Rheumatoid Arthritis Support
- Cape Fear Hero: Working through Rheumatoid Arthritis
"After an extensive amount of research
and a dramatic lifestyle changes
, she is now able to take daily walks on the beach and has become an advocate for those suffering from the same disease.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in all joints of the body. (* organs of the body
) It's a wonder she's able to take a stroll on Wrightsville Beach after being diagnosed twelve years ago.
Her doctor had warned her that if she did not take medication for RA, she would wind up in a wheelchair. That's when Guerriere decided that she was going to fight back
. She began extensive research into the disease and eventually discontinued all medicines and discovered food items that brought on extensive pain. It was a move that changed her life
"I changed my diet completely
to the things I knew were healthy for me, I quit all medications that the doctor had given me," said Guerriere. "I weaned off of things that were addictive and to date, I am medication free and listen to my body
. That is one thing that I've learned." #article
June, 25, 2010. - * Updates
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