ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATISM, and OSTEOPOROSIS: AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAM FOR CORRECTION THROUGH NUTRITION, E-Book, by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D
In my estimation, over 50 percent of the people in this country have some form of rheumatoid disturbance, ranging from slight pain and stiffness in the morning to the most degenerative stages.
This includes people with nodules on the joints, bone spurs, and joint problems of all kinds. I am including osteoporosis (calcium loss from the bones) because it is a calcium imbalance problem, even though it is not a rheumatoid condition. There are millions of people in this country who have these conditions, and my program of diet, exercise, and nutritional supplements could help many of them, although I cannot say it will help all.
The causes of rheumatoid conditions are many. Trauma, fatigue, genetic disposition, sodium deficiency, metabolic disorders, poor food habits, junk food, high-stress jobs or lifestyles, drug side effects, food allergies, chemicalized drinking water, excessive perspiration (sodium loss), glandular imbalance, climate, excessive use of meat and many other things can contribute to the development of rheumatoid problems.
Digestive problems may lead to or result from rheumatoid conditions, but they nearly always go together. Once the digestive difficulties begin, the body is unable to assimilate all the nutrients it needs. A high percentage of my patients are deficient in hydrochloric acid, which is needed to digest proteins properly. When we realize