The Treatment of Arthritis
Dr. D. C. Jarvis
The Two Blood Vessel Beds
Our Changing External Environment
To conclude, let me summarize what Vermont folk medicine prescribes for the treatment of arthritis, based on the trial-and-error method developed over two centuries. The treatment has been considerably simplified with time, and today consists of the following five steps:
1. Two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar and two of honey in a glass of water, taken at each meal. If, for any reason, this mixture is not accepted by the stomach at mealtimes it may be taken between meals midmorning, mid afternoon, or evening.
2. On Monday, ''''Wednesday, and Friday of each week, at one meal on each of these days, a drop of Lugol's solution of iodine is added to the glass of water containing the vinegar-and-honey solution.
3. One Kelp tablet tablet is taken at breakfast or at all three meals, whichever gives the best results.
4. A solution made from a half cup of vinegar and three cups of water is used to soak the hands and feet. It is applied by a cloth wrung out of this comfortably hot solution to other joints.
5. Biologic food selection is followed every day. This removes wheat foods, wheat cereals, white sugar, citrus fruits and their juices, and muscle meats like beef, lamb, and pork from the daily food intake. In the majority of individuals these foods produce an unwanted alkaline urine reaction when taken on rising in the morning.
Vermont folk medicine uses the same treatment for rheumatoid'"
arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and bursitis. It does not differentiate
between these but considers them as being
manifestations of arthritis which are favorably influenced by the same treatment.
If one studies arthritis many years from the Vermont folk medicine viewpoint in time he comes to recognize it as an energy disease, due to a permanent organization of the energy expending mechanism of the body. All the folk medicine remedies used in the treatment of arthritis are those that end the permanent activity of the energy expending mechanism and bring peace and quiet to the body.
By favorably influencing the nervous, chemical, and endocrine parts
of the energy expending mechanism the human motor is shifted from high
to low gear. That is not only the essential approach to the treatment of
arthritis, but the key to every man's good health.
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