Toe To Head Pain
A prominent food toxin that is said to affect knees is piperine,
found in the pepper family which includes black and white
pepper (not cayenne). The Solanaceae family of plants (potatoes,
tomatoes, eggplant, tobacco!) also has a common “allergen” that
produces joint pain. Try going off these for two weeks to see if it
helps. Two more chemicals that can trigger arthritis-like pain are
hippuric acid and phenylisothiocyanate (PIT).
Your body makes large amounts of hippuric acid, up to a
gram a day. It is the product of benzoic acid detoxification by the
liver. Quite a few fruits contain natural benzoic acid. But we can
easily triple and quadruple our benzoic acid intake by consuming
commercial beverages and pastries where benzoic acid is used
as a preservative. It is indeed a “natural” preservative. All of it
must be detoxified, though, and this gives us way too much
hippuric acid. The kidneys are unable to excrete such overloads
of hippuric acid, so it distributes itself in our organs. I suspect a
simple mechanism could explain its pain-triggering action:
hippuric acid molecules could attach themselves to our cell's
conductance channels keeping the gates jammed open. This might
invite bacteria and viruses to enter there. But there are also
hippuric acid-loving bacteria that feed on it. Perhaps hippuric
acid can cause pain without the help of bacteria. This requires
further study. It is only sensible for persons with chronic pain not
to consume benzoic acid (or benzoate) preserved foods.
PIT is a food chemical found especially in chicken, eggs, the
cabbage family, peas. PIT is also part of the body's own chemistry,
taking place in the liver, and involving detoxification of
cyanide-containing foods. Many vegetables, notably the cabbage
family, contain such cyanides, giving them protection from
insects, disease, and grazing animals. It can take the liver a
week to detoxify a meal full of these cyanides: in the meantime,
PIT levels are higher in the body. PIT is very reactive. In fact, it
is the chemical used as a general reactant with amino acids in the
well known Edman degradation reaction. But now, your body is
the reaction flask, supplying the amino acids. Since all organs
supply amino acids, it is no wonder they can all react to PIT,
giving you multiple allergic reactions and pains.
If you have any kind of arthritis, stop eating the high-PIT
foods and clean the liver until you are free of all allergies you
are aware of. This suggests that the liver is capable, again, of
detoxifying the cyanides for you in a reasonable time and you
may eat them again. These foods do have many benefits, of
Joint pain, or arthritis, was known in antiquity long before
dogs and cats were household pets and giving us their parasites.
Pigs and horses harbor these roundworms too and may have been
the source at that time.
Herbs and treatments that help arthritis are, therefore, plentiful.
Maybe they act by killing roundworms, bacteria, and viruses,
or help metabolize hippuric acid and PIT. Homeopathic
treatments, as well as massage, heat and electronic devices also
help. With this wide range of effective treatments dating to the
distant past, why is none of them a permanent cure? The answer
is simple. The common roundworms are everywhere about us,
sanitation is poor, and our civilized lifestyle leads to deposit
formation that invites bacteria. But knowing this, you can stop
your pain and remove the causes to become one of the first humans
to achieve a permanent cure.
Verna Plumb, age 46, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis four
years earlier. Since then she had been continuously on
methotrexateTM and prednisone.TM This had caused her to gain a lot
of weight from water retention. The drugs were no longer effective
and she would need to do something else very soon. She had the
typical causes: her body was toxic with mercury and nickel from
tooth fillings. Her kidneys were full of five kinds of
stones. She had numerous roundworm parasites including two
kinds of Ascaris, two kinds of hookworm, Strongyloides and Trichinella.
She would have to clean everything up to get relief. She
started on the kidney herbs, killed parasites with a frequency generator
and in two months noticed her swelling was receding.
Camille Franklin had hands that were swollen and hot and painful. She
also had “arthritis” in shoulders and knees. We explained that
shoulders were not part of the arthritis picture. She could deal with
that in a single evening, soon. She also had bone spurs at sinuses
which needed surgical removal. Her kidneys revealed tricalcium
phosphate crystals. She was given a diet change; onto milk, fruits
and vegetables, off other beverages, less meat and grains. She
was started on kidney herbs. In five weeks all the swelling and
redness and heat was out of her finger joints.