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Helpful Tools for Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 01, 2003 | 21,693 views
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By Joseph Mercola, D.O.

Most of you are familiar with nutritional typing by now. Several months ago we adopted this tool for all of our new patients as well as nearly all of our current patients.

Providing our patients with the best diet has been the cornerstone of our approach to attaining health ever since I first opened up the center's doors and started seeing patients nearly two decades ago.

Many of our patients have achieved quite impressive results, but there were many who did not improve. These failures are what drove me to search for new and even better ways to individualize the program.

The nutritional typing Program has done just that. It has further individualized the program, allowing us to radically improve our patients' results, and I can't tell you how gratifying that is. It is quite the exception now when a person does not have a nearly immediate and major improvement in their symptoms.

Metabolic Typing allows us to identify who should be a vegetarian and who should consume a modified Atkins Diet. However, no matter what nutritional type you are, nearly all people seem to benefit from avoiding grains and sugars as my forthcoming book The No Grain Diet will detail upon its release in April.

The results with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been particularly impressive. I have seen a number of people who were on my generalized diet improve quite dramatically when we did their nutritional type and adjusted their eating plan according to that determination.

Unfortunately, most people who read this newsletter will only be able to read the nutritional typing book and will not be able to personally visit our office due to location and economic restrictions. The patients in our office receive a far more comprehensive Metabolic Typing analysis that allows us a more accurate assessment of their type.

The analysis is done through a comprehensive questionnaire that is filled out online. I have been so impressed with these results that I have committed to providing this service online in the coming months so many people will be able to have this analysis performed without having to travel to Chicago.

If you have a serious illness a visit to our office would be far preferred as we are able to provide a more comprehensive treatment strategy, especially for emotional issues.

However, if this isn't practical for whatever reason you will have the Intermediate Metabolic Typing analysis available online within the next several months.

Another tool that is profoundly helpful is NST, which is a light massage technique developed in Australia that activates the nervous system to balance out the muscles and relieve pain.

If you are a health care practitioner or massage therapist you should certainly consider learning NST yourself. We are having an NST training seminar in Chicago this spring so that interested parties can learn this beneficial technique. If you are seeking NST treatments, please check our NST referral list for a location close to you.

Our chief NST therapist, wrote the following about NST:

The originator of the technique now systematized as NST was so astounded with the changes in his clients that he was convinced it was a "Gift from God." I have come to this same conclusion after seeing clients who were experiencing physical pain receive significant to total pain reduction with NST.

However, clients experiencing RA symptoms often received only little to moderate improvement with NST alone. I noticed that clients experiencing RA who received NST along with antibiotic treatment, improved far more than with either treatment alone, and that antibiotic treatment alone was more effective at managing RA symptoms.

Since antibiotic treatment decreases the amount of blood pathogens (parasites, toxins, etc.) that can cause bodily pain, it seemed reasonable that the "source" of pathogens needed to be discovered and eliminated in order to significantly improve RA symptoms.

I have not come across a single person who is experiencing RA without heavy metal poisoning (a source of blood pathogens), and I am continuing to search for an exception. I have successfully used a heavy metal elimination treatment in combination with restoring structural integrity via NST with a client experiencing RA.

At the one-month follow-up visit, this client was aware of absolutely no RA symptoms, and improvement has been stable at the 3- and 6-month follow-ups. I am continuing to use this protocol for other clients, and results have been similar thus far.

After using numerous exceptional medical interventions, I found that only with NST were such clear answers to symptom challenges made available. I believe that creative clinical research combining NST with other effective treatments may allow us to find complete and permanent solutions for everyone suffering from diseases such as RA.

Finally, another worthwhile book you may want to consider reading is Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection (Targeting and Treating the Cause of Chronic Illness) by Katherine M. Poehlmann Ph.D, which is one of the books included in my most highly "Recommended Books" section.

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