Chapter 1 Endnotes for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease: The Infection Connection

Arthritis and Its Treatments

1)      Clark (1997)  pp. 14-15.

2)      The nonprofit Arthroplasty Patient Foundation offers a wealth of resources and support group interaction at

3)      Dr. A. Robert Franco’s Arthritis Center of Riverside, CA has had spectacular success with Scleroderma patients. 

4)      See for a complete list assembled from inputs from several credible medical sources including and and

5) The author has added to this list based on additional sources.

6)      Excerpted from the Illustrated Health Encyclopedia, online at

7)      Centers for Disease Control. MMWR 59 (39); 1261-65, 2010.

8)      Clark (1997) p. 4-8.


10)   Unattributed article. “Serrapeptase Insect-Derived Enzyme Fights Inflammation.” Online at (2001)


12) and (nonprofit wellness organization) and

13)   Helmick CG, Felson DT, et al, for the National Arthritis Data Workgroup. Arthritis Rheum 2008;58(1):15–25.

14)   Dr. Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.,, Aug. 17, 2010.

15)   Goronzy JJ, Weyand CM. The innate and adaptive immune systems. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007: chap 42.

16)   More detail regarding these illnesses can be found at the Autoimmune Related Diseases Association’s website, Many of these have related infectious co-factors. COPD is a recent addition. Nunez B, Sauleda J, Antó JM, et al. “COPD: an autoimmune disease?” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010. Online at Autism has also been added to the list since its characteristics are similar to other complex autoimmune diseases. Vojdani A, et al. “Infections, toxic chemicals and dietary peptides binding to lymphocyte receptors and tissue enzymes are major instigators of autoimmunity in autism.” Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2003 Sep-Dec;16(3):189-99. Online at

17)   See 



20)   Cousens (2000). Also see

21)   NIH Publication No. 10-4617 (2010). Online at

22)   Eyre, D. R., Weis, M., Wu, J. “Articular Cartilage Collage: An Irreplaceable Framework?” European Cells and Materials Vol. 12. 2006 (pages 57-63).

23)   Online references: and

24)  (2010)

25)   Colbin, Annemarie and Hunt, Paula. “Build Strong Bones.” Natural Health, May/June 2000. 

26)   Colbin, A. “Protein and the Bones” (2005) online at

27)   Cailliet, Rene. “Disuse Syndrome: Fibrositic and Degenerative Changes,” in Brena and Chapman (1983) pp. 67-68.

28)   (2008)

29)   Dr. Kenneth Brandt presentation at the American College of Rheumatology''s Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 2003. and

30)   Brandt KD, Mazzuca SA, et al. “Effects of doxycycline on progression of osteoarthritis: Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.” Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 52, Issue 7, pages 2015–2025, July 2005. Online at


32)   “Arthritis in Dogs” plus advice on small animal health appears on the veterinary website

33) describes the technique and lists Prolotherapy doctors by state.



36)   Broadhurst, CL, Sinther, M. “Evening Primrose Oil: Pharmacological and Clinical Applications,” in Mazza and Ooma (2000) pp. 213-264.

37)   Volker, et al. (2000) and (2011)


39) (2011)


41) (2011)


43)   Much of the specific drug information in this section comes from the Mayo Clinic’s website:


45)   An overview of risks and benefits of DMARDs is found here:

46)   Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is considered one of the safest drugs for treating RA and Lupus. One of the antimalarials, it is derived from Peruvian cinchona tree bark. It was used extensively in the 1800s to treat these diseases.

47)   To find detailed drug information (benefits, side effects, interactions) go to Use the search window with the desired drug name. Also see

48)   Arthrtitis drugs are big business. E.g., sales for 2010 were Remicade (Merck/J&J) $7.4 Bil, Enbrel (Pfizer/Amgen) $7.1 Bil, and Humira (Abbott) $6.8 Bil. Source: Reuters.

49) (2011)

50) See related articles at this website.

51)   Larsen, Hans R., MSc ChE, The Great Ulcer Drug Rip-off, International Health News, Victoria, B.C. (June, 1996)

52)   Find antibiotic treatments at

53)   University of Maryland Medical Center, Digestive Disorders. (2008)

54)   The Foundation’s website is

55)   University of Maryland Medical Center, Licorice. (2010)


57)   AHFS Drug Information, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland. August 2009.

58)   See

59)   Porter, D., et al., “Prospective trial comparing the use of sulphasalazine and auranofin as second line drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.” Ann Rheum Dis, 1992. 51(4): p. 461-4.

60)   Samuels (1991), p. 132-4.


62)   Shiel Jr., William C., MD, FACP, FACR “Arthroscopy.” May 2011.

63)   Detailed information, publications, and medical advice can be found at

64) describes treatments and has references.



67)   A good resource is, which conducts clinical trials.

68)   Information in this section obtained personally from Dr. Tsuyoshi Okada, 2010.

69)   Clark (1997) p. 46.

70)   Ang-Lee, Michael K.; Moss, Jonathan; and Yuan, Chun-Su. “Herbal Medicines and Perioperative Care.” JAMA, July 11, 2001. Vol 286, No. 2, pp. 208-216.

71)   Blendon, R.J.; DesRoches, C.M.; Benson, J.M.; Brodie, M. and Altman, D.E. “American’s Views on the Use the Regulation of Dietary Supplements.” Arch Intern Med. 2001; 161:805-810.

72)   Waltman, Alicia. “Talking Alternative Medicine with Your Doc.” Natural Health, May/June 2001.

73)   Ullman (1993) presents an excellent and comprehensive overview. Also see, the world’s leading homeopathy information site.

74)   Smyth (1994) p. 346.

75)   Cheyanne West, horse training expert, recommends Calcarea Fluorica on many equine blogs, e.g., (2011). The author has personal experience with this remedy.


77)   Find much more on foreign medical treatments  at

78)   Qu Zhuqing, et al. “Mechanism of the Effect of Acupuncture on Cytosolic Ca~(2+) Concentration in Normal and Exhausted Muscles.” Online at

79)   Qu, Zhuqing, et al. “Effect of Acupuncture on Ion Distribution in Cells of Normal and Injured Skeletal Muscles.” Journal of Beijing Institute of Physical Education. 1993; Vol. 16, no. 4.

80)   Boericke Materia Medica lookup (, Medical Herbalism Journal: List of Materia Medica Sites (, Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research: EthnoBotanical Resource Directory (, and Herbs Database and Herbal Skills Index ( especially Database of Health Conditions vs. Remedies (


82)   Collected laboratory results were published as individual research papers in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol 141, Art. 1. “Biological Actions of Dimethyl Sulfoxide.” March 1966.

83)   Di Giorgio AM. “Dimethly sulphoxide provides neuroprotection in a traumatic brain injury model.” Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2008;26(6):501-7.

84)   Dr. Jacob’s website is

85) lists 17 of the most popular studies.


87) The transdermal delivery system is called Delivra, available on its own through compounding pharmacies.

88)   Overview at

89) describes a famous California case with several ER fatalities.

90)   The 2002 Physicians List from the International Oxidative Medicine Association (IOMA) is published in Hydrogen Peroxide, Medical Miracle by Dr. William Campbell Douglass, MD (2003 edition)

91)   Excellent overview at

92) (2001)

93)   Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby. “Photoluminescence and UV blood irradiation treatment comeback.” (2011)

94)   Schleicher, C. “Application of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation for Treatment of HIV and Other Bloodborne Viruses.” FBBI, 2001

95) (2001)

96)   Barger G.and Knott EK. (1950). "Blood: Ultraviolet Irradiation (Knott technique)." Medical Physics, Vol. 11: pp 132-136.

97) (2011)

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104)   Clark (1997), p. 88. 

105) (2011)



108)   See

109) (2001)

110)   This section contains general information from several websites, primarily (2011), (2009), (2009), (2010)

111) describes destruction of AIDS, herpes, hepatitis, Epstein Barr, cytomegalovirus, and other lipid-envelope viruses. Even cancer growths contract and disappear when the oxygen saturation attacks anaerobic pathogens.

112)   A list of doctors who administer oxygen treatments can be found at

113)   Fife, WP. “Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy On Lyme Disease.” (1998) at

114) (2005)

115) lists all conditions that may or may not be covered as of 2011, but more success stories may lead to wider acceptance of HBOT.

116) (2011)

117) (2008 presentation)

118) and Anahad O’Connor, “The Claim: Cayenne Peppers Can Cure Headaches.”  October 30, 2007 in the NY Times

119)  (2007)

120)   Tavender TJ and Bulleid NJ. “Peroxiredoxin IV protects cells from oxidative stress by removing H2O2 produced during disulphide formation.” Journal of Cell Science 123, 2672-2679 (2010).  Online at

121) gives doctor-to doctor instructions as well as protocol references (citations) and patient advice.




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