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Women, Urinary Tract Infections, And Rheumatoid Arthritis

By | May 13th, 2015 | Modified - February 9th, 2020
Women, Urinary Tract Infections, And Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks that lining of joints causing stiffness and deformity. Researchers looked for a reason why the body would attack itself and were given clues that rheumatoid arthritis might be triggered by an infection.

The body will attack itself when the protein of a infecting disease is similar to the protein of a particular tissue in the body. The body develops antibodies to target the infection, but ends up targeting similar proteins in healthy tissues of the body. This understanding led researchers to look for a infection that contained a protein similar to that in the lining of the joints.

Urinary Tract Infection and Autoimmune Disease

Women get rheumatoid arthritis 3-4 times more than men,[1] so researchers started looking at infections that women got more than men. Women get urinary tract infections more than men and when researchers tested the urine of women who had rheumatoid arthritis they found an infection that contained a protein similar to a protein in the lining of the joints.[2][3]

When the body developed antibodies to combat the urinary infection called Proteus mirabilis, unfortunately the antibodies also attacked the lining of the joints. The infection in the urinary tract was a result of flora in the fecal matter that migrated from the colon to the bladder, so it would appear addressing the migration would be a way to combat rheumatoid arthritis.

Removing Urinary Tract Infections

Studies[4] have shown that a plant-based diet successful treated rheumatoid arthritis, but the reason was not clear. Evidence now supports that a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables feeds and strengthens the good bacteria in colon, allowing the good bacteria to control the harmful bacteria.

A plant-based diet has been shown to reduce Proteus mirabilis antibodies,[5] indicating it reduced the amount of the bacteria in the colon. This reduction appears to be why a plant-based diet successfully combats rheumatoid arthritis.

Methods for Removing UTI

  1. Eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet based on the Foods on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.
  2. Drink a gallon of spring water daily to flush toxins out of the body: Drink Spring Water To Support The Health Of Your Organs
  3. Please read the “Uterine Support” and “Vaginal Canal Wash” sections in my herbal book to learn how cleanse and strengthen the reproductive system with herbs: Alkaline Herbal Medicine

[1] G Furneri, LG Mantovani, A Belisari, M Mosca, M Cristiani, S Bellelli, PA Cortesi, G Turchetti. Systematic literature review on economic implications and pharmacoeconomic issues of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012 Jul-Aug;30(4 Suppl 73):S72-84.
[2] C Wilson, H Tiwana, A Ebringer. Molecular mimicry between HLA-DR alleles associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Proteus mirabilis as the Aetiological basis for autoimmunity. Microbes Infect. 2000 Oct;2(12):1489-96.
[3] BW Senior, GA Anderson, KD Morley, MA Kerr. Evidence that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have asymptomatic ‘non-significant’ Proteus mirabilis bacteriuria more frequently than healthy controls. J Infect. 1999 Mar;38(2):99-106.
[4] J Kjeldsen-Kragh. Rheumatoid arthritis treated with vegetarian diets. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Sep;70(3 Suppl):594S-600S.
[5] A Ebringer, T Rashid. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a Proteus urinary tract infection. APMIS. 2014 May;122(5):363-8.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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