Beat Arthritis and Osteoporosis. That’s the title of the book by Dr Rex E. Newman.
About diseases that they say are incurable. This is not true, everything is possible but it does not apply to everyone !
Poor diet and poor food choices are often the root cause, also stress and too little sleep can be a major influence. These factors can lead to a lack of Boron/Borax.
Boron naturally occurs in carrots, pears, apples, grapes, nuts and grains. In the early eighties Dr Rex Newman discovered that healthy people need 6 milligrams of Boron per day and people who are Boron deficient and suffering from disease require 10 milligrams per day for recovery.
In populations where processed foods are not available more than sufficient Boron is present in their diet and people simply do not suffer from disease like people in the western world. Almost all westerners have a lack of Borax/Boron. Comparing regions of the world and testing the food in those regions Newman was able to show the number of cases of Arthritis and other illnesses that were common to these regions. For example, he found that in Jamaica the food didn’t contain sufficient Boron (1 milligram) and 70% of the population had Arthritis. In the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa food contained (1 to 2 milligrams) of Boron and 20% of these populations had Arthritis mostly in the elderly. According to the author there is not yet enough sufficient evidence, but does indicate the direction we should be moving towards. We should not lose sight of the combination and Synergy of different minerals.
What is borax?
Borax (sodium tetraborate hexahydrate or sodium borate) is a naturally-occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen and water. It has been used as a remedy for over 4000 years. Most commercially-produced borax is mined from deposits produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes. It is found in large quantities in the Western United States, in Mediterranean countries, Kazakhstan, and the Tibet region of China. Turkey is one of the largest commercial producers of borates. Boron tends to concentrate in the bone, tooth enamel, nails, spleen and parathyroid gland. It is quickly and easily excreted, primarily through the urine. This means a regular dietary source of boron is required, as few reserves are held in the body to cover periods of deficient boron intake.
A limited amount of boron is absolutely essential for good health. Here are some of its properties (at different concentrations):
Protect’s you from fluoride, Borax protects against the accumulation of fluorides in the body; is effective as an antidote in fluoride toxicity; and can remove fluorides from the body.
Anti-microbial. Borax is toxic to insects, parasites, protozoa and bacteria.
Fungicide. Effective against moulds and fungi, internally and externally. (17,18)
Hormone normaliser. Stimulates the production of hormones, stabilises estrogen, assists with insulin use and blood glucose control, triglyceride use and production of reactive oxygen. With boron sufficiency, blood serum triglyceride levels are significantly lower. Estrogen replacement therapy may not be necessary.
Immune system enhancer. Promotes healing of wounds.
Reduction and control of inflammation
Aphrodisiacfor men and women. Boron stimulates the production of DHT and testosterone and normalises oestrogen.
Toxin removal. Chelator / protection from heavy matals Stabiliserof calcium, silicon, copper and magnesium levels, inhibitit calcification Boron sufficiency normalises calcium levels, preventing both abnormal calcium deposition and bone weakness.Boron sufficiency inhibits the accumulation of inorganic copper in the bones and prevents loss of bone. Boron assists with the assimilation of various minerals, particularly calcium and silicon. Those with insufficient boron in their diets may suffer a variety of bone, skin and connective tissue ailments. Insufficient body silicon is associated with rapid ageing.
Mental enhancement. Improves attention, both short and long term memory, perception, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity.
Borax as a remedy
Borax has successfully been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments. You can use it for both prevention and treatment.
Rheumatoid artritisThis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints, causing degeneration and deformity. It is more common in women, and can occur at any age. Often it develops into osteoarthritis. Work by Prof Roger Wyburn-Mason identified an amoeba in the joint as the cause in certain susceptible people. Boron is an effective cure.
Osteoarthritis a wearing away of the joints, particularly those that have been subject to trauma, infection or over-use when injured. It is more common in men. The cartilage or tough fibrous matter around the joint wears away and the bones rub against each other, causing pain and and further permanent damage to the joint.
Osteoperosis (decalcification of the bones) or osteopenia.
Other bone and connective tissue diseases such as Dupuytren’s disease.
Swollen gums or loose teeth (pyorrhoea). This is a bit like arthritis of the teeth and gums.
Very effective for bladder infectionand urinary tract infection (UTI). For other infections apply topically or take internally diluted to the recommended dose.
Spondylitis (arthritis of the spine with inflammation in the joints). Calcium is lost from the spinal vertebrae, leading to fusion and disc degeneration. Spondylitis responds to mineral treatments, particularly boron.
Gout. Boron is an effective remedy.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Borax/Boron is not a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your doctor, GP, health practioner or your other health care providers concerning your symptoms and medical requirements before following any of the remedies or other suggestions on this site.