Calbom, Cherie - The Juice Lady -
arthritis (RA) is a chronic
inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your
hands & feet. Unlike the wear-&-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis affects the lining of our joints, causing a painful swelling
that can eventually result in bone erosion & joint deformity. An autoimmune disorder,
rheumatoid arthritis occurs when our immune system mistakenly
attacks our own body's tissues. In addition to causing joint
problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the
body, such as the skin, eyes, lungs & blood vessels."
- "Unlike the
wear-&-tear damage of osteoarthritis,& joint deformity. An autoimmune
disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when our immune system mistakenly
attacks our own body’s tissues. In addition to causing joint problems,
rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body, such
as the skin, eyes, lungs &
blood vessels." Lois' healing "was a miracle right before our
eyes. For Lois, it was the answer to the prayer of her heart."
Brown, Dr Thomas
- The Road Back book -
Tetra-cycline 1-2 year
protocol helped many.
"In 1939, Dr.
Sabin, the discoverer of the polio vaccine, 1st
reported chronic arthritis in mice caused by a mycoplasma. He suggested
this agent might cause human rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Brown
worked with Dr. Sabin at the Rockefeller Institute...
Dr. Thomas Brown's effort to treat the
chronic mycoplasma infections
believed to cause rheumatoid arthritis is the basis for this
therapy. Dr. Brown believed that most rheumatic illnesses respond to
He and others used this therapy for
spondylitis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis,
was 1 of the most well respected & prominent physicians of his time
(1849-1919), & many regard him as the
consummate physician of modern times.
An excerpt from a commentary on Dr. William Osler provides a useful
perspective on application of alternative medical paradigms:
Osler would caution us against the
arrogance of believing that only our current medical practices can benefit
the patient. He would realize that new scientific insights might emerge
from as yet unproved beliefs. Although he would fight vigorously to
protect the public against frauds & charlatans, he would encourage critical study of whatever
therapeutic approaches were reliably reported to be beneficial to
"Dietary changes are absolutely an essential component of protocol. Dr.
Brown's original protocol was notorious for inducing a Herxheimer, or
worsening of symptoms, before improvement was noted. This could last 2-6
months. Implementing my (a SLOW detoxification) nutrition plan (+
replacing Tetra-cycline with Minocin) results in a lessening of
that reaction in most cases."
Author Dr.Mercola recommends:
Eliminate sugar, especially
& most grains.
For most people, limit fruit to small quantities
Eat unprocessed, high-quality foods, organic & locally grown if
Eat food as close to raw as possible
Get plenty high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fats:
(Shellfish) Krill oil seems...to be an effective anti inflammatory
It is particularly effective if taken concurrently with 4 mg of
Astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant bioflavanoid
Astaxanthin at 4 mg per day is particularly important for anyone
placed on prednisone as Astaxanthin offers potent protection against
cataracts and age related macular degeneration.
regular exercise into your daily
"Add to the protocol
which...is inexpensive & non-toxic.
I have a number of physician reports
documenting incredible efficacy in getting people off of all their
dangerous arthritis meds. This is a drug, & strictly speaking not a natural therapy...
Your gut controls about 80% of your immune response so it is absolutely
crucial that you optimize the bacterial colonies growing there. It is
imperative to stop eating all refined sugars & processed foods & replace them with REAL food
that is not processed.
This will limit the growth of gut pathogens.
Ideally it would be great to add
fermented vegetables as you can
input many trillions of beneficial bacteria by this inexpensive food
that you can make at home. If this is not an option for you than you
would benefit from taking a high quality
high potency probiotic*
but that will not provide as many bacteria and will be more
It would be
prudent to take prophylactic oral lactobacillus acidophilus &
normal bowel flora & decrease the risk of fungal overgrowth...
There are 3 different
tetracyclines available: simple tetracycline, doxycycline, or Minocin (mino-cycline).
Minocin has a distinct and clear advantage over tetracycline and
doxycycline in 3 important areas...
June of 1990, a pelletized version of Minocin became available,
which improved absorption when taken with meals. This form is
available in the non-generic Lederle brand, and is a more than
reasonable justification to not substitute for the generic version...Many
patients will relapse when they switch from the brand name to the
In February, 2006 Wyeth sold manufacturing rights of
to Triax Pharmaceuticals (866-488-7429).
Clinically, it has been
documented that it is important to take Lederle brand Minocin as most
all generic minocycline are clearly less effective. A large % of
patients will not respond at all,
or not do as well with generic non-Lederle minocycline.
Traditionally it was recommended to
only receive the brand name
Lederle Minocin. However, there is
brand that is acceptable, and that is the brand made by
only difference between Lederle generic Minocin and brand name Minocin is
the label & the price.
The problem is finding the Lederle brand generic. Some of my patients
have been able
to find it at Wal Mart.
Since Wal Mart is one of the largest drug chains
in the US, this should make the treatment more widely available for a
reduced charge. Many patients are on NSAID's that contribute to
micro-ulcerations of the stomach, which cause chronic blood loss. It is
certainly possible to develop a peptic ulcer contributing to this blood
loss. In either event, patients are frequently receiving iron
supplements to correct their blood counts.
(Alert #1:) It is IMPERATIVE
that MINOCIN NOT be given with IRON...
WARNING:) Tetracycline type drugs can
cause a permanent yellow-grayish brown discoloration of your teeth."
's Renew Life colon care probiotic has 7 bifido cultures...
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation,
Washington, DC -
"People with type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the
digestive tract & gut bacteria; the pattern that differs from
individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease,
according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM)."]