Medicine for the People
Walks With Hawks Doyle
Anti-Arthritis Diet and Supplements
any arthritic person daily diet becomes extremely
important. The end products of red meats such as beef,
pork, veal, and lamb are particularly antagonistic to
inflamed joints. Consequently, red meat should be
eliminated from an arthritic’s diet at the beginning of
treatment and during acute flare-ups.
In addition to recommending that
certain foods be avoided I suggest that pesticides, food
additives (especially monosodium glutamate, or MSG, and
other additives ending with -ate), and artificial
colors, flavors, and preservatives be avoided.
Further-more, sugar should be avoided, both by itself
and processed into foods.
Prolonged intake of refined sugar
(and other refined products) is a major contributing
factor in arthritis. Refined sugar depresses vitamin C
stores. The highest concentration of vitamin C in the
body is in the adrenal glands, and chronic vitamin C
deficiency (hypoascorbemnia) leads to adrenal gland
exhaustion. With prolonged adrenal deficiency, there is
a deficiency of endogenous (body produced) cortisone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the end result of this prolonged
attack of sugar on the adrenal glands.
“Demon Sugar” is also a major
contributing factor in osteo-arthritis, also know as
degenerative arthritis. Sugar depresses the blood
phosphorus. The blood calcium and phosphorus are kept
in a precise balance by the body when in good health.
Any stress on the body, such as illness or refined sugar
intake, will upset the delicate and extremely important
calcium/phosphorus ratio of the body or blood..
Depression of the blood phosphorus by
refined sugar causes a relative increase in blood
calcium. The parathyroid gland, confused by the :”low”
phosphorus level, thinks the blood needs more calcium
and acts, through the release of parathyroid hormone, to
pull calcium out of the bones. So now there is even
more calcium in the blood. But the body knows that too
much calcium in blood can cause sudden death so to
protect from hypocalcaemia and death, the body acts in
two ways to eliminate this excess calcium. It
eliminates the calcium in the urine and more germane to
discussion, it deposits it in soft tissues, such as
arteries, and in the joints.
The prolonged use of refined sugar
leads to an army of aggressors released against your
body, resulting in arthritis, arteriosclerosis,
diabetes, chronic infections, and osteoporosis.
It’s popular to believe that “you are
what you eat” I have been taught this all my
life. When you are young you do not care what you eat.
You think that you are invincible to fats, sugar, junk
foods etc. Time marches on and finally your body has
accumulated all the ingredients and toxins. In the end
you finally succumb to one of the following diseases
that I mentioned above.
This is just a suggestion and
should be used for educational purposes only.
are some herbs that have been said to aid in the
relief of arthritis:
Alfalfa, Bosellia (Ayurevidc herb),
Burdock Root, Cat’s Claw, Cayenne, Corn Silk, Feverfew,
Ginger, Nettle Leaf, Parsley, Turmeric and Yucca. These
can be used in capsule form or herbal tea form.
2,000 mg vitamin C with each meal
Mega doses of Vitamin C can cause gastric disturbances
such as diarrhea will indicate the body’s tolerance
level has been reached and you need to reduce your
dosage until diarrhea ends.
1,000 mg antithetic acid with each
2 multivitamins capsules after each
25,000 IU vitamin A (or 2 teaspoons
cod live oil twice daily)
Note: Vitamin A should be taken in
emulsified form to avoid liver involvement. Observe your
skin. If drying or scaling occurs, discontinue vitamin
A for one week. If any other signs of vitamin A
toxicity, such as head aches, or dryness of the mouth,
hair changes, discontinue the vitamin A for a week and
resume with a reduced dosage the following week.
With a half dose daily with a two
week on and a two week off routine. Symptoms should
disappear as soon as you reduce your daily dosage.
2,500 IU vitamin D three times daily (including at
The amount to be taken of the above
supplements can be cut in half after symptoms show an
improvement. You should begin your Anti Arthritis Plan
by a two day fast. I have already discussed fasting and
it can be found on my website. To allow for taste
acclimation to juices, a blend of 50% apple and 50%
carrot juice should be taken first. As rapidly as
possible, eliminate the apple juice and add other
vegetables juices to the carrot juice.
This information is not to
be construed as medical advice. Always consult your
health care provider or physician before taking herbs or
supplements. This information is for educational