Forty million people in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. While orthodox doctors often prescribe analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate arthritic pain, these medications only address symptoms but not the underlying cause. Worse, these drugs come with a host of possible toxic side effects including liver and kidney damage, and gastrointestinal bleeding. What usually follows are increasingly dangerous pharmacologic regimens, merely delaying the inevitable surgical intervention, such as joint replacement, when all conventional therapies have failed.
In this penetrating and insightful documentary series, acclaimed natural health and nutrition expert, Gary Null, Ph.D., examines the dangers and deceptions of the medical industry's standard approach to arthritis. Additionally, he uncovers the hidden and often misunderstood causes of this pernicious malady, such as "arthritic food allergies," chemical sensitivities, and mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Finally, Null presents information on natural, non-toxic protocols, such as dietary, herbal and behavioral therapies, which potentially offer both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis sufferers increased mobility, freedom from pain and freedom from harmful medications.