Here's a reminder that not every natural treatment is the best natural treatment.
Lately, you may have read about a Chinese herb called thunder god vine, as I did in the August issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. This study found that it outperforms a prescription med when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis.
In fact, 65 percent of the folks on the herb reported a 20 percent improvement in their symptoms after 24 weeks – double the number of folks on the med who had the same improvement.
Now, on its surface the research is promising. This study is one of several in recent years that all support that same general trend: This herb with the funny name beats meds, or is at least as good as them, when it comes to rheumatoid.
So you're probably thinking, "Where can I get some of this?"
Not so fast.
In addition to being perfectly natural, thunder god vine is also perfectly poisonous. It's been used as rat poison and has even been a component of some insecticides. Just about every part of the plant is poisonous, except for the skinned root – and I still wonder how they managed to figure that out.
Would you trust the manufacturing process to ensure that the skinned root – and only the skinned root – ends up in your supplement?
Even if you say yes, hold on – because there's more.
Thunder god vine's side effects include diarrhea and other stomach problems, hair loss, decreased sperm count and even infertility, headaches, rashes and changes to the menstrual cycle.
Yes, the side effects of this thing may be as bad as those of your meds.
And this is what we know about it now. Remember, there hasn't been a lot of research on thunder god vine, so there's always a chance what we don't know could turn out to be worse than what we already know.
But that doesn't mean there isn't a safe and natural alternative. There is a real, proven cure for rheumatoid, one that can not only stop the progression of this painful condition but even reverse the damage, no risky drugs or poisonous herbs needed.
I wrote all about it in the June issue of Health Revelations, and if you subscribe now you can read it in the online archives.
I'm convinced that in just a few years, everyone will be treating RA this way, even your own doctor – and millions of people will be feeling better than they have in decades. But you don't have to wait – the answer is there for you right now.