consuming a LOT of both herbs on a daily basis, which isn't very practical for most of us. Instead there's a good supplement that not only includes both of the above along with other anti-inflammatory herbs specific to RA needs.

This supplement also includes Resveratrol, a chemical compound found in certain plants. Plants naturally produce it as an antibiotic substance to fight both bacteria and fungi. Plants containing resveratrol include the grapes and skins of grapes that produce wine, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries and cranberries.

Resveratrol can also be found in peanuts, certain pine trees and in Japanese knotweed. Knotweed is a plant native to many parts of Asia and is thought to have anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. Dr Weil recommends a particular supplement called Zyflamend which is available at the link below. It combines ginger and turmeric with other anti-inflammatory herbs and gives good results to sufferers of RA. It can be purchased in many forms, including a liquid which is easy to add to shakes or smoothies.

New Chapter Zyflamend Liquid, 2 Ounce  (Pack of 2)
New Chapter Zyflamend Liquid, 2 Ounce (Pack of 2)

Recommended highly for the specific needs of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Instead of buying all these herbs separately, get them ALL in one quality liquid product.

 

Herbal Liquid Supplement for RA - Loaded with Herbs Specific to RA Needs.

This powerful product contains Turmeric, Ginger, Green Tea, Resveratrol and more in liquid form.

ALL of these herbs have been linked to specific benefits for joints and RA.

Recommended by Andrew Weil, MD and other renowned naturalist MDs.

Zyflamend also be purchased in pill form and may also be available at your local health food store.

Fruits Specific to Needs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Certain fruits will soothe your RA joints when eaten regularly.

When you DO go to the grocery store...consider the following fruits described below to be a staple for adding to your shakes.

Even if your first reaction is 'EWWW! ...don't LIKE those'...consider that mixed in a shake or smoothie it might taste very different, or you might not even recognize the taste at all.

Pineapples and Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA sufferers benefit from pineapple due to Bromelain.

Besides being a healthy fruit, pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain that has some remarkable properties. Perhaps the most significant property of Bromelain for RA is it's ability to reduce inflammation, pain, swelling and speed healing from injuries.

Pineapples contain properties so beneficial for RA that some supplements for rheumatoid arthritis are made with a pineapple juice base.

Avocados and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Avocados promote cartilage repair for people with RA.

Among the Mayan Indians of the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala who regularly consume ripe avocado pears, Dr John Heinerman, a medical anthropologist, reports he has not found ONE single case of rheumatoid arthritis!

The same is true of various native North West Amazon tribes who live in areas where wild avocados grow in abundance. "Only when they give up avocados and start eating a Westernized diet do they start suffering from the disease." (J Heinerman, Encyclopedia of Healing Juices, Parker Publishing, 1994).

Is THAT enough to get you to try a bit of avocado in your daily drink?

Avocados are very high in fat, and that's one reason they've earned the nickname "butter pear." A medium-sized avocado contains 30 grams of fat, as much as a quarter-pound burger! That's why diet experts have long urged Americans to go easy on avocados in favor of less fatty fruits and vegetables.

However, now nutritionists are thinking twice since they are finding that most of the fat in an avocado is mono-unsaturated, meaning they contain the "good" kind of fat that actually lowers cholesterol levels. They contain antioxidant monounsaturated oils, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E and avocados can promote cartilage repair in arthritis. Rich in potassium, vitamins B and E as well as high in fiber, avocados may help protect against lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Blueberries and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants.

Blueberries contain more antioxidants than ANY other fruit! When scientists analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability, blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.

Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse, packed with antioxidant phytonutrients, blueberries neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to many serious diseases.

Bananas and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bananas are loaded with potassium & fiber - helps reduce cramping muscles for those with RA.

Bananas are a super food that provides hundreds of health benefits! Bananas are one of the most potassium-rich foods available (2nd only to avocados) and contain a rare combination of energy value, tissue-building elements, vitamins and minerals, fiber and other essential nutrients. Potassium is an an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since bananas help to neutralize acidity, they are also a great way to get rid of heartburn and have long been recognized for their antacid effects.

A normal intake of potassium suppresses calcium excretion in the urine and minimizes the risk of kidney stones. High in natural fiber and tissue-buidling elements, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Potassium is also essential for helping muscles to contract properly and reduces cramping up.

Last but NOT least, bananas are an immunity booster! Bananas contain 25 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin B6, necessary for producing antibodies and red blood cells as well as aiding in the metabolism of fat. So the vitamin B6 serves as an immunity booster. So, this fruit strengthens your armor against infectious diseases.

UP the Antioxidants to Fight RA

Can't Get Too Many Antioxidants

Antioxidant Levels In Fruits And Vegetables per 100 grams or about 3 1/2 ounces:

Kale - 11770 * Spinach - 11260 * Prunes - 5570 * Raisins - 2830

Blueberries - 2400 * Blackberries - 2036 * Brussel Sprouts - 1980

Alfalfa Sprouts - 1930 * Broccoli Flowers - 1890 * Beets - 1840

Red Bell Peppers - 1710 * Strawberries - 1540 * Onion - 1450 * Corn - 1400

Eggplant - 1390 * Raspberries - 1220 * Plums - 949 * Oranges - 750 *

Red Grapes - 739 * Cherries - 670 * Kiwi Fruit - 602 * Pink Grapefruit - 483

Liquid Zeolite Supplement to Remove Dangerous Toxins - The nutrients we ingest benefit MUCH more once toxins and impurities are released.

Clinically formulated to help support the immune system, remove heavy metals and toxins, and balance your body's pH levels, this product is 100% natural and non-toxic and is derived from zeolites.

Powdered forms of specific zeolites have been used as traditional remedies for centuries throughout Asia to promote overall health and well being. The story of these "volcanic rocks" has been passed down from generation-to-generation as more and more people have experienced its life-changing benefits.

Making Nutritious Drinks in a Hurry

No Hassle Quick Tips

*Keep your dry shake ingredients and liquid herbs in one place, like in a cabinet just above the blender if possible.

*When you buy fresh fruit, consider freezing small portions so they can't spoil. Use small ziplok bags for each portion - just the right size.

*Buy bags of organic frozen fruit rather than fresh so you always have some on hand.

*Whenever possible, use organic fruit and fruit juices.

*Experiment with various mixtures and flavors til you find a liquid nutrition flavor you love. Sweeten with honey or Stevia rather than sugar.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe
Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Very tasty AND good for you, this smoothie is a personal favorite.

Start with sugar free pineapple juice, then add your favorite berries.

Fresh organic fruit is always best, but frozen organic fruits are good too. I buy them at Trader Joe's and always keep an assortment in my freezer.

Stevia is a natural sweetener that's safe to use if needed, and can be found in both liquid and powder form. Taste your smoothie first. The fruit juices already contain natural sweet flavors.

All yogurt is not the same either, since some brands are loaded with unhealthy sugars, Look for sugar free yogurt. The Greek yogurt brand is a good one.


Shamrock Shake Recipe

2 scoops shake mix

8 oz. Purified Water

1 scoop Greens!

1/4 avocado

1 handful Ice

Blend well and enjoy!

Chocolate Cherry Shake Recipe

1 scoop Chocolate Shake Mix

1 tbsp. organic peanut butter or almond butter

1 scoop Greens

2 tsp. peppermint extract

3-4 organically grown mint leaves

½ cup organic fresh or frozen cherries

Blend and Enjoy!

Simple RA Remedy

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Mix

Get some organic apple cider vinegar (Braggs is a good brand). Also get your hands on some honey, honey. REAL raw honey! This is important because the honey sold in most grocery stores is NOT the same. Best to get it direct from a bee keeper or else raw honey from a health food store. The two ingredients mixed together are said to have great results for arthritis and joint pain, just a couple of tablespoons daily.

Experiment with ways of doing this til you find one you like, maybe mix with hot tea or in a smoothie.

"Conventional medicine often addresses joint and bone health by leaning heavily on problematic drugs, including steroids and bisphosphonates. Find healthier solutions."

— Dr. Andrew Weil

Book by Dr. Weil about Medical Industry in the US

Read the excerpts on the site if not the entire book, VERY insightful.

Very timely viewpoint given the current buzz about the medical industry in the US.

Be your own second opinion and seek healthy alternatives.

Get on the right track toward improved health with Dr. Weil.

Get advice about RA and other ailments.

Startling Statistics about Arthritis

Did YOU know?

*Arthritis is more common in adults than cancer, heart disease, respiratory conditions and spinal cord trauma as far as having a serious impact on quality of life.

*Over 8 million Americans are identified as having Arthritis with Canada reporting 4 million. If you consider that Arthritis includes up to a hundred different conditions within its category, the numbers add up quickly, making arthritis pain relief frequently sought. Osteoarthritis is the most common form in adults and often the most recognized. Juvenile Arthritis strikes even children in diapers therefore it is not just a disease of the old but also affects the youngest of our population.

* Arthritis is the leading cause of physical disability. Our economy suffers an $81 billion loss annually from the health care costs related to arthritis and those seeking arthritis pain relief and from lost workdays due to arthritis. Visits to the doctor are doubled for those with arthritic conditions. Of the more than 40,000 hip and knee replacements done in Canada alone in 2000 and 2001, over 80% had arthritis related diagnosis.

See Source and Read More about Arthritis Here

Consider natural food sources for relief from arthritis before resorting to pharmaceuticals.

"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine"

Begin to make small changes regularly in the food you ingest to get best results.

While supplementing with nutritional products is wise, to supplement a lousy diet is NOT!

An excellent resource of specific examples of foods that remedy a variety of ailments.

Food Allergies and Options for RA Sufferers

RA has been linked to food allergies. Even is you are not allergic, certain foods will affect people difference ways so you might have an intolerance to certain foods. Experiment with different combinations to find those that work well for you.

This article is not meant to treat your RA, nor to cure or diagnose. Check with your doctor before starting any new method or treatment. Even natural interventions can have interactions with meds, especially when taken in large doses.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice information.

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      Great lens packed full of good information.....smoothies certainly make it easier to cram a lot of nutrition into your day.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Great information! 5* and lensrolled to my Top Ten Immune System Boosters lens..

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I used to drink a banana, blueberry and strawberry smoothie all of the time. Yummy! Great lens! I did not know it can help with arthritis.

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      Excellent and informative lens. Angel Blessings to you

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @SandyMertens: Hey thanks Sandy, appreciate that. Maybe you really ARE an internet spider, woman! Been traveling some new paths in promotion, and you are everywhere I go. Will connect as I learn my way around some of those places like tagfoot and others.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now I know why I've been instinctively drawn to use blueberries in a lot of my smoothies! Thank you for creating a great resources for yummy and and supportive drinks. :)

      Lensrolled to my Wellbeing lens.

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      RuthieDenise 6 years ago

      What a great lens! Thanks for the info on arthritis. I had heard of some of these but I need to start getting serious and take them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      world best fruitjuice monaive

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      Barbara_Allan 6 years ago

      I've very interested in effective arthritis treatment.Smoothies and nutritional drinks are a great treatment for RA, but if they aren't working for you it may be because you have a delayed food hypersensitivity to one or more of the ingredients. Tweaking your ingredient choices could make a big difference.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      Good information for helping with rheumatoid arthritis! I like the idea of smoothies with ingredients that will help. I'm lensrolling it to my Yoga and Arthritis lens, since I like that people can have many alternative ways to deal with arthritis (thanks, by the way, for the comment there -- comments are FINALLY coming through again!)

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      This was really interesting. My husband makes a lot of smoothies but I tend to eat my yogurt and fruit separately each morning. More so because I'm a diabetic and it slows down the digestive process than an actual preference. Good to know just how beneficial smoothies can be.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      These are great, I wonder if a little bit would help my Dalmatian. I have been giving him a little glucloseme.

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      marketmasterpro 6 years ago

      We love smoothies and will make some. I used to have fibromyalgia and this would help.

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      A very interesting lens. Looks like a should start making myself some smoothies. thanks for the info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very impressive lens my friend. Im really proud of what you're doing here and the help you share others.

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      These look REALLY great!! Thanks for sharing - love the recipes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love fruits and it helps me become healthier and stronger..

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      howtocurecancer 5 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Smoothies that contain fruits and ingredients packed with vitamins and antioxidant not only fight conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, but taste great too! These recipes would definitely interest hip replacement recipients suffering adverse effects and pursuing a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit, who need to increase strength and improve overall health. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This information I know will help others that want a more natural approach. I love the smoothie idea. I have inflammation myself in my knees and I love pineapples and bananas So looks like I will be drinking some smoothies. Yummy ideas and thanks for sharing.

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      saraPalmer 5 years ago

      This is a very nice lens. I can see that there several interesting recipes and food items here. I myself am a believer that there are certain food items that can combat health disorders. Now rheumatism and arthritis sufferers have a delicious alternative. Great lens!

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      wayne_luvinlife 5 years ago

      Wow! I learned a lot... I love avocados and didn't know what all they were good for!

      very informative lens! thanks

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      mrkensworld 5 years ago

      Hi Carol, a great lens with such beneficial and well researched information! I hope you will consider adding Nopalea as it combines many of these natural ingredients into one powerful wellness drink! Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Any unhealthy way of treating our own system can further lead to any serious medical conditions, and the same account also applies to the causes of Fibromyalgia. Even the imbalances that may take place inside our system itself due to constant strain and stress can be the reason that can be considered as a cause. Even without the intervention of external factors, the way we treat our body can itself be a major cause. Then, Fibromyalgia Pain Relief is the answer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Truly a wonderful lense for anyone looking to be fit and healthy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Truly a wonderful lense for anyone looking to be fit and healthy.

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      hipreplacementlawsuit 5 years ago

      I love smoothies! I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle since with my age I am prone to hip injuries. I would not want to have a hip replacement operation, even with a Hip Replacement Recall issued, I want to stay healthy and avoid risky operations.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      I just made a smoothie and, pop, here I find your lens on the very thing. Sounds so helpful

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Choosing to have a healthy lifestyle can greatly affect oneâs health. Likewise, preferring to have these smoothies and nutritional drinks as management for arthritis lessens the possibility of developing side effects like what most drugs and surgical interventions do. The DePuy Hip Replacement Recall is gaining attention after it was found out that the device is defective and caused major problem on patients.

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      PninetyxReviews 5 years ago

      Best informative lens...I have Rheumatoid Arthritis

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      PninetyxReviews 5 years ago

      Best informative lens...I have Rheumatoid Arthritis

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lense... I like this Smoothies idea, great taste and healthy :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Great article! I've been a proponent of letting our food be our medicine for some years now. The more I learn, the more I'm convinced that most of our illnesses can be healed by paying attention to our food. Bookmarking this one for sure! :)

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      lezjon247 5 years ago

      wow this lens is so amazing!! all of of these information are very helpful. Being creative and resourceful is very important to achieve a healthy lifestyle especially when it comes to approaching the natural cure for RA. MD's find it hard to believe that there will be such thing as holisitc approach to relieving the sign and symptoms on RA. I would like to share my simple shake it is called the "pump-up shake"

      I 1/2 scoop of Madre Labs Midori Greens

      350 or 8 oz of water

      1 banana

      1 tsp vanilla

      1 tablespoon of honey

      Blend Well

      By the way Midori Greens contains Field-Grown Whole Grasses, Herbs & Vegetables, Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Marine Phytoplankton, and Beet Juice Powder. I find this very helpful for the RA since my brother has a RA. I hope this helps , also Here's a $5 off coupon for Midori Greens at iHerb dot com : Ahi214

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      lezjon247 5 years ago

      wow this lens is so amazing!! all of of these information are very helpful. Being creative and resourceful is very important to achieve a healthy lifestyle especially when it comes to approaching the natural cure for RA. MD's find it hard to believe that there will be such thing as holisitc approach to relieving the sign and symptoms on RA. I would like to share my simple shake it is called the "pump-up shake"

      I 1/2 scoop of Madre Labs Midori Greens

      350 or 8 oz of water

      1 banana

      1 tsp vanilla

      1 tablespoon of honey

      Blend Well

      By the way Midori Greens contains Field-Grown Whole Grasses, Herbs & Vegetables, Broken Cell Wall Chlorella, Marine Phytoplankton, and Beet Juice Powder. I find this very helpful for the RA since my brother has a RA. I hope this helps , also Here's a $5 off coupon for Midori Greens at iHerb dot com : Ahi214

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      I loooove smoothies! Yummy!

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      mannasugar 5 years ago

      The immune system attacks good cells which is what causes arthritis, it is an auto-immune disease, very good Lens....

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      Cheryl D Thomas 5 years ago

      thanks for this lens. I will be trying these. I've been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis since 2000 so I'm always looking at ways to making my life a little easier and pain free. Great lens!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Thumbs UP!! Love the recipes and all the great info. Angel blessed.

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      BusinessSarah 5 years ago

      I don't have arthiritis, but I do looooove smoothies (especially green smoothies!) -- bookmarking for fruit-at-the-farmers-market season! Excellent lens, blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a good supplement as synthetic medicines have been reported to have lots of issues. fosamax lawsuits

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting lens you have here about smoothies and nutritional drinks against rheumatoid arthritis is a disease characterized by it's trademark stiffness and pain . This is a very helpful tips thank you for sharing. DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Extremely good information! I love smoothies and your recipes sound delicious.

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      BlissGlutenFree 5 years ago

      Great lens- thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was not made aware that smoothies and nutritional drinks can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis from developing. Thanks for sharing its very helpful. DePuy Pinnacle Recall

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      poissonenciel 5 years ago

      Interesting. Thank you

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      KarenCookieJar 4 years ago

      I have Rheumatoid Arthritis but I've never heard of drinking smoothies before to help with it! I'll have to try this.

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      MarkLim81 4 years ago

      Have been trying smoothies with grapefruit, but it's really bitter!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I have RA will have to give your smoothies a try.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice info i'll try something.

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      Astonished 4 years ago

      As an ex-sufferer of RA (yes, it CAN be beaten), I don't think smoothies had even been invented back then. Wish they had, some of yours look delicious! I beat RA in my early 30s with a change of diet and a big lifestyle change plus cider vinegar, honey and molasses, Margaret Hills style. It worked for me.

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @Astonished: This is great to hear and a similar approach, I think. The smoothies work for those who need to cram as much daily nutritional remedies as possible into one.

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      Nikki58 4 years ago

      Always looking for good smoothie recipes. We recently started making at home as trying to eat healthier. Yes, I know you can buy at some fast food places now but just not quite the same as homemade in my opinion. Thanks for the great info.

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      giovi64 lm 4 years ago

      Good info.

      Beautiful and interesting lens!

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      LiveBig LM 4 years ago

      Going to try something from this lense soon.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, with lot's of good info. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love this lens! It's going into favorites!

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      rasnasah 4 years ago

      Great Lens.Very informative.Thanks.

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      jvsper63 4 years ago

      I was recently diagnosed with RA, the Doctor prescribed me plaquenil 3 months ago, i went back 3 weeks ago when he got more blood work back. Now he want me on mtx 7.5 weekly with the other medication.. I refuse to take mtx . I decided to try something else, i started to eat right fruits and veggies!! what a difference, i lost 15 pounds (almost) and i feel 90 percent better. Still on plaquenil to be safe Plus i am taking supplements also. I am bookmarking this lens:) Thank you for all this great information.

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @jvsper63: Eating lots of fruit and veggies and taking quality supplements is bound to help you. It's hard to deal with docs who just want to prescribe more meds. In the end we just need to be our own best second opinion, and it sounds like you are doing just that. Keep doing your own research about RA and stay focused on nutritional remedies.

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      The Berry Smoothie recipe sounds yum. Unbelievable how something so delicious can also be nutritious! I can't wait to try it. Thanks! Sundae ;-)

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      AussieAnnie LM 3 years ago

      I have a smoothie everyday and love it

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      Mobley5 3 years ago

      Really great lens - always good to look at dietary solutions first when trying to treat medical problems.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      Fascinating and balanced lens - I am impressed by the soundness of your data. Pinned to two related boards and tweeted. Arthritis is so common, and once you experience joint pain it makes it hard to do anything else.

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      Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @Gypzeerose: Hey thanks Rose. I created this while watching a loved one deal with arthitis pain every day. Fortunately I do not have it myself, however believe strongly in these nutritional remedies over pharmaceuticals.

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      Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @Mobley5: Same here, there's more relief in dietary solutions than most people have any idea.

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      julieannbrady 2 years ago

      I hadn't thought of smoothies for arthritis relief -- I will have to give these a try to report back to you on my success.

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      Sofia 2 years ago

      I want to try blending pineapple with other veggies and herb, just imagining the sweetness for my sweet tooth! My personal fav'rite are a combination of celery, apple, carrots and cucumber - Real refreshing!. I have RA and also been taking this Omega-3 http://visiongroupcorp.com/omega3.html - the natural lemon flavor worked for our liking also Chamomile Flower served as tea. These are both wonderful anti inflammatory alternative for RA.

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