Hi, I have lots of swelling on my hands and fingers. I’ve also noticed a lot of pain in this area, particularly when I’ve had too much sugar, sweets, fatty foods, dairy, pasta and deep/fried foods. I suspect this is rheumatoid arthritis. Over the past two weeks I have changed my diet – I cut out sugar and salty foods and switched to fish like salmon. I also eat lots of fresh fruit and green veggies. What can you recommend as a natural painkiller?

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