I’ve been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis

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WISDOM NEEDED. I’ve been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and have to take medicine that requires daily folic acid supplements. I totally get that magnesium protocol will drive out inflammation (and clean eating) and I’m getting ready to jump in 100% but is there a recommendation for brand of folic acid for now? OR is it a matter of just eating foods rich in folate? Does the protocol cover what I need? Just need clarity. Thanks everyone!

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Sal 3 years 0 Answers 845 views 0

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  1. I have psoriatic arthritis. Have you been put on mtx.

  2. You should find a new doctor. Folic acid is poison.

  3. Are you gluten, grain, soy, corn and dairy free?

  4. Turmeric paste is supposedly excellent for psoriatic arthritis

  5. Vicki Hadley Ross are you saying taking folate will do what folic acid is supposed to do?

  6. I'm so happy you are asking this question and pushing for a direct answer. I think it's definitely tricky for admins to answer a question like this directly because of the fact that they don't want to be giving out medical advice and I totally understand that! I'm pregnant and need folic acid/folate, esp here in 1st trimester, and I've been having the same dilemma as you about whether to stop taking the folic acid my doctor has given me and take the chance that natural folate will work, or continue taking what my doctor prescribed (since in my case, my other 2 children have been healthy and I took A LOT of folic acid). At the moment I am continuing to take the folic acid. I hate it every single time I take it 1) because I know that natural folate is better and 2) because it makes me feel really crummy… but I'm just beginning this journey and don't fully understand all of this. I want to follow the whole protocol and so much of me wants to just believe it's perfectly safe for a fetus (I mean if I'm healthier the baby will be also right?), but then there's still this nagging in my mind that there's a chance that it's not. If it was just me in a situation like yours, I'm not sure what I'd do, but I know that because someone else's whole life depends on my decision, I'm doing exactly what I did with my other 2 children. All we can do is make the best decision possible with the information we have available. I'm sorry you're not getting a real straight answer but I think this is just something you'll have to decide for yourself, it's a personal decision you know? It's a pretty big deal. We know that there are ways to get folate but its hard to know how to find out how much you're getting and if it's enough. For my situation, it's hard to know if some other aspects of the protocol have unknown side effects to a fetus. I know people will say, it's just minerals, it's from nature. But if it makes enough of a difference to change how you feel for the better, it's possible that it can change things for the worse too. This is just my 2 cents. If I could, I would go on this protocol in a heartbeat I'm so eager to do it but I'm going to wait. Good luck with your decision and I wish you health!!

  7. Look into 'Golden Paste' (main component is turmeric). Many people are finding relief from various forms of arthritis by using it (me, too).

  8. Yes definitely check if you have any MTHFR gene mutations before taking folic acid. It can be detrimental to your health! Taking folate or methylated folate instead is probably a good option just in case!

  9. I have both psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. I had to stop taking folic acid after taking it for 20 years and switch to FOLATE. Read Vicki's article.

  10. Sal D'Agostino and Nick Roberts there is a group called Rheumatoid Arthritis the natural way but it also addresses psoriatic arthritis LM It is run by a woman who is ND and has RA. Many people have de used to deal with their autoimmune disease through diet and supplement and have been very successful. If you decide to go the MTX way you will regret not taking folic with it. I did MTX for three years in 1991-1994 before I chose to not treat.

  11. Do you know your genetic mthfr status???
    Folic acid could be very harmful.

  12. Folic acid is synthetic, take folate instead

  13. But folic acid is mentioned to lift your folate

  14. Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate, folate is a whole food supplement. There is no need to ever take folic acid if you have folate

  15. But in order to take mtx you have to take folic acid. Or simply font take mtx

  16. Another option to research, in conjunction with the advice above: http://www.ldninfo.org

  17. Clean up your food, usually comes from an intolerance/allergy problem. I cleaned up mine and my arthritic symptoms went away. Bee pollen should cover your folate needs and the B12 missing in bee pollen can be obtained from eating liver. You so much need the protocol and nutrient dense-foods. loads of leafy veges will do a lot of good

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