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Arthritis and arthrosis are two of the most common rheumatic diseases. Often these diseases are confused with general pains in joints and bones referred to by the term “rheumatism”. Many people complain of these pains at the change of season, when temperatures start to rise, but it is good to clarify to treat any joint diseases in an appropriate manner.
We often misunderstand joint or muscle pain due to rheumatism and this can lead to a delay in correct diagnosis. So some forms of pain are considered normal, maybe even associated with temperature, when they are pains indicative of something more serious and that needs different treatments than the simple change of temperature. The word ‘rheumatism’ generally indicates joint pains of arthritis and those of arthrosis.
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
The basic pathophysiological mechanism involves the immune system, which attacks the joints. This translates into inflammation and thickening of the joint capsule, also involving bone and underlying cartilage. Diagnosis is made on the basis of signs and symptoms, using X-rays and laboratory analyzes.
Other diseases that may show a similar symptomatology are: systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. Treatment is focused on reducing pain and inflammation, and improving overall functionality. From the pharmacological point of view, anti-inflammatories and anti-rheumatics are common (to try to slow down the progression of the disease). Surgery is used only for “repair” and replacement of severely damaged joints. The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis is 0.5-1% in industrialized countries and especially women are affected; the age of onset is middle-aged adult.
Unlike osteoarthritis (which attacks articular cartilage), rheumatoid arthritis attacks the joints in the synovial membrane. From the progressive character, the aggression of the synovial membrane induces, in turn, an alteration of the entire articular structure, with the articular surfaces and the articular cartilage which are damaged, with the ligaments weakening and stretching and with the articular capsule that changes its shape. At the beginning of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation mainly affects the joints of the fingers and toes. In a more advanced phase, it also affects the joints of the wrists, knees, ankles, hips and shoulder joints.
At a non-articular level, inflammation may involve the skin, the lympho–glandular system, the respiratory system and the eyes. In addition to the classic symptoms of arthritis, the rheumatoid form can also cause fever, weight loss and muscle hypotrophy. Often, the condition alternates phases characterized by intense symptomatology with phases of apparent remission. Analogously to the case of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is incurable and the only existing treatments against it consist of symptomatic treatments, aimed at an improvement in symptoms and a slowing of joint degeneration.
How to distinguish between these two joint diseases, arthritis and arthrosis?
In arthritis, pain is due to inflammation within the joint. In arthrosis, however, at first the joint has been consumed – a condition that can also be linked to age or excessive work of the joints, especially those that bear the most weight of the body, such as hip and knee. Inflammation can also arise in arthrosis, but only after damage to the joint, especially to the cartilage covering the bone inside the joint.
Pain also manifests itself differently. In arthritis, pain improves if the joint is used, it is made to move. A typical sign of arthritis is the joint stiffness on awakening, especially on the hands, which lasts longer than the physiological morning stiffness, then many hours or even the whole day, emphasize the specialists.
Many people resort to the effect of heat or cold to allay the pains. Which one is better? The effect is subjective. In the case of inflammation pain, the heat is better, for example, in thermal treatments. However, some patients may benefit from contact with the cold, for example by applying ice, which we do not recommend. In any case we are dealing with symptomatic remedies and not with therapies, with a beneficial effect that lasts the time of exposure to the source of heat or cold.
In about 1 patient in 4, arthritis combines with psoriasis. The chronic inflammatory condition typical of arthritis can also be combined with a skin disease, psoriasis. In this case we talk about psoriatic arthritis. If arthritis affects about 3% of population, of these more or less 1 in 4 people develop psoriatic arthritis. Today we have the means to recognize it more easily and above all extremely effective therapies that were not available just 1-2 years ago. Doctors encourage patients with psoriasis to evaluate appropriate therapy and prevent its consequences.
Water aerobics helps to get rid of arthritis pain
Practicing fitness in water regularly has been shown to reduce the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis in particular of the hip and knee in patients over the age of 50.
Water aerobics, but only practiced in summer, has been shown to reduce not only pain and stiffness caused by arthrosis but also to strengthen the muscles and improve the functionality of the joints affected by arthritis.
Although some studies have shown that the benefits of fitness in water are short-lived in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee compared to the benefits of physical activity not in water, fitness in water is still recommended as an alternative or in association with fitness ‘on dry land’, and especially in the summer when it’s warmer. In this regard, while practicing fitness in water in winter can lead to an increase in the stiffness of the joints due to the colder temperatures of the water and changing rooms and therefore constitute a limit in patients with arthritis, this excuse does not apply in the summer when all conditions are more favorable for practicing fitness in the water and getting the maximum benefits against osteoarthritis.
In fact, water fitness, including swimming, even in adulthood, has the same benefits as an exercise bike, which is often recommended by experts in arthritis cases. In addition, when the patient finds painful or difficult to practice any other physical activity, the fitness programs in the water can be a valid effective alternative in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.
How to get rid of rheumatoid arthritis with diet and motor activity
As anticipated, rheumatoid arthritis is an idiopathic pathology that involves the activation of the immune system against the articular tissues. This means that there is currently no definitive cure, even if many behaviors have been observed that can improve the symptoms and slow down the pathological progress; let’s see which:
Diet: to tell the truth, it is still uncertain if certain specific dietary measures have a really positive effect; on the other hand, there is a real food strategy aimed at the reduction of joint inflammation. For those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis it is important to adopt a diet rich in antioxidants (such as vitamin E, C, beta–carotene and selenium); very important is also the consumption of fruit and vegetables, as well as fish – in particular salmon, trout and bluefish – for its valuable supply of omega–3 fatty acids. A diet based on these simple rules will ensure on the one hand a better functionality of the immune system and on the other a better control of inflammatory phenomena. However there are no foods, supplements or ‘magical’ diet regimens able to solve the problem of rheumatoid arthritis.
The richest foods of EPA and DHA are the fish that come from cold waters, krill oil and certain algae (which can be consumed as such or in the form of oil); among the fish we remember all the blue ones such as: tuna (plus the belly of the fillet), swordfish, bonito, mackerel, lobster, mustard or lamb, horse mackerel, sandeel, papaline, herring, mullet, sardine or sardine, anchovy or anchovy etc.
Cod is instead a fish that has a good percentage of EPA and DHA compared to other fatty acids but that, in an absolute sense, has a rather low lipid concentration. In contrast, salmon is rather fat, although the percentage of EPA and DHA is very abundant, especially in wild fish; farmed ones have a different chemical profile.
As anticipated, the krill (of the arctic seas) is rich in EPA and DHA, but its consumption is mainly in the form of oil as a food supplement; on the contrary, drawing inspiration from the oriental diet, the consumption of algae such as kombu is also spreading in the West. Also in this case, some oil or powder based supplements (in capsules) are available on the market.
Foods rich in alpha and gamma linolenic acid are oilseeds and related oils. For linolenic alpha, the main sources are: seeds and oil of kiwi, flax, hemp, canola, rape, walnut and soy. For the linolenic range, however, the prevailing sources are: blue algae (such as spirulina and klamath), seeds and oil of borage, evening primrose, blackcurrant and hemp.
If it is true that some foods can favor the symptomatic reduction of rheumatoid arthritis, it is equally true that certain nutrients and an excess of body fat worsen the condition. Obesity consists of an excess of body fat, which is stored mainly in adipose tissue; the latter is not made of amorphous matter, but rather of cells that interact with the rest of the organism. Specifically, when they are too swollen and stressed to development, these cells secrete various inflammatory molecules that worsen the condition.
A chronic food excess, causing overweight, is an important risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, the increase in workload on painful joints can only aggravate painful symptoms. It has also been scientifically proven that alcohol abuse negatively affects the disease, favoring its onset and worsening.
Furthermore, while omega 3 and GLA contrast the inflammatory tendency, other molecules are able to increase it. For example, an excess of linoleic acid (an essential omega 6) and above all of arachidonic acid, could be involved in the blood increase of inflammatory prostaglandins; the experimental data supporting this hypothesis are quite controversial and, more than quantity, take the right relationship with omega 3 in question.
Among the various therapies, in addition to conventional medical practices, there are several systems defined as ‘alternative’. This is a rather generic wording that includes a wide range of interventions, even quite different from each other. Of all, the most scientifically significant is food integration.
The most significant experimental evidences concern the general supplement with essential polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega 3 series (EPA, DHA and alpha linolenic acid or ALA) and gamma linolenic acid (or GLA, mainly vegetable, classified as omega 6 NOT essential) . The benefit provided by the administration of these nutrients seems modest but constant, even if the current evidence is not yet strong enough to establish if the omega 3 fatty acids (specifically, fish oil) are an effective treatment for arthritis rheumatoid. Linolenic gamma acid is able to reduce pain, swelling and joint stiffness; it is generally considered a safe product.
Regular exercise: recommended for maintaining muscle strength and general physical function; moreover, the fatigue of exercise helps to decentralize the attention from the localized pains. Despite the pain, it is strongly inadvisable to interrupt the various occupational activities (of everyday life).
Medicinal herbs for rheumatoid arthritis
The American College of Rheumatology does not recommend the use of medicinal herbs, due to the lack of a solid enough scientific basis to demonstrate its safety and efficacy in substitution for conventional drugs. Furthermore, we remind you that certain medicinal herbs, even if classified as ‘natural’, can be toxic or otherwise dangerous.
Based on positive preliminary results, they are still in the testing phase (therefore, they are not yet recommended for clinical use): boswellic acid, curcumin, devil’s claw, Euonymus alatu and Tripterygium wilfordii.
There is also conflicting evidence on the role of erythropoiesis–stimulating agents (those also used to treat anemia, such as iron and folic acid) in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Historically, in the treatment of this disease have been used (bankruptcy) also: diet of apple, nutmeg, nettles, bee venom, rhubarb diet, fasting, honey, vitamins and insulin.
Some practical advice for rheumatoid arthritis
First of all we remember that, according to the statistics, those who follow a Mediterranean diet (rich in vegetables, whole grains and legumes) have a lower risk of onset and severity for rheumatoid arthritis.
Based on what was specified in the previous chapter, increasing the rates of EPA, DHA, ALA and GLA with feeding might be possible to reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. However, not everyone is able to carefully structure their own diet; this is why we will offer below some useful guidelines to organize a nutritional regimen for rheumatoid arthritis.
We begin by underlining that, before starting the intake of supplements, it is necessary to verify that the basic diet respects the principles of a healthy and correct diet. As anticipated, the main sources of fatty acids useful for rheumatoid arthritis are: seeds and oils, blue or cold water fish, krill and oil, algae and oil.
As for the portions, the frequency of consumption, storage and cooking, we will summarize the following points:
1. Consume sea fish 2-4 times a week; the portions should be between 150 and 250g.
2. Use delicate cooking methods without applying very high temperatures (e.g. NO to frying, YES to steaming). This is because polyunsaturated fats do not withstand high temperatures and easily deteriorate and lose all metabolic function.
3. Consume the oilseeds rich in ALA and GLA every day, but in addition to other recipes; for example, adding a tablespoon of flax seeds in breakfast cereals.
4. Select oilseeds carefully, making sure that they do not contain too much linoleic acid. This essential polyunsaturated fatty acid belonging to omega 6 could have a negative effect if consumed in excess of omega 3. NOT all oil seeds are the same! For example, prefer walnuts, flax seeds and hemp seeds.
5. Consume strictly the oils rich in omega 3 and GLA (as a condiment) raw, making sure that they are obtained by cold pressing processes; It is important to keep them for a short time, in dark bottles and in the refrigerator.
6. Enter the algae in the diet, even if ‘one time only’.
7. Use food supplements based on krill or algae, setting the dose with a specialist.
8. Eliminate alcohol.
9. In case of obesity, restore the normal weight (weight loss diet).
10. Consume fruits and vegetables daily (in all, at least 4–5 portions of 100–300g). These foods contain small amounts of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids and substantial portions of anti–inflammatory molecules such as: vitamin antioxidants (vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E), saline (zinc and selenium), phenolic antioxidants, chlorophyll etc.
11. Consume certain spices such as, for example, turmeric (which contains curcumin), curry etc., that may be able to oppose systemic inflammation.
12. Compensate for the negative impact of certain drugs by ensuring the achievement of vitamins and potentially deficient mineral salts. For example, with the use of corticosteroids it may be necessary to take food supplements that preserve bone mass (calcium and vitamin D).
Treat rheumatoid arthritis by losing weight
Rheumatoid arthritis can be treated better by losing weight. Weight loss helps to control this inflammatory disease, which causes joint pain and swelling, often with disabling results. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the joints, especially those of the fingers, wrists, elbows and ankles. Like all autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis is also characterized by an abnormality in the functioning of the immune system, which directs to the tissues and organs of the body those defense reactions that should instead be directed exclusively against real threats, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, tumor cells.
Alongside the pharmacological therapies, it is possible to activate a series of natural strategies useful to mitigate the impact of the disease and reduce the risk of complications. Among the solutions that those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis should carefully consider are the behaviors that lead to losing excess weight, because it was discovered that weight loss helps you get better.
Overweight worsens arthritis
Significant confirmations of the link between weight loss and a more favorable prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis come from a study published in The Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and conducted on people affected by the disease in its initial stages. Research has shown that obesity and overweight reduce the chances of getting good control of arthritic symptoms by 51% and of remission of 42%, or of disappearance of the manifestations of the disease.
To understand how the extra pounds influence the course and management of rheumatoid arthritis it is necessary to keep in mind that the adipose tissue, long considered only an inert deposit of what the body does not use as an immediate source of energy, actually participates hormonal balance and is involved in the immune response.
In particular, adipose cells react to any increase in the inflammatory state of the body and in turn secrete hormone-like substances and pro-inflammatory molecules, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), which increase inflammation and thus amplify the symptoms of this provoked. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, pain, edema and difficulty in movement worsen. Lose weight and maintain ideal weight over time helps to better govern rheumatoid arthritis, because it subtracts “fuel” from inflammation, combating pain and helping to prevent, as far as possible, disabling outcomes.
Among the most effective tools to dispose of excess pounds and to control rheumatoid arthritis better there are first a regular physical activity and a careful diet, careful also to the correct distribution of meals throughout the day.
They can also play a significant role in inflammatory phenomena directly triggered by food. The use of a specific test for the search for hidden food intolerances, which are sometimes also linked to fattening, and then deal with and solve them, is often an important option in the most effective control of rheumatoid arthritis.
Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis
Although there is not enough scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of the so–called alternative therapies, many subjects have found a benefit in following certain healing principles different from traditional medical therapy.
Some practices that affect the mind and / or the body, as well as the nutritional supplement with food supplements, can help in reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis; some complete conventional treatments, but there is no scientific evidence to draw satisfactory conclusions.
A systematic review of 2015 on CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) found that the data available to date do not justify the use of complementary therapies in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, with the exception of fish oil.
Another earlier revision states that low–intensity laser therapy can be used to decrease the pain perception and morning stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis because, regardless of efficacy, it does not have any notable side effects.
There is also some evidence that Tai Chi (Chinese martial art) can improve the ability of joint movement in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Acupuncture studies are inconclusive. The ‘Colonna Prosorba’ blood filtering device, aimed at the removal of IgG for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, was approved in 1999 by the ‘Food and Drug Administration’; however it was suspended at the end of the year 2006.
How to get rid of arthritis with natural remedies
It is a plant used for centuries by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The researchers extracted from Corydalis, which belongs to the same family as the poppy, an effective active ingredient against inflammatory pain, such as those caused by arthritis. The substance under study presents a dopamine receptor antagonist activity. The study in question was published in the journal Current Biology.
Ginger is a natural painkiller, in some cases even better than common medicines, such as ibuprofen and cortisone. Ginger extract does not cause side effects and can act positively to relieve pain and inflammation. This is what emerged from a study conducted last year by experts from the University of Copenhagen.
Consuming adequate amounts of broccoli can help prevent arthritis and osteoarthritis and avoid, in some lucky cases, the operation. This is what emerged from a research conducted by the experts of the University of East Anglia. The sulforaphane contained in broccoli is able to slow down the destruction of joint cartilage, following which osteoarthritis may appear.
Turmeric herbal tea and Golden Milk
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory useful in the case of arthritis, in combination with ginger. Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant, and is able to lower the levels of enzymes that can cause inflammation. To prepare a turmeric tea to drink every day you will need, as indicated by Everyday Roots:
- 500 ml of water
- ½ teaspoon of ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
Bring the water to a boil and add the spices. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drain and drink a cup of herbal tea twice a day. The indicated doses allow to prepare two cups. For the most serious cases you can try to prepare the so-called “Golden Milk”. Here the video with the recipe.
Epsom salts contain magnesium sulfate, a substance considered useful as a painkiller. Depending on the areas in which the pain is felt, Epson salts should be used in the bathtub, in the amount of 2 cups, or in a basin for the footbath (1/2 cup). The dive must last at least 15 minutes.
Magnesium is considered useful for maintaining strong bones and is beneficial for the joints. Those suffering from arthritis may have a magnesium deficiency. In addition to supplements, it is possible to take magnesium thanks to the rich foods such as spinach, pumpkin seeds, legumes, bananas, brown rice, almonds, sunflower seeds and dried figs. It could also be useful to apply on the painful areas a special magnesium enriched oil, to be massaged to relieve joint discomfort. Ask your herbalist for more information.
Extra virgin olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil contains substances useful to inhibit the enzymes responsible for inflammation, just as the appropriate drugs would do. For this reason it is recommended to massage the joints with simple extra virgin olive oil, preferably cold pressed. Massage the joints with 2 or 3 tablespoons of extra virgin oil twice a day. Do not forget to use it raw as a condiment
Dandelion leaves have anti-inflammatory properties because of their linoleic acid content, used by the body to produce prostaglandins, which regulate the immune response and alleviate inflammation. It is considered useful especially in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. You can taste fresh dandelion leaves in salads, or use them to prepare an infusion.
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried dandelion leaves
Pour the dandelion leaves in boiling water, let stand for 10 minutes and filter. Drink twice a day. The taste can be bitter, so sweeten the tea to taste.
Mint and eucalyptus
The essential oils of mint and eucalyptus have analgesic and pain-relieving properties. The feeling of freshness created by their combination can give relief in a short time and help to ease the pain.
- 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5-10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Pour the essential oils in a glass bottle and dilute them with extra virgin olive oil or another vegetable oil at your disposal. Keep the preparation away from light and massage it on the joints when you feel pain.
The cayenne pepper is considered useful in case of joint pain due to its capsaicin content. It is one of the best known natural remedies for arthritis and the preparation of ointments to alleviate joint pain. It is an anti-inflammatory and a natural painkiller, recommended for acute rheumatic and muscular pains. The cayenne pepper, for this purpose, is used in the preparation of specific herbal ointments. Ask your herbalist for more information.
Hygienic science on how to get rid of arthritis
But what has just been said is not completely complete, because in reality upstream of toxemia there is the continuous nervous weakening deriving from wrong mental, emotional, spiritual and physical habits. As John H. Tilden, one of the greatest hygienists of the last century, said:
‘Any influence that lowers nervous energy becomes a productive factor of illness.’
What does weakening do? It prevents the secretion and excretion required by general or systematic poisoning of the body. The expulsion of toxins is thus prevented due to the retention of metabolic waste that will tend to accumulate in fluids, tissues and joints. Day after day we engage in self-poisoning. Dr. Tilden continues:
‘Any so-called disease is a toxemia crisis, which means that toxins are accumulated in the blood beyond the point of tolerance, and that the crisis (the disease: colds, headaches, fever, arthritis, etc.) is a vicarious elimination’.
Along the same lines, the great physician Isaac Jenning:
‘The disease is therefore the enormous effort of Nature to get rid of toxins. The disease cannot be helped by any medication, but the remedies are based on the Vis Medicatrix Naturae (self-healing power), putting the patient in the best possible condition of rest, pure air and proper diet‘.
At this point it is right to admit that the nineteenth century doctors had on the disease much clearer ideas of the graduate doctors of the third millennium, according to which the disease is due to an external agent that penetrates the body cowardly (virus, microbe, etc .. ) or derives from an internal factor (defective gene or genetic predisposition). According to the hygienic view, however, in the acute illness the perfection of Nature strives to clean the body of toxins and therefore any treatment (medicines, drugs, fear, continuous work, stress, etc.) obstructs and prevents this attempt of elimination, blocking healing itself.
The evolution of the disease is as follows: Environmental stress / daily habits – Physical, mental and emotional tension – Weakening –Inefficient elimination – Toxin and waste retention – Toxemia – Acute elimination crisis (disease).
If it is true that the cause of all acute illnesses is the toxemia, it is also true that upstream of the Toxemia there is the weakening! Once, because of a wrong lifestyle (little rest, excessive work, stress, trauma, prolonged digestions, rot and fermentation, etc.) the body loses nervous energy, self-poisoning constantly because it no longer has the force to expel the poisons through the main excretory organs (skin, kidneys, intestines and lungs).
If the toxins are not excreted, they accumulate in organs, tissues, joints, liquids, etc. and when the tolerance point is exceeded, the acute disease will start. Tolerance is individual, varies from person to person, and depends on many factors: prenatal period, predispositions, familiarity, temperament, etc.
After what has been said, is it possible or not to recover from arthritis? If we understand that the primary cause of the disease is toxemia, and in the case of arthritis, it is proposed as the deposit of poisons, acids and minerals in excess directly in the joints, we also know what to do. The aim is therefore to reduce the toxins deposited in the joints, in the organs, in the blood, in the lymph, in the extracellular fluids.
Healing arthritis in its initial stages is child’s play, while the return to health in the more advanced stages is slower and takes longer, even if it is still possible. In order to recover the articular functions, a period of physiological, mental and spiritual rest, called fasting, would be needed. A fast allows the body to dispose of all the accumulated toxic load.
Exactly the opposite of what the mankind is doing. When the man is sick, instead of stopping and resting, avoiding the food for a few days, we fill ourselves with drugs, antibiotics and vaccines gulping down broths of meat, pasta and mashed potatoes: all indigestible foods that stop the healing process. After a starting fast, a correct and healthy way of life should be put in place to prevent the development of exhaustion and toxemia; targeted exercises for the joints after they have been released from inflammation and sunbathing as they progress through the path.
Hydrothermal mud therapy is very important: alternating cold and warm water (baths for hands and feet) and clay or earth compresses are intended to eliminate joint inflammation, extracting toxins from the pores of the skin. The earthen cataplasms should also be done in the abdomen throughout the night!
Furthermore, food should be eaten raw, just to bring all the basic micro-nutrients (vitamins, colloidal minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, etc.) and to better alkalise and de-acidify all the tissues. We have said before that the normal state of a person with arthritis is acidosis, and a state of acidity is the perfect ground for any illness, arthritis and cancer included.
Dr. Herbert Shelton advised to eat at least 80% of food that in metabolic reactions is alkaline, that is raw food, and a 20% pacifying vegetable food, that is cooked. In addition, it is important to eliminate all sugars and refined grains from their diet: they poison, poison and hyper-acidify the body, burning vital energy. All people with arthritis do not tolerate sugar well, due to a metabolic weakness. It is essential to get used to eating according to the correct food combinations, thus avoiding for example starches with sugars (sweets) and eating in the correct food sequences, that is, always starting with raw food and ending with cooked food.
Chewing plays a central role in all diseases, because the first important digestion takes place in the alchemical laboratory of the body: the mouth. This is all the more truthful and important the more we bake carbohydrates (cereals, potatoes, etc.) in fact, Nature is not by chance put the enzyme for the digestion of starches (amylase called ptialin) in the saliva of the mouth!
Another important suggestion is to drink away from meals: half an hour before and at least 3 hours later, all in order not to weaken and prolong the digestive processes by diluting the gastric juices. The care of the lemon is basic to fluidify, degrease and disinfect both the blood and the joints nourished by it.
To conclude, the main rule in arthritis and in all diseases is the following: when the quality of food introduced into the body is of better quality than the tissues that make up the body itself, then the body will begin to discard the low degree of materials in order to build new and healthier ones. This is the way of working of Nature.
Spiritual aspect in the healing of arthritis
We are complex spiritual beings, that is, constituted by a physical body, a soul and a spirit. The power consists essentially of the material part but it is not the only road. According to a more subtle view, the person suffering from arthritis tends to have a determined and obstinate nature.
Often it also has a mind and inflexible, rigid thoughts, just like the stiffness that manifest the joints. This rigidity is also often combined with an easy irritability (which can be induced by joint pain and discomfort) that results in the exhaustion of vital energies, as well as being a pro-inflammatory condition.
Therefore, if you want to take advantage of the opportunity to self-educate yourself and grow from an evolutionary and spiritual point of view, it could be useful to go to work also in understanding this possible mental and / or behavioral rigidity.
‘A few years ago there was virtually one cause of illness: the insane way of life of people. Now there are two causes, and the worst is the modern medical-scientific prevention and treatment efforts‘- Dr. Ulric Williams