Arthritis: start the healing process
The first western disease I was familiar with as a child was arthritis. My dear paternal grandmother, Bertha Cooper, suffered from this pathology for many years. She had it very bad in her wrists and joints. I remember she asked me if she would go to the corner liquor store at the corner of 101st Street and Avalon Boulevard in Watts, California, and she would buy him some Ben Gay, a white pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory cream. She would rub Ben Gay on her wrists, joints, and tendons too.
When I was a child, I did not understand the disease. I didn’t know how my grandmother developed arthritis. All he knew is that she had it (and she claimed it too).
However, when the Universe bestowed on me its Akashic Records of health knowledge in the late 1990s, I finally understood why Grandma Sis (Bertha) developed and suffered from arthritis. You see, my grandmother was originally from the south, Mississippi to be exact. The ideal dinner was “soul food.” My grandmother was an excellent cook and I never tasted any food in my deaf dumb and blind days and years that tasted better than my paternal grandmother’s food/cooking.
However, although this so-called food, food for the soul, tasted good, I now understand that taste is not the yardstick or yardstick of what is healthy or nutritional. It was Grandma’s good-tasting soul food that killed her with arthritis and tendonitis. Yeah, all that cornbread, kale and mustard greens, salt pork, yam confit, fried chicken, liver, catfish, pork chops, Cornish hen, neck bones, ham, white rice, etc. she finally killed her (and the rest of my family members). Not to mention eating all that refined white Webber’s and Wonder bread, flap jacks (pancakes), syrup and biscuits, bacon, sausage, jelly cake, jelly sandwiches, crackers, Vienna sausages, corned beef, spam, pig’s head cheese, liverwurst, etc. And what about all that hot chocolate, coffee (mixed with white sugar and dairy creamer), buttermilk, pet milk, Kool-Aid, and sodas you drank?
He did not smoke cigarettes like his five children, but he rolled his own cigarettes with Prince Albert brand tobacco and Zig Zag paper. My childhood friends thought my grandmother smoked marijuana. It was a bit embarrassing until they found out what she was really smoking.
I mentioned all of the above so that everyone knows that my grandmother’s arthritis was caused by what she ate and drank daily out of ignorance, tradition and habit.
All that meat turned to uric acid in my grandmother’s joints and ligaments. The starches were broken down into carbonic acid and found their way into his joints as well. And so did lactic acid from the breakdown of the dairy products you ate.
Smoking also created an overly acidic condition in my grandmother. She also had attacks of gout, which is nothing more than arthritis in the ankle area.
You see, arthritis is a condition of inflammation of the joints. That’s all. The Latin word “arth” means “joints” and the English suffix “it is” means “inflammation.” What is inflammation? A burning! What causes this burning or inflammation? ACID!!! Plain and simple!
Grandma Sis was lucky and eventually died of degeneration (what doctors call a natural death). However, her children (and daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren) were not so lucky and died of the insidious cancer, including my father from lung cancer in 1994 and my mother from pancreatic cancer in 1999.
My family couldn’t, wouldn’t, and to this day still doesn’t believe that what they put in their mouths causes their pathologies and eventually kills them. It was easy to write me off when he was a Muslim and a member of the Nation of Islam in the early 1990s, simply by saying “that boy is mad at white people and the world!” But today as a naturist, what is his excuse? Nothing but ignorance and traditional paralysis! Soul food is a tradition, Djehuty! Yes, a tradition that leads to an early grave!
One of the biggest contributors to arthritis is kale and mustard greens. Sorry black people, black people and soul food lovers! But this is true! Vegetables are laced with “oxalic” acid and this oxalic acid is largely produced when vegetables are cooked. This is true! And for those who love rat feces chocolate, your precious chocolate also contains oxalic acid.
Now, I don’t want you to think that soul food is the cause of arthritis, because many white, Mexican/Latino, and Asian people also suffer from arthritis. Like soul food, the standard American diet will also cause arthritis. Arthritis is an American disease!
If you understand arthritis, you should understand tendonitis and gout. They are problems of acid fluid accumulation in the joints that cause inflammation (pain).
Most arthritis sufferers (and tendonitis and gout) today fight the symptoms of these inflammatory conditions with pharmaceutical-grade medications. Although God instructed Bible believers to heal with herbs (Revelation 22:2, Ezekiel 47:12, and Psalm 104:14), in their strange obedience to God, they take the enemy’s pharmaceutical drugs that prolong arthritis. Why and how? Because pharmaceutical grade drugs, even though they are made from alkaloids, eventually break down into ACID (especially ascetic acid, which eats up red blood cells) in the body, and the acid produces inflammation, so how smart is it to take something to attack the symptom that eventually lengthens and worsens the initial condition?
Mother Nature has provided healing for arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. To be cured of arthritis, all one needs to consume are certain herbs. Herbs that are anti-inflammatory in nature are best for curing arthritis. These herbs include meadowsweet, mint, wintergreen, birch, black and white willow bark, and balsam of Gilead.
However, certain other herbs work synergistically with the above herbs. Personally, no arthritis cure can be accomplished efficiently without the following herbs: devil’s claw, boswellia (incense), uva ursi, mullein leaves, saffron, cayenne pepper, feverfew, and guaiac wood.
Devil’s Claw, Boswellia, Uva Ursi and Mullein are the most important herbs for arthritis. They largely counteract mucus, which is the byproduct of acid, which causes inflammation.
Organic Sulfur, commonly called MSM Sulfur, is also excellent for treating arthritis. This is Noni juice!
You can also make your own healing salve from a butter or oil base such as shea or cocoa butter, coconut, olive or almond oil (or any other good oil) and add a few drops (10-15 drops) of the following essential oils: peppermint, clove, wintergreen, eucalyptus, birch and/or spearmint.
You can rub this ointment directly on your joints or other problem areas. It is very calming and healing.
And of course, as an herbalist, I have formulated my own joint formula consisting of all the herbs mentioned above, it is a powerful little formula that does wonders for me when my wrists start to hurt from writing too much (writing all those legal pleadings).
I can’t forget magnetic therapy also for arthritis. Magnets alkalize an injured or problem area and also improve circulation to the problem area so healing can begin.
My good friend and brother, Mark Lomax, a musician, was cured of severe attacks of gout, another acid condition. It’s been a few years since he liked. What did he do? First, he detoxified his body with our Full Body Detox. Next, he made a daily regimen of our Electric Greens Cellular Food (Pure Alkalinity), Joint Formula, and Black Cherry Juice Concentrate. You wouldn’t recognize this brother if you knew him 3 years ago. He also lost over 70 pounds with these herbs. This man is a walking example of healing!
I must also mention the importance of pineapple enzymes called bromelain in curing arthritis and other acid conditions. Bromelain or Pineapple enzymes are anti-inflammatory in nature and effect and thus provide healing for arthritis. They taste like candy and are chewy and you can chew as much as you like, although 3-6 tablets after dinner should do the job. You can find bromelain in most good health food stores.
Soaking inflamed body parts in hot water and essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus is also beneficial for arthritis.
But the most important thing in the fight against arthritis is the modified diet. Eliminate or reduce meat and dairy. These are two of the biggest culprits in causing arthritis. A vegetable cocktail consisting of celery, parsley, apple and/or carrot (for sweetness and base) 3-4 times a week will greatly eliminate acid buildup in the joints. By all means, avoid all acidic drinks (beer, soda, milk, orange juice, wine, coffee, etc.).
Man, life is so wonderful when you know how to cure and prevent diseases. Understanding diseases is just as important. Sometimes I am filled with pain and sadness because of my knowledge and knowing that people suffer from lack of knowledge (and also from madness). See Ecclesiastes 1:18 and Hosea 4:6
However, the children of the future, including my son, Asim, and my daughter, Layla, and other descendants of Conscious Minds: Nadya, Najee, Elijah, Asar, Sunshine, and the most recent edition of Melia and Obea, and the others (here on the west coast of Los Angeles) will benefit from this deep understanding of proper diet, as well as my suffering and pain, as well as their parents. I am also quite sure that many children across the country will also benefit from reading and applying this health information and knowledge that is distributed free of charge by their parents.
As much as I loved soul food and my relative’s cooking in my dying (black) days, you couldn’t put a gun to my head and force me to eat a piece of chicken or pork today, and I mean it! I love myself too much to damage my temple of God. My children are beautiful (and very cunning and precocious) because of what their parents ate before and while conceiving them. You can do it too!
Make the change people! Taste is not the criterion of what is healthy. The nutritional content is!
Peace and love, readers!
Products that can start the healing process: MUCUS BUSTER, MSM SULFUR, ACID BUSTER.