Alternative Treatments To Pharmaceutical Drugs For Arthritis
Ginger roots, Comfrey, Feverfew herb, Bromelain from pineapple, zinc, L–tryptophan, Vitamin B6 and 12, Vitamin E, megadoses of Vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate, and castor oil are all effective in helping to reduce pain and the inflammation which results from rheumatoid arthritis.
Many conventional medical drugs, used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, have proven to be either ineffective or harmful in the long run. In fact, some doctors maintain that there has never been a pharmaceutical drug which improves the condition of rheumatoid arthritis.
Treat The Deficiencies and Detoxify: The best way to treat rheumatoid arthritis is to treat the deficiencies in the body, and by using natural methods to detoxify. As some doctors have said: There has never been found a pharmaceutical substance which has been proved necessary to the body’s function. But minerals, vitamins and proteins, etc, are all vital to life and to the preserving of health.
The Efficacy Of Drugs such as prednisone, gold injections, methotrexate, sufasalazine and hydroxychloroquine, commonly prescribed as ‘anti-rheumatics’, is debatable. An international medical congrss held in Europe in the 1990’s decided that none of the drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis should be classified as ‘disease modifying.’
These very drugs which were meant to prevent joint destruction and deformity either did not work, or they made the condition worse. After ten years, most patients had given up on their medications because of the unsatisfactory nature of these so-called ‘anti-rheumatic’ drugs.
Why is it then that these ineffective or harmful drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis were made available to us in the first place?
Answer: Because the American FDA, who approve these drugs for the use of Americans, and everybody else in the world, it seems, accept the findings of research done by the pharmaceutical companies themselves.
There is no neutral body which examines the findings of the pharmaceutical companies.
Their word is taken as fact, which means that many potentially harmful drugs go onto the market without their having been tested properly, or because the research findings conveniently overlook the possible side-effects.
This is why drugs come and go so frequently. Often they only go when the disastrous effects of using them becomes common knowledge.
Fosamax is an interesting example of a drug still in use. Yet in America there are lawyers who solely dedicate their work to people claiming damages from the drug companies making this drug and others like it. There are ‘Fosamax’ lawyers!!!!!
(see page 208 of Dr Toni Jeffreys book ‘Your Health At Risk’ to check out her argument against the FDA’s monopolization of the drug industry)
Natural Remedies are safer alternatives than most pharmaceutical drugs.
The two most important remedies in my estimation are Ginger Roots and Vitamin C in the non-acidic form. And I would have to add Castor Oil as a third essential remedy for helping to cure the condition of rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger Roots For Treating Arthritis:
Ginger is one of the best known natural remedy for inflammation of any kind, including the inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Dr Toni Jeffreys believes that it is a top-notch herb for this disease.
Ginger is totally safe to use. It is good for the digestion, is a mild natural anti-biotic, and a natural blood-thinner. It is very useful for treating cancer as well as other degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever. According to Dr Toni Jeffreys, ginger is probably more likely to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis than any prescription drug you might take.
The other important reason as to why you should consider ginger above pharmaceutical preparations, is that it will not cause any adverse side-effects, which may be the case with medical drugs.
It can be used in powdered form, or the fresh ginger root can be grated and eaten or made into a tea. Take some after each meal, or have a cup of ginger root tea at each meal.
Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C
Non-acidic vitamin C such as calcium ascorbate would be at the top of my list.
Calcium ascorbate is easy on the stomach, since it has been neutralized and is not acidic. It aids digestion and helps to remove toxins from the body. This is important, because it will actually dissolve harmful toxins around and within the joints over time.
Some people have had a reversal of their condition due to the fact that they took megadoses of calcium ascorbate over a period of time – say 6 months or longer.
The other bonus from taking calcium ascorbate daily is that it is a mild pain reliever. Take 1000mg at night before you go to bed and you should sleep better than you have in a long while.
Depending on the severity of the condition, I would take between 2000mg to 8000mg per day, in separate doses of 1000mg each.
The idea would be to work up to the higher dose. Begin with 2000mg per day and build the dose up after a few days.
Castor Oil: This also helps in reducing the inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
Using castor oil as part of his natural treatment, Dr Max Gerson cured many people of cancer and other degenerative conditions such as rheumatoid arthrits.
Dr Gerson used 2 tablespoons every second day for treating cancer and other diseases. With this treatment, enemas must be used, and a diet of 80% or more raw foods and their juices are taken daily for a long time.
See my other posts on how to take castor oil for cancer and other diseases.