All About Arthritis By Dr Holly

Last Update: July 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Source: News for the Soul

Date: July 10, 2019

All About Arthritis

By Dr Holly, heard at Noon PST Wednesdays on News for the Soul Radio:

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.

 

 

 

How many people do you know who suffer from arthritis?

To start with let me briefly share what happened to me, almost 20 years ago I suffered from Polymyalgia. That is a combination of Osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I was in a lot of pain. At the time I owned and ran several multi million dollar businesses. And I suffered. I took 3-4 Tylenol 3 codiene 3,4, 5x a day to make it through. I was not a physician at the time and had to do my own research when I wasn’t working. Ha ha. It took me 3 years but finally I eliminated it all. So how?

Well first lets first understand joint pain and arthritis.

Number One issue might be that it might not be arthritis at all. Let’s look at the medications that cause joint pain:

  1. Acne meds like isotretinoin like accutane – about 10%
  2. Antibiotics like levofloxin – about 25%
  3. Antidepressants like Effoexor – about 10%
  4. Asthma inhalers like fluticasone – about 19%
  5. Breast cancer medicatons like arimidex, aromasin and femara – about 50%
  6. Blood pressure meds like carvedilol – beta blocker – 6%
  7. Meds for nerve pain like Lyrica (fibromyalgia and diabetes and seizures) – 6%
  8. Meds for menopausal issues like Premarin – about 14%
  9. Osteoporosis like Actonel – bout 30%
  10. Statin (anti-cholesterol drugs) like Lipitor, Crestor and Altoprev – about 5% each

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6386428
  2. Musculoskeletal adverse drug reactions: a review of literature and data from ADR spontaneous reporting databases.Drug Safety. 2007; 2(1):47-63.
  3. Drug-induced musculoskeletal disorders.Drug Safety. 2007; 30(1):27-46.
  4. Managing joint pain in primary care.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2004; 17(Suppl):S32-S42.
  5. https://www.goodrx.com/blog/10-common-medications-that-cause-joint-pain-cholesterol-drugs-asthma-inhalers/

There are several causes of arthritis, that saying is almost funny. Did you know that there are over 100 variants that may cause arthritis?

  1. Arthritis does tend to run in families
    1. Is that genetic
    2. Is that do to diet
    3. Is that do to behavior
  2. Age is a factor
    1. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to develop in the 30s, 40s & 50s
  3. Immune issues can be a factor
    1. Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune condition wherein the body attacks itself
    2. Inflammation is part of the immune system and so it can play a role in osteoarthritis as well
    3. However, bacterial infections can lead to what is referred to as ‘reactive arthritis’
  4. Weight is an issue
    1. Putting excess weight on joints can exacerbate the problem but may also even create the problem
  5. Diet is a factor
  6. Nutrient deficiency
    1. Vitamin D deficiency
  7. Toxins is definitely a cause
    1. Food
    2. Environmental: silica or asbestos,
      1. PFCs (perflorinated chemicals) found in food containers, personal care products, stain and water resistant factors, non-stick cookware)
    3. Water
    4. Metal: mercury, cadmium and lead all interfere with collagen synthesis
    5. Cleaning Products
    6. Hygiene product.
    7. Even air pollution
  8. Is there a gender issue involved?
    1. 2/3 of people with arthritic conditions are female
    2. Rheumatoid arthritic symptoms often decrease during pregnancy but come back after
    3. Osteoarthritis is more common in older women
  9. Physical behavior is a factor
    1. For instance, certain types of exercise may create issue
    2. Injuries can also cause arthritis whether sports related or not
    3. Carrying heavy loads may be an issue
  10. Smoking is also a cause of arthritis
    1. Presumably due to toxins and depletion of nutrient
    2. But also second smoke

The predominant types of arthritis include:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Osteoarthritis
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  4. Gout
  5. Fibromyalgia
  6. Scleroderma
  7. Psoriatic arthritis
  8. Ankylosing spondylitis
  9. Reiter’s syndrome (reactive arthritis)
  10. Adult Still’s disease
  11. Viral arthritis
  12. Lyme arthritis
  13. Tuberculous arthritis
  14. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

The problem with pain medications:

  1. Cover up the pain – then you do things you shouldn’t be doing
  2. Cause issues with stomach, liver and small intestine
  3. Cox 2 (celbrex, celecoxib) risk of heart attacks, cardrio and gastro issues
  4. NSAIDS (advil, aleve, ibuprofen) biggest cause of gastro bleeding and ulcers
  5. Tylenol and acetaminophen – liver toxicity, nausea, abdominal pain, bleeding/bruising
  6. Aspirin – gut bleeding, perforated ulcers and Reyes syndrome
  7. Oxycodone, Percocet (morphine like drugs) – addictive and can be fatal (respiratory failure), high suicidal rate, never more than two weeks and never prescribed when there is stress

What foods aggravate arthritic symptoms

  1. Sugar – in all its forms; even simple carbs and oranges that turn into sugar, alcohol
  2. Red meat
  3. Fried foods, doughnuts, pizza, etc that are high in unhealthy saturated fats
  4. Trans fat foods – processed foods, snack foods, cookies, doughnuts, etc
  5. Omega 6 foods – oils (safflower, grapeseed, corn), peanuts, mayonnaise and salad dressings
  6. Coffee & alcohol
  7. Nightshade vegetables
  8. Wheat – breads, buns, cakes, cookies, etc
  9. Dairy
  10. Fortified foods
  11. MSG foods – neurotoxin – Asian food, fast food, deli meats, prepared soups and mixes

What foods benefit arthritic conditions

  1. Anti-inflammatory foods
    1. Oily fish: trout (vs salmon), sardines, mackerel, fresh tuna
    2. Oils: walnut oil, avocado oil,
    3. Nuts & seeds: flax seed, hemp seed, chia seed, walnuts and almonds
    4. Fruit: avocado in general, cherries for anthocyanins, but also strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries; bananas high in rutin (Vit C, antioxidant & anti-inflammatory)
    5. Vegetables: dark leafy greens – great for vit D: spinach, kale, chard
    6. Herbs and spices – garlic (33 sulfuric compounds), onions, leeks,
    7. Beans, legumes – fiber that lowers CRP (C reactive protein – indicative of inflammation) but also high in lectins which may work against some
    8. Dairy: yogurt and cheese – for calcium and vit D but may be detrimental to some
    9. Grains – good whole grains are know for decreasing levels of (CRP) – oatmeal (steel cut oats) and whole grain breads and cereals – but may work against others
    10. Polyphenols : green tea, dark chocolate
  2. Anti-oxidant foods
    1. Dark chocolate – yeah
    2. Pecans
    3. Fruit – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, cherries
    4. Vegetables – kale, red cabbage, beets, spinach, cooked tomatoes, broccoli
    5. Legumes –
  • Collagen building foods
    1. Collagen foods – ligaments, tendons, cartilage, skin and bones – make a bone marrow soup
    2. Garlic – 33 types of sulfure compounds
    3. Broccoli – sulforaphane, Vit A, C, E, K
    4. Almonds – Vit E, works to Vit C to stimulate collage production
    5. Amino acids – hemp oil, beef, chicken, fish, beans, eggs, dairy
    6. Vit C foods – kiwi, citrusfruit, red/green pepers, tomatoes, broccoli, greens (Vit C works with glycine and proline to make hydroxyproline that is important to creating collagen )
    7. Vitamin A foods – sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, cantaloupe (helps repair and restore collagen
    8. Selenium foods – avocados, walnuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds
    9. Zinc foods – oysters, pumpkin seeds, nuts –(stimulates collagen synthesis and prevents breakdown)
    10. Copper foods
  1. Vitamin C foods
    1. Cirtrus fruit,
  2. General diet: Mediterrean diet
  3. eating high-fiber, starchy foods, such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, beans, lentils, and whole-grain bread and pasta
  4. eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
  5. including fish in the diet
  6. less meat preferably organic
  7. choosing products made from vegetable and plant oils, such as olive oil
  8. selecting wholemeal options over those containing refined flour

 

What supplements benefit arthritic conditions

  1. cod liver oil
  2. Vit A, C, D, K
  3. Glutathione:
    • Master anti-inflammatory the body makes
    • Master cell detoxer
  4. Omega 3s
    • Fatty acids that control inflammation
    • Gamma linolenic acid (evening primrose oil)
    • cod liver oil; Krill; flax/hemp/salba seeds
  5. Serrepeptase
    • Proteolytic enzyme from silkworm
    • Breaks down tough cocoon/hard shell to break out
    • Breaks scar tissue; anti-inflammatory
    • German physician, Dr. Hans Nieper,…treat arterial blockage; stroke; removing arterial plaque; dissolves blood clots; causes varicose veins to shrink or diminish; eliminates tumors & inflammation

 

  1. Herbs
    • Devils claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) (iridoid glycosides)
    • Willow bark (Salix alba) (Salicylic acid)
    • Boswellia (4 types used for arthritis) (Incensole Acetate)
    • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) (Triterpene, flavinoids)
    • Tumeric (Curcuma longa) (curcumin)
    • Ginger (Zingiber off) (curcuminiods)
    • Arnica (Arnica montana) (sesquiterpene lactones)

Useful tips:

Raisins & Gin

  • Use golden raisins
  • Place in small bowl
  • Cover with gin (some say vodka works as well)
  • Cover with cheesecloth
  • Soak till gin evaporates
  • Eat 7-9 raisins a day
  • Gin comes from juniper berries; Vitamin C & terpines; sugar from raisins connects with the terpines; oleanic acids & phenols – whola

 

 

By Dr Holly, heard at Noon PST Wednesdays on News for the Soul Radio:

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.