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The Real RA: A Personal Look

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3. Dietary Choices

Eating a well-balanced diet is important for people with RA; it helps them maintain a healthy weight and sustain energy levels. But many RA patients take it a step further; they choose to experiment with their diet, hoping to tame the inflammation that causes joint damage.  Sometimes, these changes are worthwhile—check out this video clip to learn how Shannan and Jennifer’s RA responded to their diet choices.  

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To find out if your diet is worsening your RA symptoms, try an elimination diet. Eliminate specific foods from your diet one by one and see if the change has any effect.