Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Your Gut?
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Thanks for coming back.
Rheumatoid arthritis, it's pretty painful.
It's a very painful condition for many people
who have this terrible autoimmune condition.
I've been working with patients with rheumatoid
I started practice a long, long time ago now
and I've always noticed one thing.
Nearly every patient I've seen with an auto
immune condition has got a gut condition that
So, in my opinion, rheumatoid arthritis gets
developed through a faulty gut, a faulty microbiome.
Something happens there.
Genetics do play a role in it for some people,
we definitely see that.
But then again, so does the microbiome.
I mean it gets transferred from mom to daughter
and so does a condition.
So, if the mom's going to pass her bacterial
packages onto her daughter, obviously that
means that she's going to be prone to getting
a similar type of autoimmune condition that
moms got, because she's got the same bugs
in her gut.
So, I've showed you guys on some of my older
videos that I did, I think, back in 2014,
I read a lot of old books as you know, and
I've found a lovely 1932 … I think it was
from the 1930s, 1932 book.
It's a British medical journal book and there
was a chapter on rheumatoid arthritis in it
and it clearly stated, by one of the medical
professors, "In all cases, look for the hidden
Those guys were smart back then.
We've become dumber and dumber.
Gosh, we're getting so stupid.
It makes me wonder what we're going to be
like in a 100 years from now.
Our phones are so smart now.
We're going to be so retarded.
We won't be able to use our phones.
We're getting so stupid.
But anyway, rheumatoid arthritis is a condition
I have personally worked with several clients
over the years and notice serious reductions
in pain, particularly when we got onto it
early before we got the bone deformities in
the fingers and that.
If we can get a rheumatoid arthritis patient
early and get the gut corrected, you can stop
it in its tracks.
You can cut that pain right back.
I've personally seen it.
It's no BS.
I've seen this with many autoimmune patients.
The gut must be in a good place if it's going
to reduce the inflammatory mediators it produces
Okay, I hope you can understand what I mean
So, the gut is the seat, as we know, of immune
dysfunction because most of the immune function
rotates around parts of the small bowel.
In fact, I think the first three inches of
the small bowel is about 60% of the body's
entire immune defense system.
So, it makes sense that that is in good working
order and all the bacteria intact if we want
to keep inflammation at bay.
But for many people, who treat their body
like a junk yard, they chuck in anything they
can and call it food and they have a highly
stressful lifestyle with drugs and alcohol
and all sorts of crap in their life.
Is it any wonder we get carnage inside the
But what if you've got an exemplary diet and
you've got rheumatoid arthritis, how the hell
do you get rid of it?
Well, it depends how long you've had it for.
So, if I keep hitting that microphone, you
guys are going to get annoyed with me.
I might put it here in the middle.
So, the key thing is if you've got rheumatoid
arthritis, or lupus SLE, or Sjogren's, or
any autoimmune condition, I cannot, I repeat,
I cannot overemphasize the importance of getting
a comprehensive stool test completed to get
a full examination, what's going on with the
microbiome and to correct that.
So unfortunately, if you're about my age,
about 60 and you've had RA for all your life
and you're looking a little bit like The Hunchback
of Notre Dame, a bit like this, well you're
not really going to reverse that are you?
I know I sound a bit stupid saying that, but
sometimes giving a graphic …
I've seen people with RA with hands like that
where they literally couldn't even go to the
It was that bad.
So, I hate seeing patients like that.
It's just so upsetting to see people in such
pain and then unfortunately they destroy their
bodies with medications.
And that's what happened to Glenn Frey, that
lovely musician from the Eagles.
I believe he passed away from an autoimmune
disease that was poorly managed with medications
and the medications actually did their job
well, too well, unfortunately so.
Yeah, one of my favorite bands, and it was
just so sad.
When I read that, I was really upset about
But if you are taking medications, make sure
you don't take too much.
Steroids, disease modifying drugs, and then
of course people also take NSAIDs, nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs, to reduce the prostaglandins
production in the stomach, which helps to
reduce pain in the body.
But unfortunately, you get ulcers and you
get all the other junk that goes along with
So, what was the question again?
Yes, it can affect your gut, but I believe
the gut creates the problem in the first place
to develop that.
If you work on the gut and get it to a higher
level of functioning, eat the right food,
take a few supplements to get the microbiome
back in balance, it can make a huge step towards
improving your life if you've got rheumatoid
arthritis because pain is a really, really
bad thing for people to have every single
If you are taking a drug like a biologic,
for example, I've got some patients who take
biologics for different conditions.
Remember, don't feel bad ever about taking
a medication if it's improving the quality
of your life.
That's the key thing, is the quality of your
life and we need to use any kind of tool we
can to improve that quality.
But we don't want to have that improvement,
also at the same time, undermining your health
with that drug and creating side effects that
So, you're walking on a tight rope there.
But, get that gut checked out and improve
Enzymes are important, very important with
Digestive enzymes are important and also probiotics,
but in my opinion, even more important is
to cleanse the gut.
Get rid of the clumsy yellow overgrowth, get
rid of the Citrobacter overgrowth, get rid
of those high numbers of yeast that you'll
Clean that gut up.
It's like cleaning up a house.
All of a sudden, it's a breath of fresh air
for that house, for your body.
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