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Worst Foods #4 – French Fries (and Other Processed Foods)

March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT

French Fries

I underlined the word “processed” because it’s important. My guess is that you’re probably not eating fast food every day of your life. But most people have no idea just how processed much of their food really is.

You probably already know to stay far away from trans fats. Those are strongly linked to systemic, chronic inflammation and are so bad for you that the Institute of Medicine recommends you simply keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible.

French fries are by no means the only culprit though... soybean, corn, peanut, and sunflower oils are examples of vegetable oils that are rich in omega-6 fats, which most Americans consume far too much of.

Too much Omega-6 causes inflammation. And inflammation brings fibrin. If your body has lost its ability to “call off the fibrin” when it’s not needed, you can run into problems... especially if you’re over 25 years old.

What keeps people UNDER 25 from having to deal with pain? And what makes them immune to arthritis?

What Is It They Have That You Don’t Have?

The answer to that question leads us to a controversial discovery in 1972 by a New York doctor that reveals a major secret about arthritis pain.

I want to make sure you understand this before we move onto Worst Food #3 (which people eat a LOT of during the summer months)

Click Here For The 3rd Worst Arthritis Foods > > >

 

References:

NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Impact Factor: 7.87).06/1998; 41(5):778-99. DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(199805)41:5<778::AID-ART4>3.0.CO;2-V
Source: PubMed

Hürlimann, David, Frank Enseleit, and Priv-Doz Dr Frank Ruschitzka. “Rheumatoide arthritis, inflammation und atherosklerose.” Herz 29.8 (2004): 760-768.

Schett, Georg. “Rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation and bone loss.” Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 156.1-2 (2006): 34-41.

 

 

 

5 Worst Foods – Discovery of Dr. Max Wolf

March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT

Dr. Max Wolf

Dr. Max Wolf, was a medical doctor at the prestigious Columbia University for over 30 years.

Dr. Wolf spent a lot of time looking for the differences in why young people often heal faster and have less overall pain than older folks.

And what he discovered is something everyone who suffers from arthritis will want to know...

Dr. Wolf’s work showed us research studies.. clinical trials... and shared case studies that prove you can’t experience true pain relief until you take proper steps to replace critical enzymes that are deficient in most folks over age 25.

Many of today’s most popular arthritis pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Celebrex and Motrin – are designed to fight inflammation. Others, like Tylenol and Panadol... block incoming pain signals.

But none of them target what may actually be at the root of your arthritis pain: Fibrin!

Does Dr. Wolf’s Discovery Shine a Light on the Shut-OFF Switch For Arthritis?

Dr. Wolf discovered that when the body was reacting to pain, the bodies of younger adults responded by flooding the painful area with something called “proteolytic enzymes”.

But for some reason... the older folks he studied showed DRAMATICALLY reduced levels of proteolytic enzymes and therefore felt more pain.

Excited by his amazing discovery, he narrowed it down even further and discovered that beginning around age 27 the amount of proteolytic enzymes in your body begins to diminish.

Dr. Wolf’s discovery that younger adults have dramatically higher levels of proteolytic enzymes in their bodies launched a wave of controversy and excitement into the scientific community.

What scientists found was nothing short of amazing...

In 1972 they discovered that proteolytic enzymes are the first line of defense against arthritis and inflammation!

Amazingly, they operate on a “lock-and-key” basis which means they can recognize good prostaglandins from bad prostaglandins.

And when their teeth fit into a ‘bad’ prostaglandin that’s already run its course and has no more use... they dispose of it to let the GOOD prostaglandin come in and get rid of the pain.

They also discovered that...

  • Proteolytic enzymes are completely safe - Compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (pronounced en-saids), which is the most prescribed medication for treating conditions such as arthritis. Most people are familiar with over-the-counter, nonprescription NSAIDs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen which put hundreds of thousands of people a year in the hospital and, in some cases can cause death! which put hundreds of thousands of people a year in the hospital and, in some cases can cause death!
  • A 1982 study showed proteolytic enzymes “eat” fibrin and other scar tissue - this may explain why as you age your wounds heal with thicker, weaker, less pliable and more visible scars. It’s because you don’t have enough proteolytic enzymes to “eat up” that scar tissue!
  • They cleanse toxins from the blood - believe it or not, cells and organs dispose of toxins through your blood. The proteolytic enzymes soak up these toxins and get rid of them!
  • Your blood becomes thick from too much scar tissue which turns it to sludge, causing high blood pressure, lack of circulation, clots and many other problems. Enzymes reduce the scar tissue... allowing your blood to flow smoother and helping your body cleanse toxins.
  • Enzymes fight viruses and improve your immune system - Proteolytic enzymes recognize viruses through their special lock-and-key mechanism just like they recognize the prostaglandins, so you get sick less often!

Proteolytic enzymes have even been used in Europe since 1974 to treat cold sores and other viral conditions... and that’s even before people knew what they were called!

So if Proteolytic Enzymes are so great, why hasn’t everyone heard about them? The answer to that question will down-right upset you...

But first, I think it’s time to reveal the Worst Arthritis Food #3. I doubt many people with arthritis have this food on their radar at all.

Click Here to See Worst Foods #3 > > >

 

References:

NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Impact Factor: 7.87).06/1998; 41(5):778-99. DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(199805)41:5<778::AID-ART4>3.0.CO;2-V
Source: PubMed

Hürlimann, David, Frank Enseleit, and Priv-Doz Dr Frank Ruschitzka. “Rheumatoide arthritis, inflammation und atherosklerose.” Herz 29.8 (2004): 760-768.

Schett, Georg. “Rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation and bone loss.” Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 156.1-2 (2006): 34-41.

 

 

 

Worst Food #3 – Blackened or Barbecued Foods (Ouch!)

March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT

Blackened BBQ

Foods cooked at high temperatures – including char-broiled, blackened, barbecued, fried, etc. – often contain harmful by-products caused by the cooking process called Advanced Glycation End (AGEs).

AGEs are highly inflammatory and can damage your joints and bones, making your arthritis worse.

Anytime food is cooked at high temperature (this includes foods that are broiled, fried, grilled, etc.), toxic (AGEs) are formed.

Stewing, boiling, braising, crockpotting or steaming will help minimize the amount of (AGEs) formed in your food.

Most People Have No Idea That Their Summer Grilling
Can Make Arthritis Pain Worse!

The reason they don’t know is the same reason that no one knows about the “magic” of Proteolytic Enzymes. There’s absolutely no financial incentive for the big drug companies to reveal this.

The fact is, there are plenty of naturally occurring substances that provide relief from inflammation.

I’ve listed just a few of them below. Take a look and then we’ll move on to the Worst Arthritis Food #2.

Worst Food #2 is a shocker! Because it’s the vegetable I mentioned earlier. Would you believe that a vegetable could make your arthritis pain worse!

But first, just take a look at all of the gifts from mother nature we can use to combat inflammation.

Scroll down through the list below and then we’ll move on...

Proteolytic Enzymes

Research indicates these enzymes work throughout your entire body to help it fight inflammation... dissolve scar tissue... cleanse and thin the blood... plus even boost cardiovascular, respiratory and immune function.In other words, proteolytic enzymes are the final line of defense against disease, illnesses, pain and everything else that happens inside your body.

And unfortunately with the nutrient-deficient food we’re eating today, the vast majority of adults today have dangerously low levels of these enzymes!

Bromelain

Bromelain

This special natural compound which is extracted from pineapple contains several proteolytic enzymes that have been shown to short-circuit multiple pain pathways in the body.

It has been studied extensively since it’s discovery in 1957 and hundreds of studies have shown it to reduce inflammation, reduce and prevent swelling and remove waste and toxins from the blood.

For example, in one study, 77 patients taking Bromelain experienced significant reduction in pain and swelling.

Turmeric Extract

Turmeric Extract

Turmeric has the unique ability of using its antioxidant powers to seek out and destroy free radicals in the body which contribute to pain and swelling.

A recent study done at the prestigious Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center in New York.

In this study they found that Turmeric was more safe and precise than aspirin in stopping inflammation by shutting down the COX2 enzyme responsible for arthritis pain.

And Turmeric caused none of aspirin’s typical gastrointestinal irritation!

Papain

Papain

Papain is unique in that it’s been shown to actually attack tumor cells and boost the immune system!

It also contains a wide range of proteolytic enzymes and works by breaking down proteins.

In studies it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of numerous conditions such as diabetes, herpes, cancer and digestion issues like bloating and chronic indigestion.

It’s an enzyme very few people have enough of, yet if they did, would reduce the frequency of a lot of common diseases and disorders!

Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw

Numerous studies have proven it’s effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation.

In fact, one study found that Devil’s Claw was as effective in treating arthritis pain as common drug, phenylbutazone... which is so strong it’s even used to treat pain in horses!

There have also been several studies on humans which show that Devil’s Claw is as effective as COX-2 inhibitors... without the deadly side effects!

A series of studies completed in Germany found that the main ingredient in Devil’s Claw was indistinguishable from Vioxx in the treatment of chronic arthritis pain!

Boswellia Extract

Boswellia Extract

One of the most widely used herbs in Indian medicine, it has been used for centuries by traditional Indian healers to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.

Hundreds of studies have been done proving it’s effectiveness and in addition to being a powerful and safe, natural anti-inflammatory, Boswellia has also been shown to support healthy blood circulation.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, 30 patients received 333mg, 3x a day of Boswelia.

The group who received the Boswelia had a significant reduction in pain and swelling and experienced an increase in joint mobility and flexibility as compared to the placebo group.

Vitamin E

This fat-soluble vitamin is an essential nutrient for humans and is known for it’s powerful anti-oxidant properties.

Vitamin E has been shown to be beneficial in numerous situations and conditions such as controlling high blood pressure, maintaining healthy and balanced cholesterol levels and boosting immune system function.

Plus... it has also been shown to improve circulatory conditions, skin health, memory and more.

In short, it benefits virtually your entire body!

Ginger Extract

Ginger Extract

Used for over 2,500 years in Asia, Ginger has been used to treat nausea and to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.

It works by decreasing the amount of prostaglandins, which are what cause you to feel arthritis pain. In other words, it does what NSAID’s and prescription arthritis pain meds do, but in the way nature intended it to do so... instead of forcing it and causing side effects!

Rutin

Found naturally in a variety of plants and fruits, this flavanoid has been shown to have a strong anti-inflammatory effect due to it’s powerful anti-oxidant activity.

Reducing your inflammation leads to changes throughout your entire body.

Changes such as ... a reduction of arthritis pain... increased circulation and dozens of other health benefits which ramp up your energy!

Citrus Bioflavanoids

Citrus bioflavanoids aid in the absorption of vitamins and act as important anti-oxidants.

They also inhibit collagenase and elastase, the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of connective tissue.

That way your joints and ligaments stay as healthy as when you were a teenager!

In addition to protecting connective tissues, they also protect against free radical damage.

L-glutathione

There are literally over 20,000 research studies available on how glutathione can help your body in everything from cancer prevention to more supple skin.

Glutathione is quite literally THE most important antioxidant in your body.

The benefits of increased glutathione are virtually endless, since glutathione is the antioxidant that controls ALL other antioxidants in your body.

It is the ONLY antioxidant in your body that has the ability to eliminate ALL free radicals, not just specific types!

Mojave Yucca (root)

Mojave Yucca (root)

The Mojave Yucca root has more benefits than you could shake a stick at!

These improvements in your health include migraine relief... decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides...better digestion... reduction of muscle spasms... improved blood circulation... treating various skin conditions... healing wounds... and it even promotes shiny and healthy hair.

The Problem Isn’t That There Are So Few Options,
It’s That There Are Too Many!

Because when you’re dealing with arthritis pain, it’s not really practical to search out all of these ingredients.

We’ll talk more about other possible solutions in a moment. First, it’s time to reveal some “trouble making” vegetables that could be making your arthritis pain worse.

Click To See Worst Foods #2 > > >

 

References:

NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Impact Factor: 7.87).06/1998; 41(5):778-99. DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(199805)41:5<778::AID-ART4>3.0.CO;2-V
Source: PubMed

Hürlimann, David, Frank Enseleit, and Priv-Doz Dr Frank Ruschitzka. “Rheumatoide arthritis, inflammation und atherosklerose.” Herz 29.8 (2004): 760-768.

Schett, Georg. “Rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation and bone loss.” Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 156.1-2 (2006): 34-41.

 

 

 

Worst Foods #5 – Bagels, Muffins, Pasta (Also Known as Gluten)

March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT

What’s a nightshade vegetable?

Bagles

As far as your body is concerned, there’s not much difference between a bagel and a heaping pile of sugar.

In fact, any member of the refined carbohydrate family – white bread, muffins, pasta, bagels, etc. – drives up inflammation because the body processes them into sugar.

Inflammation in your body is never a good thing, but what does it have to do with arthritis?

Hopefully, your doctor has already talked to you about Fibrin and the role that it plays in your arthritis.

You Must Know This To Take Control of
Your Arthritis Pain!

Just in case, here’s the summary:

Fibrin is a natural mesh-like protein substance produced by your body, which helps in wound healing. It’s also what scar tissue and scabs are made of.

Here’s how it works: Your body senses an injury – it can be as minor as a small bump, scratch or even just sudden heat or coldness – and it reacts by:

  • Sending white blood cells to the irritation or injury to fight infection, causing inflammation and swelling.
  • Releasing fibrin to essentially “seal off the site” with a strong protective mesh.
Fibrin

NORMALLY... the site is healed, the fibrin breaks down, the inflammation subsides, and everything goes back to normal.

Sometimes, our bodies fail to “call off” the fibrin. So like a button that’s stuck in the “ON” position, fibrin continues to build up around the site, then harden – causing further inflammation, and often excruciating pain that just won’t go away.

Plus, research studies show that if you’re over 50, once inflammation is triggered, it’s much less likely to go back down.

Meanwhile, you keep tossing all these side-effect laden, pharmaceutical grade painkillers at the fibrin. But it’s like trying to break into a walnut shell with a water gun. In this case, all the painkillers in the world won’t work if they can’t get through the fibrin!

In other words, the longer you ignore the REAL cause of the problem... the fibrin... the longer you’ll stay in pain and the less effective traditional pain meds will be in managing your pain.

Just to be clear: Fibrin and inflammation could actually be the root of your Arthritis Pain!

Arthritis Foundation

In fact, Arthritis FoundationA study recently funded by the National Institutes of Health(NIH) and the Arthritis Foundation found that Fibrin is a powerful determinant of inflammatory joint disease; and that Fibrin deposits are a prominent feature of Arthritic Joints.

(The Study was published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).)

Before I explain how to use this information to your advantage, I want to reveal the Worst Arthritis Food #4...

Click To See Worst Food #4 > > >

 

References:

NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Impact Factor: 7.87).06/1998; 41(5):778-99. DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(199805)41:5<778::AID-ART4>3.0.CO;2-V
Source: PubMed

Hürlimann, David, Frank Enseleit, and Priv-Doz Dr Frank Ruschitzka. “Rheumatoide arthritis, inflammation und atherosklerose.” Herz 29.8 (2004): 760-768.

Schett, Georg. “Rheumatoid arthritis: inflammation and bone loss.” Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 156.1-2 (2006): 34-41.

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