Rhuematoid Arthritis Cure

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   Posted 4/16/2012 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Rhuemtoid Arthritis
1. It starts in the intestines
2. It is caused by an imbalance not from your immune system attacking itself.
3. The imbalance is caused by:
a. bacteria
b. fungus
c. lack of fauna and flora
d. gut permeability(leaky gut syndrome)
Bacteria- minocycline 100 mg x 2 a day
fungus- Boron (comes in 3mg capsule) 21mg-30mg a day until symptoms subside. Then 3 to 9 mg.
lack of fauna and flora- soil organisim pro-biotics x2 a day
gut permeability- damage caused by candida albicans or other bacterial overgrowth-cut out night shade family and stressor foods. Supplement 1-2 grams powdered ascorbic acid (vitamin C) per day, 1 capsule of modified citrus pectin (reason xango mangosteen juice is good) with every meal. One capsule of plain ginger (no additives) with every meal.
Reishi Mushroom- known immune system modulator follow bottle instructions.
in addition a multi mineral supplement Not containing-magnesium stearate, stearic acid, vegetable or palm stearate. These all create a bio-film in your gut that prevents you from absorbing nutrients you need to cure disease. Try not to eat late in the evening before bed time so your bowels have a chance to rest each night.
I had RA- My numbers were off the scale. This is what I did instead of taking methotrexonate or one of the other toxic drugs which make gut permeability worse.  My symptoms are all in remission. I still maintain a diet free of stressor foods and nightshade family foods.
If You are willing to make a superhuman effort to stick to a strict diet free of nightshade and stressor foods, make sure all your foods are either grass fed beef or other organic substances and you follow the advice above it worked for me.
Note* I didn't know which one I had, so I attacked them all.(and won) it took about 2 months. There is no quick and easy cure.
Once my symptoms were in remission I backed off the minocycline to 100mg x 1 per day on Mon-Wed-Friday only.

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   Posted 4/16/2012 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Since Your gut is always digesting food it takes time for it to rebuild. Fasting does help short term.

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   Posted 4/16/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Please remember what works for one individual does not work for others. Before attempting the above mentioned treatment, please consult with your healthcare provider.
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   Posted 4/17/2012 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
This is very interesting Chevieman. Thank you for posting.

I have been taking minocycline for about six months now only 100mg MWF. I have recently started upping and I am now taking 100mg daily. I am not sure it is working for me though BUT I am managing to reduce my steroids a little so maybe it is???

I was interested to read about your supplements so I will look those up. I really wanted to ask you about diet. What do you consider stressor foods? I am at the moment looking into the Paleo diet. It is very strict!!! Cuts out grains and dairy. It is meant to be great for healing the gut though. Would be interested in your thoughts about that.

I am very fortunate that my Rheumatologist will work with me regarding the mino. Not sure how long he will though so I need to see results in the next six months really. I do go to see a naturopath and he has recommended staying off chocolate (eek), pork and citrus.

Once again thank you for the information and it is great to read you reached remission so quickly. Quite heartening actually.

Patricia x

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   Posted 4/17/2012 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
This sounds alot like the information found in the book  Conquering Arthritis  By Barbara Allan`s   She was able to go from
a wheel chair to running marathons by figuring out which foods were her "stressor" foods and eliminating them. Im wanting to try this but as
mentioned it requires serious commitment. and my hubby is a junk food eating couch tator lol! so im hoping to get a little support so i can get started. the book gives alot of very helpful hints.

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   Posted 4/23/2012 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
chevieman, is this really still working for you...since diagnosed I have often thought and wondered about how it relates to my digestive system also...another words I feel there is a definite connection. I've tried MTX and now Enbrel. Enbrel seems like it will work for me, week 3. I don't want to take the chance and stop Enbrel but will probably add some things you suggest. In fact I'm already doing the probiotic and ginger how funny, but thanks for the info on the right kind of probiotic. any ideas where to find a probiotic like that? and the ginger in pure form I bought my last from Puritan Pride.

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   Posted 4/26/2012 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Iwillgetbetter :-)

I use a soil based probiotic called Prescript Assist which was recommended to me on another site, alongside PB8 for life which was also recommended. I live in the UK and get my Prescript Assist from Bronze Age Nutrition Scarborough from the web and PB8 from Vitacost.com. They have served me well. I take one of each daily. As you can see from my previous post I take minocycline so it is really important the probiotics work well to keep candida symptoms at bay. I also add in every now and then parsley piert from Jan de Vries which helps with candida.

Glad to hear the enbrel is working for you. I am sure you can do all the things chevieman suggested alongside the enbrel but your rheumatologist would be the person to ask about these things. My rheumy prescribes my minocycline for me. Not really sure as yet if it is working but I am able to reduce my steroids so that is a bonus.

I have also 'heard' the paleo diet is great for healing leaky gut and a lot of naturopathic docs use this. Would love to hear from anyone who has been successful with this or any other 'alternative' methods people have used. I am not against conventional meds at all. I have been more than grateful for them but the more we can do to heal ourselves the better I think.

Take care and hope this helps.

Patricia x

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   Posted 4/29/2012 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank You to all for the constructive comments. One thing I left out, "Potassium" all of you no matter what type of arthritis you have whether Rhuematoid or otherwise, clinical studies have shown all of us to be deficient in potassium. I personally take 1 teaspoon of potassium chloride powder in pineapple juice every morning. It tastes salty as can be but it is the most absorbable for the money.
As far as remaining in remission, I still have to stick to a stressor food free diet, but mind you, as I said, Rhuematoid Arthritis is related to the intestines and intestinal health. If You have had diarrehea for lengthy periods or all the time You are definitely Potassium deficient and could be setting yourself up for heart trouble if you do not get your potassium levels back up.
To cure diarrehea: 4 ways
Way one- Aloe Vera Juice 1 hour before every meal. Stay away from stuff that has chemical additives. Less than 1% sodium benzonate is the only one that is acceptable to me. (This stuff preserves it.)
Way two- activated charcoal before every meal- 1 capsule 
Way three and my favorite- Bentonite Clay- ! teaspoon mixed with water (8oz) twice a day. In the morning 1 hour before You eat and then again 1 hour before you eat supper/dinner. Bentonite clay not only sucks up heavy metals and pathogenic bacteria (two major causes of on going diarrehea but it also sucks up any other toxic medications and some types of viruses you have in your intestines so if any of your meds are life sustaining, I would check with your physician first. I personally recommend this stuff for anyone who can safely  use it, as it is the best thing on the planet for getting unwanted and or detrimental things out of your intestines. This has been used by humans for thousands of years. The best type is found in Nevada and other parts of the American north west. If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of Bentonite Clay, I strongly suggest you punch that name into a search engine and be ready to be astonished at how safely and effectively this has been used throughout history for a variety of ailments.
Way Four- combine two of the above. If none of the above work, I would strongly suggest you talk to a gastro-enterologist, but my money would be on the bentonite clay working if you can safely use it. 

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   Posted 4/29/2012 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Reply to "I will get better"
My best advice would be for you to follow the advice I have already put out there but also work on ways to reduce stress in your life. Two reasons people fail to go into remission is bad diet and  toxic  medication deteriorating your intestinal fauna and flora, or they allow themselves to be so overcome by the disease that thier health deteriorates more rapidly. You gotta have faith you can beat this thing, otherwise it will get the best of You no matter what you hit it with. The number one reason people fail is "diet" followed closely by "stress" They cannot seem to understand that even one bite of that pizza or that commercial red meat (try grass-fed free range)  can destroy a week of eating like you lived in a monestary. Or that blow-up because you got cut off from the parking space you wanted just undid the benefits of 3 Yoga classes this week. Mind and body work together. turn Good fortune to You yeah

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   Posted 4/29/2012 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
For "I will get better"
Soil Organisim Pro-biotic-Now Foods. Go onto Shopzilla.com and punch this into the search bar to get the best price. I think I buy mine through amazon.com. Be careful of anything you are taking withMagnesium stearate,
      palm stearate,
      vegetable stearate,
      or any other type of stearate or stearic acid. These are used by the supplement manufacturer to make thier machines run more efficiently and hence faster. PROBLEM: none of these are digestible so they set up a bio-film in your stomach and intestines which prevent absorption of not only the nutrients in the supplement but also the food you eat. Taking the wrong types can actually harm you more than benefit you. You may think it impossible to find these without the above ingredients but there are some brands out thier like Dr. Mercola who are aware of the above facts that don't allow it into thier supplements. There are also some GNC brands (sold at rite aid) that do not contain these, although some do. If You are shopping in a store, bring a magnifying glass and look under other ingredients as well the main ingredients. If you are buying on line and the manufacturer or seller does not list the ingredients, "don't buy it" 9 times out of ten it will have ingredients from the offender list above

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   Posted 3/31/2014 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had ra for about three months now.  I'm on methotrexate.  My sister also has it, she lives in Canada and her rheumatologist has her on minocin. I'm very interested in finding a rheumatologist who will prescribe it for me, but have had no luck so far.  Does anybody out there know of a rheumatologist who might be willing to help?

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   Posted 3/31/2014 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you asked your rheumy? When I was first diagnosed mine put me on mino after asking about it but the result for me was not good. It was too upsetting to my stomach and after 6 months I had to stop treatment. I hope that it works for you but I would encourage you to look for something that does not use antibiotics. They further damage the gut and make matters worse. Check out the gerson method for RA or the paddison program for RA they both are excellent and get to the root of the problem.
I am on a modified dietary plan and have been working with my rheumy the entire time while on it. It is important to work with them when making these changes. It has helped me quite a bit.
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