Medical Reviewers for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection


Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website and electronic newsletter offer timely, practical, and valuable information addressing a wide variety of health issues. His website,, has become the most-visited natural health Internet site in the United States. The site is linked to over 20,000 medical pages and includes an improved version of Dr. Brown’s protocol, which he has used successfully to treat thousands of arthritis patients. Dr. Mercola has generously given permission to reprint this protocol as Appendix II of this book.

Dr. Garth Nicolson is currently the President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach, California. The Institute’s website is He was formally the David Bruton Jr. Chair in Cancer Research, Professor and Chairman at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 

Dr. Nicolson was also Adjunct Professor of Comparative Medicine at Texas A & M University. Among the most cited scientists in the world, having published over 520 medical and scientific papers, edited 14 books, served on the Editorial Boards of 20 medical and scientific journals, including the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and currently serving as Editor of two (Clinical & Experimental Metastasis and the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry), Professor Nicolson has held numerous peer-reviewed research grants. He is a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Medal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Stephen Paget Award of the Metastasis Research Society and the U. S. National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award. Dr. Nicolson has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in cell microbiology. His Institute’s dietary considerations for chronic illness patients are reprinted in Appendix III of this book.

Dr. Tsuyoshi Okada, M.D., F.A.C.P., maintains a private practice in Southern California. He is the author of several publications in the areas of Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the active staff of the Gardena Community Hospital and has been Chief of Staff and Chief of Medicine at that facility. Dr. Okada is also on the courtesy staff of Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. Dr. Okada’s observations on interactions between prescription drugs and herbal/vitamin supplements are much appreciated.

The work of these dedicated professionals is quoted and referenced throughout this book. I thank each of them sincerely for their contributions and for reviewing draft versions of the text.


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