New research suggests baking soda could help treat the inflammation that occurs in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
As this study illustrates, there are alternative ways of combatting inflammation that do not require the use of dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Research conducted by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute demonstrates the effectiveness of natural approaches to inflammation particularly well by showing how a specific combination of micronutrients is superior to pharmaceutical drugs in controlling its key mechanisms. While some individual nutrients may display some anti-inflammatory effects, the institute’s research team has proven that a carefully chosen mixture of synergistic micronutrients can simultaneously target multiple mechanisms involved in the inflammatory response.
Examining the effectiveness of this synergy-based approach in a clinical pilot trial, the institute’s researchers have demonstrated that it is especially helpful in patients with painful joints. Studying the effects of micronutrient supplementation on arthritis patients aged between 45 and 84 years old, they found that, after 6 months of supplementation with a specific micronutrient combination, 50 percent of the patients showed significant improvement.
To access easy-to-read summaries of scientific studies proving that proper nutrition helps in controlling inflammation, visit the Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health website.