What would you do to rid yourself of rheumatoid arthritis?

Big Pharma is betting that you'd be willing to put up with three months of "mild to moderate" side effects, after which "the worst" of them would be over.

Now, you don't have to put up with side effects from any drugs to fight rheumatoid arthritis, whether it's three months or three years. In fact, you can stop and even reverse rheumatoid completely naturally, and I'll tell you more about that in a moment.

The new drug being tested right now is supposed to stop activity by the cells believed responsible for rheumatoid arthritis. A study on 43 rheumatoid patients published in July in Arthritis Research and Therapy found that this drug appeared to reduce joint inflammation while offering only those "mild to moderate" side effects.

They're banking on the fact that many patients are suffering so badly from their arthritis pain that they'll try just about anything to get it under control.

And they're probably right. After all, many arthritis sufferers already hit their painkillers pretty hard, and until recently no one has wanted to talk about how bad those are for you. Now, they're finally starting to suggest limits on painkillers, including lower doses and stronger warnings. There's even talk of taking some off the market altogether.

That's been a long time coming.

But before you start worrying about how you'll handle your RA with weaker painkillers, let me share a little secret with you, something your own doctor probably doesn't know: You can take control of rheumatoid arthritis on your own, without drugs of any kind.

It's true.

So many patients come to me as skeptics – but a few months later, they're true believers when they see – and feel – the results for themselves.  Many of them tell me they didn't believe it was possible to feel as good as they do.

I outlined my three-step plan for stopping and even reversing rheumatoid in the May and June issues of Health Revelations. If you subscribe now, you'll be able to read all about it in our online archives.

So don't rely on painkillers or surgery, and don't wait for that new drug and its side effects. Take control now, and feel better as your body repairs your joints for you naturally.