8. Questions & Answers
Will elimination of nightshade fruits cure arthritis?
The nightshade fruits (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and potatoes) will not cause arthritis and their elimination will not “cure” it. There are no cures. Adhering to a healthful lifestyle will enable the body to heal and this is the only road to health.
I read that vibrators are good for the relief of arthritis. Is this true?
The federal government ruled that it is illegal to offer vibrators for the relief or prevention of arthritis or rheumatism. In spite of this fact, 14 out of 100 arthritics use a device of this kind. The machines have been proven ineffective. In some instances, where rest of the affected parts is desirable, use of a device may have harmful effects. Nevertheless, thousands are being sold annually to arthritics eager to grasp at any offer of relief. Do not be fooled into believing that any device will relieve arthritis.
Are liniments effective in treating arthritis?
Liniments, ointments, and lotions are entirely ineffective in relieving arthritis. Anything outside of the human body has no ability to heal. These agents may be harmful if they are absorbed through the skin and they may aggravate the condition rather than help it.
I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and all the joints are very swollen and painful. My doctor told me to melt parafin wax with mineral oil and coat my hands with this mixture twice a day. Will this help my condition?
No, this treatment is ineffective in relieving pain. Furthermore, it is very stressful for the arthritis sufferer and results in further enervation. Your hands are already extremely sensitive due to the inflammation in the joints. Placing them in hot wax will result in even more discomfort. Disregard this practice and try a more healthful lifestyle beginning with a fast. The results will be positive with no adverse effects.
Years ago I heard about “immune milk” as a remedy for arthritis. Can I still purchase this product?
Several years ago “immune milk” was widely advertised as a remedy for arthritis. According to Dr. Ronald W. Lamond-Havers, medical director of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, “scientifically-controlled studies of the product show it has absolutely no effect on the disease.”
The so-called “immune milk” allegedly gets its “immunity” to rheumatoid arthritis from antibodies produced in the udders of cows injected with streptococcus and staphylococcus vaccines. The victim of the disease, according to the theory, then gets his “immunity” or “cure” by drinking a quart of the “milk” a day.
Dr. Lamont-Havers points out there there is no evidence that streptococci or any other agent directly causes rheumatoid arthritis, and that treating patients by injecting such vaccines was tried and discarded.
Any product which promises “immunity” to arthritis or any disease is fooling the public into purchasing the product under false theories. Stay away from all such products and vaccines.
Will fasting “cure “arthritis?
This question is best answered by quoting Dr.
Shelton from The Science and Fine Art of Fasting, he says:
“We do not-claim that fasting “cures” disease, but simply that it enables the organism to heal itself. What, then, does fasting do?
- It gives the vital organs a complete rest.
- It stops the intake of foods that decompose in the intestines and further poison the body.
- It empties the digestive tract and disposes of putrefactive bacteria.
- It gives the organs of elimination an opportunity to catch up with their work and promotes elimination.
- It reestablishes normal physiological chemistry and normal secretions.
- It promotes the breaking down and absorption of exudates, effusions, deposits, “diseased” tissues, and abnormal growths.
- It restores a youthful condition of the cells and tissues and rejuvenates the body.
- It permits the conservation and recanalization of energy.
- It increases the powers of digestion and assimilation.
- It clears and strengthens the mind.
- It improves function throughout the body
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Structure And Function Of Joints
- 3. Types Of Arthritis
- 4. Why You Have Arthritis
- 5. Treatments
- 6. Erroneuous Theories
- 7. What To Do If You Have Arthritis
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Why You Have Arthritis By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Arthritis By Dr. Robert R. Gross
- Article #3: Well! You Wanted to Know! By V. V. Vetrano, B.S., D.C., M.D.
- Article #4: How to Deal With Bursitis by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton