Learn about the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis.Hosted by Heather Caruso.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis is Not Caused by a Celebrex Deficiency Hi! My name is Heather Caruso and I am a Homeopath from Guelph Ontario, Canada. I have been in practice here for ten years. I wanted to talk to you a little bit today about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is not caused by a celebrex deficiency. This may seem silly to you, but many people who have rheumatoid arthritis are taking all kinds of drugs to suppress their symptoms. In my practice, I have found that many people with rheumatoid arthritis have bad bacteria in their intestinal tract that causes an irritation in the lining of their intestinal tract. This lining in the intestinal tract is lined with cells, they are called tight junctions. If the lining becomes irritated from bad bacteria, the cells get damaged and broken and separate. And sometimes what happens is that there --- the barrier between the intestinal tract and the blood are connected and they can get into your system that don't belong there, what can happen is different things can land in joints and cause an autoimmune reaction. So it's a theory that people, who have rheumatoid arthritis, sometimes have too much bacteria that causes leaky gut and in my experience, in our clinic, by identifying what bacteria they have, we can then treat the person, improve their good flora. There is always a balance between good and bad bacteria in the intestinal tract. Bring up the good flora and you kill off the bad bacteria and heal the lining of the gut with natural remedies. That is key in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Many people that come to the clinic get great relief with autoimmune diseases, in general by ruling out if they have any bad bacteria that can be causing a problem, and as well bringing up their good flora and healing their gut, using some things that help to reduce inflammation in the system. I recently have published a book called "Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health". It also talks a little bit about how to identify food sensitivities for yourself? It has an outline of what you can do to help find what your food sensitivities are, and often there is the component of food sensitivities with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Also in my book, there is an outline of what diets are good to follow to stay healthy, and if you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, there is the section on Candida or parasites and how to help heal yourself from those particular problems. Right now I have an offer online, if you purchase a copy of my book, you can get three free eBooks for a limited time only. I am not sure, how long I can offer this service, because it's time-consuming. But I will give you the information after and hopefully, you'll be able to find it online and have copies sent to you. So things that you can do to help yourself when you have rheumatoid arthritis, fish oil is very good for people with rheumatoid arthritis, its anti-inflammatory. It helps heal the burning of gut a little bit as well which is a bonus. Identifying the bacteria is a little bit more difficult, you need to see a practitioner to attest to see what kind of bacteria is found there and then you can identify it, reduce it and improve your good flora. This is something that has worked for me in my clinic, different people have different approaches. But in the case of autoimmune, it usually stems from problem somewhere in the gut, because 60-80% of your immune system is found in your gut. If that flora's imbalanced, it can keep your immune system overworking, it can tire your immune system; it can make it imbalanced, so that it attacks upon organs or things that it shouldn't. Other autoimmune conditions that are related are things like lupus, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis, certain types of arthritis and as I have been talking about now the rheumatoid arthritis. Something that you can also do for yourself is there's different blends for anti-inflammatory mixes that have turmeric and curcumin