Your knee arthritis may be connected to mouth bacteria.
0:00 Knee arthritis can be connected to mouth bacteria
1:15 Over decades of my practice, I questioned why either osteo arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis developed
2:54 I explain how to tell if a microbe is causing your knee issues
In this video, I explain the connection between knee arthritis and mouth bacteria.
First, I touch on the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition. Your immune system attacks your own joints, resulting in them being inflamed. It can develop in your fingers, wrists, knees, and other joints. It’s always symmetrical; meaning, it’s on both sides of your body in the same joint.
It also can affect your heart, cause anemia, and damage your eyes. You always have a lot of inflammation.
With osteoarthritis, the space in your joints decreases. You get spurring, pain and stiffness. There’s a bit less inflammation, and it’s typically asymmetrical. If you have it in a joint on one side, you typically won’t see it in the same joint on the other side of your body.
Over decades of seeing patients in my practice, I used to wonder why someone would get osteoarthritis in a joint unless they’d damaged it. Why would it occur in one joint but not another, unless there was some kind of acute or repetitive injury? And why, with rheumatoid arthritis, would the body attack its own joints in a symmetrical way?
I realized there had to be some kind of microbe involved and, after research, I discovered a connection of the DNA of oral bacteria being found in the synovial fluid of knee joints as well as in the heart. The bacteria is called porphyromonas gingivalis, and is the microbe involved in gum disease. Then it made sense to me. Your body attacks the microbe. And if there’s an infection in the joint, that could affect your cartilage production and cause a build up of calcium around the joint.
You can easily tell if a microbe is causing your knee problems. Take a natural, inexpensive antibiotic such as goldenseal, tea tree oil, myrrh, garlic, or olive leaf extract. If your condition improves, then you’ll know it was caused by this microbe. These antibiotics have no side effects, and are also antiviral. You can take them in combination in case there are other bacteria or viruses within your joints. Try this treatment for a couple of weeks.
Now you know the connection between knee arthritis and oral bacteria.
Dr Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Knee arthritis can be connected with oral bacteria.
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