The hidden cause of arthritis pain... and how to stop it

Researchers have just come closer than ever to discovering what I've known for years.

They almost figured out one of the true causes of arthritis of the knees... but even with the evidence right in front of them, they STILL couldn't put the pieces together!

The new study confirms what doctors see every day: This painful condition is on the rise like never before.

The rate of osteoarthritis of the knee is now double what it was at the start of the industrial revolution. Women in particular are hit hardest, facing the disease at a rate 2.6 times higher than they did long ago.

So... what's the reason for it?

The answer is literally right in front of them, in some of the biggest changes around us since the 19th century.

But they're so focused on trying to force some wacky theory of evolution into the study that they've completely missed it!

They claim the rise in osteoarthritis of the knees is due to what's known as a "mismatch disease." That's a weird theory that says we haven't evolved enough to match our environment.

Other supposed "mismatch diseases" include hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.

That sounds nutty to me. If anything, this just disproves the whole notion of evolution. If it were correct, shouldn't we be evolving AWAY from diseases... not INTO them?

The researchers did find that longer lives and bigger bodies aren't really the driving factor behind the rise in the disease rate. T hat means something else in our environment -- something we haven't evolved to "match" yet -- is the main cause.

They're right about the first part. Age and weight are certainly factors, but they're not the main reasons.

And they're half right about the second part. It IS something in the environment.

But no amount of "evolution" is going to protect you from it, unless they think we're going to evolve into Cheetos.

That's the real reason. Cheetos... and all the other processed foods and junk foods at the heart of the modern diet.

Even so-called "healthy" processed foods and convenience meals are loaded with ingredients that can trigger undiagnosed food sensitivities, which in turn can lead to several dangerous reactions inside the body, including joint damage.

Food, water, cosmetics, and more are also hidden sources of toxins, which can penetrate the body and trigger destruction inside your joints.

Combine those factors with the fact that knees tend to crumble just from wear and tear over the years, and you've got a recipe for agonizing pain as arthritis takes over.

It's time to end the pain. Seek the advice of a skilled holistic medical doctor who can test you for food sensitivities and other common "hidden" causes of joint damage.

If you're in the San Diego area, I can run those tests here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine. Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

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