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Could Rheumatoid Arthritis be caused by a Mycoplasmal infection? Experts say yes.

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One thing that just doesn’t set well with me personally is when “they” say: Sorry, but we don’t know what causes it.  “It” being anything really. I tend to think there is a cause, we just need to find it.

Perhaps it’s been known for years and just buried. That seems to be the case with many things I have dug up lately.

The latest being Rheumatoid Arthritis.

If you’re like me, you probably know someone that has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Perhaps it’s even you.

My question is, were they ever told that a type of bacteria called a mycoplasma could at the very least be a co factor of the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis? My guess is probably not.

So, could Rheumatoid Arthritis be exasperated or even caused by a virus or bacteria? hmmmm… this makes ya wonder:

Published in the Journal of Rheumatology in 1999, Doctors studied “mycoplasmal infections in blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis” –

And here is what they came up with: “The results suggest that a high percentage of RA patients have systemic mycoplasmal infections. Furthermore, retroviruses and entero-pathogenic bacteria continue to be intensively discussed as possible aetiological factors of RA [40, 41].” 

Here’s the full length study that this came from.
http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/6/504.full.pdf

Some experts seem to believe that these infections are co-factors, others like Dr. Joel Wallach, believe they are the cause.  Since RA is an inflammatory condition, and chronic inflammation is cause by an infection, it makes more sense to me that the cause is related to a mycoplasmal infection.

However, if you look at the list of “commonly” used drugs for R.A., you will mostly find Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatories. That’s like putting a bandaid on a gun shoot wound if you ask me. Those drugs will not kill off an infection. And in fact they will depress the immune system and cause a host of other nasty side effects.

In the study the doctors reference the use of a class of Antibiotics called minocycline for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. In the study the doctors also note that tetracycline compounds have “long been” used by Rheumatologists and their anti-rheumatic activity have been demonstrated. And yet they say they don’t know why patients respond to the antibiotics.

Well, duh. Because the antibiotics get to the cause, not just mask the symptoms.

Now remember, all antibiotics are not without risk. The damage that they can do in other areas of the body can be drastic. But those can be mitigated with probiotics and other gut healing elements.

Bottom line: Know the cause, find the cure.

 

 

To your best health!

 

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More Thoughts from Mellisa McJunkin – Health and Wellness Advocate

Question: What are you without an immune system?
Answer: You are dead.

As morbid as it may sound, it’s true. When your immune system is weak you will get sick. When your immune system completely fails you will die.

If I could show you a way to boost your Natural Killer Cells by up to 437%, would you be interested in hearing more? Of course you would.

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Arthritis Pain Relief In 7 Easy Steps

arthritis painIf you suffer from arthritis pain, you know how debilitating and discouraging it can be. Here are 7 tips to improving your quality of life! And who doesn’t want to feel better, move easier and live a happier healthier life?

Arthritis Pain Relief

Stretch it. Stretching should be part of everyone’s daily routine, especially those that have arthritis.  A good stretch helps prevent injuries by warming up muscles and tendons which are more limber and less likely to tear. Spend at least 10 minutes each day stretching, and work each major muscle group.

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Do Magnets Relieve Pain or Cure Diseases?

Do Magnets Relieve Pain-It Depends On Your Experience

Being in pain isn’t any fun, and many people are willing to go to just about any lengths to find relief for their pain. There are all kinds of products that promise to ease pain, but some work better than others while others don’t work at all. Magnets are one of the more controversial methods of pain relief, so it’s only natural for you to ask ; “can magnets relieve MY pain?”

Unfortunately, there seems  to be no definitive answer. Modern western medicine and science tell us that there is simply no way that magnets can have an effect on your pain. They don’t “realign the blood”, or cause “energy vortices that change the chemistry of your body to stop sending pain transmissions through the ether”.  There is nothing that a magnet can do to the body that will reduce pain, at least not according to the current understanding of western medical science.

So, we know what modern science has to say about magnets, but what are some of the claims in support of their ability to relieve pain?

History tells us that the ancient Greeks used magnets to cure or reduce many types of pain. It’s possible that older cultures from other parts of the world believed the same thing, but the Greeks offer us the earliest known documentation. There is a tendency for some people to assume modern medicine doesn’t know what they’re talking about and that the ancients somehow knew more than we do now. It would be hard to argue that we know less now, but it would be fair to say that there are still things that we don’t understand.

Perhaps the ancients knew something that has been lost to the ages, or maybe not. However, magnets are not only touted as curing pain. Some have gone so far as to claim that magnet therapy can cure (not just treat or alleviate) arthritis, depression, nausea, immunity disorders and cancer. The mechanisms by which these “cures” take place will vary by whoever is giving the pseudoscientific explanation. The sad part is that they could be profiting from the terminally ill, from the very people who should be seeking treatments that work, and not some oddball claim.

So, back to the question of do magnets relieve pain. It looks like each side of the debate has a definitive answer, but they each contradict each other. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that if they do relieve pain it is only because of the placebo effect. In other words, the only reason the reported pain level goes down is because the person using the magnet believe magnets work. Okay, does it really matter?

Ultimately, you will have to see for yourself. Even if it is the placebo effect at work, who cares? The main thing is that the pain starts to go away; and whether that’s because of some modern mystery, some pseudoscientific jargon, the placebo effect or something just doesn’t matter. The best answer is to try them for yourself and see just effective they really are.

More Thoughts from Mellisa McJunkin – Health and Wellness Advocate

Question: What are you without an immune system?
Answer: You are dead.

As morbid as it may sound, it’s true. When your immune system is weak you will get sick. When your immune system completely fails you will die.

If I could show you a way to boost your Natural Killer Cells by up to 437%, would you be interested in hearing more? Of course you would.

Get Healthy and Wise with  Extreme Health 4Life

The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

Dr. John E. Sarno’s Healing Back Pain is a New York Times bestseller that has helped over 500,000 readers.

Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health…. Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause.

In this acclaimed volume, Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions-including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises-are rooted in repressed emotions…and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery.

His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.

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More Thoughts from Mellisa McJunkin – Health and Wellness Advocate

Question: What are you without an immune system?
Answer: You are dead.

As morbid as it may sound, it’s true. When your immune system is weak you will get sick. When your immune system completely fails you will die.

If I could show you a way to boost your Natural Killer Cells by up to 437%, would you be interested in hearing more? Of course you would.

Get Healthy and Wise with Extreme Health 4Life

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