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Newer Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis All Have Similar Risks -- Maybe It’s Time to Go Natural?

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis is generally treated with some of the most dangerous drugs in medicine. A newer class of RA drugs is the “biologic” drugs called TNF-alpha inhibitors. While these drugs are aggressively promoted, there are still concerns about their safety. Potential serious side effects include infection and cancer
  • A recent safety analysis on three TNF-alpha inhibitors, Humira, Enbrel, and Remicade, shows that, when it comes to your risk of death from taking them, there’s no difference between the three drugs
  • A revised and updated drug-free RA protocol based on Dr. Thomas Brown’s RA treatment tends to provide a 60-90 percent improvement rate in most RA sufferers
  • Important aspects of the treatment protocol include dietary modifications, low-dose Naltrexone, optimizing your vitamin D levels, astaxanthin, probiotics (preferably in the form of fermented foods), and getting regular exercise

By Dr. Mercola

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease afflicting an estimated 1.5 million Americans, the majority of which are women. RA affects just over 53 women per 100,000, compared to nearly 28 men per 100,000.


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