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Most Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Are Too Dangerous to Use

June 03, 2006 | 15,024 views
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the drugs Humira or Remicade double their chance of getting a serious infection, and triple their risk of developing a number of different kinds of cancer.

Previous studies had already linked the drugs to lymphoma, tuberculosis and pneumonia, but new research found that the drugs can also lead to skin, gastrointestinal, breast and lung tumors. Older patients who take the drug for long periods are at the highest risk.

The drugs' manufacturers are claiming that the research is flawed.

 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

I warned about the dangers of Remicade when it was first introduced. Here is confirmation once again that both Remicade and Humira are connected to cancers and infections; not just lymphoma, which would be bad enough all by itself, but a whole host of them.

Sadly enough for the patients taking them, these dangerous drugs are absolutely unnecessary for most people. It has been my experience that virtually all rheumatologists are clueless about the root cause of the disease they are treating. Because they don't have a clue about the cause, they have to rely on toxic concoctions that can devastate your health.

Over the past 16 years, however, I've treated more than 3,000 patients safely by using my extensive RA protocol, which is a revision of the antibiotic protocol developed by the revolutionary pioneer Dr. Brown. However, when the resources listed below are followed, mild cases of RA do not even require the antibiotics.

First, following the nutrition plan is profoundly helpful for normalizing the immune system. RA is an autoimmune disease, and is thought to occur when the body's immune system turns against itself. That is why it is extremely important to take care of your body and make sure you are eating the right foods according to my plan.

Additionally, omega-3 fats are remarkably beneficial to health. I offer omega-3-rich krill oil on this site, as I have found it to be of superior quality.

RA is an autoimmune disease like MS and nearly all autoimmune diseases seem to be triggered by low vitamin D levels. So you will want to make absolutely certain you obtain enough regular sun exposure to optimize your vitamin D levels.

Another major issue with RA is that it is very rare to find someone who did not have a major emotional assault to their system that occurred prior to their 5th birthday. This assault typically cripples their immune system and predisposes them to developing infections, frequently decades later, that cause the crippling symptoms of RA.

I have found energy psychology tools like EFT to be particularly effective in quickly resolving these deep wounds that devastate the immune system.

The bottom line is that drugs and surgery are both clearly inferior options for most RA patients as they in no way, shape or form solve the problem.

Folks, if you know anyone with this potentially devastating disease, please plead with them to seek a form of treatment that addresses the underlying cause. Failure to do so could condemn them to a lifetime of misery, as much of the damage of RA is irreversible once it has occurred. Once the joints are destroyed there is no way to bring them back.


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