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Relapsing Polychondritis is Preventable and Curable with Nutrition

Background

Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disease. According to the Medicine Net

Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon, chronic disorder of the cartilage that is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of the cartilage of various tissues of the body. Chondritis means inflammation of cartilage. Tissues containing cartilage that can become inflamed include the ears, nose, joints, spine, and windpipe (trachea). The eyes, heart, and blood vessels, which have a biochemical makeup similar to that of cartilage, can also be affected. Relapsing polychondritis is sometimes called the red ear syndrome.

The cause of relapsing polychondritis is unknown. It is suspected that this condition is caused by “autoimmunity.” Autoimmunity is characterized by a misdirected immune system. This results in inflammation in various tissues of the body.

Even though MedicineNet blames the patient’s deficient immune system for causing relapsing polychondritis, we know better now from advanced nutritional research. Dr. Fuhrman has had a lot of success with patients suffering from autoimmune conditions. Contrary to other physicians and rheumatologists, his patients recover from their autoimmune conditions! Dr. Fuhrman has a whole chapter dedicated to autoimmune conditions in his book Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease. To understand better this disease, everyone should get a copy of this book.

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Several physicians in the United States have successfully helped their patients completely reverse rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions. Some of these physicians include Drs. Joel Fuhrman, MD and John McDougall, MD. Both physicians have written extensively on autoimmune diseases, explaining their causes and proper care. The treatment approach proposed by these two doctors involves a nutritional change to a healthy diet made up of whole vegetables, fruits, legumes, with limited portions of whole grains, nuts and seeds. The nutritional protocol also involves the avoidance of animal products and highly processed foods (salt, sugar, flour). In addition, patients are expected to lead a clean lifestyle that involves regular exercise, regular sleep, little to no alcohol consumption, smoking avoidance, etc.

Autoimmune diseases are very serious and dangerous. Autoimmune diseases are one of the top ten leading causes of death for women under the age of 64. It is highly recommended that patients consult physicians who have a successful track record at helping people reverse their autoimmune condition, not just a rheumatologist who has experience treating patients with autoimmune conditions. The best place to start is Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s member center. The membership allows people to exchange emails with medical doctors who can partner with them and really help them reverse their condition in a healthful manner. The site contains also a lot of additional resource on autoimmune conditions, such as newsletters and thousands of healthy recipes.

Nutritional intervention should always be tried first, before powerful and potentially dangerous drugs are prescribed. Nutrition is a powerful and safe tool for preventing and treating autoimmune diseases. Dr. Joel Fuhrman has been recommending a high-nutrient (nutritarian) diet combined with selected supplements and when needed, and episodic fasting to help the body to calm inflammation and remove cellular toxins. The only side effects of nutritional treatment are positive ones – protective effects against heart disease, diabetes, and cancers. This healthy protocol promotes longevity as it normalizes immune function.

Everyone with an autoimmune disease should try the following natural methods before resigning themselves to a life of dangerous medications and progressively worsening disease:

1. High-nutrient, vegetable-based diet rich in greens
2. Fresh vegetable juices
3. Fish oil or plant-based EPA and DHA supplements (as a medication, not a food)
4. Probiotic supplement
5. Avoidance of salt, wheat, and oils
6. Assuring no micronutrient deficiencies are present

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How Sabrina Nelson Beat Relapsing Polychondritis

Video on Autoimmune Diseases (Vegsource and Dr. John McDougall)

Success Stories

Dr. John McDougall’s website contains more information on Sabrina Nelson’s success story. Sabrina’s success was phenomenal that she created a website dedicated to this condition: http://www.relapsingpolychondritis.com/

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD has severalsuccessful case studies of reversal of autoimmune diseases.  These case studies can be found on his website.

Additional Resources

Fasting and Eating For Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease

This book is unlike any other on fasting. It integrates this age-old health practice with state-of-the-art medical research to provide a complete diet and fasting program that will help relieve and even cure such maladies as psoriasis (all other autoimmune conditions), high blood pressure, diabetes, hypoglycemia, sinusitis, and chronic fatigue.

  • DHA supplement to help prevent and reverse autoimmune conditions like relapsing polychondritis

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