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Posted by Hopeful on September 19, 2000 at 22:43:39:

In Reply to: Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis and FOOD ALLERGIES--found a website posted by Tom on September 19, 2000 at 16:56:46:

: I have visited that website, corresponded with Mr. Hackett as well as with the nutritionist that he used, and also purchased some of the books. I do not have RA, but I do have osteoarthritis, and I am told that this diet based approach works well on OA too. I have been trying to apply it for a short while, and I have seen improvement. I went from daily Celebrex to maybe 2 aspirin a WEEK. It is not easy. It takes time. But I encourage EVERYONE that has RA, OA, or any other variant of this disease to go to that website.

: : It worked for us! It took a while and it gets darker before you see the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what, keep going. Remember- RA is one of those incurable deseases that the doctors have found no cure for. In other words they have no idea what causes it. So many doctors take the shotgun approach to it. Hit it with as many things as they can, maybe it will go away. But if you read the statistics, where are all the people that have been cured by traditional medicine. How many people on this site can state they were cured, or significantly helped in their quality of life. I haven't read about the first one! This worked for my test case. It's not a quick fix. You don't have to buy anything expensive. You just have to not give up. From now on you are a detective! You are searching for the reason you get pain! It could be anything. The air, the cat, the rug, the mold, the detergent, the food, the candy, etc. anything! It could even be the medicines you are taking now. (be careful and don't discontinue any medicines that will cause life threatening situations) By the way, jut to make sure you are aware that I am not a doctor, nor am I qualified to give out medical advice. And as far as you are concerned, you should take my comments as my testimonial and oppininon on this subject.

: : If you are hungry for more info. There is a website I found yesterday. I think although, this person seems to not have a finantial interest in the subject, he may be endorsing some books on the subject. Anyway, he gives a lot of information about the book I menteioned. Also, If you go to your favorite bookseller and inquire about the book, when the orders are enough they will reprint the book. They did about 5 years ago when I bought several copies to give away.

: : good luck, and remember, it's probably going to hurt a little more before it hurts a lot less.

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: : let me know how you do.

This is the web site I have been getting my info from!Actually I have also been in touch with Mr.Hackett and Bob.I am still researching everything,but it sounds like it could be the answer for me.I know,I have thought that about many times before, but thinking back,before I came down with any RA symptoms,I was hospitalized with resperatory problems and treated very aggressively with heavy duty antibiotics and steroids... which I think was the cause for the onset of my RA 5 or 6 months later.Thanks for the info and I hope you will wish me luck.I will be starting the elimination diet soon.Like I said,my meds have stopped working,though I am going to stay on everything except the anti inflamatory...I have nothing to lose.Thanks again

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