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Natural Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
We are not allowed to say or write that we can cure Rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis or osteoarthritis, because these are defined as medical conditions, and only a licensed health practitioner is legally allowed to tell you that you have arthritis, or any other medical condition. Please take note: we are not offering a “cure for arthritis”.
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the body’s immune system mistakenly attacking tissues surrounding the joints. It causes chronic discomfort and often disabling pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints, as well as fatigue in response to the inflammation. As a more generalized inflammatory condition, it can affect the entire body, including the heart, lungs & other organs, muscles, eyes and skin. This disease can affect you at any age, and will show on a simple blood test. Consequences can be observed on x-rays, as early as three years after the onset of symptoms. Approximately 2 to 3% of the population is affected; more women than men. Daily pain relief may become necessary for functioning.
If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, you have my sympathy. I have been with chronic inflammation for many years – and found a way out of this mess. This is not an easy load to carry. If you have been conditioned by the medical establishment to see the world from their perspective, you will be thinking about finding a single pill or a drug that will cure you. I need to remind you of Albert Einstein’s famous statement: the problem cannot be solved with the mind set with which it was created. You may continue with the immune system suppressing medications until they are no longer needed, but you have to remove the causes of the immune dysfunction so that the suppression is not even required.
Degenerative inflammatory disease comes in many forms: they include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Scleroderma, Vitiligo, and a number of syndromes such as Hashimoto’s, Sjogren’s, Meniere’s and several others. These conditions are caused by multiple factors. Modern medicine cannot deal with with illnesses that they label as “syndrome” because of their philosophical bias: they are searching for a single cause, a symptom they could suppress, in a mistaken belief that all illness rises because of an external cause, such as would be the case with tuberculosis caused by a specific bacterium. When an illness rises because of internal causes, they are lost, and powerless. Their only tools are to suppress the immune system, or to search for a gene they could regulate.
The immune system will attack its own body when it is disrupted by the presence of industrial age toxins. Our original design (think 50,000 years back) does not include dealing with heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, volatile organic compounds and other petrochemicals. These are concentrated in the food chain, and passed from generation to generation. A mother will pass to her offspring the toxins accumulated in past generations. That’s why levels of these illnesses are rising, such as autism in boys, RA and FM in girls.
These toxins will set in motion a cascade of events that will cause dysfunction in the digestive system (heart burn, leaky gut, yeast overgrowth), and systemic changes (allergies, fatigue, depression, anxiety) that will accompany the inflammation levels rise in one or more of the tissue types associated with the named illnesses: myalgia for muscles, arthritis for joints, vasculitis for veins, sinusitis for the skull cavities – all of these are named by the site where the inflammation rises. The issue is the inflammation, not which specific tissue type it is attacking. The reversal of this condition is only possible when we remove the cause, and help the compromised immune system restore itself. It is not a simple push-button single pill solution. Instead it is a process that includes all of the steps outlined below, starting with education about the causes so that you may apply the logical solutions and behaviors that will lead to a complete reversal of all symptoms.
The quickest route to a life with less pain is in step 6 and 7 – suppress the inflammation and remove the toxins, but all of the other steps must be included to secure a lasting success.
1. dietary changes: remove allergens, especially gluten and casein
2. environmental changes: remove toxic VOCs, cleaning products
3. lymph cleanup with increased sweating and circulation – sauna, exercise, rebounder
4. nutrients: B6 and B12, minerals, EFAs, folate, etc. – superfoods
5. enzyme intake – digestive and systemic enzymes
6. metal detox – zeolite, chlorella+cilantro
7. suppress inflammation – amino acids, MSM, CBD
8. reverse oxidative damage – vitamin and glutathione supplementation
9. bowel terrain management – enema, colonics, magnesium