Yep, you knew this one was coming, didn't you?
Gluten is a common food trigger for rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmunity in general. Personally, it's one of my top 6 food triggers that I have eliminated or strictly limit to be able control my RA without medication, and I find in my holistic nutrition practice that most of my clients do better without it too.
If you suffer from RA, autoimmunity, or any pesky symptoms that seemingly have no cause, removing gluten from your diet may help. Give yourself at least 2 weeks COMPLETELY off gluten to see how you do. No cheating, no "just one bite". You can do it, the first 4 days are the toughest so be prepared with some GF alternatives in your kitchen. Giving up any food or ingredient, especially one as prevalent as gluten, can seem daunting.
The good news is that today there's much greater awareness of gluten sensitivity and far more GF products on the market than 5 or 10 years ago. If you're planning to go gluten free and don't know where to begin, I can help. Check out my Going Gluten-Free Guidance service. And get yourself a couple of loaves of Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free bread, it's awesome! Have a lovely day my GF friends!