3 Ailments Usually Mistaken As Arthritis

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This inflammation of the nerves is a common and painful condition that might affect any region of the body, especially that area which is most involved in your everyday labour. Nerve cells are sensitive to a lack of Vitamin B-1 and the increase of consumption of this essential matter (provided for in the Fountain of Youth Cocktail) often is all the treatment required for neuritis.

Unlike arthritis, neuritis is not caused by infection. And unlike rheumatism, neuritis does not confine itself to joint areas, its home lying everywhere throughout the body’s nervous system. It is now widely recognized that neuritis is often induced through worry, fear and despair. This is just another instance of the inseparable connection between body and mind. The treatment for neuritis may therefore begin with a better understanding of the individual and his place in Nature’s pattern.


Chronic rheumatism can be said to have caused more human misery than all the wars fought since the beginning of time. Only someone who has had his body racked with the pain of chronic rheumatics can truly understand the truth of this statement. The dull throbbing pain that lingers night and day, intensifying during periods of cold and damp, is a deadly enemy of man and a direct product of modern man’s flight from nature. Improper diet, lack of sufficient sunlight and a body which hasn’t been hardened by Nature’s agents are largely responsible for rheumatic conditions.

It is necessary to differentiate acute rheumatics or rheumatic fever from the more common ailment known as chronic rheumatism or just, rheumatism. While rheumatic fever can cause chronic rheumatism, it is by no means the sole cause. The pain of rheumatism comes without fever and the affected joints need show no outward sign of the disease, but are generally stiff and cold.

Rheumatism is apparently among the most deeply rooted of all human disorders. I haven’t seen a situation of chronic rheumatism set on the road to recovery in under three months. And this just with the most stringent maintenance and self-control on the part of the individual. However, those months were well spent, as anyone who has been relieved of the pains of rheumatism can attest.

N. S. was a prosperous farmer in his mid-fifties suffering from chronic rheumatism. The pain of his ailment had forced him to give up but supervisory work upon his farm, and this after almost forty years of constant and agreeable work. The discontinuance of his life’s work was as much a mishap for N. S. as the pain that had caused it, for he was a man devoted to his job. Retirement at his age wouldn’t just have been wasteful and hard for him, it would have meant an early death for a man of his vigorous and enthusiastic existence.

He was placed upon a light and totally non-stimulating diet. All spices were removed and pork was strictly prohibited. Particular attention was placed upon an increased consumption of green leafy vegetables and tobacco, coffee and tea were removed from the patient’s living habits.

Sun-bathing, especially the bathing of the affected regions, was prescribed. Steam baths were a daily requirement followed by a brisk wet rub of the full body (never allowing the over-heated body to become too fast cooled). The full pack was implemented whenever pain was severe and the patient was permitted to remain within the pack for 2 hours. The sensitive regions of N. S.’s body could not withstand the pain of direct affusion, and therefore the jets were implemented in a place immediately surrounding the centre of pain.

Zone therapy was partially effective in relieving the patient’s pa ip and was implemented quite simply. A steel comb was held by the patient in that hand corresponding to the side of the body in pain. By clenching his fist so the teeth of the comb bit deeply into the palm of his hand and holding this position, N. S. was able to overcome his pain on repeated occasions.

Air-baths and frequent wet rubs were mostly responsible for hardening the individual’s body to the effects of changing temperature, so often the immediate cause of rheumatic pain. But the combination of all these was able, after three months, to bring total relief to N. S. My last view of him came a few years ago as I drove away from his New Jersey farm. There, standing upon the floor of his barn, Farmer N. S. was effortlessly pitching large pitchforks filled with hay high into the hay loft of the barn. I would call that complete healing.


This condition is frequently mistaken for arthritis, because, like the latter, rheumatism settles in the joint areas of the body, making great pain and distress. Unlike arthritis, rheumatism isn’t accompanied by some body infection. Many years ago it was recognized that rheumatic conditions frequently appear for the first time during the winter or early spring. Further study indicated that during those months the use of citrus fruits and fresh salad vegetables was in a critical low level among many people. In this way, the first knowledge of a link between rheumatism and Vitamin C deficiency was come upon.

The rational diet can protect against rheumatism. However, the correction of this problem is more involved. After rheumatism has appeared, the programme for alleviation of this condition involves increased consumption of Vitamin C (supplied at the Fountain of Youth Cocktail as described in”Your Daily Routine For Better Health”in my site ). Nightly warm natural bathrooms (8o°) and warm compresses (heating pad) will stem the pain almost instantly. Sun-bathing is particularly favourable in rheumatic conditions.

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