What Causes Arthritis?

Back Ache, Neck Pain, Joint Stiffness, Restless Legs

Definition, Prevalence, Symptoms, Causes and Testing

Recent studies* now implicate FOOD TOXINS (previously known as food intolerance) in the chronic inflammation which leads to rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists have shown that simple dietary changes can arrest disease progress and allow healing to begin.

Video about food toxins and inflammation




How common is Arthritis?

Prevalence of Arthritis

Nearly 67 million adults are projected to have self-reported, doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2030, with half of the cases being in older adults. In addition, 25 million will have arthritis-attributable activity limitations.*


Most arthritis occurs as Osteoarthritis - but Rheumatoid Arthritis is widely suffered too. They are both characterised as 'inflammatory diseases'. That is - there is serious inflammation at work deep in the tissues of the bone joints and tendons of the body.

And women are affected more than men.



What causes Arthritis?

Food Intolerance Can Cause Arthritis

CAUSE: Studies now implicate FOOD TOXINS in the appearance of arthritis. 

Arthritis is characterised by continuous inflammation in the joints - either wearing down bone surfaces (osteoarthritis) or inflaming and swelling cartilage and tendon tissue (rheumatoid arthritis).

This is exactly what happens when we ingest food toxins - previously known as food intolerance. When there is only partial breakdown of the proteins - the resulting peptides become toxins. They go to work damaging cells and provoking the immune sytstem.

The subsequent inflammation gradually leads to arthritic conditions in certain people.

But how can foods cause inflammation?

When you have food intolerance - you cannot fully digest certain food proteins - and your small intestine gets damaged. The small intestine is a vital part of your body - because it is your last protection from toxic bacteria, viruses and other 'foreign' things.

But some half broken down proteins damage the small intestine. You may have heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome. Suddenly there are millions of 'foreign' things in your bloodstream which should not be there. And the body's First Response is always inflammation:

  • Inflammation in the skin results in Eczema and psoriasis
  • Inflammation in the respiratory system leads to asthma and respiratory infection
  • Inflammation in the joints leads to Arthritis

But when you avoid food toxins by switching a few foods - your arthritis can begin healing naturally. Working with your doctor you may soon need less medication. 

A simple LOW TOXIN DIET lets you avoid food toxins and the damage they cause - so the body can begin healing naturally.

Learn about foodintol® LoTox Living


Why did I get Arthritis?

Why do I have Arthritis?

Arthritis - an inflammatory condition has known links to food toxins. See research >.

So the real question is 'Why did I get food intolerance?'

ANSWER: Sensitivity to food toxins is genetic. It's in your genes! So you got it from your parents, grandparents and other ancestors. And you cannot change your genes. But you can work with what you have - and tailor your diet to suit your needs.

And - if you are lucky enough to have children - you have already passed on those same genes to your sons and daughters - and even your grandchildren. It makes sense then - to fully understand food intolerance, doesn't it - so you can share the knowledge with the whole family. This way they can make informed decisions - and not be caught out by disease appearing 'out of the blue'.

Food intolerance is the result of eating foods which are inappropriate for you. Not all foods can be processed by the human body. Certain things should not be called foods at all.


How do you Test for Arthritis?

Testing for Arthritis

Clinical tests: There are a number of clinical tests your doctor may order - which you may have across many weeks. In various ways these will investigate whether your pain and inflammation can be labelled as "arthritis". Each test result gives a small part of a bigger picture - and your doctor pieces together the information.

A diagnosis can arise from this process. But it is not a cure.

Arthritis from untreated Food Intolerance

If food toxins are causing your arthritis - all you need to do is move to a LOW TOXIN DIET.

  • Removing the cause of the inflammation allow your arthritis to start healing

Learn about foodintol® LoTox Living



How do you cure Arthritis?

What is the cure for Arthritis?

Arthritis is a well known - and very widely suffered chronic disease - and many doctors label it 'incurable'.

However - other doctors take a different approach and go looking for the cause (frequently food toxins). Because if you can find the cause and remove it - the brilliant human body heals itself naturally.

Here at the Food Intolerance Institute we have developed a simple journal system based on the tried-and-proven Elimination Diet. It's called LoTox Living - and users love it:


Member letter

'Would you please publish my story. I took anti-inflamatories for nine years for stiff arthritic joints and back pain. According to my doctor I had to do it for life. But what with the side effects of strange moods and depresion I decided to look on the internet for answers and food allergy came up.

"The upshot is I used the Healing package and got some answers. At first I was a real skeptic but now I am a believer. Getting on top of it all was a struggle at first but now I am a new person and guess what? No more anti-inflamatories. I am my old self again - the one my husband remembers!

"Deborah please ask your readers whether they really need all those anti-inflamatories or if it's better to find the cause of the inflammation and just remove it." Phyllis B. WA

What is the treatment for Arthritis?

Treatments for Arthritis

Temporary relief treatment: You can take daily medications or supplements from your doctor for a few hours relief. You will probably need to keep taking these anti-inflammatory medicines for life. Unfortunately - many find there are difficult side-effects. But even with medication the disease still progresses - and can lead to bone deformities and further disability. Surgery may be your next option.

Permanent relief treatment: Address the actual cause of your arthritis (likely to be food toxins) and move to a LOW TOXIN DIET. 

It's a natural solution without drugs or procedures - and you'll begin feeling the effect within a week or two. Your amazing human body begins healing as soon as you remove the cause of the inflammation . . .



What is my next step?

Begin with our free ebook. Food toxins can cause serious long-term health problems. Gluten is just one toxin that could be causing your symptoms. There are more than twenty common FOOD TOXINS – and they act together in different combinations to damage cells and provoke the immune system.Free ebook about Food Toxins



All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals