Arthritis and Rheumatism Alternatives
Is that what you are finding? Is your doctor talking about
pain management as arthritis treatment, and nothing else?
Then it is time you looked further! It is
YOUR responsibility to make sure you are dealing with a
doctor who looks for causes, not merely relieves the pain
symptoms. There are many good doctors out there, you just have to keep
looking till you find one. And when you do, pass the word around!
- Cure the patient, and lose the revenue stream.
- Treat the symptoms, and the patient will pay you for the rest of his
"Rheumatoid Arthritis", RA, is not one single disease, but a catch-all
diagnosis for many different causes, over 190 known different diseases,
and probably more. Many are curable! But will Your doctor try to find out
which of those 190 diseases you really have? Or take the easy and
profitable way out by simply prescribing pain killers and
anti-inflammatory drugs for the rest of your life? Is taking pain killers real RA living? We don't think so!
I hope you check every one of these options. You never know which one
will lead You to YOUR cure. When the doctors say it can't be cured, it
means the multi-billion dollar pharmo-medical industry does not see enough
profit in investing in a Permanent Cure -- But you do! When they used
heavy legal mu$cle to force the former tenant of this web nook out over a
dubious name similarity, a tenant who spoke of CURES, not profitable pain
relief; we used our constitutional right to Freedom of Speech and put up
these pointers to good information to help You.
Don't get stuck on pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and mind numbing
drugs to deal with pain! Stop the destruction, end the expense, and let
your body heal by curing the CAUSE!
With so many pointers here, why not bookmark this page
now so you can find it again, and don't forget to tell your
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And yes, I HAD arthritis. After years limping around
on a cane and being advised this was permanent, it ended a week after I
started rotating my diet. My cause was leaky gut syndrome, caused in turn
by Candida Albecans.
That may or may not help you; there are
many other causes, and many other
cures. So my advice to you is: Keep Looking!
There ARE real and often permanent
Causes, Treatments, and Cures
And a list of doctors and Mailing
Lists at the end.
On-line alternative therapies book stores:
- Try our Arthritis
Chat Page. Post questions and comments for others. Our Auto-Ref
mini search engine will suggest other pages that may interest you.
- Books and Nutritional Supplements are available at
- The book "The Arthritis Breakthrough", by
Scammell, www.rheumatic.org, details MIRA
therapy, a University tested PERMANENT CURE for many
forms of arthritis, psoriasis, and associated problems which are caused by
mycoplasmas and mycobacteria. Worth checking out AFTER you've read the
rest of this page. Remember, there are MANY causes, not just one!
- Keep a
Foods, Feelings and Faculties Diary and review it at least
every week or two to see what triggers your conditions.
Many arthritic symptoms are triggered by allergies. Exposures cause
antioxidant levels to fall, causing antibodies to become activated, and
attack joint tissue. Dairy and beef products are common causes of this
phenomenon. See: "How the Immune System Works, and Fails, in Allergies",
- Food Rotation: Many forms of arthritis seem to
benefit from Immune
System relief obtained by a rotating diet plan. (It
cured my arthritis; but you may have a different cause for your arthritis.
Remember, "arthritis" is a catch-all diagnosis.) This is particularly
effective if one has Candida Albecans or other yeast / fungus infections
which can cause
Leaky Gut Syndrome. Sugar makes this worse! (See BBC: Why Sugar
- Foods: Arthritis tends to occur in developed countries where animal
products, including dairy products, are eaten in larger quantities. Dr.
McDougall (of "The McDougall Diet" fame) writes about low/no animal product
diets, referencing other studies. McDougall -
Arthritis Improvement is very often seen in a few days to a few weeks.
This is certainly an inexpensive thing to try for a week or two before
starting all the expensive immune system suppressing drugs and pain
Also, the elimination of animal products may substantially reduce the risk
of some forms of Alzheimers-type problems caused by transmissible
spongiform encephalopathies (aka BSE, Mad Cow Disease, etc. mcs/madcow, www.Mad-cow.org); as well as providing
substantial reduction in cholesterol levels.
- CMO, cerasomal-cis-9-cetylmyristoleate, is a
controversial new chemical treatment for some types of arthritis. CMO, while not as useful for food
related forms of arthritis, may still be worth looking into. Since the
mechanism by which CMO works are not as well understood at present, and
since this is a beef tallow product, some caution may be advised. A few
weeks of simple food rotation is cheaper and less risky, but it is easier
and would seem to have less risk of Candida involvement than the above
antibiotic approach. You should get tested for Lyme disease (below)
anyway, because that can produce other long term problems as well.
Remember: cure the cause, not the symptoms! That means you need to try
to find out what the cause is before going off trying things at random.
But if no one can tell you what the cause is... well, you can't succeed if
you don't try!
- Candida Albecans is often a major problem, either
as a direct cause, or as a contributing factor to Arthritis symptoms.
Could you have Candida / Yeast problems? Try Dr. Crook's Candida
Quiz. There are many
Anti-Fungal foods and treatments, but to improve one's chances, one
All the Pieces.
- Low Body Temperature, Wilson's Syndrome is another
common problem. The body loses up to 20% of the efficiency of key
enzymatic processes for every degree F below normal body temperature. (40%
per degree C!) This reduces the body's ability to repair and regenerate
itself. An average body temperature of below 98.2 is considered
significant. Effects can range from mild moodiness to cognitive
deficits in the short run, as well as problems ranging from
arthritic degeneration through scleroderma in the long run.
- Dietary Sweeteners, we won't name names, have been
known to cause many side effects ranging from arthritis to vision
- Phosphates, often from drinking soda pop, are known
to interfere with the absorption of calcium and thus promote arthritis and
- Magnesium has long been known to aid arthritis
sufferers. My mother's arthritis pains diminished markedly on higher doses of magnesium.
- Vitamin C. Dosage related to Arthritis and other
diseases is detailed in Dr.
Cathcart's famous article on Titrating
(determining vitamin C dosages.)
- Glucosamine Sulphate has also been reported of
benefit, as has Magnesium These, and many other
nutritional supplements, may by found in Doc C's
Chondroitin, although often recommended, is less well absorbed that
Glucosamine Sulphate and may cause other problems.
- See also Green Foods Diet
- Many of the other Effects on the Mind, from lethargy
to depression, from disorganization to inappropriate behavior can be
caused by related biochemical imbalances as well as spinal joint problems.
- Some say that infected teeth or bad root canals can cause long term
immune problems which may lead to some forms of
arthritis. See "The Root Canal Cover-up" by George E. Meinig, D.D.S,
F.A.C.D. ISBN 0-945196-19-9. Bion Publishing, 323 E. Matilija Street,
#110-151, Ojai, California, 93023
- Others lay part of the blame on mercury amalgam dental fillings.
Some find their removal helps considerably, others find little difference.
See Dr. Hal. A. Huggins,
"It's All in Your Head -- The link between Mercury Amalgams and Illness",
Are you a physician who treats Arthritis and
related immune system problems via nutrition wherever possible? Contact
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your condition improved? Enter her or his name and phone number on the Arthritis
Doctor Chat Page. Tell us why you like him or her. And tell her or
him about this page!
For general arthritis chat about treatments and conditions, see Arthritis
There are several mailing lists for immune system problems:
We discuss immune system disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Lupus, Candida, Asthma, etc. It is a
support group for people with the conditions and those who know and work
with them. All are welcome (no advertising on the list!!!). You must be
subscribed (or aliased) in order to post.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity / Chemical Injury
MCS-CI is a support based list for people with Multiple Chemical
Sensitivities and Chemical Injuries. It is a high volume list (digest
available).. with discussions on MCS.. auto-immune dsyfunction, sick schools,
sick hospitals, organic foods, and everything pertaining to the emergence of
MCS as a recognized illness, it's treatments, and solutions.
A private list for physicians and biochemists only.
Far too confusing for
the average person, their motto is:
"We learn more by
sharing our puzzlement than by keeping quiet."
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