The first Western disease that I was familiar with as a child was arthritis. My dear paternal grandmother, Bertha Cooper, suffered from this condition for many years. It was very bad in wrists and joints. I remember him asking if I would go to the corner liquor store at 101st Street and Avalon Boulevard in Watts, California, and buy him some Ben Gay, a white pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory rub. He rubbed Ben Gay on his wrists, joints and tendons as well.
When I was a child, I did not understand diseases. I did not know how my grandmother developed arthritis. All I knew is that he had it (and claimed it too).
However, when the Universe gave me its Akashic Records of health knowledge in the late 1990s, I finally understood why Grandma Sis (Bertha) developed and suffered from arthritis. You see, my grandmother was originally from the South, Mississippi to be exact. The ideal dinner was “food for the soul”. My grandmother was an excellent cook and I never tasted any food in my deaf, dumb and blind days and years that tasted better than my paternal grandmother’s food / cooking.
However, while this so-called soul food tasted good, I now understand that taste is neither the yardstick nor the yardstick for what is healthy or nutritional. It was the delicious food for Grandma’s soul that gave her arthritis and tendonitis. Yes, all that cornbread, collard greens and mustard greens, salted pork, candied yams, fried chicken, liver, catfish, pork chops, Cornish hen, neck bones, ham, white rice, etc. eventually made her (and the rest of my family members) in. Not to mention eating all that refined white Webber and Wonder bread, pancakes (pancakes), syrup and cookies, bacon, sausage, jello pie, jelly sandwiches, pretzels, Viennese sausage, potted meat, spam, cheese pork head, liver pate, etc. And what about all that hot chocolate, coffee (mixed with white sugar and heavy cream), buttermilk, pet milk, Kool-Aid, and soda you drank?
He didn’t smoke cigarettes like his five sons, but he rolled his own cigarettes with Prince Albert brand tobacco and Zig Zag paper. My childhood friends thought my grandmother smoked marijuana. It was a bit embarrassing until they found out what she was actually smoking.
I mentioned all of the above so that everyone knows that my grandmother’s arthritis was caused by what she ate and drank daily out of ignorance, tradition and habit.
All that meat turned to uric acid in my grandmother’s joints and ligaments. The starches were broken down into carbonic acid and also got to your joints. And so did lactic acid from the breakdown of the dairy you ate.
Smoking also created a condition of excess acid in my grandmother. She also had bouts of gout, which is nothing more than arthritis in the ankle area.
You see, arthritis is a condition of inflammation of the joints. That’s it. The Latin word “Arth” means “joints” and the suffix in English “it is” means “inflammation”. What is inflammation? A burning! What causes this burning or inflammation? ACID!!! Plain and simple!
Grandma Sis was lucky and eventually died of degeneration (which doctors call natural death). However, her sons (and daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces and grandchildren) were not so lucky, they died from the insidious cancer, including my father from lung cancer in 1994 and my mother from pancreatic cancer in 1999.
My family couldn’t, wouldn’t, and to this day, they still won’t believe that what they put in their mouth causes their pathologies and eventually kills them. It was easy to write me off when I was a Muslim and a member of the Nation of Islam in the early 1990s, simply saying “that kid is mad at whites and at the world!” But today as a naturist, what is your excuse? Nothing but ignorance and traditional paralysis! Soul food is a tradition, Djehuty! Yes, a tradition that leads to an early grave!
One of the biggest contributors to arthritis are collard greens and mustard greens. Sorry niggas, niggas, and soul food lovers! But this is true! Vegetables are mixed with “oxalic” acid, and this oxalic acid is produced largely when you cook vegetables. This is true! And for lovers of chocolate with rat feces, their precious chocolate also contains oxalic acid.
Now, I don’t want you to think that soul food is the cause of arthritis, because many whites, Mexicans / Latinos, and Asians also suffer from arthritis. Like soul food, the standard American diet also causes arthritis. Arthritis is an American disease!
If you understand arthritis, you must understand tendonitis and gout. They are acidic liquids that accumulate problems in the joints that cause inflammation (pain).
Most of those with arthritis (and tendonitis and gout) today are fighting the symptoms of these inflammatory diseases with pharmaceutical grade medications. Although God instructed Bible believers to heal themselves with herbs (Revelation 22: 2, Ezekiel 47:12, and Psalm 104: 14), in their strange obedience to God, they take the enemy’s pharmaceutical drugs that prolong arthritis . Why and how? Because pharmaceutical grade drugs, although made from alkaloids, eventually break down into ACID (especially ascetic acid, which eats away red blood cells) in the body, and the acid produces inflammation, so how smart is it to take? something to attack the symptom that eventually lengthens and worsens the initial condition?
Mother Nature has cured arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. To cure arthritis, all you need to consume are certain herbs. Herbs that are anti-inflammatory in nature are best for curing arthritis. These herbs include meadowsweet, peppermint, wintergreen, birch, black and white willow bark, and balm of Gilead.
However, certain other herbs work synergistically with the herbs mentioned above. Personally, no arthritis healing can take place efficiently without the following herbs: Devil’s Claw, Boswellia (Frankincense), Uva Ursi, Mullein Leaves, Saffron, Cayenne Pepper, Feverfew, and Guaiac Wood.
Devil’s Claw, Boswellia, Uva Ursi, and Mullein are the main herbs for arthritis. They greatly counteract mucus, which is a byproduct of acid, which causes inflammation.
Organic sulfur, commonly called MSM Sulfur, is also great for curing arthritis. So is Noni juice!
You can also make your own healing ointment with a butter or oil base such as shea or cocoa butter, coconut, olive or almond oil (or any other good oil) and add a few drops (10-15 drops) of the following oils essentials: Mint, Cloves, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Birch and / or Spearmint.
You can rub this ointment directly on your joints or other problem areas. It is very relaxing and healing.
And of course, as a herbalist, I have formulated my own Joint Formula consisting of all the herbs mentioned above; it’s a powerful little formula that works wonders for me when my wrists start to ache from too much typing (writing all that legal plea).
I can’t forget magnetotherapy for arthritis too. Magnets alkalize a problem or injured area and also improve circulation to the problem area so that healing can begin.
My good friend and brother, Mark Lomax, a musician, cured himself of severe attacks of gout, another acid disease. It has been a few years since you had gout. What did he do? First, detoxify your body with our Full Body Detox. Then he did a daily regimen of our Electric Green Cell Food (Pure Alkalinity), Joint Formula, and Black Cherry Juice Concentrate. You wouldn’t recognize this brother if you met him 3 years ago. He also lost over 70 pounds with these herbs. This man is a walking example of healing!
I should also mention the importance of the pineapple enzymes called bromelain for curing arthritis and other acidic conditions. Bromelain or pineapple enzymes are anti-inflammatory in nature and effect and thus cure arthritis. They taste the same as candy and are chewy and you can chew as much as you want, although 3-6 tablets after dinner should do the job. You can find bromelain in most health food stores.
Soaking inflamed body parts in hot water and peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils is also beneficial for arthritis.
But the most important thing to fight arthritis is a modified diet. Eliminate or reduce your consumption of meat and dairy products. These are two of the main culprits in causing arthritis. A vegetable cocktail consisting of celery, parsley, apple, and / or carrot (for sweetness and base) 3-4 times a week will greatly remove acid build-up in your joints. Of course, avoid all acidic drinks (beer, soda, milk, orange juice, wine, coffee, etc.).
Man, life is so wonderful when you know how to cure and prevent diseases. Understanding diseases is equally important. Sometimes I am filled with pain and sadness for my knowledge and knowing that people suffer from lack of knowledge (and also insanity). See Ecclesiastes 1:18 and Hosea 4: 6.
However, the children of the future, including my son, Asim, and my daughter Layla, and other descendants of Conscious Minds: Nadya, Najee, Elijah, Asar, Sunshine and the most recent edition of Melia and Obea, and the others (here on the west coast of Los Angeles) will benefit from this deep understanding of proper diet, as well as my suffering and pain, as well as their parents. I am also pretty sure that many children across the country will also benefit from reading and applying this free information and health knowledge from their parents.
As much as I loved my relative’s soul food and cooking in my dying days (black), you couldn’t put a gun to my head and force me to eat a piece of chicken or pork today, and I mean it in I laughed! I love myself too much to damage my temple of God. My children are beautiful (and very crafty and precocious) because of what their parents ate before and while conceiving them. You can do it too!
Make the change people! Taste is not the criterion of health. The nutritional content is!
Peace and love, readers!
Products that can start the healing process: MUCUS BUSTER, MSM SULFUR, ACID BUSTER.
Written by Djehuty Ma’at-Ra