by Thomas Martin
Arthritis is triggered primarily when our body's pH balance is too acid. The primary cause of this in the American diet is sugar and carbohydrates.
If I was diagnosed with Arthritis, here is what I will do:
- Like my recommendations for cancer patients, I will first take a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder) and stir it into 8 ounces of water and drink it. I will do this every two hours on an empty stomach on the first day. This will quickly bring my body to a more neutral or balanced state.
- I will eliminate all sugars, chemical sugar substitutes, wheat, soy and corn (especially high fructose corn syrup). Next I will eliminate all vegetable oils using only extra virgin olive oil, pasture butter and coconut oil for cooking and for salad dressings.
- I will eliminate all GMO foods (corn, soy, wheat, beets)
- I will take an Omega-7 Oil capsule daily, with meals.
- Then I would begin drinking the magic morning elixir I describe in my book Just Do This One Thing: A Guide To Chronic Good Health. Each morning I will take an organic lemon, cut it open and squeeze the juice into a coffee mug. To that I will start by adding 1 teaspoon virgin, organic coconut oil and then pour 12 ounces of warm water (approximately 115 degrees F) over the mixture. If the taste was too tart, I will add 2 teaspoons of raw, organic honey. Each week, I would increase the amount of coconut oil by 1 teaspoon. I will keep doing this until I am taking 3 to 5 tablespoons a day.
- I will make my own bone broth and drink it daily.
- I will start drinking Kombucha every day. I will probably start brewing my own to save money.
- I will begin taking Cod Liver Oil. I will take 3 to 6 capsules per day with food.
- I will use magnesium oil (preferably from Ancient Minerals) and spritz about 15 shots onto my skin, rubbing it in with my inner arm just before bedtime
- I will begin a raw vegetable juicing program. The vegetables I will use are listed in my post on cancer
- I will also tend to my gut health as described in my post on skin diseases
- I will probably continue to increase the amount of coconut oil and cod liver oil until I felt steady relief
- I will eliminate all fruit juices from my diet.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way recommending treatments or cures on this blog. This blog is merely a compilation of what I have learned about a diet based, natural approach to health. I follow the steps I outline in my book Just Do This One Thing: A Guide To Chronic Good Health and know I will avoid almost every disease listed in this blog. On the other hand, I needed a place to write steps for specific ailments as I came across them. If you are looking for alternative therapies, I hope you can benefit from my research, especially if your doctor has told you "nothing more can be done for you."
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