How to Eat Away Arthritis


This revised and expanded edition of the perennially popular self-help book details how arthritis sufferers can improve their conditions with the foods they eat. Using the simple dietary procedures described in this book, readers can reverse some cases of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis without expensive drugs or equipment.
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This revised and expanded edition of the perennially popular self-help book details how arthritis sufferers can improve their conditions with the foods they eat. Using the simple dietary procedures described in this book, readers can reverse some cases of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis without expensive drugs or equipment.
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Helene Meurer
I found this to be a fascinating read. How To Eat Away Arthritis will be even more valuable to those who do deal with arthritis on a daily basis.—Alive Magazine
Library Journal
Numerous diet books are available for arthritics, but this appears to be one of the best and most comprehensive. Aesoph, a naturopathic physician and medical writer who has written many articles on this topic, covers both traditional and alternative resources. She gives natural dietary information that may reverse and certainly improve many cases of arthritis as well as other auto-immune diseases. Much of her material is not new, but it is refreshingly presented and useful to have compiled in one place. Aesoph discusses "restorative" foods as well as "stressor" food to avoid. She also explains food allergies, outlining simple methods to test for them, and gives medical references for her information. A better purchase than Philip Welsh and Leonardo Bianca's Freedom from Arthritis Through Nutrition (LJ 9/15/92), Aesoph's book is highly recommended for all health collections. (Index not seen.)Loraine F. Sweetland, Rebok Memorial Lib., Silver Spring, Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132429009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
1. How Restorative Foods Reverse Arthritis the Natural Way 1
A modern nutritional miracle 2
Nutritional science has already unlocked some secrets to arthritic
disease 3
Nutritional therapy has outdated medical treatment 4
Arthur H. discovers that drugs are not the only way to get well 4
Medical science is gradually turning around 5
Revolution in nutrition reveals cause of arthritis 5
Be your own nutritional therapist 6
Restorative Foods—The natural approach to healing arthritis 7
A simple diet change ends both arthritis and migraine for Betty M. 8
Drugs treat symptoms of arthritis, not the cause 9
Strategy for recovery 10
No cure for arthritis in the medicine bottle 11
Judith P. wishes she'd picked naturopathy not drugs 13
The grim side effects of arthritis drugs 14
Nutrient downslide with drugs 15
Drugs—The arthritis remedy that makes you sicker 16
Medicine's no-win pessimism can be more crippling than arthritis itself 6
Doctors in conflict 17
Health-building foods work Naturally to give Mary R. a positive, get-well attitude 18
Only you can heal yourself 19
Marjorie W.'s arthritis pains vanish in six days when she becomes her own nutritional therapist 20
2. The Wonder Working Power of Restorative Foods 23
Enid C. gets out of her wheelchair and walks 24
21,000 Americans recover annually from "incurable" rheumatoid
arthritis 25
Arthritis recovery secret revealed 25
Astonishing benefits from a change in diet 26
Why there is no anti-arthritis diet for everyone 27
Recovery program combines nature's secrets with modern nutritional
science 28
What you shouldexpect from the six recovery steps 29
Ralph A. stays gout-free with restorative Foods 30
Restorative foods work for life 31
Regeneration of joints by restorative foods 31
George R. puts his own body's restorative powers to work 32
The food you eat controls your health more than your doctor can with drugs 33
A beginning guide to feeling well 34
Restorative foods may save you money 34
3. How to Gain Power Over Arthritic Disease 35
Learning everything about arthritis helps Carl S. make a complete
recovery 36
Natural medicine—The therapy of tomorrow 36
Rheumatoid arthritis 37
Ankylosing spondylitis 38
Systemic lupus erythematous 38
Scleroderma 39
Other diseases and disorders 40
Osteoarthritis 40
Gout 42
Nature forgives no transgressions 43
Sex, age, and arthritis 44
Knowledge gives Larry A. confidence in his own self-healing powers 45
See your doctor first 46
Stressor foods pave the way for arthritic disease 46
Most Americans are overfed but undernourished 47
Counterfeit foods upset the body's systems 47
Marginal nutrition leads to joint distress 49
Helen W.'s newfound power helps her conquer arthritis 50
Getting to the stomach of the problem 50
Healthy gut—Healthy you 51
The food allergy—Arthritis connection 52
Non-tolerated food particles trigger immune reaction 53
Immune reaction turns cell against cell 54
Arthritis happens when the body turns on itself 55
The autoimmune reaction is now at its height 56
The body itself creates arthritis 57
Remembering the lessons of health cures Nancy M.'s painful knees 57
Arthritis—The gut-wrenching disease 58
4. The Six Recovery Steps for Overcoming Arthritis 61
The Six Recovery Steps 61
Maximizing your chances for arthritis recovery 63
How to get started on the recovery steps 63
Which step should you act on first? 64
What if you can't schedule all steps right away? 65
Astonishing benefits from excluding stressor foods 65
How a leaky gut and allergy foods may worsen gout or osteoarthritis 66
Recovery steps for gout 67
Recovery steps if you are overweight 67
The recovery step that may bring fast pain relief 68
Reading for rapid recovery 69
Jenny K. recovers from arthritis when she overcomes her own inertia 69
Recovery steps can supplement conventional medical care 71
How to tell if your doctor is really helping you 72
Shirley N. triumphs over arthritis with natural therapies 72
The recovery steps are a lifetime program 74
5. The Miracle Healing Technique That Banishes Most Arthritic Pain Within Seven Days 75
Nature's wonder drug ends arthritis pain 76
Dennis M. obtains permanent relief from rheumatoid arthritis in just five days 77
Tap your inner wellsprings of good health 78
The three categories of fasting 79
Other ways to cleanse 79
Who should not undertake the Purifying Technique 80
Seven days may be all you need to end arthritis pain 81
An easy health renewing method changes René N.'s body chemistry to that of a teenager 83
How the seven day Self Purification Technique works 84
See and feel your body's healing powers destroy arthritis 85
Wonder working techniques that overcome hunger 86
When and how to begin 87
Listen to your body's own instinctual wisdom 88
Barbara H. comes alive with rejuvenated health 88
Caring for your body as arthritis fades 89
Breaking your fast 90
How detoxifying the body helps all forms of arthritis 92
It's easy to stop smoking during detoxification 93
Special healing hints for gout and osteoarthritis 94
6. The Digestive Diet Plan That Helps Arthritis Too 97
Plugging up a leaky gut 97
A week of healing foods 98
Dr. Medeiros' healing vegetable juice 99
Invigorating vegetarian broth 99
Rainbow vegetable salad 100
A few friendly reminders 100
Foods that stress the digestive system 101
Patricia B.'s knees and bloating get better 102
The liver: Organ extraordinaire 103
The liver's worst enemies 103
Using fiber to sweep the intestines clean 104
No more bad bugs! 105
Reseeding your gut with friendly bacteria 105
Reactivating stomach acid 106
Healing your liver naturally 106
7. Allergy Foods That May Trigger Arthritic Diseases 109
Getting started 109
How to identify a food allergy 110
Joan B.'s arthritis disappears when she unmasks her hidden food allergies 112
Why we don't need to challenge stressor foods 113
Never say never again 114
Only basic foods should be tested 115
Making your arthritis food list 115
The foods that aggravate arthritis 116
Most common allergens 116
Fairly common allergens 117
Rare allergens 118
A severe case of arthritis ends when allergy foods are dropped 119
The foods you challenge must have been eaten recently 120
The Self Purification Technique magnifies food sensitivity 121
We lose sensitivity to foods when we stop eating them 121
We can often eat allergy foods again if we heal our gut and add variety to our diet 122
Leonard K.'s mysterious weekend arthritis 122
The challenge: testing one food at a time 123
Drugs may confuse test results 124
A simple food test helps Roberta A. end her arthritis 125
How test foods should be prepared 126
8. How to Identify Allergy Foods 129
Pinpointing the foods that aggravate arthritis 129
A simple way to identify culprit foods 130
Simple food tests help Myrtle L. end the pain of both arthritis and migraine 131
How to use the same techniques that successful arthritis clinics employ 132
How to interpret signs of food sensitivity 132
Food testing helps Bob W. phase out rheumatoid arthritis 133
An easy way to trace arthritis-aggravating food families 134
Common food family groups 134
The worst arthritis-aggravating food 135
Other common foods that aggravate arthritis 136
Audrey M.'s food sleuthing pays off by eliminating her arthritis 137
Purging arthritis or gout by eliminating destructive foods 138
How other food testing methods can help 139
9. Picking the Best Food Allergy Test for You—Including More Self-Help Methods 141
All allergy foods should be eliminated 142
How your pulse can reveal hidden food allergies 143
Finding your normal pulse rate 143
Your pulse indicates your inner health 145
Preparing for the pulse test 146
Mini-meals give best results 147
What your pulse tells about the foods you eat 148
A simple diet change brings speedy relief to Doreen P.'s pain-crippled knee 149
A quick method for testing any food 150
The quick pulse test helps John L. identify the cause of his arthritis 151
How to tap into your body's instinctual wisdom 151
How to put test foods into your bloodstream in seconds 152
A simple kinesiology technique that helps identify aggravating foods 153
Reading your body's danger signals 154
Claudia A. lets her body's own wisdom guide her to freedom from
arthritis 155
Confirming allergies with alternative tests 156
Off to the doctor's office for allergy tests 156
Skin test 156
The ELISA laboratory test 157
The cytotoxic test 157
ElectroAcupuncture according to Voll 157
The Provocation-Neutralization and Serial-Dilution Test 158
10. Stressor Foods That Pave the Way for Arthritic Disease 159
How good is your health, really? 159
Foods that kill 160
Stressor foods prevent Jerry B.'s body from healing itself 161
Our chemicalized, mass-produced imitation food 161
Counterfeit foods—Our disastrous diet 162
The U.S. Government recognizes the risks of stressor foods 164
Alice W. recovers from double arthritis when she eliminates all stressor foods 165
You are special 166
Learning to recognize stressor foods 167
Cholesterol 168
Processing makes safe foods dangerous 169
Dr. Hudson's secret seed remedy 170
Stored-up food poisons may spark arthritic disease 171
A natural aspirin-free way to reduce pain and inflammation 171
Protein 173
Carbohydrates 174
The good carbohydrates 174
The bad carbohydrates 175
11. The Stressor Foods That Block the Healing of Arthritis 177
Pseudo foods—A travesty of real foods 178
How to stop committing supermarket suicide 178
Rebecca S. discovers that arthritis is the junk food disease 180
Stressor foods you should never eat again 181
Pain folds its fangs when Ella C. stops eating stressor foods 183
Profile of peril—The worst foods you can eat 184
The semi-stressor foods 186
Cutting out stressor foods ends John L.'s nagging gout 187
Forbidden foods for those with gout 188
How to immunize yourself against gout, arthritis, and all killer diseases 189
12. The Incredible Arthritis-Healing Powers of Restorative Foods 191
Finding super nutrition in your supermarket 193
The natural healing values of certain common fruits and vegetables 193
Guidelines for eating away arthritis 194
Dr. Donovan's anti-arthritis diet plan 195
A recipe for the most important meal of the day 196
Each unto his own 197
Natural foods—The fast, convenient way to eat 197
Natural foods end most digestive problems for good 198
Only living foods contain anti-arthritic nutrients 200
Living foods end both colitis and arthritis for Bernice W. 200
How to retain nutrients while cooking 201
You can continue to eat lots of good things 202
A simple eating technique that restores enzymes and fiber to cooked foods 203
Len R. overcomes arthritis while continuing to eat the cooked foods he loves 204
Overcoming arthritis the 65-20-15 way 204
Proteins that restore youthful health 205
Proteins without cholesterol 206
Fresh garden vegetables without soil 206
The safe way to eat fat 207
Shiela W.'s arthritis vanishes after wonder foods sweep out her system 208
Complex carbohydrates—Nature's miracle anti-arthritis food 209
Free radicals ignite arthritis 210
Antioxidant-containing foods to the rescue 211
Health-promoting properties of other common foods 211
The 65-20-15 formula galvanizes Jane R.'s body into throwing off
arthritis 212
Unusual benefits from unusual beverages 213
Eat only compatible foods 214
Easing smoothly into living foods 214
Stay at the peak of good health the rest of your life 215
13. The Dozen Health-Renewing Powers of Restorative Foods 217
1. By restoring the vitamin-mineral-enzyme deficiency that afflicts almost everyone with arthritic disease 218
Restorative foods are rich in health-building nutrients 219
Dottie L. discovers amazing benefits from calcium-rich restorative foods 220
2. By restoring collagen integrity 220
3. By improving calcium utilization 221
4. By restoring vitamin C deficiency 222
5. By normalizing the immune response 223
Jack F. ends excruciating gout with health-promoting foods 224
6. By decreasing free radical load and loading up on antioxidant-rich foods 224
7. By improving elimination and slowing absorption of toxins and food particles into the bloodstream 225
Nature's cleansing broom 226
Arthritis—The cooked food disease 227
8. By normalizing weight 228
Restorative foods overcome a severe case of osteoarthritis of the spine 229
9. Through boosting production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands 230
10. By restoring normal blood circulation to arthritic joints 231
11. By decreasing inflammation naturally 231
12. By enhancing the growth of friendly, non-toxic bacteria 232
14. 21 Wonderful Arthritis-Recovery Foods for the 21st Century 235
Recovery Food #1: Scientists reveal the anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects of fish 236
Pick the fattiest fish for your arthritis 237
Recovery Food #2: Boosting intake of certain vitamins and minerals benefits most cases of arthritis 238
Recovery Food #3: Old-time remedy becomes hot new drug 239
Recovery Food #4: Living on the wild side is remarkably therapeutic 240
Hunting in the Backyard 240
Recovery Food #5: Five years of arthritic pain ends abruptly when Herbert L. switches to a certain breakfast cereal 241
A nutrient-packed arthritis tonic that may help end pain for good 242
Recovery Food #6: Everyday spice endowed with endless healing potential 243
Raw fresh ginger works quickly to relieve arthritis pain 243
Recovery Food #7: Amazing benefits from a plant extract available at any health food store 244
Lorrie T. uses nature's own steroid to reduce her swollen joints 245
Recovery Food #8: Nature's analgesic ends pain from rheumatoid
arthritis and low back pain 245
Recovery Food #9: Wonder fruits that may phase out the pain of gouty arthritis 246
Recovery Food #10: A natural health booster that renews and recharges the whole body 247
Recovery Food #11: How the coloring in curry cuts-down on pain 248
Recovery Food #12: A mineral-rich natural oil helps Carole R. phase out years of arthritis pain 249
Recovery Food #13: Bitter medicinal-food helps digestion and arthritis 250
Recovery Food #14: Dramatic results from a gentle curative agent 250
A substitute if you cannot tolerate milk 251
Recovery Food #15: The tropical fruit treatment 252
Recovery Food #16: How a common weed brings arthritic relief 252
Recovery Food #17: The traditional Chinese medicine view of food and arthritis 253
Recovery Food #18: Why the seaweed-eating Japanese seldom got gout 254
Recovery Food #19: One more plus for the traditional Japanese diet 254
Recovery Food #20: The Japanese beverage that curtails swelling 255
A medicinal diet for arthritic disease 255
Recovery Food #21: Mother (Nature) has the last word 256
15. Beating Arthritis with Weight-Reducing Foods 257
Losing weight while you continue to eat all you want 258
Weight reducing foods 259
Shed fat while the body purifies itself 259
Anna J. shrinks away fat and loses her arthritis 260
An eating technique that shrinks your waistline 261
How to stop using food for solace 262
Enjoy life and stay thin 263
16. New Ways to Eat Away Arthritis 265
How to eat allergy foods safely again 265
The astounding rotation system for overcoming allergies 267
A sample five-day rotation Menu 268
The Reverend C. eats allergy foods safely once more 269
Poor digestion may be causing arthritis 269
Six rules for eating away gout and arthritis 270
Rule #1: Never overeat or stuff yourself. Avoid large meals. Eat
mini-meals instead. 270
The wizardry of mini-meals 271
Rule #2: Eat only when hungry. 272
Rule #3: Eat only when you feel calm and serene and when the
atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed. 272
Rule #4: Eat slowly and chew foods well. 273
Rule #5: When to avoid liquids with meals. 273
Rule #6: Eat sparingly, but enjoy it. 274
Jane R. loses her arthritis by eating naturally 275
17. Fibromyalgia: An Up and Coming Arthritis 277
A waste basket diagnosis 277
Is natural medicine the answer? 278
Indigestion might make your muscles hurt 279
Is fibromyalgia an allergic reaction or a chemical sensitivity? 280
One doctor's theory clearly explains fibromyalgia 281
One doctor's prescription for fibromyalgia 282
Taking the "p" out of pain 282
Relaxing muscles with magnesium 283
Using fruits and vegetables to cure aching muscles 283
Appendix A: Dictionary of Restorative Foods 285
Appendix B: Drugs That Steal Nutrients 305
Appendix C: Looking for a Natural Health Practitioner 309
In the doctor's office 310
Natural health database 311
References 315
Index 325
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