31 research studies proving that diet change has dramatic impact and effect on the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. ~ Dr. Peter Osborne
Many people report significant improvement/complete-reversal of fibromyalgia and arthritis after they cut out wheat and grains.
Resources: No GRAIN, No Pain | The New Arthritis Cure, Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently, by Dr. Bruce Fife | Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis | Supergut by Dr. William Davis
Peter Osborne (Chiro), Bruce Fife N.D. and William Davis M.D., explain the connection between A.) Body inflammation from AR-Arthritis-Autoimmune-Fibro, B.) Metabolic imbalance, ie. body chemistry and C.) Healing with an Anti-inflammatory diet and supplements. Can be used in combination with meds if needed. Severe cases may benefit from diet change and low-dose naltrexone or fenbendazole.
Find Your Perfect Mix. Both Drs. Osborne, Fife, Davis all recommend: 1.) Stop all wheat and grains. 2.) Cut out all processed sugar. 3.) Low carbs. High-moderate healthy fats. 4.) Organic. Key steps include oral health, a daily maintenance dose of coconut milk / oil, a detailed anti-arthritis diet including healthy fats, supplements, *mild exercise, weight management and natural anti-inflammatory foods. * Includes general movement: watering, gardening, cleaning, pet walking, feeding chickens, planting orchard trees, etc.
Start with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of coconut milk (coconut milk and guar gum) per day or with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per day taken with food for the first 2-4 weeks. Some individuals are comfortable starting at 1 tablespoon per day with food. Test your individual preference. Then slowly increase your consumption as comfortable.
This slow process gives your GI tract time to adjust and helps avoid undue digestive disturbance. The daily maintenance dose is typically 1-3 tablespoons of oil per day or more. The diet below has been effective for many suffering from arthritis and fibromyalgia pain.
...This [diet] is the most important step you can take in overcoming arthritis....Focus on eating a healthy diet composed of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meats, eggs and dairy, preferably organically grown or raised. [The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 152]
A key element in this diet is to avoid all processed sugar, wheat and grains, processed flour and polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
...Avoid sugar, sweets, refined grain products and processed vegetable oils as much as possible. Reduce or eliminate processed, packaged foods....any commercially prepared food that lists several items on the ingredient label and includes multisyllabic words you find difficult to pronounce, is best not eaten...
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 152]
...What consumers don't know is that these vegetable oils
[Margerine, Corn, Canola, Soy oils and others] are far more harmful than saturated fats...mountains of research have confirmed this. Researchers have found that the consumptions of polyunsaturated vegetable oil constituting only 10 percent of total calories can lead to blood disorders, cancer, liver damage and vitamin deficiencies...
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 107]
What is the connection between coconut oil and less joint pain? Coconut oil is a strong anti-microbial food which reduces infection and inflammation of the joints. Coconut oil, together with the diet program detailed above, is an effective anti-arthritis therapy.
....the underlying root cause [of arthritis] is infection [and associated inflammation]..The various forms of arthritis arise from different infectious organisms and the severity of the infection....There are only two primary types of arthritis - acute infectious arthritis and chronic infectious arthritis....Acute infectious arthritis...occurs suddenly with intensity and is of short duration....In contrast, chronic infectious arthritis progresses slowly and lasts a long time.... [The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 27]
All of the major forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are really only variations of one form - infectious arthritis.....a seemingly unrelated infection can lead to chronic arthritis. Lyme disease offers a good example...Infections from surgery (wounds) as well as ulcers can also cause arthritis. Syphilis is known to cause acute infectious arthritis....Food poisoning has often been associated with the onset of chronic arthritis....Vaccinations are another souce of infection that can affect the joints.
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 27-32]
Osteoarthritis can occur as a result of a systemic candida infection (candidiasis). An interesting case was reported involving a two-month-old infant girl who was being treated for severe bacterial diarrhea. She was put on antibiotic therapy. The antibiotic killed the infection but also killed the friendly bacteria in her digestive tract. Without competition from this [friendly] bacteria, candida, which also lives in the digestive tract and is not affected by antibiotics, was allowed to multiply unrestrained. As a consequence she developed a severe case of candidiasis. The candida attacked her joints, causing osteoarthritis to develop...
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 31-32]
...so many people were experiencing improvement. Later, as I began to study focal infection, I discovered the cause of arthritis and then realized why coconut oil is so beneficial for this condition. The antimicrobial effect of the MCFAs in the oil reduces the systemic infection, which in turn reduces infection in the joints. Combined with the body's immune defenses, the infection comes under control.
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 91]
Start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per day taken with food for the first 2-4 weeks. Some individuals are comfortable starting at 1 tablespoon per day with food. Test it out. Then slowly increase your consumption as you are comfortable.
Coconut oil and coconut milk have strong healing qualities. They stimulate your body's natural ability to cleanse and rebuild. As your body removes toxins from your bloodstream, tissue and GI tract, you may feel sick temporarily. This is known as a detox reaction or healing crisis. In most cases this is only for a few hours or 1-2 days. If this happens, take less coconut oil or skip a few days and then take a smaller daily dose to give your body time to adjust.
Common symptoms can include temporary nausea, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, headaches, muscle aches, etc. After these pass and your body has flushed the toxins out of your system you feel much better. [Coconut Cures, Bruce Fife, N.D.]
...Annette R. suffered from arthritis and back problems. She began using coconut oil and noticed results within three weeks.
I used to have a problem just getting up out of my seat, she says.
Since I have been using coconut oil, I just get right up with no problems....I just want to say that I am sold on this coconut oil and have recommended it to family and friends, and they are having great results from it.
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 92]
...Rudy, 52 suffered from gouty arthritis. Many parts of his body ached, but mostly his right arm and shoulder...Friends told him about coconut oil. He thought
Why not try it? so he did. He began eating two spoonfuls with lunch and two with dinner....
After a week, he says,
I noticed my right arm moving more freely, and the pain subsiding....
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 91]
...Bobbie B. purchased her first gallon of coconut oil over the Internet.
Our lives have never been the same since, she says.
...I was suffering from arthritis in my hips, knees and feet. I had various dry skin conditions...I was at least 30 pounds heavier....My skin conditions cleared up within two weeks of use...Friends who hadn't seen me for a while would remark on the overall improvement in my skin, my weight , my hair and my energy level!...the arthritis faded into the background and is hardly there now.
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 93]
...Marjorie, 62, suffered for 10 years with increasing pain in her hands for rheumatoid arthritis.
The drugs she was given were of little help. Finally, her hands become so stiff and swollen that she underwent surgery. After the operation, Marjorie's fingers became even stiffer than they were before...Drugs didn't work, surgery didn't work; there was little hope for her. By chance, she learned of natural therapies for arthritis treatment that focused on the diet and decided to give them a try...
The doctor put her on a purification diet designed to detoxify the body. Six days after she stopped eating her usual foods, Marjorie was astounded to find herself completely free of pain...Eight days later, she regained the full use of her hands. The doctor advised her to permanently adopt a dietary regimen of fresh, natual, high-fiber foods...
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 99]
...Joan had suffered with agonizing pain from rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and left knee for four years. Drugs she was taking to control her symptoms complicated her life by causing digestive disurbances. Then one day, she read an article regarding the connection between allergies and arthritis...she began to phase out the arthritis drugs she was taking and to evaluate her diet...I went right ahead and just cut out those foods completely. ...after a week, the arthritis began to improve, quite noticeably. And for the first time in years, my digestive pains cleared up completely. I still had low level arthritis pain and stiffness. But I was really elated with my success....The removal of the allergens improved Joan's immune function, allowing her body to bettter defend itself against infection....
[The New Arthritis Cure, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 98]