Archive for the ‘ARTHRITIS’ Category


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

21 Total Health Frauds You Need To Know About…


There are many health remedies and empty promises out there which simply do not work. Not only are some people being tricked, but some are even harmed. Here are 21 health frauds you need to know about…


1. Identity Theft

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In this case, medical identity theft is a real issue. This is when a person’s identity has been misused in order to pay for services, bills, medications, or whatever else they desire. This is not only happening to patients, as doctors are also being targeted. The identity of doctors are stolen, then used to write fake prescriptions.


2. Miracle Cures


If anything claims to be a ‘miracle cure,’ then it’s probably too good to be true. Companies will often use claims such as ‘secret ingredient’ or ‘new scientific discovery.’ The truth is, if these claims were true, treating a well-known condition, it would be all over the media. Don’t fall for miracle cure scams. Know what you’re buying first.


3. Quick Fixes

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Once again, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Very few conditions can be treated rapidly, even with the latest, most legitimate products and medications. If anyone makes claims like, ‘cure your lung cancer in days’ or ‘lose 40 pounds in a month,’ then you should be VERY cautious.


4. Anti-Aging

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We value a younger looking culture, which is why people strive to looker younger each and every day. There are so many pills on the market, which haven’t been proven to reduce the signs of aging. There are also creams, therapies, and all kinds of false claims. You’re better off eating right, exercising, and minimizing stress.


5. Arthritis Remedies

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This is a large area of concern, as SO many people are affected by arthritis. If you see claims that magnets, chemicals, radiation, magic pills, or any other form of treatment will cure your arthritis, it’s unlikely that it actually will. Once again, rest, exercises, heat and diet are your best bet when it comes to reducing symptoms.


6. Cancer Cures


It’s sad that people take advantage of others during their most desperate times, but it happens. Scam artists most certainly prey on cancer patients, because they’ll do anything to improve their condition. There isn’t a treatment that can cure all cancer types, it simply doesn’t exist yet. Don’t waste your time with UNPROVEN treatments, as this is precious time wasted.


7. False Memory Aids


Smart pills will not improve your memory, which are often marketed as miracle pills for dementia or Alzheimer’s. There isn’t a cure for these conditions, so please be aware. You need to keep your mind stimulated and provide it with nutrients. If you are suffering from issues with your memory, create a treatment plan with your doctor, do not buy pills off of the Internet.


8. Dietary Supplements

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There are most certainly some great supplements out there, but there are also a lot of fraudulent products as well. Since the Federal Government does not consider supplements to be medicine they’re not regulated as tightly. Many supplements are not properly tested, which could cause you more harm than good.


9. Health Insurance Scams

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Careful when purchasing health insurance, as the fine print may suggest something else. Many insurance companies will make claims, but than fail to deliver. If you do buy insurance, ALWAYS make sure that the company is licensed within your state.


10. Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

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Some companies are selling fraudulent medications online. Many seniors are looking for cheaper options, which these companies provide. This is dangerous, because they don’t know what’s in the medication and it may make their condition worse. People often lose their money and are no better off in terms of their medical condition.


11. Fraudulent Diabetes Supplements

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There are many diabetes supplements which make exciting claims, yet put consumers in harms way. These supplements can result in injury or even death. There are some great supplements out there, so just make sure you do your research. Read ALL the claims and see if anything seems like it’s conflicting. Also, ask you doctor to look at the ingredient list and claims, so that you know you’re not putting yourself at-risk.


12. Tainted Sexual Enhancement Drugs

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There are many products that are now being offered, which include dangerous ingredients. Some include prescription drugs (which are unrelated to the condition the consumer is trying to treat), hidden active ingredients, illegal drugs and more. This is becoming increasingly popular in sexual enhancement drugs, so please be cautious before you purchase any enhancement drugs


13. Weight Loss and Sibutramine

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The FDA has found multiple weight-loss supplements which contain the prescription drug known as sibutramine. This drug has already been removed from the FDA-approved list, as it was causing heart complications and strokes. Nothing beats a healthy diet and exercise, when trying to lose weight.


14. Bodybuilding Supplements

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Not all supplements are created equal, so do not waste your money or time! In some cases, it’s not just your wallet you need to worry about. Many men’s supplements are packed with soy, causing their pecks to fill with fatty tissue. Instead of building muscle, men have been developing breasts. There are also many dangerous additives being used, so be aware of what you’re taking


15. 7-Day Miracle Cleanse

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There were claims that a 7-day miracle cleanse could treat AIDs, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more. This was developed by Paris DeAguero, who claimed that this cleanse cured his cancer, marketing his product on infomercials. These claims were obviously false, but you see how quickly people can be impacted.


16. Chelation Therapy For Autism

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We still do not understand everything there is to know about autism. This was a claim made, so that parents could remove mercury from their autistic children’s bodies. This is due to the fact that mercury-based preservatives were used in autistic medications until 2001. This therapy is not only fraudulent, but dangerous. It does NOT cure autism.


17. Ozone Therapy

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This therapy involves infused blood, drinking water with triatomic oxygen, or body cavities, in order to kill microbes. This therapy claims to kill arthritis, cancer and HIV microbes. Ground-level ozone is considered a pollutant, and should NOT be administered to your body.


18. Malariotherapy

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This was a pre-antibiotic treatment for syphilis, developed by Dr. Henry Heimlich. He also advocates that the malaria infection, can help cure other diseases. He began to claim that this therapy could cure AIDS, even though these patients have poor immune systems.


19. Cancell…?


This treatment targets cancer patients, as the company Nu-gen Nutrition Inc was sued by the FTC based on false claims. Offered in the form of an electrolyte drink, this product claims to cure cancer


20. All-Natural Processed Foods


The food industry also uses health in order to market their products. If a product which has been processed says ‘all-natural’ does not mean that it’s a healthy choice. If something was all-natural, it should be grown out of the ground and eaten just as natural intended. The FDA has not yet defined all natural, so companies are using this to their advantage. Many of these products are packed with preservatives and use low quality ingredients.


21. Zero Trans Fats

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Once again, know what you’re buying. You need to read labels and ingredient lists, so that you are not fooled into making poor health choices. Companies have some wiggle room when it comes to trans fats. These are of course the unhealthiest fats, directly threatening your heart health. Products can have up to 0.5% trans fats, yet still be marketed as zero. Look for hydrogenated ingredients, so that you can protect your health and cholesterol.



Henry Sapiecha

Fusion molecule found to cure rheumatoid arthritis in mice

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

A new fusion molecule, when combined with an anti-inflammatory drug, has been shown to cure rheumatoid arthritis in mice

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While advances have been made in treating rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of joints in the body, scientists are yet to develop a cure for the disease. But researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland have developed a new therapy that has shown to fully cure the condition in mice, leaving the team hopeful of commencing human trials as early as 2015.

The researchers developed a new type of molecule where an antibody is fused with the body’s own immune messenger interleukin (IL-4). When injected, the antibody is drawn to a certain type of protein that only exists in inflamed tissue, taking the IL-4 component along for the ride. Previous studies have established that IL-4 is effective in preventing cartilage and bone damage in mice with rheumatoid arthritis, so merging the two meant that the researchers could target the disease with a new level of precision.

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“As a result of combination with the antibody, IL-4 reaches the site of the disease when the fusion molecule is injected into the body,” says Teresa Hemmerle, pharmacist at ETH and lead author of the study. “It allows us to concentrate the active substance at the site of the disease. The concentration in the rest of the body is minimal, which reduces side-effects.”

In testing the new molecule in mice with rheumatoid arthritis, the researchers observed its effects when combined with dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug already used to treat the disease in humans. When administered on their own, both the fusion molecule and dexamethasone worked to slow the progress of the disease. However, when administered at the same time, symptoms such as swollen toes and paws disappeared within a few days.

“In our mouse model, this combined treatment creates a long-term cure,” says Hemmerle.

The scientists also observed the concentrations of various immune messengers in blood and inflamed tissue, which returned to normal levels following treatment with the fusion molecule. They are now preparing to test the drug in human trials, which they hope will begin within the next year.

The team’s findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Source: ETH Zurich

Henry Sapiecha


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


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Ginger can be used for arthritis.nausea,digestion,motion sickness,ovarian cancer, respiratory conditions,cholesterol,migraines,blood clots,cold & flu prevention,

Ginger can be taken a number of ways,Powder form, fresh, in teas, cooked, capsule form,ginger beer…etc
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012


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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Arthritis Vanishes

so fast, “I am in a state of shock!”
Yet all this incredible new cure consists of is…

HUH? How can a recipe for gin-soaked raisins qualify as the arthritis home remedy of the century?

Hey, it wasn’t my decision, it’s yours! In the past few months, savvy Bottom Line readers like yourself have been writing to us in stunned amazement about their personal results from the Wilen Sisters’ famous raisin remedy…

What is this recipe? We’re printing a short version right here

**** FREE RECIPE! ****
The Amazing Gin-Soaked Raisin Remedy
  • 1/2 kg. golden raisins
  • gin (approximately 1 pint)
  • glass bowl (Pyrex® is good – crystal is bad)
  • glass jar with lid

Spread the golden raisins evenly on the bottom of the glass bowl and pour enough gin over them to completely cover. Let them stay that way until all the gin is absorbed. It may take 5 to 7 days.

When the gin is absorbed, transfer the raisins to the jar, put the lid on and keep it closed. Do not refrigerate.

Daily intake of several gin soaked raisens is a must.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


Monday, December 27th, 2010


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of a degenerative arthritis characterized by a functional or structural failure of one or more of the joints of the body. It is the most common form of arthritis and also a common disease among people all throughout the world in all population groups. However, several factors like age, gender, genetics, behavioral influences and ethnicity play a role in osteoarthritis risk.

It occurs equally among men and women; however, women tend to develop the symptoms of the disorder earlier than men. This often happens in women older than 45 years. Ligaments, which bind joints together, tend to become less elastic as people age, that’s why 70 to 90% of people 75 years old and up are the ones most commonly affected by osteoarthritis.

Even after years of research, no one has truly been able to define the root cause of OA. It still remains a mystery as to why particular joints are affected by osteoarthritis even if it has not suffered any injury. However, one primary cause of osteoarthritis is aging. As people age, the protein makeup of the cartilage of the joints slowly degenerate and deteriorate. In advanced cases, there is a total loss of the cartilage cushion between the bones of the joints that causes friction. Continuous use of worn joints can irritate the cartilage that causes joint pains and even limitation of joint mobility. Not only elderly people are in danger, but also athletes and laborers, may develop osteoarthritis in their later years.

In the United Kingdom, osteoarthritis is one of the most popular type of osteoarthritis in adults affecting almost 8 million people, where women are most prone to develop the condition compared to men. It affects the spine, knees and hips in the elderly and middle-aged people, causing pains and disability.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary from patient to patient. Daily activities and movements become more and more difficult as signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis develop. Some of them are as follows:

  • Pain in the affected area
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Limitation of mobility (in severe cases)

The only difference of osteoarthritis among other types of arthritis is that it does not affect any organ of the body, only joint pains with repetitive use. There can be swelling and creaking of the affected joints (crepitus). However, for severe cases, the cartilage cushion is completely lost and pain during rest and in motion is experienced, therefore limiting a person’s mobility.

Garlic against hip osteoarthritis

A relationship between body weight and osteoarthritis has been previously recognized, and although it is not completely understood yet, studies have been conducted in order to find out if dietary patterns could probably have a certain effect on the development and prevention of the condition. A study of researchers at the King’s College London and University of East Anglia also found out that women who consume a diet rich in allium, such as vegetables in the form of leeks, onions, and garlic, have lower incidence of cases of hip osteoarthritis. The study was published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders . Professor Ian Clark of University of East Anglia said that with further work and studies, this may open up a possibility of treating future cases of osteoarthritis with diet or dietary supplements.

The study of the research team involved looking at 1000 healthy female twins with no symptoms of osteoarthritis. They monitored the twins’ diet patterns, and later discovered early signs of osteoarthritis in the participants’ spine, knees and hips. They found out that those who consume a healthy diet, especially with allium rich garlic, had fewer incidence of hip osteoarthritis.

Furthermore, another research was conducted on the compounds in garlic and found out that it contains diallyl disulphide which decreases the amounts of enzymes that causes damage to the cartilage. The lead author of the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London, Dr. Frances Williams, said that these findings may pave the way for future osteoarthritis treatment as well as aid in the prevention of hip osteoarthritis. The study was funded by Arthritis Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and Dunhill Medical Trust.

Health Benefits of Garlic

We all think that garlic’s only use is to add flavor to our meals. It may be, but that’s not all. Garlic is widely known as a “cure-all” herb because of the wide range of health benefits it gives our body. While consuming garlic has been associated with foul breaths, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages of garlic consumption.

Benefits of garlic are listed as follows:

  • It can help in the normalization of body functions.
  • Garlic can help stimulate white blood cells that strengthen the immune system.
  • It also helps the person avoid cardiovascular diseases. It has been known for its effects on people with high blood pressure which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack and diabetes.
  • It helps in the treatment and management of patients with tuberculosis; as a lung decongestant; those with weak digestion; inhibits tumor-formation and platelets clumping; fights off influenza virus; prevent vaginal infection; in the management of nicotine poisoning as well as in diabetes mellitus.

Aside from pure garlic, garlic supplement may also do the job. The Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™ is a great choice for garlic supplements since it gives the benefit of promoting cholesterol health and healthy cardiovascular function without the odor and discomforts that other garlic supplement brings. I am using Kyolic and I highly recommend the use of this brand.

Natural Means to Prevent Osteoarthritis

Everything in our body starts and ends with proper diet, nutrition and exercise. The best way to avoid osteoarthritis is by being cautious and careful of our daily diet and by keeping the body healthy and fit.

Exercising and taking proper diet, especially calcium, may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis. Make sure that the daily intake of food consists of the proper nutrients that one needs – not too much and not too less. It is observed that people who consume a healthy diet are less affected by this condition.

Taking proper precaution of the body while young, especially when indulging in hard physical activities, is the best way to avoid osteoarthritis. The daily intake of healthy foods must be coupled with the proper amount of exercise to help exercise the body’s muscles, without straining it too much. If continuous pain is experienced, consult the doctor as soon as possible, after all, early treatment and prevention is still the best way to prevent it from developing.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


Sunday, August 8th, 2010

How Gin-Soaked Raisins Cured Carmen’s “Hopeless” Arthritis

The Wilen Sisters love all the fan mail they get about how their “kitchen cures” book Healing Remedies has changed people’s lives. They especially enjoy hearing about how a cure worked on a so-called “hopeless” case.

That’s why they were so pleased to hear from Ms. Carmen S. of Connecticut, USA. She writes that she spent over a thousand dollars on doctor visits and drugs for the arthritis pain in her neck. But the doctor finally told her to “go home and learn to live with the pain.”

Then she heard about the Wilens’ “amazing gin-soaked raisin remedy.” With nothing to lose, she tried it. As she reports: “I can now turn my head with no pain.” She told four friends and they swear by it as well.

Why does it work? Raisins are packed with many pain-relieving, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory compounds. The gin may act as a “turbocharger.”

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


Monday, October 19th, 2009

The Body Part

That Wants You To Go Green

By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Your knees love it when you go green. We don’t mean environmentally green, although they appreciate it when you take the stairs and when you take your bike for a spin instead of the car (strong leg muscles keep your joints healthy). We mean eating green. Filling your meals with this color can go a long way to preventing arthritis. Here’s what to reach for:
Leafy greens. A killer, flavor-filled salad or side dish could mean one less knee replacement surgery in the world. The vitamin K in leafy greens — think cabbage, spinach and Swiss chard, for starters — reduces your risk of joint damage. People who have the highest levels of K are less likely to develop the bone spurs and cartilage damage that are common in osteoarthritis. (A word of caution: If you’re on a blood thinner, check with your doctor about whether K is safe for you.) Leaves just not your thing? No problem. Broccoli and asparagus make tasty alternatives.

Green tea. Potent compounds in green tea — EGCG and ECG — may help battle cartilage and collagen destruction in arthritic joints. The EGCG and ECG found in green tea are powerful flavonoids known as catechins. These particular flavonoids fight inflammation and some of the underlying mechanisms that mess with knees in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Bonus: Sipping it before you do that knee-preserving workout may help you burn fat faster.

Chlorophyl is a powerful antidote for cellular regeneration.

It can be obtained from your local chemist or drug store cheaply.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 19th October 2009