Dr.Oz`guest: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD:
The 6-Week Arthritis Cure:
Rule out and treat infections and food allergies,Dr. Oz and Suzanna's JIA 2013.2.21:
which can aggravate arthritis.
I usually treat my rheumatoid arthritis patients
with the antibiotic doxycycline
as this has been shown to be helpful in several studies.
The question is whether it
acts as an anti-inflammatory on its own
or is killing an infection causing the arthritis.
. in this show Dr. Oz talks about
a cure for juvenile arthritis
that was reported by the nytimes 2013.02 .
nytimes 2013.02` unconventional arthritis cure:
. Suzanna tells about 2 cases of JIA
(juvenile idiopathic arthritis),
an autoimmune disease often treated with
methotrexate, an immune suppressant,
but according to integrative medicine,
arthritis is often due to Leaky Gut syndrome,
which is typically caused by:
anti-nutrients in certain foods (mainly
legumes, and grains, esp'ly high-gluten wheat)
pathogenic bacteria in the gut
that have outnumbered the good bacteria
because of the use of antibiotics;
spiny yeast infections
due to sugary food choices .
. once Leaky Gut sets in,
there can be many other food intolerances
such as to egg and dairy,
that can worsen autoimmune disorders
but if grains, legumes, and sugars are avoided,
then most can regain a tolerance for egg yolks,
according to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
expert in cures for Leaky Gut syndrome,
and the author of the GAPS diet .
. her diet has helped arthritis .
Sanford Newmark, clinical professor
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco:
the medical name for Leaky gut is
"increased intestinal permeability".
José Scher, director of the Arthritis Clinic
at the N.Y.U. Hospital for Joint Diseases:
some autoimmune arthritis patients
improve by removing gluten from their diet.
. in rheumatoid-arthritis sufferers,
researchers found significantly elevated
antibodies to various foods
in the digestive tracts but not in their blood.
-- food intolerances not detected by a blood test.
. in the 2 cases of arthritis seen here
where a probiotics diet did help,
coincidentally the symptoms first occurred
only after the use of antibiotics .
. the diet that worked in these 2 cases
excluded the following foods:
gluten, dairy, refined sugar,
and nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, etc).
. the diet added these supplements:
2 grams of omega-3's from fish oil;
a probiotic called VSL No. 3
[ studied by Robert J. Shulman,
professor, pediatric gastroenterology,
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston ]
. the diet also used some anti-inflammatories;
not necessarily a Leaky Gut cure,
but may sooth arthritic symptoms:
. sour Montmorency cherry juice
contains Anthocyanin phenolics,
found to block COX-1 and COX-2.
. "four-marvels powder" Chinese medicine
# Huang Bai (amur cork tree bark, huang bo,
phellodendron bark, Cortex Phellodendri)
Supports healthy fluid metabolism;
regulates the inflammatory response .
# Cang Zhu (atractylodes rhizome,
cang shu Atractylodis Rhizoma)
. maintain a swelling-free state in the body.
# Huai Niu Xi (achyranthes root
Archyanthis bidentatae Radix
[don't use if pregnant]
# Yi Yi Ren( coix seeds, Job’s tears,
Semen Coicis Lachrymae Jobi)
[don't use if pregnant]
. active chemicals in four-marvels
include quercetin, berberine, and achyranthine ...;
Berberine has caused brain damage in infants
After 3 months, the diet cured arthritis;
except for flare-ups due to more antibiotics
or going off the diet (included gluten,
a chocolate-chip cookie,
a couple of bites of toast,
less than a quarter of a sandwich on sourdough).
"Sam @ Seattle" critiques the diet:
I have inflammatory arthritis and wasted two years
trying "natural" remedies,
including eliminating sugar, nightshades, and gluten
. No effect whatsoever.
[ he didn't try the GAPS diet:
remove fiber to flush the bad bacteria,
and add probiotics (the good bacteria).
I started a typical rheumatoid arthritis
"early and aggressive" treatment.
Plaquanil, methotrexate, antiinflammatories.
Then I added, reluctantly, Enbrel,
one of the newer biologic treatments.
Three months later my life has completely changed.
No more cane, no more pain medication, no more antiinflammatory.
"chronic curve" critiques Dr. Oz:
Dr. Oz suggests that Autoimmune Arthritis
can be cured with diet and supplements
[and probiotics ].
. see more comments for Dr. Oz
about the story of Suzanna's JIA .