There is A Cure for Arthritis
“I have had chronic pain for 10 years,”
says Barbara Moody of Redmond, Washington. “Because of the pain I had to
end my career as a firefighter.” She also was an avid rock climber and
runner, but had to give those up too. Barbara suffered from arthritis in
her knees and back with accompanying nerve involvement in her feet.
Walking summoned pain with every step. Over the years she endured four
back surgeries and a spinal fusion. Despite medications and surgeries,
her condition continued to worsen. Doctors recommended a fifth surgery
and second fusion.
Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on drugs and surgery to calm
inflammation and deaden pain. Doctors have yet to fully understand what
causes arthritis. Treatment consists of trying to ease symptoms. This
approach may help reduce the pain and discomfort temporarily, but does
nothing to stop the progression of the disease.
arthritis can occur at almost any age, the risk of developing this
degenerative disease increases as we get older. Many doctors consider it
an unavoidable part of the aging process. They give their patients pain
killers and tell them to “learn to live with it.”
years many theories have been proposed as to the cause of arthritis
including food allergies, genetics, trauma, and infection. As the
evidence mounts it is becoming evident that arthritis occurs primarily
as a consequence of infection. Researchers have identified numerous
bacteria, viruses, and fungi with all the forms of arthritis. The
disease can be triggered by almost any type of infection, such as the
flu, a urinary tract infection, or even candidiasis. The most common
cause, however, appears to be from infected teeth and gums. Bacteria
from oral infections can easily filter into the bloodstream and cause
secondary infections in the joints.
arthritis is caused by microorganisms then you might think the solution
would be simple—antibiotics! While antibiotics can help with the
systemic condition, they often have little effect on the joints. One of
the reasons for this is that joints do not have a blood supply like
other organs. Our joints are encased in a tough protective membrane.
Blood cannot pass through this membrane, but bacteria can. Consequently,
joints make a good hiding place for them.
blood circulation, white blood cells and antibiotics are less effective
in fighting off invasion. If the infection is caused by a virus or
fungus, antibiotics are completely useless. Chronic infection in the
joints can cause arthritis during or immediately after an illness or it
may not show up for months or years. Infections can flair up whenever
the body is put under stress. Therefore, people with no apparent
symptoms or who have only a mild case of arthritis can go alone fine
without problem and then suddenly be hit was an attack of arthritis
pain. Triggers can be anything that stresses the body such as poor diet,
allergies, illness, excessive physical or emotional stress, exposure to
toxins, and even aging.
antibiotics are of little value in combating the arthritic infections
what can be done? Knowing what causes arthritis provides a key to
understanding the cure. The book The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate
Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently outlines several
important steps you must take to overcome this crippling disease, stop
the pain, and restore flexibility and motion.
step is to build up your immune system so it can more effectively fight
off chronic infection. The primary way to do this is by dietary
modification. In fact, a poor diet is a major contributing factor to the
development of arthritis. A lack of good nutrition depresses immune
function allowing infection to spread and migrate into joint tissues. A
diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, organic meat,
eggs, and dairy and the reduction or elimination of overly processed
foods is a must. Sweets and refined carbohydrates are the worst
offenders. They contain little nutritional value, deplete essential
nutrients during metabolism, and feed oral and intestinal microorganisms
that cause most of the trouble.
second step is to actively fight off the infection within the body and
the joints. Antibiotics have only a limited ability. They cannot fight
viruses, fungi, or drug resistant bacteria. However, there is a natural
product that can. That product is coconut oil. Unlike any other dietary
oil, coconut oil is composed predominately of a unique group of fat
molecules known as medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids
possess potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral activity.
Taking 2-4 tablespoons of coconut oil daily, with meals can help rid
your body of chronic infection.
step is to address your oral health. Since the vast majority of
arthritis cases involve oral infections, this is an essential step. If
you have any known dental issues you need to get them taken care of.
Regular tooth brushing, flossing, and the use of mouthwash are not
enough to remove infection and keep it out. Many people with good oral
hygiene habits still get infections. According to the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) 90 percent of the population has some level
of tooth decay. So apparently these methods aren’t working. What does
work is a process called oil pulling. Oil pulling is basically
rinsing your mouth with vegetable oil, much like you would a mouthwash.
However, in this case you would rinse your mouth for 15-20 minutes at a
time at least once daily, before breakfast. After breakfast you would
brush your teeth as normal. The oil attracts and collects the
microorganisms in your mouth along with toxins, mucous, and pus. After
swishing the oil in your mouth for the allotted time, spit it out, then
rinse your mouth with water. Your mouth will feel clean and refreshed.
There are other steps described in the book, but these are the most
who was mentioned at the beginning of this article, followed these
steps. “Here are the results I have noticed so far,” she says after only
four weeks. “Reversed documented nerve impingement and foot drop.
Reversed documented osteoarthritis of my spine and knees.
Avoided my fifth spine surgery and threatened second fusion.
Restored my ability to exercise. I am able to walk down a flight of
stairs without pain, limping or gimping. I can also walk two
miles without knee pain!...My prior problems were well documented with
MRI and PET scans that showed nerve impingement, lack of ankle reflex
and foot drop (inability to heel walk), inability to resist downward
pressure on my great toe and foot. Then only four weeks later, I had a
perfectly normal EMG; I could heal walk; and I had a normal ankle reflex
and good toe, foot, and ankle strength. The fact that this was so well
documented, my doctors were completely amazed.” A diagnosis of arthritis
is not a life sentence. There now is a cure for arthritis.
Bruce Fife, CN, ND is a certified
nutritionist and naturopathic physician. He is the author of over 20
books including The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate Arthritis and
Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently.