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.
Making Kombucha is simple and delicious! In a world where it can be difficult to get the probiotics you need from your regular diet, kombucha is an easy addition that is a great source of probiotics. It is mildly sweet with a little tang, much like apple cider, so it is easy to tell when […]
Rebalancing the flora in an unhealthy gut is one of the keys to healing autoimmune disease and chronic inflammation such as occurs in all forms of arthritis. Kefir adds healthy bacteria that help regulate the immune system. It does this by providing over one hundred different healthy bacteria and micro-organisms. Making Kefir at home is […]
If you are allergic to gluten, but not allergic to donuts, then this recipe is for you. Though desserts are not my specialty, I am discovering some very good recipes made with urad dal flour. What is urad dal? Urad dal, is also called black lentil or black gram when the skin is on. The […]
This ferment couples nicely with foods like falafel and chicken shawarma. Eating fermented foods along side heavier foods can increase their digestibility and help you feel more satisfied. With poor digestion being a risk factor for arthritis, eating a variety of fermented foods can help heal arthritis and sometimes even “untrigger” it. Makes 1 quart […]