It’s a mystery what causes rheumatoid arthritis. At least it’s a mystery to conventional medicine.
That’s because conventional medicine is built around the myth that profitable drugs and hormones are good for us.
Selling estrogen is a huge Big Pharma industry, and they’re constantly trying to find ways to sell us more estrogen. Estrogen is very cheap to make and super-profitable to sell.
However, sadly, it turns out that estrogen is responsible for a lot of the inflammatory diseases many of us suffer from.
Estrogen is a stress hormone that is secreted when many cells are being destroyed. Cells that are being destroyed give signals to your body’s immune system that it needs to step up production of new cells.
Then estrogen gives a “multiply like crazy” signal to neighboring cells. Arthritis is characterized by excessive growth of calcified cartilage, and this growth is fueled by estrogen and may even be caused by excess estrogen.
Here’s a study that looked into the role of estrogen in rheumatoid arthritis:
Most people think estrogen levels can be measured by a blood test. However, as this study shows:
High levels of estrogen were not revealed in blood tests.
If you are going to get a blood test, keep in mind that it may not reveal symptoms of excess estrogen, even if that’s what you have going on.
Blood serum levels of estrone sulfate were no higher in men with arthritis than in healthy men.
Also, this study shows that the body easily converts estrone into estradiol or estradiol into estrone. Estrone is the storage form of the powerful short-acting estradiol.
The study found a very inflammatory type of estrogen in the joint tissue (synovial tissue). This particular estrogen comes from estrogen that your cells generate. So if you generate fewer estrogens, you may actually find your arthritis improving. Nobody knows if arthritis is fully reversible or not, but this study shows that arthritis seems to be caused by an excess of estrogen in the joints.
The reason that you feel knobby growths in joints affected by osteoarthritis is that the estrogen is causing this calcified tissue to grow far too quickly and in a disorganized manner. One solution is to keep estrogen low so that the cells in your joints aren’t getting this “multiply like crazy” signal.
And the same thing applies to prostate disease as applies to arthritis. Estrogen is the culprit there too.