Posted By Brad (Ri) on 07/30/2016
I am at wits end. The naturopath at the blood type clinic is perplexed as well. I believe I clear because I get rid of so much candida but I believe I am not digesting food which in turn is rotting and causing the arthritis and anklosying spondylitis. The pain subsides a tiny bit. Initially the belly bloat does go away but then does come back. I have little knowledge about the ileocaecol valve but brought it up my my nd which he did not check but felt it was not the issue. He recommended soft foods, juicing blending etc for a month but further reading on my part states that it is not the best idea because when you start back with solid foods digestion might be even harder. I have tried every supplement under the sun. Digestive enzymes etc. probiotics, on and on. Nothing seems to help. I currently quit eating two days ago. Very stressful to eat nothing, lose 40 pounds and make minimum headway. I look like a skinny junky.
I went form a decent 176lbs at 5 foot 9 to under 140. Any input, or anyone who has dealt with this please let me know. I am very knowledgeable. I have years of reading in and still cant get to the bottom of this. Thanks
Replied by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 07/30/2016
Replied by Timh (Ky) on 07/31/2016
Many cases are the results a compromised Liver and sick Gallbladder which in turn continually contaminates the gut and so all your remedies only work temporarily. In short, you must address the cause of this condition.
Go to the "remedies" section at top page and find "liver cleanse" or "gallbladder cleanse". Also check out Dr Clark.net. If this cleanse is insufficient you will need to do a parasite cleanse, as according to many previous reported cases.
Replied by Earthling (Usa) on 07/31/2016
I only developed psoriasis later in life (50's) and think I stumbled upon something that helped mine quite by accident. I, too, tried probiotics and many other supplements to no avail.
Recently, I began taking 3T of ACV (apple cider vinegar if you're a newbie) in an 6-8oz glass of apple juice to help my gallbladder pain, and within a couple weeks, I noticed that my psoriasis patches were significantly improved! I've also been exposing them to the summer sunshine, which could have played a role as well.
I've only been using the ACV/apple juice for the past 3 weeks and I'd say my psoriasis is 80-90% improved and seldom itches at all anymore, so if you haven't already tried this method, it's definitely worth a shot.
P.S. I don't chug down the ACV/apple juice all at once. I drink about 1/3 of the glass each time and wash it down with water.
Replied by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 08/13/2016
Replied by Art (California ) on 08/14/2016
Sorry I missed your post when you first posted.
I have had psoriatic arthritis (PA) for approximatelly 30+ years and it is a fairly severe case that affects all major joints in my body, but my hips and spine are the most painful areas.
I was able to put my PA into remission using the Borax remedy. When I first heard about the Borax remedy , I was very doubtful that it would work and the fact that it is sold as a laundry booster made it even that much more unbelievable and harder to get myself to try it. I bought a box to try it and it just sat there in my cabinet for months because I just couldn't imagine drinking a laundry booster. I tried to read everything I could find regarding human consumption of Borax. I think that mentally it is helpful to know that others have tried it and it has helped them. I realize that there is always the placebo effect , but the more I read, the more I felt there had to be more there than just the placebo effect. After reading about the relative safety of Borax, I finally got the nerve to try it. That was a turning point for me and I am glad that I finally did!
For people who can't get past the idea that it is a laundry booster and are unable to take it, boron containing supplements can be considered. Borax contains 11.3% boron and there are studies that show the the incidence of arthritis are significantly lower in areas where the soil is rich in boron......areas such as Israel, Turkey and France.
Here is a quote from an article I read:
'The traditional French diet provides about 36 mg of boron per day, and most other traditional diets using organic (no chemical fertiliser) fruits and vegetables would deliver a similar amount of boron.'
You can find the quote near the end of the second paragraph in the below link:
Based on that article I searched for any study that might show that France has a lower arthritis rate and this is what I found:
Here is an important quote from the above link:
'The RA incidence rates appeared lower in France than in any other country in Europe, USA and Japan.'
Here is an abstract that discusses the incidence of arthritis in Israel with its boron rich soil compared to Jamaica with its boron deprived soil:
Within three weeks I could tell a significant improvement was occuring! My hips were the first thing I noticed as the pain was greatly reduced. If I squated down as if doing a deep knee bend, I could not get back up without using my hands to grab something and pull myself up and still it was very painful to even try this. After those first three weeks I was able to do a deep knee bend and get right back up without using my hands at all. My back still hurt at that time, but I could tell that it was better and the pain was less. After a couple of months of taking a 1/4 teaspoon of Borax in a liter of water each day for five days of the week, most of my pain was gone! That was many years ago and today PA is just a bad memory to me! I'm able to go for my two mile walks again with no pain other than minimal muscle fatigue every now and again as I walk very fast and there are some inclines along the way.
I know not everyone is able to take borax for various reasons, but if you are considering it, I highly recommend that you read everything you can find about it and decide for yourself. Consult your doctor to make sure it is something you can take and that it will be compatible with whatever meds you are taking.
I considered taking biologics to mask the symptoms of PA, but after reading about the potential side effects and comparing those to potential side effects of Borax, it made it easier to try the Borax. The potential side effects of Borax are mostly positive health benefits at the dose level that most people use for varying forms of arthritis...... biologics not so much and then there is the cost factor to consider also. Borax will cost less than two dollars a year at the doses being used for arthritis while the biologics are over $12, 000 a year.
Most information you read about Borax will talk about rheumatoid, juvenile and osteo arthritis, but it has worked just as well for my psoriatic arthritis. In my experience though, it has little effect on the psoriasis itself. It does have anti-inflammatory effects and that is probably helpful for psoriasis, but it put my PA into remission for years. No pain in my joints except for my left hand thumb joint where it meets the wrist from a previous injury. If I stop taking Borax the pain has returned to a lesser extent and then I just resume taking Borax and the pain goes away again. I think I can stop for about a month before I start to notice any pain, so I never have to worry about missing multiple doses. I used to take Borax until the pain went away and then would stop taking it for a month or so until the first sign of pain, but I now try to follow Ted's recommendation of 1/4 teaspoon in a liter each day with weekends off. The reason I try to follow this approach is because I am trying to get " all " of the potential health benefits that Borax has to offer. Ted doesn't always explain every bit of the reasoning behind his recommendations, but in this case I think he knew there were other health benefits to consider.
Doctor Rex Newnham wrote about the use of borax and boron decades ago and is the first person that I have read about to make that connection and act on it. Over many years of testing and study he determined that older people, longer term severe arthritis or a combination of both could take up to 3 or 4 months to obtain maximum benefit and my experience with Borax would tend to confirm this. I highly recommend reading anything you can find on his research regarding boron/borax and arthritis.
Another consideration is that with lengthy and or severe disease activity comes significant joint damage and although Borax may ameliorate this damage, your body will need significant time to try and repair the damage.
I hope this is helpful for you , Brad as well as others who are suffering from different forms of arthritis. For me Borax is a game changer!
Replied by Tina Marie D (Orlando, Fl) on 08/21/2016
My daughter has psoriasis and she used the ACV right on her rash and it cleared right up.
Another option would be to try Low Dose Naltrexone. It is a Rx and takes some research to find a Dr. to prescribe it but it helps with anything auto-immune, along with many other conditions. I have been on it since 2009 for Fibromyalgia and it has changed my life.
Replied by Sabita Cardoza (Rhode Island) on 10/17/2016
Replied by Sabita Cardoza (Rhode Island) on 10/17/2016
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