What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
There are numerous types of arthritis with varying causes. Rheumatoid arthritis is mostly said to be an autoimmune disease.
This means the body attacks itself, though in good faith and with pure intentions; Specifically, the immune system, due to dysfunction, attacks the joints and even sometimes organs.
In any case, those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are plagued with “itis,” or inflammation.
They also have cartilage loss and thickening of the synovial liquid, which normally lubricates the joints. The resulting friction causes pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include the following:
- Stiff Joints
- Morning Stiffness Lasting Half An Hour or Longer
- Difficulty Carrying Out Everyday Movements
- Loss of Appetite
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause the following long-term complications:
- Vision Problems
- Loss of Appetite
- Respiratory Complications
- Enlarged Spleen
- Bone Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Kidney Problems
- Poor Circulation
- Fluid Retention
- Bone Loss
- Skin Lumps
Who Is Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis?
It’s true that those over the age of 55 are more prone to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
But the prevalence of the disease in older adults does not signify any restriction to a particular group.
Children and young adults are not exempt and are especially at risk when they have unhealthy diets and compromised immune systems.
Some other risk factors are smoking, genetic predisposition, obesity, and exposure to certain organisms, such as asbestos and mycoplasma.
Know the Causes and Causes of the Causes
As with any illness, finding a genuine cure requires looking within to pinpoint the actual cause.
As mentioned above, autoimmunity is one suspected cause. However, some medical experts fail to delve even further; the common treatments for this disease are meant to suppress symptoms and the immune system and go no further than that.
One of the reasons so many people chronically suffer from and continue to be diagnosed with this disease is continuous treatment versus healing.
To actually cure this disease, more doctors should do what some are already doing: discover the culprits that trigger an autoimmune response.
Science-Backed Studies Assert That Alien Invaders Are the Cause
Wise holistic practitioners say that all diseases begin in the digestive system. The largest portion of the human immune system even resides there.
“Bad” bacterial presence or the overgrowth of otherwise harmless bacteria in the gut can greatly weaken the immune system.
Recent studies have found dysbiosis to be a major contributor to autoimmune diseases.
Dysbiosis occurs when the gut contains too much of a particular bacteria, such as Candida albicans, and too little good bacteria (probiotics).
Common ailments associated with candida include allergies, leaky gut, yeast infections, thyroiditis, and RA.
Common causes of candida overgrowth are a poor diet high sugar and the use of antibiotics that kill off essential bacteria, leaving room for candida to flourish.
When candida has the space to reproduce, it does so ardently. Given a high sugar diet and a low PH environment, it can easily transport to various parts of the body, even the eyes, and ears.
When candida thrives to the point where it attaches itself to and penetrates the intestinal walls, the result is a leaky gut syndrome.
This is basically like having tiny holes in the intestines. These holes allow candida, food particles and toxins to enter the bloodstream. Thus the inflammation and immune response.
The immune system works tirelessly to attack the foreign substances that have entered the blood, substances from pathogens to food particles.
One could end up with the body attacking random parts of the body, such as the joints.
Authors Shunsuke Hida, Noriko N. Miura, Yoshiyuki Adachi and Naohito Ohno conducted a test that involved SKG mice, candida albicans, and rheumatoid arthritis.
They found that fungal infections bring about and intensify autoimmune diseases, including RA.
This knowledge of how autoimmune diseases are triggered or induced can foster a shift in the way these often life-threatening diseases are treated.
If the overpopulation of sugar-eating fungus is a fascinating cause to you, you’re in for a treat.
As seen in the video, Dr. Joel Wallach asserts that the body is actually not attacking itself, but creepy crawling bacteria that somehow made their way into the joints of poor, unsuspecting hosts. There’s a sci-fi movie waiting to be made.
But don’t avert your attention just yet. This blog isn’t for selling you fiction or propaganda.
One study by S M Stewart, et al. attempted to isolate mycoplasma from synovial membranes and fluids of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and only one culture, Mycoplasma hyorhinis, was extracted.
However, this was suspected to come from the swine serum used during testing.
A separate study done by Stewart, et al. was able to determine traces of this stealthy organism in all participants who were studies. The detection was available while patients were in an active phase.
Furthermore, J. Haier, M Nasralla, AR Franco and GL Nicolson conducted
a study published in 1999.
They proceeded to test for mycoplasma in the blood of RA patients. The shocking results? Systemic mycoplasma infections were found in a large number of people with RA.
But mycoplasma may not be the sole invader to wreak havoc on millions of peoples’ joints in America alone.
According to authors Li, Yu, Yue, Zhang, and Su, who assessed the correlation between infections and RA, results suggest the microorganism P. gingivalis be a major cause of the disease. This bolsters the assertion that infections trigger RA.
A National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences article states that 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified and that over 23 million Americans are plagued with some type.
Focusing on the cause of the cause, in a sense, would incite a positive shift for millions of people plagued with autoimmune diseases.
The little-known knowledge that microorganisms, including those that are usually alien to the human body, cause autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis leads us to effective treatments and possibly even cures. With that said, let’s explore how these bugs are exterminated.
How Are Candida, Mycoplasma and P. gingivalis Exterminated?
Eliminating the three most vastly known organisms that can induce or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis is not a difficult process.
Furthermore, there are options from which to choose. They can be eliminated with holistic remedies and diet.
Eat Away Candida
Firstly, candida overgrowth can be successfully cured by adopting a strict low glycemic, low sugar and low carb diet alongside natural antibiotics.
Depending on the extent to which the fungus has invaded the body, clearing candida can take a while, even a year or more in some cases.
Even without complete remission, the symptoms of relief can be dramatic and significantly improve one’s quality of life.
Clearing candida infection often begins with eliminating as much sugar and carbs from the diet as possible, including natural sugars in fruits and high carb vegetables like potatoes and most grains. The safe sugars to consume include stevia and xylitol.
This diet must be as clean as possible and easy on the body. That means sticking to mostly vegetables and, if eating meats, only consuming organic ones.
While starving candida by changing your diet, it’s also important to incorporate herbs into the diet to help kill them off.
Though there are a host of natural antibiotics, the two known to be quite effective are oregano oil and pau d’arco.
At the same time, while these potent herbs kill candida, it’s imperative to repopulate with good bacteria by taking a high-quality probiotic supplement and eating probiotic foods like sauerkraut.
In the following YouTube video, Dr. Axe provides some very helpful tips to get started with eliminating candida.
They include the best foods to eat and ones to eliminate along with powerful herbs.
What Cures Mycoplasma and P. gingivalis?
Dr. Joel Wallach claims that the bacteria can be eradicated within 2 weeks with the antibiotic minocycline. It can also be cured with plants like green tea and mullein.
Ever wonder why oral care products often contain mint? Plants in the mint family, especially in the form of teas and essential oils are great for killing harmful organisms.
An article was written by Kraivaphan, Amornchat, and Maneepitsamai documents the discovery that three types of mint can inhibit p.gingivalis.
Mentha cordifolia, mentha arvensis, and Ocimum basilicum were effective enough at killing the bacteria and can be used as regular ingredients in oral care products.
Which Natural Remedies Can Eliminate Pain and Discomfort?
While treating the cause in order to eliminate the source and therefore curing rheumatoid arthritis, regular symptoms will probably persist or even worse.
The worsening may occur as a symptom of detox. Things get worse before they get better.
The following lists and briefly describes a few, but not all, of the available natural treatments for relief.
Turmeric tops the list as a superb anti-inflammatory. Though it’s vastly known for its uses in Asian and West Indian cuisine such as curry, it deserves to be even more well-known for its medicinal properties.
Turmeric has been used for ages to combat pain, which is mostly caused by inflammation.
It’s most essential component, which attributes to its yellow and orange pigment, is curcumin.
Curcumin can be just as useful as ibuprofen drugs when it comes to alleviating pain.
Furthermore, as documented by V. P Menon and A. R. Sudheer, curcumin is such a powerful anti-inflammatory that it can even prevent cancers related to tumor growths. This is because tumors have a correlation with inflammation.
MSM stands for methylsulfonylmethane and is a sulfur compound also known as an organosulfur.
It is extracted from vegetable sources and has many uses. One of those uses is to help repair and reconnect damaged tissue.
MSM is essential for rheumatoid arthritis since rheumatoid arthritis includes painful joints due to inflammation and depletion.
MSM also helps the body form collagen, a component needed for the reformation of tissue that has been lost or damaged.
Tart Cherry Juice contains anthocyanins, which give cherries their deep red and purplish tint.
Anthocyanins are known for their role as antioxidants. Because they help neutralize oxygen free radicals, they in turn foster relief for arthritis sufferers. Free radicals do not just cause cancer; they cause joint damage.
According to a 2004 study by JM Tall, NP Seeram, C Zhao, MG Nair, RA Meyer and SN Raja, the anthocyanins are also effective at reducing anti-inflammatory agents that cause pain.
Why Should Anyone Avoid Conventional Pharmaceuticals for Treating RA?
A few RX medications can help alleviate symptoms by masking them. However, masking symptoms with over-the-counter and prescription drugs never ends with a cure.
Additionally, these temporary and surface remedies leave sufferers with additional side-effects:
Prednisone and cortisone elicit noticeable relief, and they are widely used because of their effectiveness.
However, they actually work by suppressing the immune system. It makes sense at first; Since the immune system is so busy firing at invaders but missing the target, it sounds logical to just shut it down.
There are consequences of a suppressed immune system, and that is a weak or non-functioning one. That leaves the body vulnerable to all types of microbials.
In fact, patients taking these medications have been known to develop other illnesses, such as the flu or pneumonia when their immune systems are compromised.
Ibuprofen and Tylenol are known to cause liver damage with long-term use and/or large doses.
Aspirin’s major side-effect is stomach bleeding.
On a final note, rheumatoid arthritis is not a disease that anyone has to live with. The symptoms can be treated easily with pharmaceuticals or natural remedies.
For serious sufferers who want to avoid permanent damage or, even worse, surgery to correct the damage, the underlying causes can be eradicated with natural substances and a healthy diet.
Someone might wonder which is the real cause. This can easily be determined by lab tests and trying the natural remedies for microorganisms to determine if symptoms are relieved. It won’t hurt to try since they are natural and safe. There’s not much to lose.