Arthritis begins as inflammation
of the inner lining of the joints called synovium.
When not controlled and reversed, inflammation
spreads to tissues surrounding the joint and leads
to the loss of cartilage and formation of bone
spurs. In advanced stages, there is near complete
destruction of bone resulting in a bone-on-bone
condition that makes the normal use of the joint
impossible. It is crucial that such deterioration be
There are three main types of
arthritis: (1) wear-and-tear (osteoarthritis); (2)
infectious arthritis (Lyme arthritis, for example);
and (3) immune arthritis (such as rheumatoid
arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, colitis-associated
Here are two important points:
If you wait for x-rays to
show arthritis, it is quite late.
If you see an orthopedic
surgeon, it is probably too late.
Spices and herbs are safe and
effective remedies for reducing inflammation of
arthritis, stiffness, and pain. Five of my preferred
spices and herbs for this purpose, based on extended
personal experience, are turmeric, ginger, nettle
extract, boswellia, and catís claw.
of Authorís Preferred Spices
Turmeric 300 mg
extract 500 mg
Boswellia 100 mg
claw 500 mg
Inflammation is the process by
which the body protects itself against microbes,
poisons, and other injurious substances. I emphasize
that no healing is possible without inflammation and
there is no chronic disease in which excessive
inflammation does not play a crucial role in its
cause and advancement. I have posted several
articles on the nature and clinical significance of
inflammation. For additional reading, I suggest:
My tutorial entitled "What is
Inflammation?" (for beginners)
My tutorial entitled "Oxygen
Governs the Inflammatory Response and Adjudicates
Man-microbe Conflicts" (for advanced and
I point out that my protocol for
arthritis is also effective for relieving painful
inflammation of tissues around joints that are
referred to as tendonitis, bursitis, trigger points,
Guidelines For the Use of Anti-Inflammatory
Therapies for Arthritis
Protocols for three or more days
each week, depending upon the results
Begin with one tablet twice daily
for two days.
Increase to two tablets twice
daily for two days.
If no relief, increase to two
tablets three times a day.
For additional information, please see companion
tutorials on inflammation.