Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection

 Targeting and Treating the Cause of Chronic Illness    

by Dr. Katherine M. Poehlmann                            ISBN 0961726865                 

Satori Press: PO box 7009 Torrance, CA 90504       $19.95, 438 pages, trade paperback,

2nd edition: © 2001, 3rd  printing 2003, Amazon edition w/updates ©2011.        


New: 3rd Edition: Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease © May 2012


 Infection Connection  2nd Edition Synopsis: The withdrawal of drugs like Vioxx and Bextra from the market have left arthritis sufferers in pain and searching for options. Recent findings indicate that NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) can be more toxic than previously believed. Now more than ever, there is a need for alternative treatments that have a high probability of recovery without harmful side effects.

The premise of this book is that microbial colonies of infections including mycoplasma bacteria and all kinds of other pathogenic microbes have been shown to be persistent co-factors in many autoimmune disorders besides Rheumatoid Arthritis. These infections aggravate Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, Lupus, COPD, chronic cystitis, CFIDS, Gulf War Illness, tendonitis (i.e., Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), as well as painful sports injuries that fail to heal. Hallmarks of microbial infections include joint pain, inflammation, bursitis, and chronic fatigue.  Fatigue is an indication of a systemic infection and of cellular dysfunctions caused by the microbes that have invaded our cells. They are stealing energy and oxygen as they disrupt our cellular bio-chemical functions.

This book describes scientifically proven antibiotic, antimicrobial and antiinflammatory treatments, along with nutrition and diet methods to strengthen the immune system. This is a combination that offers a viable alternative to the dangerous drugs that are now being discredited as a single drug cure. Unlike incomplete medical treatments for RA, these protocol components address treating the causes (microbes) and the symptoms (inflammation) together, not just temporary relief from pain.

Second Edition: © 2001, 2003, 2012 Amazon Version

Book summary              From the book’s cover

Table of contents           The book's reviews

The book’s medical/technical reviewers

About the author          Dr. Poehlmann’s events log


* Helpful Health Resources:

Recommended practitioners and labs

Research Websites      Helpful Affiliated Websites

Health Articles            Good Health Books

Diagnosis-Checker      Ongoing Research 

Case Histories             H.W. Clark Memorium

[* Web-Site updates since December 2011 through May 2012]

This scientifically proven regimen has a 30-40% probability of complete remission and a 70-80% probability of significant reduction of symptoms.  -- Arthritis Center of Riverside




Everything you need to know before consulting your doctor!                 

A research scientist and former arthritis sufferer outlines a proven treatment that could banish your chronic pain forever.


 “Dr. Poehlmann has compiled an outstanding resource that finally offers the lay and professional audience a long-needed, contemporary, natural medicine update of Dr. Brown’s pioneering low-dose antibiotic protocol  for Rheumatoid Arthritis…

This therapy works!”

          — Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O., owner of www.mercola.com,

                 the most-visited natural health Internet site in the United States


Rheumatoid Arthritis 2nd edition was a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year competition, Health category, other entrants included the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins.  Award presented at Book Expo America, 2003


Foreword by Dr. Harold W. Clark, author of Why Arthritis?


Appendices by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Garth Nicolson, Institute for Molecular Medicine

Special Appendix II written by Dr. Mercola, for doctors in peer language describing Dr. Thomas McPherson Brown’s scientifically proven antibiotic protocol. Readers who wish to try this treatment are encouraged to show this text to their health practitioner. This Appendix uses Fibromyalgia as an example of the protocol.  Dr Nicholson wrote the highly useful appendix on dietary modifications useful in combating chronic infections and their symptoms.


Recommended by Dr. Mercola on his website at http://www.mercola.com/forms/books4.htm


How to Order Rheumatoid Arthritis:

·       CreateSpace.com (Amazon) now has the 2nd edition available via Print-on-Demand at a list price of US$19.95, Amazon discounts may vary.  For a 25% discount (~$5 off), order via CreateSpace & use code 6Y5V8BQL at checkout.

·       Used 2nd edition copies are now found at Amazon.com and are also available at  Half.com, BookFinder.com and at AddAll.com, often at substantial discounts for single copies.


·       Order in Bulk: For those who wish to buy the 2nd edition in quantities for bulk/drop shipments: Please send us an email at orders@RA-Infection-Connection.com. Please mention your Name, Contact Phone Number, Business/Trade name, Quantities desired, Need date, Ship-to-address.  We will advise you by return Email or by phone. Substantial book-trade and special discounts for Doctors/clinics and special relationships will be available. We will advise you of the terms, discounts, payment methods (PayPal prepayments via email will help speed your order).

Appendix IV Websites Updates: linkages, 3rd edition: Tables 7 and 8 replace tables 6 and 7 in Appendix IV. They have been updated as PDFs, they now are on our website, with hot links to valuable health websites.

·       Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease: The Infection Connection, A completely revised, updated 3rd edition of Rheumatoid Arthritis:  is now available on Amazon.com. The book is complete. Endnotes (over 1000 citations) are contained this website. Indexes and Tables of contents are complete and shown below. 

1.     Table of Contents for the future 3rd edition.

2.     Bibliography

3.     Index

4.     Endnotes

5.     Research and Resource Website Links Tables

·       This website has been augmented to include new supporting medical research conclusions under Ongoing-Research Most research summaries and analysis are in place as they are written.



Author’s Radio Liberty interviews:

Dr. Stan Monteith, M.D., author of AIDS:The Unnecessary Epidemic,  interviews Dr. Poehlmann on autoimmune diseases and naturopathic approaches to chronic pain

        Replay audio in RL Archives for March 26, 2007 and April 10, 2007

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Author’s WS_Radio Interview Archives:

 Jaqueline Marcell, author of Elder Rage, interviews Katherine Poehlmann on the topic of Rheumatoid Arthritis, its cause and treatment.

Play Radio Interview  

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Communications with the Author:

Dr. Poehlmann does not do personal counseling but will answer brief questions relating to her research.  Please address all comments and correspondence, including requests for quantity discounts to libraries and support groups, by email to kpoehlmann@RA-Infection-Connection.com or write to:  K. Poehlmann, Satori Press, P.O. Box 7009, Torrance, CA 90504.


A message from Dr. Poehlmann: Please join me in helping others. 

My goal is to help victims of RA and other chronic diseases to restore their health. For those who cannot afford to purchase the book, free access to the information it contains should be provided by the local library. Please recommend to your librarian that s/he acquire this book for their collection, and suggest that s/he peruse this website: www.RA-Infection-Connection.com  Librarians can purchase the book via our Create Space Bookstore.  CreateSpace.com (Amazon) now has the 2nd edition available via Print-on-Demand at a list price of US$19.95, Amazon discounts may vary.  For a 25% discount (~$5 off), order via CreateSpace & use code 6Y5V8BQL at checkout.


A major portion of book profits (after taxes) are donated to infection research.


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