Nearly 30 years ago I read a book by Paavo Airola called, “There is a cure for arthritis”. It was given to me by a friend at the height of my suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. At the time I was bedridden and could only walk very short distances.
Doctors had given me no hope after trying many different types of drugs which only made me worse and feel sick. I had nothing to lose so I tried the recommendations of the book.
The book approached Rheumatoid Arthritis from a totally different direction. Rather than medications and rest, it recommended a natural whole food diet, massage and exercise. It prescribed juice fasts of fruits and vegetables to clean the body out and then a lacto vegetarian diet afterwards. The juice fasts lasted from 5 to 17 days depending on how bad the arthritis was.
The book which was a culmination of many case studies in European health clinics made a lot of sense and the case studies were compelling. People went into the clinic on crutches or in wheelchairs and within a month or two they were walking 2-3 kilometres a day. I decided to give it a go.
Within a week I felt the swelling in my ankles and feet subside and the pain lessened. Although I didn’t do the fruit fast as a long as I should have, because I was doing it alone and not in a clinic, it made a huge difference. I also took my medication which people do not do in the clinics.
For me this book and the diet it recommended got me 80% well. I could walk, exercise, live a bit more normally and eventually went back to work. In many ways it gave me my life back.
Long term readers will know that it was not until God intervened that my Rheumatoid Arthritis was completely taken away. But looking back I think God used this book to get the ball rolling.
If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis I would encourage you to have a look at the book. I recently re-read it and it still makes a lot of sense and I still follow many of the recommendations today. You can find it here on Amazon.