A Little Bit About Me
In 1986, I developed reactive arthritis, a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis. For 5 years the joints in my body were so painful that I could not walk more than a few feet or stand for more than a few minutes at a time. I often couldn't even do such simple, everyday things as turn door knobs due to arthritis pain in my hands. My doctors tried everything they knew, but they could not help me.
My response was to spend years in a painstaking investigation of alternative health techniques, focusing especially on those that promised to help rheumatoid arthritis or chronic pain. I found remedies that completely cured my arthritis. I can now easily ride 30-50 miles on my bicycle, walk and stand for long periods. I have no residual joint pain. My goal now is to show others what I did and how it can help them conquer their own arthritis.
Reactive Arthritis versus Reiter’s Syndrome
What should this disease be called? Should a physician convicted of war crimes against people under his care be honored by calling a disease after him? Reactive arthritis is also known as Reiter’s Syndrome, arthritis urethritica, venereal arthritis and polyarteritis enterica. It is an autoimmune condition that develops in response to an infection in another […]
How to Pickle Cucumbers Using Fermentation
Although your ferment will get started more quickly if you add a little brine or whey from a previous ferment, it is not necessary. If you are fermenting from scratch, use this ratio as a guideline: three tablespoons of sea salt per five pounds of vegetables. If you do have some brine or whey to […]
Pickled Ginger, a homemade non dairy probiotic
Because ginger won’t give off as much liquid as cucumbers or cabbage, it ferments better in brine. When making brine, the recommended ratio is three tablespoons of sea salt per four cups of water. Ingredients: about 3 lbs fresh ginger root 1 scant tablespoon sea salt 1 cup filtered water Equipment: 1 quart-size wide-mouthed mason […]
Recipe for Gluten Free Chickpea Flour Pancakes, Crepes, Tortillas or Pizza Crust (aka Soccas)
Ingredients: 1 cup garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour 1 scant cup water 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or the oil of your choice) dash of sea salt Optional: 1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary Instructions: Whisk flour, water, oil, salt, and rosemary together in a mixing bowl until completely smooth. Cover and let sit for at […]
Gluten Free Rice Flour Waffle Recipe
Simple, minimal ingredient recipes, like this one, are great for people with food sensitivities, the number one underlying cause of arthritis. Ingredients: 3 eggs* ½ cup water 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or the oil of your choice) ¼ teaspoon sea salt (or ½ teaspoon table salt) 1 cup organic brown rice flour Directions: […]
Demonstration of Two Solar Ovens–One Homemade and One Commercial
Many of my readers ask how I am doing now. The answer is great. I have no arthritis. I have had no arthritis at all since 1999, when I lost my remaining food sensitivity inflammatory triggers. I still enjoy cooking. I thought you might enjoy seeing a video from a recent get together at my house […]