The New Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Cure?

I subscribe to Dr. Bruce Fife’s enewsletter, and you should too! It’s loaded with fascinating research, and you know I am a big sucker for fascinating research. His latest article titled “The New Arthritis Cure” is one such piece of literature.

It addresses the very issue we have been discussing around here lately. Candida and what the heck to do about it. I was very surprised to hear that it can be one of the causes of arthritis as well. Here are a few clips pasted (in italyics) from his enewsletter. Read the whole article and see his references HERE.

If you missed me raving about Candida that bad, bad fungus you can read about it here:  RANT 1, RANT 2 AND RANT 3.

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The New Arthritis Cure  

“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 severe 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.

 Many doctors consider arthritis an unavoidable part of the aging process. They give their patients pain killers and tell them to “learn to live with it.”

As evidence mounts it is becoming evident that arthritis occurs as a consequence of infection, regardless of genetic susceptibility. Researchers have identified numerous bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the various forms of arthritis.

Lyme disease is a good example of arthritis developing from an infection. Lyme disease is caused by a bite from a deer tick that carries the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. If the bacteria happen to invade joint tissue, arthritis develops. Even after the systemic disease is gone, arthritis can remain indefinitely as a chronic condition.

Food poisoning has often been associated with the onset of chronic arthritis. The bacterium salmonella is a known troublemaker.5 In one notable instance in 2005, at least 592 individuals in Ontario, Canada developed acute gastroenteritis after consuming bean sprouts contaminated with salmonella. Approximately 46 percent of the victims afterwards developed chronic reactive arthritis.

Many of the organisms that are known to attack the joints are normal inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract such as salmonella, E. coli, and Proteus mirabilis. Proteus is also the most frequent cause of urinary tract infections, accounting for more than 80 percent of these infections. In one study, for instance, out of 76 rheumatoid arthritis patients, 33 percent showed evidence of Proteus or E. coli infection in the urinary tract. In 48 controls without arthritis, only 4 percent were infected.6

Another inhabitant of the intestinal tract that is known to cause joint trouble is Candida albicans. If researchers want to study the effects of osteoarthritis in animals, they can induce the disease by injecting Candida into the bloodstream. Osteoarthritis develops within days.7 Candida or yeast infections are very common. Many people are plagued by chronic Candida overgrowth. Women are the ones most troubled by Candida infections; likewise, they are the ones most affected by osteoarthritis.

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Ok I’m going to stop right here and interupt Dr. Fife for a moment. This article is very long, and is the introduction for his new book The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently by Dr. Bruce Fife, which I am of course going to buy asap.

He goes on to say that antibiotics do nothing to make arthritis, or the infections that cause it, better and in fact make the whole problem much, much worse. (we knew that right?) He then says that:

Step One

Strengthen the immune system with a diet that eliminates sugar and refined grains and to eat high quality meats and vegetables.

Step Two

The second step is to actively fight 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. 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 Three

The third 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 Centers 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 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 usual. The oil attracts and collects the microorganisms in your mouth along with toxins, mucus, 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 crucial.

WHAT ABOUT BARBARA?

Barbara, 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 kneel 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 and interested. The doctor who did my EMG wanted the name of your book as did my surgeon.” A diagnosis of arthritis is not a life sentence. There now is a cure for arthritis.

The same is true for those with fibromyalgia. Although fibromyalgia is not a form of arthritis, it has a similar origin and those with this condition respond well to the protocol outlined in the book.

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 Well readers, I apologize for the way too long article, but this stuff is so interesting to me. I have a million questions now. And I’m dying to hear yours! Question One: Oil pulling? I am going to research oil-pulling soon. I keep meaning to get around to that. I have heard good things, and bad things about it and I’m curious if it is really helpful or just a fad.  I think one of the things that comes to mind first is how smart fungi are. They are like bacteria in the way that they constantly change and mutate and adapt to their environment. That is why they can be so dangerous. They are smart and determined to survive no matter how hard we try to kill them! Did you find it shocking that the CDC says that 90% of Americans have some form of tooth decay?  I wonder what that percentage was 100 years ago? Makes you think….

Ask questions! I’m waiting to hear them!

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9 Comments

  1. Dani said,

    April 12, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    I am very familiar with Dr. Fife’s research/books … LOVE HIM! I don’t suffer from arthritis or fibromyalgia but I am not surprised by the findings. I incorporated coconut oil into my diet years ago; such wonderful benefits. I’ve read much about oil pulling but have yet to try, though I do make my own toothpaste using coconut oil (I hate the commercial stuff … fluoride is a neurotoxin and glycerin coats the teeth so they can’t remineralize). Great info!

  2. Quenna said,

    April 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! I began suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, very similar to Fibromyalgia, at the tender age of 24. Seven years later I have endured at least 13 surgical procedures, implants, etc. As a very athletic and healthy person, it has been devastating. Every little bit of info I run across is greatly appreciated This information serves as a link in my journey to full recovery 😉 BTW, I have no idea how I found your site…LOL! Thank goodness!

    • Spirit said,

      June 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Best of luck! Out of a rather keen curiosity, how are you doing recovering?

    • sakoftheday said,

      June 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      I’m curious as well! Any progress?

  3. Merry said,

    June 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Thank you for all this information. I am going to get Dr. Fife’s book as soon as possible. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia among other chronic medical issues I believe would fall under his research. I am very excited to see if this can help me I will update you in a few weeks. I found your site looking for a DIY oil treatment for my daughters hair. Love all your DIY recipes, you have a great web site so glad I found it.

    • June 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Merry, I am so excited for you. I forwarded this information to my coworker and she is also researching this. I pray that it works wonders for both of you. Please let us all know if you see an improvement. Im sure Dr. Fife would like to hear about it as well!

  4. rajesh said,

    July 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    i had spine surgery of l4/l5 before 3month but pain still remain pls give complete detail about coconut oil how to used

  5. rajesh said,

    July 31, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    body had taken a curved shape

  6. August 26, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    This is fascinating. And I love the way you break down the complex info to make it easy to take in. Keep up the good work.

    And, wow…who’d have thought oral health is implicated in arthritis.

    More on oil pulling – traditionally, coconut oil is used as a mouthwash.

    http://authoritynutrition.com/oil-pulling-coconut-oil/

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/coconut-oil-helps-combat-tooth-decay-says-study/article3855119.ece


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