Sources and information
Arthritis is related to the immune
system. metabolic and oxidative stress
"Rheumatoid arthritis is linked to other bacteria,
called Proteus. Proteus is also a common cause of urinary
tract infections. Women suffer urinary tract infections
as well as rheumatoid arthritis twice as often as men,
while men usually have higher levels of Klebsiella and
three times more ankylosing spondylitis than women."
University of Calgary
"RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS is a disease that causes severe
pains around joints. Arthritis causes joint inflammation,
and in this disease the immune system (which normally
protects the body from disease) seems to have gone awry.
Instead of fighting disease, the immune system turns against
parts of the body, especially joints, in a process known
as the autoimmune response. This results in severe inflammation.
As of now, there is no known cure for this disease and
much speculation has surfaced. One possibility for treatment
involves controlling NF kappa B, (See
our page on KappaB) which would then potentially prevent
these inflammatory responses in joints. Anti-inflammatory
drugs exist (i.e. glucocorticoids) that are inhibitors
of NF kappa B, but it is uncertain if the inflammatory
cells simply die or if the inhibitors have an alternative
MSM is considered a helpful treatment for arthritus.
"MSM,...povides sulfur, a vital building block of
joints, cartilage, skin, hair and nails,...including energy
production..." (3) "Some researchers have suggested
that MSM has anti-inflammatory effects." (4)