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Vital Health Details How To Recognize Early Warning Signs Of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Provides Tips To Manage Symptoms

Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the autoimmune system. RA occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the synovium — the lining of the membranes that surround the joints. Joint erosion may follow.

Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and director of Vital Health, Inc. explained, “Early RA tends to affect the smaller joints first, such as the joints that attach the fingers and toes feet. As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. RA can affect the organs as well.”

RA signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may even come and go. Periods of increased disease activity, called flares, alternate with periods of relative remission. Over time, RA can cause joints to deform and shift out of place.

“Through early detection, proper management of RA can be used to optimize the health status throughout the body. If a person has early warning symptoms of RA along with a family history of RA, or already has a diagnosed autoimmune disease, it is essential they start supporting the body in order to prevent progression of the disease,” remarked Dr. Griffin.

Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of RA

1. One or more finger-knuckle joints will swell. Redness and warmth of the knuckle joints may be present.

2. Tenderness on the balls of feet, even swelling under the foot. Pain may be worse when first getting out of bed.

3. Flu-like symptoms such as low-grade fever, fatigue and possible weight loss.

4. Bumps on the elbows. Firm bumps of tissue under the skin on the arms (rheumatoid nodules).

5. Joints are stiff for more than one hour in the morning. Stiffness that lasts for several hours is generally a symptom of inflammatory arthritis, and is typical of RA. You may also feel stiffness after any period of prolonged inactivity like napping or sitting.

6. Inflammation of tendons creating pressure on your nerves. This may cause numbness, tingling, or a burning feeling in your hands referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome or in the feet as plantar fasciitis.

7. Other symptoms can include dry mouth or dry itchy inflamed eyes, chest pain when breathing and difficulty sleeping.

Prevention and Symptom Management

1. Avoid Foods That Trigger Inflammation

While some foods seem to ease inflammation, compounds in others have been found to increase it. The following foods have been attributed to raising inflammation levels in the body and should be avoided:

    Fried and processed foods
    Dairy products
    Sugar and refined carbohydrates
    Salt and preservatives
    Corn oil
    Alcohol and tobacco
    Eating hamburgers, chicken, or other meats that have been grilled or fried at high temperatures can raise the amount of advanced glycation end products (AEGs) in the blood. High levels of AGEs have been detected in people with inflammation (1)

2. Gluten’s Connection With RA

“RA is an autoimmune disease. Gluten is one of the most common food sensitivity linked to autoimmune disease,” explained Dr. Griffin who is a Certified Gluten Practitioner and trained expert in gluten and the harmful effects it can have on the body. “Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease linkage needs to be ruled out if a person has an autoimmune disease. The elimination of gluten in the diet can be so powerful that there is hope to lessen the systems of RA, possibly eliminate the need for multiple medications, and most importantly prevent other autoimmune disease.”

Symptoms of arthritis, which include joint pain and stiffness, are also symptoms of the immune response caused by celiac disease. People who are gluten sensitive or who have been diagnosed with celiac disease may experience joint pain, swelling, and stiffness if they eat foods with gluten.

These similar symptoms make celiac disease difficult to diagnose. In fact, it’s commonly confused with other conditions, such as arthritis. It is important to discuss with your doctor all of your symptoms even those that may seem unrelated. In addition to looking at the joints, especially if you have a family history of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is important that the intestines are not overlooked for they are often the root cause.

3. Nourish the Body With Nutritional Supplements

Dr. Griffin explains, “Certain nutritional substances can help alleviate RA. Addressing nutritional deficiencies that have been genetically linked to RA and other autoimmune diseases can help prevent the diseases or slow down its progression. The most commonly observed vitamin and mineral deficiencies in patients with RA include:

    Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes. Try ProVitality Vitamin D.
    Zinc alleviates joint swelling and morning stiffness associated with RA. Many people with RA are deficient in Zinc.
    Vitamin B12 deficiency does not cause arthritis but may worsen anemia in patients with RA. Anemia is a common problem in patients with RA, according to the National Anemia Action Council. RA patients may experience anemia because of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by the chronic use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (2) Additionally, B6 can help elevate inflammation. Vital Essence offers B-12 Folate and Methyl-B12 Lozenge. Autoimmune conditions frequently have the MTHFR gene link, which inhibits the methylation (absorption) of B12/folic acid/B6 necessitating the need for the methylated forms of B12 and folic acid.
    Folic Acid is a B vitamin that promotes health and supports the body’s metabolism. Some common RA drugs interfere with how the body uses folic acid. As a result, many RA patients become deficient in folic acid.
    Coconut Oil appears to reduce damage caused by the overactive immune system. Try ProVitality Coconut Oil, its rich antioxidants formula can help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis.

Vital Health, Inc. suggests talking to physician before beginning any supplement regimen.

About Vital Health, Inc.:

At Vital Health, Inc. Dr. Griffin integrates a whole body approach with the intention of facilitating wellbeing and optimal health amongst her clients. Dr. Griffin’s specialties include: traditional naturopathy, nutrition, EAV Meridian Stress Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screening, Environmental Screenings, Iridology, SKASYS, Live Blood Cell Analysis as well as established integrative therapies such as Neuroemotional Therapy, Neuromodulation Technique, Cold Laser and clinician for Spectracell Laboratories, Inc. Vital Health, Inc. Is located within the office complex of the Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Avenue Suite 409, Orland Park IL, 60462. 708-226-1131.




Combat Bundle Review: Examining The Details Behind Todd Kuslikis & Funk Roberts New Ultimate Fitness Bundle.

Columbus, Georgia (PRWEB) November 04, 2014

A full Combat Bundle review has been conducted to take an in-depth look at the claims made by Todd Kuslikis and Funk Roberts, the authors of the bundle sale. Todd and Funk claim that their program which features 72 complete fitness systems is the ultimate fitness and workout library designed to help everyday people sculpt lean, tone muscle, build real world strength, burn fat and live a healthier life.

The authors also claim that Combat Bundle contains $ 1,790 worth of value, but it’s being sold for just $ 37.00 for one week only. Josh Houghton of investigates to determine just how much truth is behind the claims of Combat Bundle.

“Combat Bundle reviews are everywhere since its release, but the goal of this review isn’t to justify the hype behind the product, but to take a further look into the content, what is being offered, are the authors credible and is this truly one of the biggest bundle sales of the year,” reports Houghton. The first claim that I looked into was that Combat Bundle is one of the biggest bundle sales of the year. I researched similar bundle sales which are in the fitness and workout niche and it is true that Combat Bundle is one of the biggest so far. None of the previous ones contain anything close to the content and products offered in this bundle package.”

Combat Bundle features 72 complete fitness systems contributed by some of the biggest names in the fitness, workout, nutrition and combat sports niches. The goal of Combat Bundle is to connect with two primary audiences. The first one is normal people, men and women who are looking to develop lean, muscle, burn body fat, gain real world strength and get into the best shape of their life by using the same workouts, routines and training methods fighters use to get into amazing shape.

The name of this bundle package may confuse some people since it contains the word “combat”, but, the premise behind the name is that fighters/combat athletes are some of the most fit people on the planet. They workout daily and have a vested interest in getting into amazing shape. So it makes sense to model fitness and workout programs after their workout and training sessions.

Although, one doesn’t need to step in a ring or be interested in combat sports to use the training in this bundle package. This massive fitness library has all types of resources that anyone interested in fitness, working out and becoming the best version of themselves possible.

The second audience of this bundle sale is for Combat Athletes. These are people who compete as fighters for a living or for sport. Combat athletes are always looking for the edge over their competition and ways to improve their strength, speed, performance and conditioning. They have to train and workout daily to stay in great shape.

The entire bundle sale features products ranging from bodyweight exercises, weight lifting, isometrics, hiit, finishers, kettlebells, resistance bands, mobility/flexibility, nutrition, combat, self-defense, resources for trainers, women & a lot more…

“The next part of the Combat Bundle review is to look into the authors behind the program and if they’re credible to be teaching others. First off, Todd and Funk are not the only contributors to Combat Bundle. This special sale contains 72 different contributions from some of the top trainers and fitness coaches in the business. Todd Kuslikis and Funk Roberts have submitted a few programs to Combat Bundle, but they’re not the main contributors. Todd is a well-known bodyweight exercise expert and also ran a popular bundle sale a year ago called Bodyweight Bundle. He is also the author of a number of different fitness and workout programs, ” reports Houghton.

Houghton further states for the record, “Funk Roberts is also an author and well known MMA trainer and coach and helps combat athletes reach their full potential, get into peak shape and win matches. Funk Roberts and Todd Kuslikis joined forces to bring the best of both of their worlds together since it can benefit both Combat Athletes and non-combat athletes just looking to get into great, physical shape.”

Combat Bundle is a completely digital/online sale and all products are delivered once purchased. All products and courses can be accessed online, from Ipads, smart phones and just about any device that can access an internet connection.

In addition, the authors provide a full, 100 percent, 60 day money back guarantee if customers aren’t happy for any reason.

“Combat Bundle is offered through the well-known online retailer called Clickbank which handles and processes all payments and refunds. The company is secure and always honors its refund policies,” report Houghton.

“Due to the natural of this bundle sale it will last only one week from the time it was released which was Monday, the 3rd of November. Once a week has passed the sales page is removed and will no longer be offered. This is unique as many online fitness and workout products leave the course online, but just up the price. This is done to stress the fact that this huge sale is limited and only available for a short time.” Reports Houghton.

Combat Bundle features full programs, workout and courses. No excerpts or partial trainings. Each course can be sold for a much higher amount. The contributors are willing to offer steep discounts to their best-selling programs because of mass exposure resulting from the launch.

“This Combat Bundle review has revealed that this is one of the biggest sales within the fitness world and by aligning themselves with well known, popular fitness professionals which are known for producing high quality content only increases the value of Combat Bundle. The authors spent over a year working behind the scenes to make this bundle sale a reality,” reports Houghton of

“If someone is looking to take their fitness, physique and workouts to a new height then Combat Bundle could be a good place to start. Although it may seem like an overwhelming experience because of the massive and huge number of courses that come with this bundle it isn’t. The authors have also added a special quick start guide to make sure you’re able to figure out exactly what program/course a person should start to help the person reach their goals,” reports Houghton.

Combat Bundle is a massive course featuring a lot of value and is truly a library of fitness and workout programs. If you would like to purchase or learn more about this limited time bundle sale, click here.

To read the full and detailed Combat Bundle review, please visit

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