Johnson's Healthy Living Newsletter
In this newsletter I am going to address the subject of
arthritis. The actual causes of arthritis will probably surprise you. But in
order to help this condition we need to know what causes the many forms of
this condition. For the purposes of this article I am going to limit my
discussion to the two main types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid
caused by two main reasons: 1) Trauma to the joints and/or 2) a
predominantly alkaline body chemistry. If you were to sustain a trauma to a
given joint and that body part sustained misalignment and damage; eventually
that joint will wear out if specific measures are not taken. In this case
you must do two things #1) Chriopractically realign the joints and #2)
rebuild the joints through targeted nutrition. The primary product I use to
accomplish this is Glucosmaine Synergy. This product combines the power of
many different supplements to rebuild the joints. If the degeneration of the
joints is particularly advanced I recommend adding in a product called
Ostrophin PMG to stop any auto immune process that is destroying the joints,
which is particularly important when dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
also tend to have very sluggish livers. As a result they build up a high
amount of toxins in their bodies, especially guanidine. Guanidine is the most
alkaline body substance known. This toxin builds up due to constipation,
liver sluggishness and cell trauma. Most arthritics are constipated. As a
result their livers are loaded with guanidine, which then gets into the blood
stream, causing the blood to turn alkaline. This is in turn causes calcium
(another alkaline substance) to move out of the blood and deposit into the
joints. This is where the arthritic calcifications come from. So that
leaves us with a three fold problem. First, we have to get over the alkalosis
by neutralizing the guanidine. Second, we have to detoxify the liver.
Third, we have to eliminate the constipation so more guanidine is not
formed. There is one product that Standard Process makes that addresses
almost all of these issues: Ostarplex. It combines the actions of 5
different Standard Process products into one capsule. If constipation is
still present after going on this product then a product called Super II would
have to be added to address that issue. Bear in mind if degeneration of the
joints is also present either or Glucosamine Synergy and/or Ostrophin PMG
would need to be also taken to rebuild the joints.
Lastly I will deal
with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid is caused when the bodies own immune
system starts attacking various joints in the bodies. As a result it would be
classified as a Auto Immune disease. It can be tested for by a "RA Latex"
blood analysis. In dealing with Rheumatoid I would use 3 primary products:
Rumaplex, Glucosamine Synergy and Ostrophin PMG. The later two I have
already mentioned so I will deal with the Rumaplex next. Rumaplex is composed
of 8 different products that the body desperately needs in helping this
condition. This product is so complete that if a patient only will take one
thing for Rheumatoid this would be the one I would recommend. In which case a
higher dosage of this product would need to be taken.
The last thing to
bear in mind in regard to helping either of these conditions is that it takes
time. Rome was not built in a day and our bodies are not rebuilt in a day
either. If it took you a whole lifetime to get into the shape you are in, it
will take time to reverse this process. Normally depending on the severity of
these conditions it will take 6 to 12 months to get the job done. Sound like
a big commitment? Not really when compared with the Medical
alternative. Medically the treatment of choice for these conditions are
drugs. Very toxic drugs. Drugs you will be taking the rest of your life.
Drugs that do not fix the problem and in the end can leave you much worse off,
as all drugs have side effects. When taking a pure medical approach to
either of these conditions you must realize that you are only treating the
symptoms, nothing else. From my perspective I would rather do as much as we
can to fix the problem. If we do this, the symptoms will disappear on their
own. The choice is ultimately up to the individual. Until next time!
Posted Sunday, December 1, 2002
The first sign is often a twinge in your knee or your back or some stiffness at
the base of your thumb. Or maybe you're getting out of the car and a sharp pain
shoots down your leg from your hip to your calf. "Nothing serious," you think.
"I must have just strained something. I'm too young to have arthritis."
Think again. If you are within even shouting
distance of middle age, chances are you have osteoarthritis, a degenerative
disorder in which the cartilage—the natural shock absorber that cushions the
insides of your joints—begins to break down. Doctors used to think of it as a
disease of old age, but they now believe that this form of arthritis, the most
common of about 100 types, begins its relentless, initially painless course when
you're still in your 30s, 20s or even younger. Most of the time you won't
suspect anything is wrong until you're in your 40s or 50s and begin to feel
those telltale twinges, signs that the disorder may be starting to affect your
bones. By then the damage has been done, and even the best treatments can't do
much more than ease the pain and try to maintain the status quo in what are
already degenerating joints.
The situation with arthritis is
about to get worse—a lot worse— and very soon. At present, doctors believe that
osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million Americans. By 2020, that number is
expected to reach 40 million. (More on why in just a bit.) Some experts are
starting to think that even the current situation is more dire than anyone had
realized. In October, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention published the results of the first nationwide survey measuring the
total burden of arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. Their sobering conclusion:
one-third of all American adults suffer from some type of joint disease.
Why Should I Return If I'm Feeling
Delays have dangerous ends. - William Shakespeare
You entered our office feeling terrible and now you are experiencing the
wonders of what happens when your spine and nervous system are subluxation
free. You'd be happy to return if your health deteriorates to the point
where you feel terrible again but we suggest you return even if you feel
fine. "Why should I return if I'm feeling fine?" you may ask.
Of course you can wait until you're miserable again, but should you? You
may be making a big mistake if you wait until you have symptoms to do
something about your health. Lack of pain is a poor way of determining how
healthy you are.
all seen people looking like death warmed over who "feel fine." They are
walking targets, waiting for disease to strike before they decide to do
anything about their health. They "feel fine" but have no energy; they "feel
fine" but sleep poorly; they "feel fine" but are tired, have aches and
pains, headaches or backaches. Too many people who "feel fine" one day have
a sudden heart attack, stroke, debilitating pain or are diagnosed with a
serious disease such as cancer the next day. Surely "feeling fine" is no
indicator of your health status.
following news is available at:
SEVERE REACTIONS TO SMALLPOX VACCINE JOLT DOCTORS!
OF 200 HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE VACCINE, MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS HAD
A SERIOUS REACTION!!!!!
Thirty three-percent were so sick they had to miss at LEAST one day of
school or work; 75 developed high fevers; several others required
antibiotics to treat possible side-effect infections. This is what happened
to young, strong, healthy college kids. Imagine the havoc this will cause on
the old, the very young or the infirm? This new vaccine is a DISASTER
waiting to hit you.
Baby walkers delay development?
recent paper in the British Medical Journal says that baby walkers
delay normal developmental milestones. Children who used the devices took
three to four weeks longer to crawl and walk on their own. The study
involved 190 babies. Because of this and injuries associated with the
walkers, researchers discourage their use. (BMJ,
June 22, 2002.)
Chiropractic and Spinal Research
Did you know there are
thousands of papers on the wonders of chiropractic? Is there any disease or
condition you'd like to know about? Ask us.
Osteoarthritis (spinal degeneration). Just about everyone gets "wear
and tear" of the joints, including the spine. Medically, osteoarthritis is
regarded as an unavoidable and irreversible consequence of aging, like the
graying of hair. However chiropractors have been able to do something
considered impossible by medical standards: to slow, stop and even reverse
osteoarthritis. OJ Ressel, DC of Canada has written a landmark paper showing
that chiropractic care can halt and reverse spinal degeneration. Disc
regeneration: reversibility is possible in spinal osteoarthritis. Ressel, OJ.
ICA Review March/April 1989 pp. 39 -61.
Another research paper discussed chiropractic and nutritional care
contributing to the amelioration and reversal of osteoarthritis (OA). The
author writes that the chiropractic adjustment realigns and restores motion
to joints causing healthy regrowth of tissue. Osteoarthritis, chiropractic,
and nutrition: osteoarthritis considered as a natural part of a three stage
subluxation complex: its reversibility: its relevance and treatability by
chiropractic and nutritional correlates. Berkson DL Med Hypotheses 1991 Dec;
Asthma. 47 asthma sufferers, aged 7 to 42, improved dramatically
under chiropractic care and maintained that improvement for a two year
follow-up period. The patients were seen between 14 and 44 times with most
beginning care at 3 visits per week for the first 4 to 8 weeks. Improvement
was based on the patient's subjective and objective symptoms as well as
their use of asthma medication. Improvements ranged from 87 to 100%. (Amalu
WC. Chiropractic management of 47 asthma cases. Today's Chiropractic, 29(6)
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