Margie Garrison is an authority on the treatment of arthritis, a self-published author of the book, "I Cured My Arthritis You Can Too".
Margie has raised four children, walked on fire with Tony Robbins, traveled the country, and appeared as a guest speaker on over 200 radio shows and six TV talk shows.
Because of her 43 year struggle with arthritis, unable to find answers through traditional medicine, Margie spent several years researching and found an alternative technique that enabled her to be free from her arthritis for over 25 years.
She has dedicated her life to helping people who suffer with arthritis and other ailments.
"Margie Garrison's "I Cured My Arthritis You Can Too" is a noteworthy milestone in the field of Alternative Treatment Modalities.
I agree with Margie that with proper nutrition and a positive mental attitude, not only is it possible to cure arthritis but also prevent it. I have used it in my practice and highly recommend it. The pathway to health is up to each individual. By following Margie's, technique, you can be free of arthritis."
- Learie N. Yuille, MD - Metro Holistic Medicine
"Margie breaks this cycle. She shows how through proper nutrition, proper positive mental attitude and determination plus exercise she was able to cure her self and her two children and how many of us following her lead will be able to cure ourselves of not only arthritis, but other conditions as well. More importantly, we can, by using these techniques, prevent these maladies from occurring in the first place."
- Leonard J. Portner, M.D., FAAFP - Family Practice--Stress Reduction--Preventive Medicine
Margie tells us the story of her "Painful Odyssey through the Medic-World," and her pleasant adventures into the world of knowledge of nutrition and optimum health. Needless to say, she cured her arthritis..."THE INCURABLE DISEASE." It is a pleasure to present to you Margie Garrison "THE FIRST SELF-CURE SPECIALIST."
- Felor Jourdikian, Ph.D. - Founder and Director of the Ortho-Molecular Nutrition Institute
How your body and mind affects your arthritis. Three things you can do that will help relieve your arthritis.
Did you know no matter how bad you hurt or how sick you are, that everything you do, think and feel will have an effect on your body?
This is particularly true for people that suffer from arthritis.
Take a close look at your mental attitude, your diet and your exercise. Mental activity, diet and exercise all work together. These three aspects of your life will either continue to make you sick or they will help you to become and stay well.
Let’s take a look at the mental attitude part of this.
Take a look at your attitude.... What has positive and negative affects on your attitude? You will make a great difference in the way you feel mentally and physically by enhancing on the positive and removing the negative influences in your life.
Every thought you have your body will reacts to that thought.
Positive thoughts and feelings will create positive results, while negative thoughts and feeling will create negative results.
So if you are a calm and positive person your health will be better than a person who is anxious and negative.
To make yourself more serene, stand tall, throw your shoulders back, lift up your head and smile. Try it. Don’t you feel better?
Now stand up and look down, slump your shoulders and frown. Now how do you feel? Did you feel the difference?
Here is an example of what I am talking about.
When I was 16 my bedroom was on the third floor on a semi-busy street. One afternoon my girl friend and I were leaning out the window watching people as they walked by.
Down the street came a man in his 20’s, who we thought looked older… dragging himself along. His shoulders drooped. He shuffled his feet and his clothes just hung on him.
We both gave a “wolf whistle” and the man looked all around not knowing where the whistle came from. He then straightened up, put his shoulders back, and strutted down the street whistling.
It made a lasting impression on me because he felt a positive feeling which caused a positive effect.
Just think back to your childhood. When you were praised how did you look and feel? When you were scolded how did you look and feel?
When your body is tense or you feel unhappy or have negative thoughts your body will react and your arthritis will hurt more than when you are calm, happy and have positive thoughts.
Be aware of your mental attitude and note how different situations have an effect your arthritis. Then you can take charge and change the affects they have on your arthritis. Out with the Bad and in with the Good!!!
You are not responsible for what others do or say, you are only responsible for how you react to what others do or say.
Now about the foods you eat
When you have arthritis it is more important that you have a diet made up of 75% raw and 25% cooked foods.
Eating raw fruits takes less energy to digest than eating cooked foods therefore taking less energy to clean out the toxic waste in your body. The less toxic waste you have in your body the less your arthritis will hurt.
We are the only species that eats cooked foods and we are the only species that suffer with so many degenerative diseases.
Relief For Arthritis Sufferers
Arthritis is one of the main degenerative diseases. Over 90 Million people in the United States have arthritis.
Exercise relieves the pain of arthritis
If you have arthritis you know how hard it is to get up after sitting for any period of time. You’re so toxic and tense that you hurt to move.
Try some simple exercises in your chair.
1. Swing your arms around in circles.
2. Lift up one leg at a time.
3. Turn your body as far to the right as you can and then to the left.
4. While sitting tighten your buttocks and lift your body up from the chair. You won’t lift it far if at all but you will feel the body lift.
Start with just doing these simple exercises three or four times each for a few minutes and working yourself up to 10 times three or four times a day. If you like to walk start slow. If it is only 10 feet, walk 10 feet. Everyday increase it another 5 feet.
You will be amazed how better you will feel.
Swimming or exercising in water is marvelous. In the water your body is weightless. You do not have to swim you can just walk back and forth or do the above exercises. Try doing this at least 20 minutes three times a week.
The trick to exercising and staying with it is to do something you enjoy and with a friend or a group when possible.
My daughter Susan and I meet at the pool where I live 3 times a week for 20 minutes to half hour. It is fun, we get to chat and we do our exercises. It is better than meeting in a restaurant and sitting and eating bad foods.
Always ask your doctor before starting an exercise program of any kind.
You are the only one that can change your life. Do you want to shuffle along or do you want to strut along whistling? The choice is yours.
Remind yourself daily... If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me!
Before I overcame my arthritis naturally, without drugs, I spent 43 years dreading every day, taking untold amounts of drugs and then fearing the dangerous side effects they would cause.
Please do your due diligence and research each and every drug you are taking or about to take.
The following is an ad, which I read in a health magazine for HUMIRA and I want to share it with you.
*** Beginning of Ad ***
Shows a beautiful young woman, smiling…
"You're doing all you can about your rheumatoid arthritis"
BUT IS YOUR TREATMENT?
Important safety information about HUMRA.
It is approved for reducing the signs and symptoms, slowing the progression of joint damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded well to other RA medicines.
Called DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) such as methotrexate, Humra can be used alone or with methotrexate or other DMARDs.
Do not start taking Humira if you have any type of infection.
An infection can be in one part of your body, such as an open sore, or it can be an illness such as the flu.
Tell your doctor if you've had any infection in the past that keeps coming back, or have any problems that increase the risk of infections. BEFORE YOU TAKE HUMIRA, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis (TB)
Tell your doctor if you've ever had TB or been near someone that TB. If signs of TB (a dry cough that does not go away, weight loss, fever, night sweats, or any other infections appear after taking Humira. Tell your doctor immediately.
Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling or if you have ever had a disease that affects your nervous system such as multiple sclerosis.
Also tell your doctor if you have been treated for heart failure. Once you start taking Humira, tell your doctor right away or seek emergency care immediately if you have an allergic reaction (a bad rash, swollen face or trouble breathing).
Also tell your doctor right away if you have signs of a serious blood disorder (persistent fever, bruising, bleeding or paleness)
There have also been rare cases of serious and sometimes fatal infections.
Lymphoma, rare cases of nervous system disorders and serious blood disorders have occurred in patients taking the TNF blockers, including HUMIRA.
There have also been rare cases of serious and sometimes fatal injections, Lymphoma, rare cases of nervous system disorders and serious blood disorders have occurred in patients taking TNF blockers, including HUMIRA.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking or considering.
The combination of HUMIRA and Kineret (anakinra) is not recommended.
Check with your doctor before you receive any vaccines. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or plan to be pregnant.
The most common side effects of HUMIRA are injection site reactions, upper respiratory and sinus infections, headaches, rash and injection site pain.
*** Personal Note ***
ALL of the above warnings were in tiny letters on a purple background which was very difficult to read.
***Ad continues *** (This is what they had at the top of the ad in black letters on white background.)
"Many treatments may help stop the pain of RA, but not slow the progressive joint damage it causes. That's why more and more hematologists are prescribing HUMIRA It's strong enough to slow the progression of moderate to sever RA and can be injected at home, usually every other week.
See if your treatment is doing enough. Request your free Personal RA Profile
Your profile will show you the severity of your condition, and its impact on your life, compared to other RA patients. You will also receive information on current treatment options and tips on talking with your doctor.
Call 1-800-351-8709 or go to www.HUMIRA.com
*** End of Ad ***
*** My Personal Comments ***
Do you seriously think you should ever try a drug like this?
Please do your due diligence and research each and every drug you are taking or about to take.
Ask yourself… Is this for me? Would I be better off to make my immune system stronger or should I take all the chances spelled out above.
It is your body and you are the one who will benefit or pay the price of having other health issues when using drugs.
Doctors tell us to keep doing your exercises, continue dieting to keep our weight down and take our medications.
What else is a doctor going to say? The pressure to use more and more drugs is overwhelming. It is not their fault! It is ours!!
We go to them for a magic bullet and expect them to heal us... Is this fair to the doctors? Of course not!
There are alternative methods to treat arthritis without the use of drugs and the dangerous side effects.
Instead of eating as much as possible, eat as little as possible." 18th Century - Lueges Carviri
Your desire to stay well must be continuous. You need to remind yourself, every time you plan to eat or do grocery shopping, about the reason why certain foods are not good for you.
Foods labeled "enriched" means they are first denatured, then partially restored. That attractive color in food is to make us eat it, but it and words like "quick and easy," "smooth," are really warnings to us that we should not eat it. I believe that people are changing and going back to basic foods. Natural foods are making sense to those who study and learn.
Read labels: If they have chemicals added, do not buy them.
Watch out for fatigue. It is always present when we have arthritis. It is one of the earliest symptoms. There are two other signs that are fairly constant. A check should be made to see if you are in this condition. If so...why? Contact the best doctor for arthritis in your area and be sure and inform him that you have become knowledgeable in this field and that you will take an active part in your treatment. It is not fair to expect a doctor to heal you. He can guide you, but the journey is taken by you... not him.
One sign mentioned above is the lowering of the amount of hemoglobin or oxygen- carrying power of the blood... usually to around 70% when 100% is normal. The other sign is high blood sedimentation rate. These are signs only a doctor can check.
What is Arthritis?
The word arthritis comes from the Greek words "Arthron" and "It is," which literally means joint inflammatory disease. However, it is not only joints but connective tissue throughout the body. Also, muscles and soft tissue of several organs can be involved in the inflammatory process. Close to one hundred different conditions are classified under arthritis. All have common symptoms of aches and pains in the joints and connective tissue throughout the body.
Rheumatism is a word that is interchangeable with the word arthritis and is mostly used in European countries and by old school doctors. How arthritis inflammation starts is not well understood. Several causes have been ascribed, such as injury, infection, auto-immune diseases (body producing antibodies against itself), calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
Inflammation itself causes further damage in the joints and tissues, making them stiff and making normal movement difficult. The symptoms and some of the signs of arthritis can be classified under one of the five most common kinds. The most common form is called degenerative or Osteo-arthritis. The cause of the disease is associated with malabsorbtion of calcium and vitamin D.
Although it is more common in the elderly, young people are not immune to it and, most recently, statistics indicate that it is showing up even in babies of three and four months old. In its severest form, pain might cause disability, even committing the arthritic to a wheelchair. This form of arthritis, while labeled incurable by the conventional doctors, in reality, responds excellently to nutrition therapy. The erosion of the joint bones can be stopped or retarded by correcting calcium, manganese, vitamin D, metabolism of the body.
The most serious forms of arthritis are Rheumatoid arthritis and a disease closely related to Rheumatoid arthritis, but affecting the organs, is Systemic Lupus Erythe-matosus.
These two forms of arthritis can be very debilitating and conventional treatments require such undesirable drugs as cortisone. The patient with R.A. or Lupus can be helped by nutritional therapy. Dr. Airola gives several case studies of R.A. and their cures by nutritional therapy in his book "There Is a Cure for Arthritis"
In the "Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing," by Mark Bricklin, he tells about Betty Hull of Corpus Christi, Texas, who founded a non-profit organization, LEANON, which publishes "Lupus Lifeline." She outlined her personal nutrition program which put her condition into remission and off drugs.
Gout, which is referred to in literature and books written hundreds of years ago as "The King's Disease" is purely a nutritional disease. Genetically predisposed individuals produce too much uric acid. Crystals of the sodium salt of this uric acid deposit themselves in the joints and the kidney tissue.
The inflammatory process can cause permanent damage. The simplest way to prevent gouty attacks is to limit eating food that contains purine, such as sardines, bouillon, meat extracts, organ meats, anchovies, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, artichokes, peas and beans.
The Merck Manual says drugs are so effective in lowering the serum rate content rate that restriction of the purine content of the diet is unnecessary. Really!!! Do we want to continue eating bad foods and then take drugs and pay the price in money and misery or do we want to eat the right foods and not take drugs? Doctors lean towards drugs. I believe in proper foods and no drugs. What do you think?
Mark Bricklin, in "Natural Healing," tells about using cherries to do the trick. Ludwig W. BIau, Ph.D., says he had so much torment in his big toe he was confined to a wheelchair. One day, by accident, he ate a whole bowl of cherries and the next morning the pain in his foot was almost gone. He continued to eat six cherries every day and was soon out of the wheelchair.
If he forgot to take the cherries, it only took a few days for the stabbing pain to return. After writing this up in the medical journal, he revealed that at least twelve others had had the same results. Twenty years later, he continues to eat his cherries or drink cherry juice and he remains in good health.
Ankylosing spondylitis. A rarer kind of arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis affects men more than women. Muscle stiffness can occur, but when all the joints of the spine are involved, a humpback might result. Conventional treatment is only symptomatic, which means aspirin or cortisone is given to the patient to relieve pain.
According to John R. J. Sorneson, Ph.D., in "The Journal of International Academy of Metabology," Vol. I, No. 2, page 7, 1978, Ankylosing Spondylitis and other arthritis diseases have been cured by a special chelate copper preparation and 89% of 1,140 patients had been free of the disease for at least three years.
At the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Francis Pottinger fed one group of cats cooked meat and cooked milk. The cats developed arthritis on this diet and died of it. The more the meat and the milk was cooked, the quicker they developed arthritis. Another controlled group of cats was fed raw food and never developed arthritis. Then, when this controlled group was eventually fed the cooked meat and cooked milk, they, too, developed arthritis. When the heat, pain and swelling disappears within a few days after eating uncooked and unprocessed foods, you will not care why it happened; you will just be thankful that they disappeared.
There is no longer any excuse for this painful arthritis condition to exist. It can only be done by you and you alone. But you will have to study and learn from this book and others. Your public library is filled with good books on the subject of nutrition therapy and arthritis. But you have to do it yourself. I repeat, it can be done if you want to.
I decided I would be devoted to the study and cure of my arthritis. I was completely exhausted from the pain and from the mental anguish that it caused. I felt there must be a way to stop it, and there is, and this is it.
Isn't that a great picture? Right now, visualize yourself within two weeks bending, and stretching, and not hurting, and throwing away all those drugs. In some cases, it will take longer, but every day there will be improvement, and you will never be as bad off as when you started this program, unless you back slide. You will be able to take a trip on just the money you save from drugs alone.
Take Mrs. A. C., who, at 51, had severe arthritis in the left hip. She needed crutches to walk, but liked her sweets and coffee breaks. She hated salads, never ate raw fruit, just sweets. Her diet was cooked foods and canned fruits and plenty of donuts, coffee and sweets. She felt she could not break the habit, but the pain finally got too bad. After a few days trying the more healthful way of eating, she found the new diet of raw foods, fruits, salads, steamed vegetables, and broiled meats easy to fix and delicious. She is now healthy and pain-free.
Why Wasn't The Diet Pushed Before? Where Was The Publicity?
It was, but it did not get the publicity it should have gotten. I am dedicated to seeing this change. Dr. DeForest Jarvis, who revealed folk medicine practices in his book "Folk Medicine and Arthritis." and "Fold medicine," pointed his finger at wheat foods, white flour, white sugar, pasteurized milk, muscle meats and citrus fruits as being the factors for some people in causing body deterioration.