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“You are going to be crippled the rest of your life.”
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“You are going to be crippled the rest of your life.”

Doctors told me: “You are going to be crippled the rest of your life.”

I have tried almost everything; no medication worked the way I wanted.
They didn’t have that many medications that time.

The year was 1984; I was 24, pregnant with my daughter, my first pregnancy.

I was vegetarian for about 2 years, vegan, and I were exercising a lot.

I was running 3 miles a day; swimming a lot, and little bit of weight lifting.

I was very athletic person. I was always in perfect health. I never thought that something like this would ever happened to me. I was doing Yoga; I was example of healthy person, at age 23.

Even though I was vegan and exercised a lot, I was under a lot of stress. I was unhappy in my marriage, and I couldn’t communicate and express myself. My then husband ignored me and I didn’t have anyone to talk with. I was living with my in-laws, and according to them, you are not suppose to express yourself. Just keep quiet. I felt like I was going to loos my mind. I stay in that marriage for 12 years, so I do believe, even though I was living “healthy” when it comes to diet and exercise, I couldn’t cope and manage my everyday stress and pressure.

I really do believe that is what triggered my Rheumatoid Arthritis , when I was 24.

I got first symptoms January 1984. I was 3rd month pregnant.
While I was pregnant, I only had few symptoms, but nobody knew.

After my daughter was born, July 1984, I start feeling I couldn’t move my neck.
I now know, my liver wasn’t functioning very well that time, most likely because of intrahepatic stones that I acquired through pregnancy.

Within 5 months, it spread all over my body.
I couldn’t even get up, or open my mouth.
It attacked my whole body. It was acute; it was so bad.
Doctors told me: “You are going to be crippled the rest of your life.”
I was sitting in front of TV and watching athletes, and crying.
I was not in a wheelchair, but doctor told me that is my future.
But, when I was crying, I never lost a hope.

I tried “gold salt”, but I have had side effects, and I had to discontinue that treatment.

At first, I was in a university hospital, in Orange County, California. I was seeing a so-called “rheumatologists”, supposedly “specialised” in Rheumatoid Arthritis , and they couldn’t help me, they nearly killed me with all the medications they put me on.

By December 1984, nothing worked; my symptoms worsen, so I changed the doctor.
What would you do?

New doctor prescribed different medication. It was actually for malaria. But a side effect was I could go blind at any time. I was so desperate I wanted to try it.

It improved my symptoms. Even though my symptoms gotten better, I wasn’t satisfied, it wasn’t enough. I still had inflammations, and fever and fatigue.

Then, everything changed.

I went to Korea, and tried traditional Korean moxa treatment.

You take dry Wormwood (artemisia absinthium).

You put it into a little burner, and to that burner is attached little rubber pump, (same one attached to an instrument for measuring blood pressure), and when you pump, smoke goes out through another hose, while burner is producing heat.

You keep that burner approximately 4 fingers below navel. It takes 20 min.
You increase time gradually (daily) until you reach 20 or 30 min.

Within 6 months, I was so much better; it was amazing.

I was much more healthier and stronger.
Less inflammation; no fever at all; less fatigue.

Within one year, I was back to myself.

My symptoms got improved so much. I had a second child, my son, without any problems.
At that point, I still had some inflammation.

Few months after my son was born, I went to see a doctor for check-up.

He did a blood test for arthritis, and told me that my Arthritis was in remission.
The doctor told me that according to the test, level of my Arthritis was barely detectable.

I start using Glucosamine Sulfate 3 years ago.

I started using Flaxseed oil capsules this year.
Glucosamine realy helped a lot. Flaxseed oil helps inflammations.
It doesn't work for everybody.

Some people told me try MSM. I never tried it.

The doctors believe that Arthritis is incurable disease, but they acknowledge that it can go into remission. When arthritis is in remission, test can still detect it, but it is below certain level.
That is the best thing they hope for, as I know.

Last march, I was curious about my arthritis, because I have had no symptoms for over 10 years. At that point, I was teaching aerobics for 8 years, so I wanted to know what is going on inside my body.

And I had the usual arthritis blood test, and doctor told me: “I don’t believe you ever had Rheumatoid Arthritis ”. He thought that I have some problems in my head.

But then, after I insisted that I had Arthritis, then he said: “Ok, no test ever is 100%. Even though this test is very sensitive, it can detect even the slightest trace of arthritis, it still is not 100%. The only way to find out for sure is to take x-ray of the damaged joints to determine for sure. So, I did.

One week later, he called me and said: “You have never had arthritis.” “Nobody has ever cured arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is incurable disease. Your joints would show some specific damage, if you ever had Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Therefore, you never had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Your blood test shows negative, your joints on x-ray shows it looks like you have had fractured joints. But not damaged by Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

I have the records to prove, from university hospital and from my private doctor. I battled arthritis for 6 years.

Today, I continue as aerobic instructor, and runner, I am completely cured, free from symptoms. My teeth are perfectly healthy; I never had one single cavity. I am not vegan any more. I eat fish last 15 months, and I eat diary products last few months. I read books about blood type. My blood type is B. I don’t die my hair.

I just started to eat eggs. I didn’t eat eggs for at least 10 years. I didn’t eat meat since 1983. I am not sure I will ever eat meat again. I never liked it.

I don’t eat sugar, or any processed foods. I make all my foods from scratch.

I am not extreme any more in my eating habits today, as I was before.
I believe in balanced diet today.

I believe, and oriental doctor told me the same, modern medications are actually poisoning your system. It weakens your body.

3 months ago I did my first liver cleanse. (Books of Dr. Hulda Clark )

I didn’t believe my friend that after years of healthy Diet and exercises I would have anything in my liver.
I got sick in the evening, after drinking oil, and I threw up oil. I have very sensitive stomach, I believe because of arthritis medications that I was on.

Anyway, I got plenty of intrahepatic stones out the next day. One was over 15mm across. Yes, it is1.5 centimetre. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

One of those photos is of my stones:

Those of you who have active Rheumatoid Arthritis, don’t loose hope. Cure is not in the modern medicine and modern research. Don’t waste your money in supporting those researchers ...

You will have to try some traditional treatments, treatments that have not been studied by medical establishment, treatments that medical establishment is very hardly trying to ignore, but treatments that still work. If you are ready to change your diet and lifestyle, those treatments do work.

If you want to be cured, you will have to manage your emotional stress, as well as environmental stress factors.

You may get arthritis even if you are living “the most healthiest” lifestyle still, when it comes to food and exercises. If you don’t manage your stress, you may get sick.

I believe in finding harmonious lifestyle, balancing all aspects of life.

I am 42, divorced; aerobic teacher, and people who don’t know me, often guess that I am 25.

If you have any questions, please ask.

I am currently using Clarkia , ( beside good diet and balanced lifestyle. I drink wheat grass juice with carrot juice weekly. I drink apple juice weekly (freshly pressed.). I avoid restaurants, ice cream and ready-made foods. I try to minimize my stress. I eat flaxseed oil with cottage chesse daily. I love it. I eat sour cream daily. I love it. I eat traditional turkish white bread, (white wheat flour + water + yeast + salt ). I love it. I exercise a lot.

Iris Elliott

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