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Arthritis Regimen

Summary:  Use an arthritis combination like Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice for Joint Health for repair and Now Curcumin (3 capsules per day) to help against pain. Follow the General Maintenance Regimen, using a multivitamin, multimineral, and EFA supplement, ensuring that 100% RDA or more of magnesium is being consumed. For acute pain, use bromelain in large amounts as needed. Follow The Water Cure plus Eat Right 4 Your Type, at least avoiding nightshade vegetables.

The Water Cure should be followed as much as possible to cleanse the joints and muscles.  In any degenerative and inflammatory condition, The Zone Diet works wonders to control pain and for rebuilding. An easy Zone-like diet to follow is to merely avoid all products that contain wheat, limit the consumption of other grains plus starches and sugar, and consume adequate protein and good oils. Eat Right 4 Your Type is even more important than the Zone diet in this case.

Even if one has progressed to the point in the regimen where there is little or no pain, eating a good bit of a nightshade vegetable at one time like tomatoes or potatoes (especially potato skins) may cause an immediate, painful, and long-lasting (1 to 2 week) regression.

The General Maintenance Regimen is used to ensure 100% RDA or more of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. However, if only one supplement will be used (in addition to diet measures and the Water Cure), make it the Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice for Joint Health. It contains many of the vitamins and minerals that are necessary to fight the problem.

Essential fatty acid supplements are often recommended for arthritic conditions and for good reason. They are excellent anti-inflammatories, but not really on their own. They catalyze the enzyme reactions in the body to produce anti-inflammatory hormones. They do this best when there is sufficient protein in the diet, as provided by the Zone Diet. Combined with sufficient minerals and vitamins, this is the fastest way to control pain and repair arthritic joints. A good EFA supplement to start supplementing is Jarrow Omega Balance. If there is sufficient undamaged omega 6 oils in the diet already, it might be more effective to use a pure omega 3 EPA supplement like Enzymatic Therapy Eskimo-3. Although pure GLA supplements like evening primrose oil, borage, or current seed oil can provide some benefits short term, do not use a GLA supplement long term without adequate EPA to balance.  See EFAs and Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism for more information.

If more action is needed for pain control, bromelain (pineapple enzyme) is an excellent product. It is a non-acidic enzyme and can be used in very large amounts. Besides controlling pain, it also provides nutrients to help rebuild arthritic joints. A good amount to start is 4 capsules three times per day and adjust this amount up or down as needed. Bromelain fights pain best when taken between meals, and can also be taken with meals to ensure proper digestion of proteins.

Turmeric extract (also called Curcumin) is an even better inflammation and pain fighter than bromelain is, gram for gram. Unlike bromelain, though, turmeric cannot be taken in the large amounts that may be required for pain control since it can cause stomach burning and indigestion - it is a spicy herb. It is a valuable addition to the regimen, though, and can be taken as recommended, 1 or 2 capsules three times per day. Turmeric extract is also one of the best COX-2 inhibitors. Unlike prescription products, turmeric extract has no side effects taken at recommended dose except for providing exceptional antioxidant protection for the rest of the body. See the Favorite Herbs section for more information.

Adding an EPA essential fatty acid supplement like Country Life Ultra Omegas can also help against pain and provide nutrients for repair.  Although GLA supplements like evening primrose oil, borage, or current seed oil can provide some benefits short term, do not use a GLA supplement long term without adequate EPA to balance.  See EFAs and Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism for more information.

If rheumatoid arthritis, add antiseptic supplements like olive leaf extract or oregano oil until symptoms are gone. This is necessary to control the bacteria that probably play a major role in rheumatoid disorders. It may also be necessary to follow an Antiparasitic Regimen but do not do so without performing The Water Cure..

Rosemary oil used topically can provide relief from painful joints and muscles immediately, when rubbed into the skin over painful areas (do not apply to broken skin or mucous membranes).  If the skin is sensitive, dilute the rosemary with olive oil.  In my experience, rosemary oil is a much better topical than capsicum (capsaicin) plus does not have nearly the potential for skin irritation.   It actually relieves the pain instead of just being a counter-irritant.  Look for Now brand rosemary oil, which costs about $3 per ounce or $10 per 4 ounce bottle.  Only a few drops at a time are necessary. 

For maintenance, use a 1:1 ratio calcium magnesium multimineral like Solaray Cal-Mag Citrate and a good Multivitamin

If there is not adequate control of inflammation or a reduction in size of knobby deposits with this regimen after a few weeks, look into high dose vitamin C therapy.  Many with arthritis and other degenerative conditions cannot absorb vitamin C in any but the smallest amounts at first, so start off with a tiny amount and build up slowly.

I knew someone who had a sensitive stomach and could not take any supplements so the only product she used for her severe rheumatoid arthritis was a topical spray consisting of aloe juice (4 oz), rosemary oil (1 tsp), and a little wintergreen oil (4 drops).  After two weeks, she reported a reduction in pain and other symptoms of about 50%, so there is hope for some relief even if supplements cannot be used.

Rife Frequencies, Annotations, and Comments


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Arthritis_focal_origin_gastrogenic_tonsiltogenic_and_paresis - 9.39
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Arthritis_rheumatoid (Cause could be bacteria like strep pneumoniae, chlamydia pneumonia, mycoplasma fermentans, or dental bacteria which must be addressed too. Also try General antiseptic and Parasites roundworms general if no response. Use 766 longer periods after building up.) - 250, 1.2, 650, 625, 600, 787, 727, 262, 776, 766

TrueRife - Selected frequency sets in F100 format with comments


#44 minutes

#We isolated rubella virus from lymphoreticular cells in 7 of 19 children with chronic rheumatic disease, including patients with systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (Still's disease), polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and seronegative spondyloarthritis . In contrast, rubella virus was not isolated from the control group, which included eight normal subjects and eight patients with other connective tissue diseases or traumatic joint effusion. In most members of the study group, mononuclear cells from both synovial fluid and peripheral blood were examined. Rubella virus was isolated from both cell populations in three patients, from only peripheral blood in one, and from only synovial fluid in two. In the children with systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, only peripheral blood was examined, and of the five samples analyzed, one was shown to have rubella virus. Virus was isolated on more than one occasion from four of seven persons. Persistence of rubella virus in lymphoreticular cells in 35 per cent of these cases of juvenile arthritis supports the view that the virus may be an etiologic agent in chronic human joint disease, but further work will be required to support this suggestion.

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#Arthritis syndromes occur associated with HTLV-I infection both in the presence and in the absence of clinical ATL, and polyarthritis may be the presenting manifestation of HTLV-I-associated ATL. In both clinical settings, HTLV-I-infected T cells home to affected joints, and tax-transgenic mouse studies have suggested a pathogenic role for the HTLV-I tax gene in inducing synovial cell proliferation in HAA. Understanding the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis-like arthritis syndromes that occur in the setting of HTLV-I infection should also provide insights into understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of synovial cell proliferation in HTLV-I-negative rheumatoid arthritis.

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#16-year remission of rheumatoid arthritis after unusually vigorous treatment of closed dental foci.
#This report describes a remission of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of 16 years duration, apparently caused by the extraction of endodontically well-treated, healthy looking teeth. The only clue that the teeth were contributing to the disease pathogenesis in this case of RA was that the patient was able to reproducibly induce severe attacks of arthritis after prolonged, heavy pressure on some of his teeth treated with root canal fillings. After extraction, a small pus layer was found to cover the apices of the clinically healthy looking teeth. The rheumatoid factor (RF) became negative and the patient remained symptom free for the next 16 years. The possible connections between micro-organisms in closed dental foci under constant pressure and the chronicity and exacerbations of RA are discussed.

# You may want to run Dental Foci frequency set after this.
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Rheumatic.org provides referrals to physician-based low-dose antibiotic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, and other rheumatic disorders.

Highly effective protocol for treating arthritis Posted by R. on May 02, 2001 at 04:20:41:

I got the following from an email list whose archive can be found at escribe.com/health/thesilverlist/index.html. This data came from a list's subscriber who works at a research organization where natural approaches to treating diseases are tested. Basically the protocol consists of CMO, MSM, Glucosamine/Chrondroitin, digestive enzymes, hydrolized collagen, and SAMe. Not all of the items are needed for everybody. Some were added to the protocol to help those test subjects that didn't get desired improvement from their basic protocol. Some of the subjects were in terrible state. They have found evidence of cartilage regeneration. A "side effect" of the protocol was a virtual elimination of digestive difficulties in all of the subjects. The following is a compilation of that person's posts. Sources of materials used in the studies are mentioned.

Sorry for the formatting -- it makes it somewhat difficult to read.

Dr. Stoll, would you archive this please?

By the way, according to preliminary results of their other study, CMO helps with Lupus.


11 Jan 1999 Earlier Post on Arthritis Research Protocols

Dear List members. Due to the overwhelming email traffic generated by my "accidental" on-list posting (1/5/99), I am taking this opportunity to pass on information on an ancillary procedure we have added to the basic protocol utilized in our original evaluations. While I have previously given this information to several people via private email, in an effort to convey this information to all of the rest....at one time, I will outline the modification now.

This mod involved the addition of MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane)[three #2 capsules daily), plus two proteolytic enzymes (bromelain---40mg; and papain---50mg), administered as one tablet each, three times daily. Ideally, these are taken simultaneously with the Glucosamine/Chrondroitin complex tablets. All volunteers in our study take their GS/Chrondroitin tablets at meal-time. One interesting, serendipitous, result of this latter addition is---the virtual elimination of digestive difficulties in All of the subjects adding this modification. This protocol modification has resulted in an approximately 30% increase in overall effectivity---especially in response speed---as compared to the controls. UPDATE P.S. Based upon the continuing portion (long-term analysis) of our earlier, geriatrically-based, arthritis study, I am most pleased to report that evidence of regeneration of damaged CARTILAGENOUS tissue seems to be---dramatic---in some cases. e.g. One 74 year old male with severely compromised knee joints (with constant and severe lateral dis-location problems) and suffering from painful...complete dislocation...of the left knee 4 to 6 times daily; has enjoyed a frequency reduction down to an average of ONCE every two or three days. Additionally, he is totally pain free in this joint----while abstaining from all pain relieving drugs. Formerly, he was on a "pain maintenance" prescription involving the equivalent of 8 eight aspirin daily. A dangerous circumstance requiring continuous vitamin K supplements. And this, after 35 years of constant immobility and discomfort. Although this is anectdotal---and a single case, statistically; it is a 100% marvel to the gentleman involved.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.


5 May 1999 Arthritis Protocol Supplementary

For those list members recalling my post last year......summarizing our research with glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin, et. al.; I offer a suggestion for those who actually employed any of the variations discussed. Recently, we just completed evaluations incorporating an additional substance---intended to assist those arthritis cases involving severely compromised articulating joints; even some with secondary bone surface erosion. These evaluations were conducted on canines, not humans. However, based upon our past researches, results gained from our canine-based researches relating to arthiritis, have---almost universally---been directly applicable to human subjects exhibiting similar conditions. This particular protocol involved modifiying our standard glucosamine sulphate/chondroitin-based protocol, plus the addition of 10 mg of hydrolyzed collagen per pound of body weight for each dog. Of the 10 subjects, ranging in age from 4 to 14 years, ALL exhibited objective physical evidence of marked increase in flexion, improved cushioning, and reduced lateral drift under load. These data were substantiated by high-quality X-ray scans. Some 30% of the subjects exhibited increased cartilage density (over their selected controls receiving only the Glucosamine S./Chondroitin protocol). These were the three oldest dogs. Although, definite improvement occurred among the younger subjects......it was not as pronounced as that experienced with these older individuals.

We have just inaugurated our first tests involving human volunteers. If any significant results are obtained, I will post a summary of them at the conclusion of these evaluations. The material we used was obtained from currently available public sources. e.g. Walmart, health-food and nutrition centers. The substance used was, conventional, enzymatically hydrolyzed collagen. There are several, almost universally available sources accessable to the general public.

We are rather enthusiastic in our expectations that this simple addtion will be of definite value to our human volunteers.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.

p.s. There is some evidence that a positive synergistic condition manifests between the GS/CS and the collagen; this is based upon the comparisons against the Collagen-only and the GS/CS only groups.



To interested list members.

We have recently experienced some very promising results through an adjunctive protocol which adds S-Adenosyl-Methionine (SAMe) to our successful MSM/Glucosamine/Chondroitin-based evalutions of the recent past. This modification grew from the circumstances surrounding a small number of advanced osteoarthritis "volunteers" who were unable to gain complete freedom from pain in and around some of their articulating joint areas----even after completing the basic protocol. We were stimulated to investigate SAMe based upon its demonstrated counteractive effects on cytokines and positive limitations of homocysteine damage on cartilage. Through the simple expedient of adding 400mg to 800mg SAMe daily, to our parent protocol, we were able to gain, essentially, total pain relief in 3 of these 4 cases. The fourth case did enjoy approximately 75% favorable pain resolution (and well within the tolerable "constant" pain threshold). This latter case had suffered massive bone erosion in both knee joints and exhibited very severe cartilage wasting/damage. These results were obtained within a 40 day period. These cases had, previously, exhibited only partial (50%) response to our basic arthritis protocol and had not achieved limiting pain to within the "constant" tolerance threshold.

We believe this information may be of some interest and import to researchers involved in analyzing the more intractable arthritis cases. There were, absolutely, no adverse side-effects experienced by any of the subjects----all beyond the age of 65 years. I hope this information is of some value to persons researching this field.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.


6 Aug 1999 My Recent Post on Adjunctive Arthritis Protocol

Dear List Members.

Within the past 20 minutes my email system has been flooded with off-line inquiries and comments.....most of them desiring information as to how to obtain SAMe.

I am using this post as a forum to answer that particular question. Since SAMe is a widely-available substance, sold over-the-counter at numerous pharmacies and discount houses (not the least of which is Walmart); finding sources should be a self-evident enterprise----but if not, I encourage you to make a search of the web and you will find a number of suppliers only "too willing" to sell you this substance. SAMe is not a cure-all, but is a very useful adjunct---most especially involving cases where ii is in systemically short supply. One of our sister research organizations has, recently, achieved "very powerful" results through incorporating this substance in their liver cancer research protocols. I am not at liberty to identify them......for this I do humbly apologize.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.


15 Sep 1999 request for arthritis information

<< Hi List, Does anyone have any links regarding arthritis information? Specifically, my elderly mom has rhemetoid arthritis and I think she could be helped by using it. Thanks, Thea >>

Dear Thea.

I would encourage you to consider employing a "one-time" course of Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) in your "research protocols". During our experimental arthritis protocols research effort in late 1998 and early 1999, we experienced VERY profound successes among our "volunteer" population (ages 55 to 82). Just be sure to obtain the CMO from a reliable source. We used four different sources, but the material obtained from a young chemist, Vincent Gammill at ygammil 1@san.rr.com and from the daughter of the developer of CMO, at info@cmocure.net proved to be best......by far. We do not promote the sale anyone's products, but we do endorse those substances we find to be most efficacious in our researches. I believe you would be well-served to investigate this avenue. There is much general information to be found, on the Internet, on the nature and function of CMO. We have used it in conjunction with Gluscosamine Sulphate, Chondroitin Sulphate, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (MSM) and enzymatically hydrolyzed collagen------with profound success in both animal and human experimental research.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.


25 Feb 2000

Can anyone tell me what it is good for? They have the same blasted problem with the FDA prducers of CS have, they can't say what it does. Dang I hate the way the government that lets people lie all they want (even the president), but will put you in prison for telling the truth. This is what they say: "If we manufactured natural vitamin C and sold it as the cure for scurvy (which it is), we would be selling "drugs". Vitamin C can be manufactured and sold as a dietary supplement so long as you don't claim it cures scurvy. You can take vitamin C and it will prevent you from getting scurvy or cure you if you have it. We don't manufacture Vitamin C so we are allowed to tell you this. You can cure your scurvy with vitamin C and tell everyone you know. You can even go on the Oprah show. The manufacturer couldn't. That is why you will find no health claims on this web site (except those for vitamin C)." Marshall >

Hello Marshall.

A general web search will provide a generalized response regarding the appplication of Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO).

In summary terms CMO, supposedly, addresses a phenomenon, regarded by some reliable researchers, to be the FUNDAMENTAL cause for osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. The claim is that in normal individuals, a type of T-4 cell polices the synovial fluid in all articulating joints----removing debris fields and dead/detritius material---and NOT molesting any of the live tissue arrangements. For some, as yet, unknown reason....as many of us reach around 55 years of age, this process sometimes goes awry. These T-4 police cells lose the ability to distinguish between the live and the dead tissue......and begin attacking the live cartiledge and ligamentous tissue---resulting in the constantly deteriorating circumstances surrounding OA/RA sufferers. What CMO does is to simply "turn off" these T-4 cells. CMO DOES NOT cure arthritis, but; it is claimed that CMO does stop the attack upon live tissue fields.....by these scavenger cells gone haywire. The actual recovery from existing damage is effected by the body's own immune system, plus joint capsule- friendly modalities (e.g. chrondroitin sulphate, gluscosamine sulphate, MSM, enzymatically hydrolyzed collagen, etc.) During 1997/98 we conducted around 25 individual tests involving male and female volunteers (ages 50 to 83). Many were in crippling circumstances. The general (EXPERIMENTAL) protocol included a "one-time" series of CMO at the rate of 6 each, 250 mg capsules of undiluted CMO wax (in powder form) daily; for 10 days. Little, or no, meat or fatty animal products were allowed, due to the possible compromising effects upon CMO.

1. About 1/4 of the volunteers received no additional---supporting--- protocols during this time.

2. About 1/4 of the volunteers received glucosamine sulphate (GS) and chondroitin sulphate (CS) at the rate of 3000mg GS and 2400mf CS daily.

3. About 1/4 of the volunteers received GS, CS, plus 2000 mg of MSM.

4. The remaining 1/4 received all of the foregoing, plus approximately 4000 mg of hydrolyzed collagen daily. Interestingly, there occurred little variation in results during the first 10 days. As the evaluations proceeded , a divergence in results did occur; most markedly after the 20th day. Do recall that all CMO administration ceased on the 10th day. From the 20th day forward, the following, general, results were observed: (Group1) some detectable improvement (sometimes dramatic) occurred in 4 of the 6 volunteers in this group....regardless of the severity of the affliction. In NO case was further acceleration/deterioration observed. (Group2) Steady improvement in mobility and pain recession occurred in 6 of the 7 volunteers in this group and 3 were totally pain free, with 80% range-of-motion in all major articulating joints----including the knees. (Group 3) Displayed the most even more dramatic alterations from among 5 of 8 and at least a 40% improvement in the other 3 volunteers. Some of these subjects, including one 81 yr male unable to walk without a walker at the outset....displayed very dramatic improvement, including 95% pain relief, plus the ability to RISE and walk unattended without either walker or cane. (This was accomplished by the 45th day). (Group 4) Exhibited results similar to Group 3, excepting an additional improvement in the range of motion of volunteers suffering from Heberden's Nodes (Large calcium deposits at the joints of the fingers). The addition of collagen to the protocol did, in fact, appear to aid both of the cases of HN. None of the HN sufferers gained as much range of motion as did these two. In summary; Similar protocols seemed to be warranted by persons genuinely interested in complementary methodologies experimentation.

Sincerely, Brooks Bradley.


25 Feb 2000

hi list members, anyone have a source for CMO . thanks in advance. Geoff

Dear Geoffrey..

We have used rather large quantities of CMO in past researches.

We had two sources which proved superior to all others. One is under the direction of the daughter of the gentleman who did most of the early developmental work. You can contact them at Http://www.cmocure.com The other, and for us at least, the best---was from a young chemist who is a member of this list. His name is Vincent Gammill and his email is Ygammil1@san.rr.com Vincent's material proved to be (in our evaluations) superior in efficacy. However, the material from the other listed source was quite adequate. We have no commercial interest in any business or supplier.....whatsoever.

I hope this information is of value to you.

Sincerely. Brooks Bradley.

p.s. Note Vincent's address carefully. That is the numeral one, not an L, between the first L and the ampersand sign.


3 Jul 2000

To interested List Members. We have received a number of off-list inquiries relative to the nature and action of CMO----during the past several months. I have endeavored to answer as many as possible. However, time and conditions have overwhelmed me. For the benefit of those list members I have failed to supply with information, I refer you to this brief enclosure. It is the most brief, general statement I have found ....that is, fundamentally, correct. Although this is part of supplementary advertising, it is, essentially, correct. We have not used these people's product, do not know them professionally, and have no affiliation with them. Neither do we endorse their products. For those of you interested in how we employed CMO in our past researches, I refer you to the 1998-99 Silver-List Archives. Interestingly, this flyer mentions several bio-enhancers we had successfully employed ....during our past researches.

Sincerely, Brooks Bradley.

p.s. Any general search with a good, multiple-element, search engine will provide more than adequate data.




Cetyl myristoleate, also known as CM, is an ester of the fatty acid myristoleic acid (cis-9- tetradecenoic acid). It occurs in significant amounts in nature in the oil glands of male beavers and in mice. Diehl's OwnTM brand CM is made by reacting myristoleic acid (derived from beef marrow) with cetyl alcohol. Harry Diehl, a researcher at the National Institutes for Health, isolated cetyl myristoleate from the Swiss Albino mouse, while looking for causes and treatments for arthritis. He has received 2 U.S. Patents on cetyl myristoleate. Diehl's OwnTM CM is produced with his authorization, under the protection of his most recent patent. Diehl's OwnTM CM is standardized to approximately 40% cetyl myristoleate. It also contains approximately 41%cetyl oleate, 3% cetyl myristate, 4% cetyl laurate, and 5% cetyl palmitate, plus other fatty acids and unreacted myristoleic acid and cetyl alcohol. Cetyl myristoleate has the formula CH3 (CH2)15 OCO (CH2)7 CH =CH (CH2)3 CH3. Its chemical name is cis-9-myristoleate.


Both components of CM, cetyl alcohol and myristoleic acid, may increase lubrication and resilience of cartilage or other tissues. CM may also inhibit the lipoxygenase pathway of leucotriene production from archadonic acid. The C4,D4, and E4 pro-inflammatory leucotrienes stimulate antigen -antibody reactions such as broncho- and vaso-constriction. The B4 leucotrienes attract white blood cells; a high concentration of white may benefit from more. About one out of three people may find that continued supplementation at ten to twenty percent of the original amount is supportive in maintaining good nutritional status. It is also possible to deliver CM through the skin on the affected joints, using liposome technology in a cream base. As additional support; use as desired.


We recommend taking other nutritional supplements such as glucosamine (HCl or sulfate) and chondroitin sulfate, flax seed oil, primrose oil, methylsulfonylmethane(MSM), sea cucumber, green lipped mussel extracts, medium chain triglycerides(MCT), cartilage, collagen, copper salicylate and antioxidents, along with CM, to address the full range of causes of cartilage degradation. Many of the nutrients can be combined in formulas.

Lecithin (to help emulsify the CM) and lipase (to help digest it) are helpful for people who blood cells may be associated with the attacks on the body tissues in the vicinity, which may be related to auto-immune reactions.


As a dietary supplement, for nutritional support for inflammatory conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, prostatitis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, and bursitis. CM is not indicated for inflammation associated with recent injury, but it may be indicated for support of joints prone to deterioration due to whiplash or other hyper-extension/compression injuries. CM and other dietary supplements such as flax seed oil and primrose oil may be indicated for nutritional support for auto-immune reactions.


Softgels: three 260 mg elemental CM softgels daily, split between breakfast and dinner.

Powder: 600 to 1000 mg elemental CM daily, split between breakfast and dinner.

Nutritional benefits vary. Most people will find that 12 to 18 grams elemental CM over three to four weeks is appropiate. Larger people have difficulty digesting oils. We recommend minimizing caffeine, alcohol, red meats, steroids, and refined sugar, flour, salt, and possibly foods in the nightshade family for anyone with arthritis. Drink lots of distilled water, and eat lots of fiber and bioflavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables.


No toxicity or contraindications have been noted. If gastric upset occurs, decrease the amount for a few days and slowly increase back to the recommended amount, or take lecithin and lipase to aid in digestion.




Dr. Rex Newnham has probably done more research into the cause of arthritis than anybody, but because at the time he was not working for any hospital or university much of his work has gone unnoticed. He travelled the world going to places where there was more or less arthritis than we normally see here and that is 20% of the population. His work took ten years and since then more than one million people world wide have been able to benefit from his work. He will use his own words to describe how he found out and applied his work.


Forty years ago I developed arthritis that made walking difficult so I went to the local doctor who gave me medicine that did not help. So I realized that there must be a reason for my arthritis and went looking for it.
At the time I had just recently moved from a home on good clay soil to a home on sandy soil, and I was teaching chemistry, soil science and agricultural botany at Fremantle Technical College, Western Australia. The clay soil had grown good quality fruit and vegetables, but the sandy soil gave a good crop in the first year but after this everything showed mineral deficiencies, as is common on many sandy soils. So I looked into the properties of all these minerals to see if there was anything to do with bone or joints in man or animal. Nothing relevant was found, but one of the deficient minerals was boron and this was written off as not needed by man or animal; yet I knew that in the green plant boron was needed for proper usage of calcium. Bone contains much calcium so I wondered if boron could have anything to do with the calcium in bone.
The commonest compound of boron was borax so I looked into the properties of borax. It had about the same toxicity as did common salt or sodium chloride and that was that about 60 grams was a lethal dose.
Borax is often labelled as Poison, but salt is not. Anyhow I took 30 mg or less than one thousandth of a dangerous dose of borax twice a day; that is the amount that would stick to a wet finger tip. In ten days the pain was less, in two weeks the swelling was going down and in three weeks all the pain swelling and stiffness had gone. So I stopped taking the borax ; but a year later it all returned, so I took some more borax and soon all the pain, swelling and stiffness had gone again. I took more doses of this from time to time. Plants will not grow unless there is some boron in the soil, so by eating fruit and vegetables we all get some boron.
Then I told other people who had arthritis and they were getting well, but it meant buying a packet of borax which was labelled 'Poison, for killing cockcroaches and ants'.
That put people off and they asked me to have borax made up into a tablet that was not labelled Poison. So I did this and had 1000 bottles of tablets made and it took me two years to sell these, then I had 2000 bottles made and these went in six months, then 5000 went in six months, then another 5000 which went in four months, then another 5000 which went in two months. Then I did a foolish thing and went to a drug company in Melbourne to see if they would make and sell these tablets. At first they seemed interested and they paid for a double blind clinical trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Then they realized that borax could not be patented, so they lost interest, and even made the Australian government declare that boron should be made a legal poison, and that made me a criminal so that I was fined for selling a poison. I gave up teaching and studied to become a naturopath and nutritionist.
Then I went to New Zealand, South Africa, Britain and America where boron was not a legal poison. The double blind clinical trial lasted five years and was a success in that 80% of those who used boron got better and those who used a placebo did not get better.
I then travelled to places where there was more or less than the normal amount of arthritis, and to places where there was more or less than the normal 1.5 parts per million [ppm] in the soil or water. This entailed nine trips around the world and it cost a lot of money, but this was paid for by the sale of boron tablets in South Africa, and it was better to buy airline tickets than to pay Income tax ! Some of the high lights of this research is seen early as in New Zealand there were spas where arthritic people used to go and bathe in the water for some weeks, so as to get rid of their arthritis. One of these spas was at Ngawha where the water had 300 ppm of boron in the water. People had left their crutches and wheel chairs behind when they got better, and these could be seen at the hotels of Ngawha. Other spas had 30 or 50 ppm boron and people were getting better when they bathed in all of these. At Carnarvon in North-west Australia there was 2.5 ppm boron in the soil and water and people used to go there to enjoy the good climate so as to get rid of their arthritis ; but it was really the good food and water as the food grown there had more boron than is usual. I employed school leavers to go from house to house with a questionnaire and established that there were 67 people who had arthritis in the population of 6000, and that is 1%, which is far less than usual. Inland from Carnarvon were cattle stations where there was 7.5 ppm boron in the water and there was no arthritis at all in man or animal.
Then I went to South Africa and found that the Xhosa people had 2 % with arthritis when in their native area of Transkei, but when the same people went to the big cities they soon developed 20% with arthritis. These people ate corn or maize for over 90% of their diet and in Transkei the corn had ten times as much boron as did the commercially grown corn used in the big cities.
Jamaica was another very interesting place as the medical people established the fact that 70% of people had arthritis, so I looked into the records of the agriculture department to find that since the mid 1800s very much nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer had been poured on to the land so as to produce much sugar. The boron content of the soil had fallen from 1.5 ppm to lose than 0.6 ppm and even less in some places. Other sugar producing places such as Mauritius had similar low boron levels in soil and water and their doctors established the fact that 50% of people had arthritis, and the amount of juvenile arthritis was increasing greatly. Fiji is another sugar producing island, but it has two distinct areas and types of people. Indians grew the sugar in the west and they had 40% with arthritis, while the native Fijians in the east farmed their land without great quantities of artificial fertilizers, and they only had 5% with arthritis. The sugar producing lands were worn out and low in all the trace minerals, particularly boron, while land that had been used for farming for centuries and where composts and wastes were returned to the soil had 1.5 ppm boron or more.
Israel is interesting because the water under the coastal plain had 2.6 ppm boron and this water was used for irrigation and production of local food crops. The medical authorities showed that only 2% of people had arthritis. Yet in Britain and America the soils are becoming less productive because of the continued use of artificial fertilizers containing only nitrogen and phosphorus. These two will help to produce big crops but their quality is poor and only truly organically produced foods have enough of the trace minerals, including boron.
The table below will show the relative amounts of arthritis and of boron in soil and water in these different places.
Daily Boron intake and incidence of arthritis Country and source of information Estimated daily intake mg of Boron Arthritis incidence approx % Remarks JAMAICA
1974 Soil analysis and
crop inspection
<1 70 All food crops deficient
Analysis of sugar cane
and crop inspection
<1 50 Most food crops deficient
FIJIAN INDIANS 1 40 They eat rice
NATIVE FIJIANS 3-5 10 Root vegetables eaten USA, ENGLAND, NZ AUSTRALIA, S.AFRICA Analysis of foods 1-2 20 Most elderly are arthritic XHOSA TRIBAL PEOPLE In Transkei (Meyers
In big cities
Eat native maize
Eat processed maize
Survey in 1981 6-10 1 Water has high boron ISRAEL Volcani Inst. and Arthritis survey (Bentwich 1980) 10 or more 0.7 Adequate to much boron NGAWHA, NEW ZEALAND Town council and geological survey >10 None Spa area with much boron and reputation for curing arthritis So - in summary we can see that where there is plenty of boron in soil, water and food that there is little or no arthritis, but in places where there is little boron in soil, water and food there is much arthritis. It has also been seen that boron will harden and strengthen bones and so prevent osteoporosis. Elderly women are particularly liable to osteoporosis, but a daily supplement of boron will prevent it because the bones are hard and strong.
One elderly woman of 87 recently fell all the way down a flight of stairs, but no bones were broken, due to the fact that she had one or two boron tablets every day.
Animals such as sheep, cattle and dogs also get arthritis and the boron supplement tablets will correct it in these animals.
When we compare these results with the work that has been done by Dr.
Roger Wyburn-Mason and others who
have followed along with his regime we can see that there are really many factors that can cause arthritis and rheumatism. Many of these causes are due to the invasion into the body of foreign organisms such as bacteria, fungi or viruses which soon multiply and then they cause many diseases of which the arthritic diseases are prominent. Many drugs have been used to counteract and kill these organisms. But then we are faced with the problem of how and why did they multiply and cause so much trouble, When there is enough boron in the body fluids these invaders are killed, but when the level of boron drops then there is not enough to kill them and the disease organisms just multiply until there is disease.
Boron is not stored in the body to any extent so it must be supplied daily in the food. The table shows that when there is 5 or 6 mg of boron in the daily diet there is very little arthritis which means that the micro organisms are under control and arthritis does not show as a symptom. Less than this allows all the bacteria, fungi and viruses to grow and multiply so that arthritis is apparent. In order to cure or get rid or these organisms then we recommend that a person uses about 9 or 1 0 mg of boron a day.
Osteoporosis is not caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses but by a loss of calcium, because it is not re-absorbed back into the skeleton after it has been lost from a bone. Boron acts on the parathyroid to ensure that this calcium is properly re-absorbed and is not lost. It is a different mechanism to the correction of arthritis.
Boron has been used in the Osteo-Trace tablets for some years now and these have helped over a million people to get rid of their arthritis. These tablets will also prevent osteoporosis as has been seen recently when two ladies in their 80's have fallen badly, one fell down a flight of stairs and the other fell on a concrete path, but neither of them broke any bones.














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