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Question on Arthotech Pills

Posted by Mary Ann (Bayside, NY) on 10/25/2006

I started on Arthotech 2 pills a day in June 2006. Then switched to 1 pill a day which keeps the pain manageable. Since September I have had a tightness in my throat, my back teeth are hurting and I have shortness of breath. My Dr. thought I was having a heart attack. She did put me on Nexum, but it is not working.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Mary Ann:

I have had a tightness in my throat, my back teeth are hurting and I have shortness of breath.

When the body is acid, it holds less oxygen and therefore the shortness of breath. The blood holds less oxygen when the body is acid.

Tightness of throat is the same condition. However back teeth is hurting is a condition of teeth sensitivity, and it indicates the body is deficient of citrates. Citrates also alkalizes the body and is well known to reduce teeth sensitivity.

Therefore, try just one whole freshly squeezed lemon juice and keep adding baking soda at 1/4 teaspoon interval until no more fizz. Add water to 1/2 glass. Take this twice a day and the body should have sufficient bicarbonates within a week. The let the body rest and do not take if for two days. Then continue again.

Taking this should reduce the acid condition and reduce the arthritic pains. It is important to watch the diet carefully and not eat sweets. When eating food do not mix starch with carbohydrates, or drink milk. The body tend to cause a reaction as milk casein have a tendency to prevent nutrients in food from absorbing.

If you think you will have a heart problem it is best to protect yourself and take some magnesium supplements such as 250 mg. of Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium Citrate, and some ACV with some baking soda to neutralize the acid. The usual dose is two tablespoon ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. A boron supplements will bring about a magnesium and calcium balance. Most vegetables have sufficient calcium as it is, so take plenty of fresh vegetables and avoid fried foods. If you take some borax such as 1/8 teaspoon per liter of water, only for the week for example, boron is well known to balance the magnesium and calcium ratios. If the teeth has cavities or have similar pains. This is also a sign of molybdenum deficiency. Usually taken 50 mg. in one day for the entire month one dose will do it, or taken once every two week. However, you need not take this too much. The one thing unique about molybdenum is that controls pH balance and will cause the body to be within normal range of alkalization by controlling sugar, which is acid forming.

The other unique thing about molybdenum that I found out is its tendency to cause the urinary ORP to be in the negative millivolt region, which means it causes the body to be anti-oxidating rather than oxidizing. For example if I take baking soda and citric acid my urinary pH goes to 6.2, but with molybdenum, it went up to 6.7. And if my normal urinary ORP is -70 millivolt (weakly antioxidation), it causes urinary ORP to about -120 millivolt, which is more strongly antioxidation. This is a well known fact, but I give you an illustration why sometimes molybdenum is important. Molybdenum also helps balance out the copper and zinc ratios too.

To reduce arthritis pain, a common remedy I always used that seem to work is to take vitamin B complex along with some aspirin only to reduce the inflammation. The other addition that tends to help me is to take some Manganese chloride or Manganese sulfate for about one week at about 25 mg/day, then stop if the pain is gone. Or take it one week and stop two weeks then start again if pain is still there. Vitamin C in form of sodium ascorbate seems to help as well as vitamin D which in some cases a deficiency of it causing ricket can also lead to arthritic pain also.