Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: rheumatoid arthritis | infections | sugar

Excess Sugar Causes Arthritis

By Tuesday, 25 June 2019 04:39 PM Current | Bio | Archive

A study looked at the association a between sugar-sweetened soda consumption and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women.

This was a prospective study of 79,570 women from the Nurses’ Health Study, and 107,330 women from the NHS II study.

The subjects filled out a food questionnaire at the beginning and during follow-up. In all, there were 3,381,268 person-years of follow-up, which included 857 new cases of rheumatoid arthritis.

The scientists found that women who consumed at least one serving of sugar-sweetened soda per day had a 63 percent higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than those who consumed less than one per month.

For those who developed rheumatoid arthritis after age 55, the association was a 164 percent increase in risk.

There is nothing good about sugar-sweetened sodas, which are partly responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemic we are currently facing.

Rheumatoid arthritis is often successfully treated with a holistic treatment regimen that includes treating underlying infections and correcting nutrient imbalances.

Too much sugar can cause underlying infections and does lead to nutrient imbalances.

More information on arthritis can be found in my book, Overcoming Arthritis.

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