Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.) is a condition that is based on a misunderstanding of bone marrow and the immune system, in the same way that osteoporosis is a condition rooted in a set of misconceptions about bone density. Even so, you may well ask why the header image for this article is that of an ancient Cornwall tin mine. As you’ll see, I was trying to be clever.
While not always known for being clever, I am known for providing accurate muscle testing analyses of parasites and metal toxicities that lead to the quick, easy resolution of many modern medical conditions. In this article I will share the success I have had in halting, reversing and resolving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
To place this in its proper historical context, here’s a quick history of rheumatoid arthritis.
A Brief History of Rheumatoid Arthritis
R.A. is one of the oldest known medical conditions in the world, with references to rheumatoid-like conditions stretching back to Ancient Egypt (1500BC) and possible evidence of R.A. in Egyptian mummies. There seem to be descriptions of arthritic conditions in the Hippocratic texts of ancient Greece (400BC) and by about 200AD the Roman medical writer Galen had coined the term “rheumatismus”.
There weren’t any advances in understanding the condition until the Swiss-German physician Paracelsus (1500AD) suggested that it was caused by something failing to be excreted through the urine and instead getting stored and collected in the bones and joints.
Despite this insightful observation, the predisposition of medical thinking moving into modern times was to devote attention to cataloging the symptoms of conditions, collecting those symptoms into a governing term and allowing the term to represent a static condition that was more or less thought to cause itself, despite the glaring philosophical contradiction that entailed (a symptom cannot cause itself).
By this time society was well aware of Gout (of King Henry the 8th fame), Osteoarthritis and possibly Osteoporosis, but the symptoms of R.A. were unique in the warping and bending effect produced in the bones. In 1858 the English physician Alfred Garrod is credited with having coined the term Rheumatoid Arthritis to describe the condition and by the 1940s a new branch of medical practitioners, Rheumatologists, had risen up to combat this new terror.
The speculations of Paracelsus had long been forgotten.
The Cause of R.A.
As we will see, there is evidence that Paracelsus was correct. If you’re a current sufferer from R.A., it will probably come as news to you that there is a cure for the condition. The current misconception is that there is no cure: that the immune system produces permanent antibodies against the bone marrow and/or the lining of the joints and attacks them.
Since I have had success in eliminating all R.A. symptoms, I would like to summarize what I’ve done and propose an alternate explanation to what’s happening-one that could illuminate the physiology of a cure. What I suspect is that the immune system is actually attempting to excrete tin: the same element #50 that used to be mined in the ancient Cornish tin mine featured above. Tin has lain in the rock strata for billions of years and is readily available from a toxicity standpoint. When that element gets into human bone tissue it causes a set of symptoms that is currently described by the term rheumatoid arthritis.
As a reminder from my article on Osteoporosis, when a bone loses its minerals, we don’t find a hollow space but in fact a clogged space. Bones get clogged with elements that don’t belong there in the same way a drain is clogged with grease. While from a superficial perspective the clogging inhibits the absorption of good bone minerals, on a deeper level elements clogging the bone marrow can cause serious harm.
In the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, a muscle testing analysis reveals that the bones are clogged exclusively by tin (this represents a summary analysis of roughly 100 people who were medically diagnosed with R.A.). It appears that a global and historical failure to understand tin toxicity has allowed for continued exposure to tin throughout history, while at the same time the symptoms tin causes have been overlooked because of the various philosophical inclinations of world medical sciences, which have been to summarize symptoms into categories and assume that they cause themselves (Western Medical), or are caused by equally ineffably factors like internal heat and cold (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or vata, pitta and kapha (Ayurvedic Medicine). Historical medicine, meet modern medicine: the actual cause for the conditions we’ve been treating (let’s face it, ineffectively) for thousands of years is organic chemistry.
When Paracelsus hypothesized that something was “not being excreted through the urine and instead getting stored and collected in the bones and joints” he was talking about tin-he just couldn’t express that in the language of organic chemistry as Tin-Element #50 because the periodic table hadn’t been developed yet.
500 Years after Paracelsus, in 2016, initial treatment of R.A. still calls for pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, while more invasive procedures involve the rather barbaric surgical removal of the bones in question and their replacement with prosthetics (plastic, titanium, etc). Knee and hip replacements are the most common. This is technically quite advanced but intellectually absurd. While it is true that a removal of the bone essentially overwrites the problem in that specific location, it would have been unnecessary had it been caught in the initial stages, and at the same skeletal surgery time fails to address the deeper issue that if a person’s autonomic nervous system predisposes them to absorb tin in their bones, they’re probably absorbing it in their organ and vascular systems as well, which may lead to other medical conditions like vasculitis, strokes and a series of degenerative diseases.
Really, both the simplest, least invasive and most logical course is to address the tin toxicity itself. This is something we can only begin to do when we realize that tin toxicity is the problem. Paracelsus is finally vindicated.
Sources of Tin
The fact that instances of R.A. have been recorded as far back as 1500BC, and that the widespread mining and usage of tin started around that time would seem to indicate a correlation between tin mining and manufacture and the rise of the conditions tin causes. Tin drinking cups could have been an early contributor. However, it could as easily have percolated into drinking water from the rock strata and since tin is in some degree spread throughout the globe, there is widespread opportunity to be exposed via that source. Regardless of exposure, genetics must play a big part in who absorbs tin because while rheumatoid arthritis runs in families, it does not appear to be precisely regional (although some countries have higher R.A. counts than others). Gender clearly plays a part as well, since something like 3x more woman absorb enough tin to be told they have R.A. than men do.
I’m not suggesting this isn’t a complex issue, I’m simply stating that instead of focusing on the complexity of R.A. (which is mistakenly believed to be incurable), we should be focusing on the complexity of where tin comes from, which is controllable and which therefore makes R.A. curable.
Environmentally, tin is sourced from a mineral called Cassiterite and it is possible that some municipal tap water systems are poisoned with tin because at some point in the hydrology cycle the water passes through a deposit of this mineral.
However, there are so many common, universally available modern sources of tin in our environment that whatever the source may have been in the ancient world, we have now far surpassed the era when we could realistically blame minerals in the bedrock or tin mines in Cornwall.
Here are the most common (though unlabelled) sources of tin in the modern world:
A: Digestive Sources: primary source is drinking water. Also, luncheon meats, powdered soup bases, carbonated beverages and canned energy drinks (presumably made with tap water). Ironically it is not typically found in tin cans, they have been made from aluminum since the 1980s. They’re just called tin cans out of nostalgia.
To this day, tin is found in 50/50 (tin/lead) soft solder, the sealant used by plumbers to join copper pipes and this is possibly the most significant dietary source of it. Hundreds of trillions of tin ions leach out of this sealant into the drinking water in homes, workplaces and the pipes of your local coffee shop. Boiling doesn’t get tin out, the boiling point of water is 100°C, the boiling point of tin is 2602°C. If you boil your water long enough, all that will be left is the tin. What did you think that white residue at the bottom of the pan was?
B: Breathing Sources: soap, shampoo, hair conditioners, perfume/cologne, laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher soap, toothpaste, baby oil and skin creams.
Companies are not going to state on their ingredients list that the product contains tin. They may not even know it’s there. As an end-consumer, getting products chemically tested for tin could cost thousands of dollars per item, which is not practical for a $5 bottle of shampoo. Really, the cheapest and easiest way to test your products is to muscle test them. If tin is your trigger, it will produce a suppressing effect on your bioelectric field, and this will elicit a weak muscle testing response, so just test all your stuff: and as per the golden rule of muscle testing, if it tests weak don’t use it anymore. That’s the best and most accurate way to avoid all tin sources.
If a product produces a weak muscle testing response, that’s not a guarantee that it has tin, only that it is bad for you in general. A single person can have multiple element triggers (lead, mercury, etc) so it is advisable to test all the products you use on a regular basis.
How to Remove Tin From the Body
Once the sources of tin have been systematically eliminated, there is a 2-3 month timeframe needed to remove all the tin that has soaked into the body thus far.
The method of extracting tin is the same as the method of extracting lead outlined in this article on lead poisoning. To remove tin, we simply need to introduce a 4-valence binder that soaks the tin up like a sponge and gently draws it out of the body. About 60% of people need activated charcoal and 40% need chlorella. There is no way to know which group you will fall into as there is no obvious relationship between age, gender or race. 100% Of people would benefit from DMSA but it is often sold by prescription only and can be harder on the body.
Here is a summary of the 3 binders that work on tin:
1. DMSA: I don’t know why this isn’t standard-issue for all cases of advanced R.A., it would most certainly halt the condition’s advance. It is usually only available by prescription but since rheumatologists are giving out prescriptions anyway, why not prescribe something that actually works?
Dosage: 500mg once/day for up to 30 days. Standard dosage for DMSA is 2 weeks maximum but bones take longer to release tin than a muscle or organ would.
Cautions: Extended dosing of DMSA (more than 2 weeks) should be monitored for vitamin deficiency, typically through the medical supervision of blood test results. Also, the original source of tin toxicity needs to be identified and eliminated or the DMSA will only clear the way for new tin to accumulate in the bones.
Side-Effects: Possible migraines and nausea, which may indicate the passage of tin out of the system but could also be indicators of new tin toxicity. Also, a heightened sensation of deep bone aching as the tin is being withdrawn.
2. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: Charcoal is pure carbon so this is the closest nutritional form to elemental carbon. Charcoal soaks through the entire body and facilitates the extraction of tin from the bones because carbon and tin are in the same family of elements. They have an affinity for each other.
Dosage: Can range from 250mg to 1250mg, depending on the severity of tin toxicity. This amount can be taken once/day or twice/day for up to 6 weeks at a time.
Cautions: Should not be taken for longer than 4 weeks without medical supervision. Also, after that it may lose its effectiveness in some cases.
Side-Effects: Could cause either the loosening of the stools or constipation. Individual reactions can vary widely. Headaches are not uncommon. Also, as with DMSA, a heightened sensation of deep bone aching as the tin is being withdrawn.
3. CHLORELLA: This is a green algae that has performs a role similar to charcoal in that it is effective at binding to 4-valence electron elements such as tin.
Dosage: Range from 500mg to 5000mg. Powder or pill form are both fine, there’s no difference in bioavailability.
Cautions: Should not be taken for longer than 5 weeks at high doses. After that, like charcoal it loses its effectiveness. Also like charcoal, side effects can become more noticeable post-week 4.
Side-Effects: Constipation. As with DMSA and Charcoal, a heightened sensation of deep bone aching as the tin is being withdrawn. There is no harm in taking it when you don’t need it as long as it’s not taken in excess.
The bottom line is none of this will work unless current and future sources of tin are avoided.
Remember, as with all skeletal conditions, once the metal toxicity has been removed, the bone still needs to be re-mineralized. This is its own multi-variable issue and merits a full-length analysis in a future article.
Overview of Rheumatoid Arthritis
CAUSE: Tin toxicity
Note: distinguish between dietary and pulmonary sources
CURE: DMSA, Charcoal or Chlorella,
Note: for best results, you’ll need to muscle test which and how much, and you will know the tin is being progressively removed if the required amount decreases as the weeks pass.
PREVENTION: Avoid all tin sources
Note: this may be quite difficult, learning how to muscle test will help considerably and is the only way to be thorough
RECOVERY: Supplement with bone minerals
Note 1: but only once the tin has been withdrawn, otherwise the bone minerals won’t soak in.
Note 2: if severe warping has happened, in my understanding the bone will not return to its original shape but further degeneration will cease and the pain should diminish, unless the warping of the bone itself has resulted in pain due to posture or nerve pinching, etc.
Statistics and Costs of R.A.
Global estimates of people suffering from tin poisoning (which has historically been called R.A.) vary widely. A reliable source of statistics is the USA, where the CDC estimates 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with it, or a half of 1% of the population. In Canada, the percentage is similar.
The most common question about this is why, if we’re all exposed to tin, do less than 1% of people get R.A.? The answer is genetics. I don’t know why there is a gene to absorb tin but it’s the only explanation to account for how 100 people can drink the same tin-laden water source but only 1 person absorbs the tin.
Technically that question is framed inaccurately, since I’ve encountered tin in many people outside the sub-group who have R.A.. I’ve noticed tin toxicity in a number of cases of skin cancer and breast cancer, so it seems that sensitivity to tin is much higher than a half of 1%, but that it manifests as different symptoms in different people based on genetics and other factors even harder to quantify.
According to the world Health Organization, the average person is unable to keep a job after 10 years with R.A. The annual cost in a developed country of treating a single person who has R.A. varies from $5,700 to $20,000.
In Canada, the CBC News agency reports that $33 billion per year is spent to manage arthritic conditions in general. Presumably the US, with 10x the population of Canada spends 10x the cost, so $330 billion. Wow. I wonder what the global figure is? If anyone knows please put it in the comments below. Whatever it is, that’s exactly the dollar amount that will be saved once there is a widespread understanding that R.A. can be cured by the dual approach of tin detox and tin avoidance.
To put the cost of the actual cure into perspective, the last person I cured of R.A. spent about $100 on the supplements needed to extract the tin. With my consulting fee and the travel costs to come into Vancouver, it probably cost him $1000 in total, including travel expenses. That was a 1-time expenditure, not an annual expense. But cost aside, the value of being free from the constant pain of R.A. cannot be assigned a monetary quantity.
A Quick Case Study
On of my more recent graduates from R.A. is a retiree from British Columbia, Canada. He lives in the countryside and had curtailed his retirement plans of travel because he was in too much pain to do anything. When I met him, he wasn’t even able to lift himself out of the bathtub during a flare-up, and having been told that his condition was incurable, was preparing to run the gamut of limb amputations that is characteristic of early 21st century rheumatoid arthritis treatment.
A muscle testing analysis of his organ systems and bones indicated that he had tin in every bone and organ in his body. Interestingly, there were no other elements present, and to clarify this, we tested for all 74 non-radioactive, non-gaseous elements.
The tin ended up coming from both dietary and inhalant sources, which is actually unusual, so it was somewhat difficult to isolate initially. He had to change his shampoo, soap, laundry detergent to brands that didn’t use tin as an unlisted ingredient, and he began drinking and boiling with only filtered water.
Initially he tested for activated charcoal at a dosage of 750 mg 2x/day. He took this for about 6 weeks, then upon a muscle testing reevaluation, needed to transition to chlorella which he took for another 4 weeks, and finally had to switch back to charcoal at a 500mg dose for another 4 weeks. The 500mg dose represented an improvement over the 750mg dose as the number of mg is indicative of the quantity of the tin, but the progress was too slow for the timeframe in question, the tin should have been out of him by then.
It turned out one of the new creams he had bought to replace the old tin-based cream also had tin in it, so that slowed things down and explained the need to transition back to charcoal. This was also consistent with the minor flare-ups he was still experiencing
After about 3 months we had removed all his tin. Then it was time to begin re-mineralizing his bones, which in his case required 3000mg of calcium citrate twice a day at a descending dosage for a 3 month period.
His biggest relief in all this was in being out of constant pain, his greatest joy was being able to resume his retirement travel plans, and his lingering, unanswered question was why he had been told by every expert in the world that R.A. was incurable when in fact we had worked together to resolve the symptoms in a little over 3 months.
A Closing Thought
Wouldn’t it be nice if all cases of R.A. could be resolved so simply? Really the question isn’t “why should it be so simple” but “why shouldn’t it be so simple?” The methodology I’ve outlined in this article is in accord with modern scientific theory at the level of nuclear physics, organic chemistry, organ physiology and molecular nutrition. The results are easily replicated.
If you knew how to muscle test, there would be no reason you couldn’t try this at home, metaphorically speaking. Whether this meant personally experimenting with muscle testing or working with a muscle testing practitioner, it would be more proactive than simply suffering. Just make sure, if you’re being muscle tested, that the tester is using pure element samples and actual samples of DMSA, charcoal and chlorella. This will ensure objectivity and minimize errors. It’s probably also good advice that if you’re just starting out muscle testing, you should start with product testing to get some experience, and not leap directly into biomedical testing where there is much less of a margin of error. Also keep in mind that muscle testing a bone requires a specific methodology, its not the same as testing a product on your bioelectric field.
And remember not to overlook:
A-potential sources of the tin being replaced,
B-having the right binder (charcoal, chlorella, etc) regularly muscle tested to ensure accuracy, dosage and duration, and
C-the bone re-mineralization process post-R.A., which also needs to be muscle tested regularly to ensure accuracy, correct dosage and appropriate duration.
Maybe it’s time we all started paying more attention to metal toxicity in general and tin toxicity in specific, particularly in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. Perhaps, like those ancient tin mines, one day R.A. will become a thing of the past.