Two years ago today, August 14, 2012, I was diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I was told to prepare for methotrexate and all the side effects it would bring. It was my second autoimmune disease; I have had multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1991.
I had no hope except that I had started paleo two weeks previous. I believed in the science behind paleo, I watched Cordain’s MS lectures, but I knew it would take time. I could not so quickly repair a body I had unwittingly been destroying over years. I had my first appointment with my functional medicine MD the next day, August 15, 2012.
Today as I type this short missive, I am on no supplements at all as I prepare for the blood draw to repeat my NutrEval test. A kind of ‘let’s see where we are and evaluate progress’ moment after two years. The important thing, however, is that I have no pain. My body is symptom-free as if the RA diagnosis were a dream. The MS also continues to improve. Two years of paleo and functional medicine are responsible for this miracle.