I was diagnosed with RA at age 21. I am now 51. I have had so much pain that I could not tolerate a sheet on my body. Pain so bad that scalding hot water felt good. The kind of pain that makes you rock back and forth, cry and contemplate suicide! I have had about every symptom in the book! I'm sure you get the picture now. Today I am pain free!
And I tell you there is not just One remedy that will cure you. Please understand this is my story and my own theory!
Arthritis is caused by certain types of natural bacteria that is found in Meat! And it is due to the way we process our meats. No matter if it is beef, chicken or frog legs. These bacteria are found in the stomach linings of animals. Their digestive tracts. And since they are natural to the animal they can live in us but with complications. Pig meat contains so much uric acid, due to the pigs kidneys, and it seeps into all parts of their meat. Which is very bad for gout! These bacteria live in the linings of humans just like they do in animals. Our bodies attack the lining because it is trying to get rid of the bacteria. And they can travel deep to the bone and beyond because everything in our body has a lining of some sort. Getting rid of them is not easy. You can live with them but it will cause damage continually, no matter what. So you must get rid of the bacteria and eliminate the cause.
I no longer eat beef, pork, chicken, frog legs, etc. I do not consume dairy products. I do not drink soft drinks, caffeine or alcohol or acid drinks. I do not eat dark green veggies. I keep my consumption of yeast products to a very minimum. No prepackaged foods, no white sugar and I lowered my acidic protein count.
This all took time! Trust me, it was not easy. I was a meat and potatoes girl! You must create an environment where the bacteria can not live. Which means changing the PH of your body and keeping it that way. Easier said than done, however it can be done.
These are the things I used along the way.
ACV and honey with water-2 Tablespoons of ACV with 1 tablespoon of honey. Sometimes this caused me to have heartburn! But it did get rid of pimples on my face caused by too much acid in diet.
Black walnut leave tea- changes the PH and is great for uric acid build up from meats. 1-4 Tablespoons of B.W.L in a cup and pour boiling water on it, cover and steep for 20-30 minutes, strain and drink hot. If you have infection put 1 Teaspoon of Echinacea root powder with it.
Horsetail (Shavegrass) tea- It is rich in Silicon which repairs all parts of the body and aids the circulation. 2-3 Tablespoons of herb to a cup of boiling water (as above) and steep for 25 minutes, strain and drink hot.
Comfrey tea- A wonder herb that contains A,C,calcium,potassium,sulphur,copper,zinc and 18 amino acids. I use to put it with my black walnut tea. 1-2 teaspoons. All my teas are made the same. I use to boil them but not anymore. That was good for some things which would take too long to explain.
Corn silk tea- Rich in Vitamin K which every arthritic needs. Protects the kidneys and bladder due to all the acids, and is a mild diuretic. A handful of silks to a cup of tea. Steep for 30 minutes.
There are a few more but these were the best.
Today I use my juicer to make Celery and Cucumber juice to keep my body clean and keep the PH where it needs to be. 3-4 celery stalks and 1 cucumber. It makes a full glass of juice. Drink every morning. This flushes toxins from the body greatly.
I drink 3-5 cups of Miso a week. White or red miso that I get on line. This flushes a great deal of toxins, from cigarettes to radiation!
Watermelon- This is excellent way to flush acids from your body but it will flush all medications as well, just like cantaloupe so be aware of this. You may end of having to take more medication if you are on meds.
I eat some seafood and white fish, but no bottom feeding fish. I eat tofu in smoothies and sweeten them with real maple syrup. I use raw sugar without getting infections. I eat yellow, white and lite green veggies. I use a great deal of red bell pepper and eat a lot of homemade soups. I eat jasmine rice, potatoes,grits,eggs,cornbread and even homemade hot salsa occasionally. I eat organic blue chips and I am making my way to more and more raw foods with the help of Dr. Wigmores books. I used only raw foods for a week and I thought my energy would go through the roof! I am still working on that one! Change is a mental game!!
There is way too much information to put here but I think you get the picture of understanding. If I can help any of you in any way feel free to contact me. I will do my best to help in any way I can.
I hope this helps in some way.