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Rheumatoid Awareness Day February 2nd

Friday, February 01, 2013

This year there finally is a Rheumatoid Awareness Day and yes it is on GroundHog Day plus there is a a ribbon I have added it my profile pic as a RAD suffer

It is interesting when people ask me what 's wrong and I tell them Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease they look at me like I have two heads then I say the more common Rheumatoid Arthritis then they proceed ot tell me I'm to young for "Arthritis" so I then have to explain its not the Arthritis grandma gets. Maybe now more people will understand what it is most likely not but it is a start.

While on the subject of RAD as it is a form of inflammation I was watching Brenda Watson on PBS this weekend and she was speaking of "silent inflammation" which can lead ot all kinds of disease which she suggest that we use a Probiotic's daily and take Omega 3 Well I started on Monday and with the probiotic I'm feeling better in the stomach I was always bloated and gassy it is helping can't wait to see how I feel in a months time.

She was also speaking of "leaky gut" still doing some research on that.

Next January by far was not my best month but at the same time not my worst month New month ahead of me .
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    emoticon for letting us know. Glad to know people will start being aware and informed.
    1907 days ago
    emoticon I agree with _Linda it would have been nice for RA to have it's Own Day but Any Publicity is Good Publicity, Right?
    Thanks for letting us know about this. It is good that word is Spreading about "Silent" Diseases like RA. People NEED to be more informed.
    1907 days ago
    Thank you for bringing this day to our awareness, it is a disease that needs much more awareness brought to it. As you mentioned, so many people think of it as gramma's disease and don't understand just how many people's lives are affected by RAD.
    I hope this will help.

    1907 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Its a shame they have to put it on a day already celebrating something else, but I guess its better than nothing!! Is that supposed to be a purple or violet ribbon or just plain blue? Finally, a color I can wear that doesn't clash with my red hair :P.
    Ironically, I was having GI problems until I started having to take narcotics for pain, then I plugged right up. I do eat at least 9-14 servings of freggies a day and this is probably why my stomach complains as I am always way over the daily recommended fiber intake. omega's are a regular part of my diet -I use them to get the fat requirement -you need it for vitamins to absorb. I also get probiotics in my Greek yogurt and at one time was taking a supplement for them, but it didn't help the runs any.
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention!!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!!
    1907 days ago
    Yes, RA has nothing to do with age. Other factors can lead to RA, though. One of my friends has Crohns and she developed RA as a result, according to her doc.

    Probiotics & omegas will be great for your health, whether they help the RA or not!
    1908 days ago
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