Osteorthritis and its Causes

Osteorthritis and its Causes

Article provided by:
Dr. Scott Johnson
Used with Permission.

The actual causes of arthritis will probably surprise you. But in order to help this condition we need to know what causes the many forms of this condition. For the purposes of this article I am going to limit my discussion to the two main types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is caused by two main reasons: 1) Trauma to the joints and/or 2) a predominantly alkaline body chemistry. If you were to sustain a trauma to a given joint and that body part sustained misalignment and damage; eventually that joint will wear out if specific measures are not taken. In this case you must do two things #1) Chriopractically realign the joints and #2) rebuild the joints through targeted nutrition. The primary product I use to accomplish this is Glucosmaine Synergy. This product combines the power of many different supplements to rebuild the joints. If the degeneration of the joints is particularly advanced I recommend adding in a product called Ostrophin PMG to stop any auto immune process that is destroying the joints, which is particularly important when dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteoarthritics also tend to have very sluggish livers. As a result they build up a high amount of toxins in their bodies, especially guanidine. Guanidine is the most alkaline body substance known. This toxin builds up due to constipation, liver sluggishness and cell trauma. Most arthritics are constipated. As a result their livers are loaded with guanidine, which then gets into the blood stream, causing the blood to turn alkaline. This is in turn causes calcium (another alkaline substance) to move out of the blood and deposit into the joints. This is where the arthritic calcifications come from. So that leaves us with a three fold problem. First, we have to get over the alkalosis by neutralizing the guanidine. Second, we have to detoxify the liver. Third, we have to eliminate the constipation so more guanidine is not formed. There is one product that Standard Process makes that addresses almost all of these issues: Ostarplex. It combines the actions of 5 different Standard Process products into one capsule. If constipation is still present after going on this product then a product called Super II would have to be added to address that issue. Bear in mind if degeneration of the joints is also present either or Glucosamine Synergy and/or Ostrophin PMG would need to be also taken to rebuild the joints.

Lastly I will deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid is caused when the bodies own immune system starts attacking various joints in the bodies. As a result it would be classified as a Auto Immune disease. It can be tested for by a “RA Latex” blood analysis. In dealing with Rheumatoid I would use 3 primary products: Rumaplex, Glucosamine Synergy and Ostrophin PMG. The later two I have already mentioned so I will deal with the Rumaplex next. Rumaplex is composed of 8 different products that the body desperately needs in helping this condition. This product is so complete that if a patient only will take one thing for Rheumatoid this would be the one I would recommend. In which case a higher dosage of this product would need to be taken.

The last thing to bear in mind in regard to helping either of these conditions is that it takes time. Rome was not built in a day and our bodies are not rebuilt in a day either. If it took you a whole lifetime to get into the shape you are in, it will take time to reverse this process. Normally depending on the severity of these conditions it will take 6 to 12 months to get the job done. Sound like a big commitment? Not really when compared with the Medical alternative. Medically the treatment of choice for these conditions are drugs. Very toxic drugs. Drugs you will be taking the rest of your life. Drugs that do not fix the problem and in the end can leave you much worse off, as all drugs have side effects. When taking a pure medical approach to either of these conditions you must realize that you are only treating the symptoms, nothing else. From my perspective I would rather do as much as we can to fix the problem. If we do this, the symptoms will disappear on their own. The choice is ultimately up to the individual. Until next time!

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