I had advanced erosive rheumatoid arthritis. I was taking prednisone. An upper GI showed inflammation, gastritis, and leaky gut. My CRP was an 11 and my Sed rate was 34. I went off all sugar, processed foods, caffeine, dairy, and gluten. One year later my CRP is 1.8 and my Sed rate is 4. I am taking no medications and my arthritis doctor said my joints are the best she has ever seen them. A healthy diet has made a tremendous difference in my health. It was the only thing that helped me. Medications made me worse, a healthy diet has put me on the right track to recover my health.