potassium to cure RA
10/27/2013 2:09:16 AM
It is my contention that rheumatoid arthritis is either caused by a potassium deficiency or is greatly enabled by one (Potassium in the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis and heart infarction. 1974 Journal of Applied Nutrition. 26; p40. ) (Potassium deficiency as a cause of rheumatoid arthritis. 2000 Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. 208; 74-76. ) ( http://charles_w.tripod.com/arthritis.html ). Dr. Reza Rastmanesh has performed a clinical trial that establishes this (Rastmanesh R. 2008 A pilot study of potassium supplementation in treatment of hypokalemic patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized, double-blinded placebo controlled trial. The Journal of Pain. 9, issue 8; 722-731. ).
Potassium should be automatically prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis because getting potassium up to normal from the low values in all RA patients (LaCelle PL et al 1964 An investigation of total body potassium in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Proceedings Ann. Meeting of the Rheumatism Association, Arthritis & Rheumatism 7; 321 ) (Sambrook PN, Ansell BM, Foster S, Gumpel JM, Hesp R, Reeve J, Zanelli JM 1985 Bone turnover in early rheumatoid arthritis. 1. Biochemical and kinetic indexes. Ann Rheum Dis. Sep;44(9):575-9. ) is slow, even with a high unprocessed vegetable diet. There are tasty foods that are especially rich in potassium ( http://www.rheumatoidarthritisprogram.com/potassium-and-ra/ ).
However it is important that thiamin (vitamin B-1) be adequate when supplementing with potassium because heart disease can not materialize when both are deficient, but will show up if only one of those is deficient (http://charles_w.tripod.com/kandthiamin.html ). This is probably the primary reason why heart disease is a main cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
In view of the fact that this is not considered by current rheumatologists, it would be very valuable for you to bring it into your future research. It is not only that potassium is not considered by physicians in regard to RA, most of them do not even believe that a potassium deficiency is likely. This even though many of them prescribe what are actually supplements, but prescribed under euphemistic terms such as salt substitutes, sodium free baking powder, ORT salts (oral rehydration therapy for diarrhea), polarizing solutions, GIK (glucose, insulin, potassium) salts, vegetables, or glucosamine. A deficiency is further defined out of existence by defining the blood serum content normal as 4.2 when the actual figure is 4.8.
Sincerely, Charles Weber 828 692 5816
7/31/2013 2:42:56 AM
I am suffering from Rheumatide Arthritis since 15 years. I am not finding the way how to come out of this horrible disease. I am on constant Methotrexate and Sterroids. Please inform any new system of medicine to cure this disease.
RA Nerve Stimulation Test
4/14/2013 12:46:43 PM
My 29 year old daughter, Colleen, suffers from overlapping, autoimmune disorders, including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Methotrexate, Prednisone, Enbrel and Cellcept all have brought some relief, but the damage to her body continues. She is, at 29, a relatively young and otherwise healthy person. We would love to recieve more information on the implant device that may change the future for Colleen and others facing a life of pain and powerful immune suppressants. Please update the story and know that the hopes and dreams of many people like my precious daughter, await any news on this development. Thank You. ...a very worried father.
Brice W. Fowler
4/1/2013 4:47:58 PM
How can I find out more about treatment for RA by Computerized Nerve Stimulation.Please.
2/2/2013 2:27:57 PM
I have been fighting RA since I was 31, I am now 47..I have tried so many risky infusions and injections without relief or even anything close to remission. Please let me know how I could participate in a study with the computerized nerve stimulation. I've been in studies with RA meds already, and now they are going to put me in an IL-6 study thats not approved yet either. Thanks
RA Nerve Stimulation
12/26/2012 4:18:24 PM
I have had RA for 50 years. I am allergic to many biologics and am afraid to try any more. I have been on prednisone way to long. How can I become a candidate for this treatment?
Information to Brain
12/18/2012 10:06:22 AM
My husband's RA showed up in 2006. He is on Enbrel. He has taken a sleeping pill, Temazepam 30 mg. for years before 2006. Is it possible that something like this can interfere with the brain communication to the body? It effects him, to me, by his moods, anger, depression, etc. What about the brains effectiveness to communicate to the joints? Just asking. Thank you.
9/26/2012 4:29:12 PM
I was diagnosed with RA in 1996 and have tried numerous treatments, including Embrel and Humera. Neither of them worked for me. I have been taking prednisone almost from the beginning and after about 5 years I could not control the weight gain. I know that is not the worst of the side effects but it is a major concern.
I can't get by without the prednisone, but the damage it is doing has, and will continue, to shorten my life. I am barely able to walk with the help of prednisone, but without it the pain would be unbearable.
Is this something that will be tested in the US? If so, is there a list one could get on to be considered a candidate for the treatment?
9/9/2012 9:06:56 AM
My daughter is suffering horribly with rheumatoid arthritis. She is 38. How can you find out about more about this procedure?
7/12/2012 3:16:01 AM
I hope that soon you are applying this new research to Crohn's disease because my child has taken every drug known to man to stop it and now has to resort to bone marrow transplant as a last alternative, please hurry her life depends on someone like you trying anything, and at this point we have no hope left...
A new approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis(2)
4/30/2012 4:46:44 PM
Do you see this working for other auto immune conditions such as SLE?
Systemic E Lupus.
New Approach to RA
3/22/2012 8:57:22 PM
How would one qualify and get into this clinical trial. I have RA and just have been doing depo medrol and now solu medrol shots every three months. I am on prednisone the last 4 months and will meet my new RA doc in April as we moved to another state. My primary doc wants me off of prednisone as for the weight gain and other side effects. I am allergic to so many drugs it hard for them to find things to prescribe me and the RA drugs scare me...
A new approach to rheumatoid arthritis
3/22/2012 4:29:12 AM
Ground-breaking research!This will change the lives of sufferers completely! Everything of the best with clinical trials.