Arthritis - The Botanical Solution: Nature's Answer to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout and Other Forms of Arthritis

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The causes and solutions for many arthritis conditions have become some of modern medicine's greatest mysteries. As a result, modern medicine has focused on treating the symptoms rather than the disease. "Arthritis - The Botanical Solution" combines hundreds of clinical studies with traditional medicines from all over the world to finally reveal the root causes and natural solutions to the devastating conditions called arthritis.

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Introduction

1. What is Arthritis?

  • General Symptoms
  • Accompanying Signs
  • A Little Anatomy: The Joints
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Reactive and Septic Arthritis
  • Other Forms of Arthritis

2. What Causes Arthritis?

  • The Immune System
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Wear and Tear, Damage or Trauma
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Viral Joint Invasion
  • Germ or Field?
  • Chemical Toxins
  • Genetic Factors
  • Autoimmunity
  • Nutritional Factors
  • Conclusion

3. The Pharmaceutical Option

  • Arthritis Medications
  • COX Inhibitors
  • Selective COX-inhibitor NSAIDs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immune System Modifying Drugs
  • Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors
  • T-cell Co-stimulatory blockers
  • B-Cell Depletors
  • Interleukin-1 (IL-1) Antagonists
  • Other Immune Modulation Agents
  • Gout Treatment: Hyperuricemia Drugs
  • Surgical Treatments Used for Arthritis
  • Conclusion

4: The Botanical Solution

  • Botanicals Used Traditionally for Rheumatism and Various Forms of Arthritis
  • Selected Herbal Formulations
  • Foods and Spices for Arthritis
  • Antioxidants
  • Botanical Anti-inflammatory Nutrition
  • Conclusion

5: Fallacies of Glucosamine and Chondroitin

  • Contradictions in Research
  • Nutrient Absorption and Utilization
  • The Sulfur Connection
  • Conclusion

6: Other Arthritis Solutions

  • Sunshine
  • Motion and Exercise
  • Hydration
  • Massage and Aromatherapy
  • Probiotics
  • Stress and Sleep

7: The Bottom Line

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