Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection--Targeting and Treating the Cause of Chronic Illness
Author: Poehlmann, Katherine M.
Publisher Information: Satori Press; ISBN 0961726865

The withdrawal of drugs like Vioxx and Bextra from the market have left arthritis sufferers in pain and searching for options. Recent findings indicate that NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) can be more toxic than previously believed. Now more than ever, there is a need for alternative treatments that have a high probability of recovery without harmful side effects. The premise of this book is that infection by pathogenic microbes has been shown to be a significant co-factor in many autoimmune disorders besides Rheumatoid Arthritis. These conditions include Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, Lupus, CFIDS, Gulf War Illness, tendonitis (i.e., Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), as well as painful sports injuries that fail to heal.

This book describes a scientifically proven medical treatment, along with nutrition and diet methods to strengthen the immune system, that offers a viable alternative to the toxic drugs that are now being discredited. Unlike standard medical treatments for RA, this protocol addresses the cause(s), not just relief, of symptoms.

Recommended by: Barbara Carlton