Chronic joint pain is a plague for 47 million Americans, with a large portion of them having become totally dependent upon expensive pain medications. Despite mountains of misinformation, joint pain does not necessarily need to occur with aging, and it can usually be eliminated naturally, with much safer alternatives. The human body was designed to heal itself when given the appropriate nutrients.
Arthritis is sometimes caused by a virus. This fact is somewhat ignored in the health industry, because the mainstream establishment is unable to kill the virus with antibiotics. Admitting the impotency of their pharmaceutical arsenal would be admitting failure, so they simply lie about it. Their lack of success in stopping the arthritis virus is heralded as unquestionable scientific proof that no virus exists. The logic is very circular. The evidence of the medical cover-up begins with the fact that there are some viral conditions that are known to directly cause arthritis, such as hepatitis and Lyme disease. Furthermore, arthritis should only occur in regions which have been historically aggravated or injured. If arthritis begins spreading throughout a body like they admit that arthritis does, then it is obviously not the result of an injury or of regionalized inflammation. Injuries cannot move about with a will of their own, even if our modern medical science claims that they do. Finally, there are alternative therapies that actually kill the (supposedly non-existent) virus, such as colloidal silver; to effect a permanent cure. Be warned about Internet scoundrels who recommend using toxic borax to kill the virus, because borax is very dangerous, and it is likely to yield long-term organ damage.
Natural Treatment Options
- Glucosamine is a compound that is found naturally in healthy cartilage, but is typically deficient in those with serious joint issues. The positive results of glucosamine sulfate have become undeniable, even for the medical establishment. Glucosamine sulfate has repeatedly been shown to be effective in people suffering from arthritis, particularly of the knees. One study found that the supplementation of glucosamine sulfate resulted in a carry over effect, which means that some of the benefits continued after the supplement was discontinued. We recommend that readers seek vegetarian glucosamine sulfate capsules, else their supplements will be produced from the skeletons of crustaceans.
- Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Many people have reported remarkable relief, simply through the consumption of 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each morning. Unfortunately, no official studies have been done on the effect of apple cider vinegar regarding joint health. However, it is very cheap and worth trying. Never buy vinegar in plastic containers, as the vinegar’s high acidity will cause the plastic to leach chemicals.
- Curcumin is an extract of turmeric. This supplement is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Do not confuse it with the spice, cumin.
- A 2003 study by The Department of Forensic Medicine in Germany, showed that devil’s claw extract was more effective for treating lower back pain than the potent pharmaceutical, Vioxx. Devil’s claw is known for its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used by natural medicine practitioners for the treatment of carpal tunnel, as well as arthritis.