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5. Controlled Diet

Having a well-controlled and specific diet tends to be a topic on weight loss and body image; however, a controlled, well-balanced and specific diet can be a powerful option. Omega-3 fatty acids are compounds found in fish (particularly salmon) that has many health benefits, including being a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Due to being a strong anti-inflammatory compound, omega-3 fatty acids are just what could benefit individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, there are some diets that specifically were designed to be inflammation-reducing, meaning they promote low levels of inflammation. Consider discussing dietary options for rheumatoid arthritis with a registered dietician or with a naturopathic doctor.

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6. Heat with Cold
This option seems a little counterintuitive, but hot therapy followed by cold therapy is a highly effective tool for reducing pain, inflammation, and some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. With this therapy, you are essentially taking an upper cut punch on your pain symptoms to promote healing. The heat therapy can help your body to relax and heal (use a warm wash cloth) and the cold therapy helps to renew the nerves to reduce the painful sensations in the joint areas (use a cold pack or frozen vegetables). This is a great holistic way to help manage your painful symptoms and the products can easily be found within your house. Keep the heat on your affected area for about ten minutes followed by ten minutes of cold therapy for a total of 20 minutes of treatment.