Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Meet the Lady Who Cured Her Osteoarthritis After 43 Years

Margie Garrison
In 1979, the 54-year-old Margie Garrison was at her wits end. It is no wonder, since she took up to 12 Avocets and 26 Aspirin daily to keep her unbearable pain under control. She had been suffering from osteoarthritis for 43 years, and after so many useless medical tortures recommended by arthritis specialists, she had no hope for getting cured by conventional means. The turning point of her life was in July 1979, when she decided to take control of her health. She found a book, Triumph Over Disease Through Fasting by Jack Goldstein, M.D., which changed her life completely. Ms Garrison got in touch with the author, and was shocked to learn from him that arthritis was “the easiest disease to cure”

Following Dr. Goldstein's advice, Ms. Garrison went to the Pawlings Health Manor to fast. She stayed there for one week and drank only water. During the 7-day-long fasting, her body's detoxification process was activated and for the first time after 43 years of suffering she could experience major pain relief without taking any painkillers. Fasting made Mrs. Garrison instantly realize that it was the improper diet which made her joints ache. 

Her fasting experience motivated her to make a huge shift in her lifestyle: she stopped eating white flour and sugar, she avoided most cooked foods, and she also said no to caffeine. Besides avoiding certain “problem” foods, she incorporated plenty of raw fruits and vegetables into her new diet, and drank lots of pure water daily. The result surprised even her physicians: due to her new diet she was able to cure her arthritis, and have a happy, pain free life. This amazing victory over osteoarthritis inspired Ms Garrison to share her experiences with other OA patients in her book titled I Cured My Arthritis You Can Too. 

Why is fasting so effective?

There are numerous types of fasting, but perhaps the most powerful (and also the most difficult) is water fasting, where you abstain from food and drink only pure water. What makes fasting among health-conscious people more and more popular is that it is said to be the best detoxifying method.

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Fasting can be a real gift to everyone, since it accelerates elimination from the liver, kidneys, lungs, bloodstream and skin. If you abstain from food, the energy which is usually used for digestion can be redirected to immune function, cell growth, and eliminatory processes. While your digestive system is having a rest, your body can deal with other tasks: it can purge itself from toxins as well as metabolic debris and heal any parts of it that are ill.   

The abstinence from food has been found very effective for treating

  • eczema
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • gout
Fasting is a powerful, ancient healing practice with fantastic health benefits. Though fasting requires determination and commitment, if you do it properly, you can expect amazing results.
Click here to learn more about the dos and don'ts of fasting!

(Please note that before you start fasting, always consult your doctor or health care professional!) 

Chronic joint pain? I bet you have a leaky gut! 

If you have aching knees, painful fingers, or a chronic pain in the back, forget about blaming your malfunctioning joints. It is highly probable that the root of your arthritic pain is actually located in your gut! But how is it possible?

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Healthy intestines are naturally permeable, allowing tiny nutrient particles to flow through their lining and enter the bloodstream. Problems arise if the intestinal lining becomes damaged causing a leaky gut or intestinal permeability. 

The most common causes of a leaky gut are

  • stress
  • NSAIDs (Ironically, these are exactly the same drugs doctors prescribe for treating arthritis!) 
  • gluten (found in wheat, barley, and rye)
  • lectins (found in beans, lentils, unfermented soy products, and nightshade vegetables)
  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • genetically modified food
  • preservatives in processed food
So how can something as innocent as your daily toast be the culprit of your debilitating joint pain?

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For example, let's take gluten. Gluten is a combination of natural proteins and also the major functional component in wheat flour. Unfortunately, it can irritate and severely damage the small intestine. A damaged intestinal lining allows larger, undigested food particles (like gluten proteins) and intestinal microbes to escape into the bloodstream. As a result, the immune system is triggered to go into attack mode against the invaders, creating an inflammatory response in other parts of the body, including joints. All in all, this process can lead to arthritic pain and swelling.

As a matter of fact, the golden rule is that if you want to treat the joints, first you must heal the gut! A personalized elimination diet can not only uncover certain food intolerances, but it can also cure a leaky gut, and as a result it can easily help you relieve your chronic joint pain as well.

Click here to learn more about the leaky gut syndrome!

Moose bone reveals the hidden causes of arthritis

In order to find the real causes of arthritis, researchers examined the bones of Isle Royale moose among which this joint disease is surprisingly common.

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The metatarsus - this approximately 13-inch-long rear foot bone - is one of the most informative body parts of a moose as it reveals how much the animal grew as a fetus and during its first year of life.  As a rule, the better nourished a young moose is, the longer the metatarsus is.

What researchers have learned is that moose with the shortest metatarsi had twice the odds of dying with arthritis than the largest moose. Moreover, moose born in the same year were observed to have a similar predisposition to developing arthritis later in life.  For example, the moose born between 1969 and 1971 experienced severe winters and much competition for food.  Eighty percent of them developed arthritis as they reached old age, a decade later. Conversely, only twenty percent of the moose born between 1949 and 1952 ever developed arthritis. Interestingly, winters were reported to be especially mild in those years. 

These facts make us conclude that there is an obvious link between poor diet and arthritis. It may also explain the reason why arthritis became more prevalent in native Americans right after they started to rely more on corn and agriculture and less on hunting and gathering. Their diet became far less nourishing which later took its toll on their body in the form of arthritis.

Source: http://www.isleroyalewolf.org/node/39

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