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  • Perfect Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Shining Prairie Flower Productions; 2nd edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971889716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971889712
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a physician who treats Rheumatoid Arthritis I realize that modern medicine is very limited in what it can do for this disorder. This book will give you options beyond anything you dreamed possible ..and it works. I tell my RA patients - even if you do nothing else for now - just read this book! --Thomas Alexander, MD., Seattle, Washington

I had RA for many, many years. I tried every so called cure. It was only when I read this book that I hit the jackpot. This coming September will be 2 years that I am totally free of any medication and the pain is almost non-existent. Ingrid, South Africa

Your discoveries are a miracle! A month ago, overnight I developed a severe arthritic reaction/condition. In the last 2 weeks I have gone from being completely unable to walk, to walking pain free, symptom free! Kerry Harrison, West Virginia

My husband's arthritis began at only 22 years of age and it was progressing fast. He has been off ALL medication for almost 6 months now and we are on our way to complete recovery. His right hand is totally normal. The info here WORKS!!!!!! Reader, Atascadero, California

I have osteoarthritis and have been following Barbara's recommendations for about a month now. I can already tell a difference in the way I feel. If I cheat, I can really tell the difference the next day. Linda Squires, Orlando, Florida

I suffer from both RA and Ankylosing Spondolitis. When I'm good at sticking to this program, I'm almost in complete remission. I have been able to stop taking the Methatrexate and Lodin. This is a really great program and it works if you have the discipline and self motivation to go through it and stick it out. S. Kahler

This is a very important book - putting together all this information in one place. What a gift to the world. Jan Adamson, extensive food allergies, Ottawa, Canada

The hidden allergen lists alone are worth the price of the book. Helen Eisen, poet, St. Louis, Missouri

At age 30, after being a college athlete and in perfect health, my daughter was diagnosed with RA. We were devastated!! Two years later, she was on Enbrel, methotrexate and other meds for her condition--things looked pretty hopeless. Researching on Amazon's site, we came across Barbara's book and thought it sounded too good to be true! After all, the rheumatologists were telling us there was no cure. We had nothing to lose but the price of the book, a little time and effort. One year ago, we started with the fast that Barbara recommends and we were absolutely shocked with what happened. After 5 days, my daughter was completely without pain, swelling or any sign of RA. We were ecstatic!! Now, the problem was sustaining it! After a period of six months, she was able to come off Enbrel and methotrexate, but not all of her meds. However, though it is slow,we continue to make progress. Barbara s book became our source of strength when we thought about giving up. It was precise, thorough, informative and most importantly--certain this could be done. Reader

This book is the best book I have ever read about arthritis. I know the author and I knew her before she was cured and after so I know what an amazing change she was able to make in her life. I have mild arthritis and have found her advice more helpful than anything a doctor ever told me. This book can really change your life if you have arthritis. Chalotte Ellis, Retired Libarian, St. Louis Missouri

--Readers of the Book Conquering Arthritis

Barbara has shown that a CURE is not only possible but doable for anyone who applies themselves to their healing. --Naide Bruno, Chiropractor and Naturopath, Cave Creek, Arizona

A must read for anyone not satisfied with their current treatment. --Monica Tegeler, medical student with rheumatoid arthritis, St. Louis, Missouri

Barbara has shown that a CURE is not only possible but doable for anyone who applies themselves to their healing. --Naide Bruno, Chiropractor and Naturopath, Cave Creek, Arizona

A must read for anyone not satisfied with their current treatment. --Monica Tegeler, medical student with rheumatoid arthritis, St. Louis, Missouri

From the Publisher

Conquering Arthritis by Barbara Allan is simply the best book on the market for anyone who wants to take charge of the healing of their own arthritis. This book is in a class by itself.

Some books are written by arthritis experts who have all the right credentials but who have never had arthritis. They don't really understand what it is like to live with arthritis or what it takes to get well. They just repeat what someone else told them were the best treatment options.

Other arthritis books are written by people coping with arthritis, but who do not have the training to really understand how conventional or alternative arthritis treatments work.

The book, Conquering Arthritis, finally combines expert knowledge with a first hand perspective.

If you are serious about getting well, you need this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Author

At age 25 Barbara Allan became one of the over 9.1 million people in the United States with an autoimmune-type arthritis. Her arthritis was triggered by a bout of bacterial dysentery caused by eating food tainted with a bacterium called Shigella. She was on vacation at the time.

Reactive arthritis was the name given to her condition. In many respects, it is very similar to rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, she eventually got well using methods proven to work for rheumatoid arthritis.

The onset of her arthritis was about 6 weeks after the dysentery. The arthritis came on very suddenly and left her in chronic, overwhelming pain that often made it difficult to walk even a few steps without passing out. Sometimes the pain was so bad that she was incapable of rational thought, or any thought at all. Sometimes her hands hurt so much she couldn't even hold silverware well enough to feed herself. For years she lived with the loss of many things that she had valued highly: her health, her mobility and to a some extent the use of her mind. She lost friendships, status, the ability to continue as a graduate student, and the ability to hold a regular job.

Usually this type of arthritis goes away within a month, but her case went on for years. Her doctors didn't know what to do with her. Nothing they tried did much good.

Her illness led her to devote 11 years of her life to systematically researching and personally testing promising alternative therapies until she perfected the nine secrets that successfully cured her own difficult disease.

When she first got sick, she started reading everything she could get her hands on related to the latest scientific research on the causes of arthritis and possible new treatments. In a doctoral program in molecular biology at Washington University in St. Louis, one of the major medical research universities in the country, this type of information was readily available to her. When she was in too much pain to leave her apartment, friends brought copies of journal articles to her. Unfortunately, the most promising research was years away from possible clinical trials, and the current cutting edge treatments were not very effective.

After four and a half years of conventional treatments that did little or nothing to improve her condition, she decided that if she continued to follow the conventions dictated by the current medical model, she was unlikely to get well. Even those in the medical field are aware that few patients treated by rheumatologists can expect any lasting or substantial improvements. She needed a new plan.

In her next phase of the search, she started evaluating everything she came across in the lay press that promised to help arthritis, pain, or rebuild health. Not surprisingly, much was silly or potentially dangerous. In this category are claims that arthritis can be cured by burial in horse manure, taking cocaine, topical application of motor oil, brake fluid, gasoline, kerosene, and lighter fluid, and sitting in inactive uranium mines.

However, as she avidly read material targeted to the lay public, she did find many treatments that made sense and that were supported by studies published in reputable research journals. She applied these promising alternative therapies to her own condition. Some helped and some didn't.

Eventually she was able to completely overcome her arthritic condition using the nine secrets mentioned in the title of her book. Each method provided a lasting and dramatic improvement in her condition. After years of having difficulty just walking from one room to another, she now enjoys walking many miles a week and goes on 30-50 mile bike rides for fun. She has regained full use of her hands and her hips. The pain and fatigue are gone. In addition, her health has improved each of the last 8 years since she discovered these methods. She credits this to the fact that she has continued to use and refine the health promoting measures described in Conquering Arthritis, allowing her body to heal at deeper and deeper levels.

Customer Reviews

I am grateful to Barbara Allan's book, Conquering Arthritis!
Rosanne Martins
As the friend of several people who have rheumatoid arthritis and other food-related problems, I appreciate and highly recommend this book.
Linda Small
So if YOU are ready to take charge of your life, if YOU are ready to do the work, if YOU are ready to get better...buy this book!
SKH

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239 of 247 people found the following review helpful By seattlereviewer on December 7, 2003
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I cannot express what a blessing this book is in our lives. My husband's arthritis began at only 22 years of age and it was progressing fast. No one in my family has this disease and I did not know where to turn except a specialist. We saw a specialist for a few years, and I always asked was there nothing more we could do to cure the arthritis? I could not believe that he would have to be on medication for the rest of his life. Since he was in his early twenties, this would mean years and years of constant, daily medication. Of course this would eventually mean problems with other parts of his body due to medication intake. I still did not know where to go to find a cure rather than just an immune supressant. Then, he came home one day after an appointment with his doctor involving a new set of x-rays. He was now being told that his bones were starting to be eaten away and bones in his left hand had most likely fused together. He was still only 27 at this point! I could not imagine what permanent consequences would come over the next years and I could see him not being able to play with our little boy or do anything with his hands in the future. This pushed me to stop at nothing to find the cure. I knew it had to be out there, but where? After tons of research and reading, I found the cure!!! I cannot begin to express my thanks to the author and her research and her sharing with the world. I just can't understand why the medical community does not know, or if they know, why they don't share the knowledge. My husband is in college and this very night was studying Rheumatoid Arthritis in his anatomy class. They have NO information on how diet and food sensitivities can cause RA and they state they know of no cure or really good medications.Read more ›
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108 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Alexander on November 7, 2004
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Outstanding. If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis ...get this book. Practice it and your life will change. Barbara has done an excellent job of combining personal experience, reviewing the scientific literature and inspiring the reader, to produce a life-changing book. She goes through extraordinary lengths to find answers to the disease that once haunted her and comes up a winner. And you can get the benefit of her vast experiences and research for the cost of a book.

As a physician who treats Rheumtoid Arthritis I realized that modern medicine is very limited in what it can do for this disorder.This book will give you options beyond anything you dreamed possible ..and (from second hand experience) it works. I tell my RA patients - even if you do nothing else for now - just read this book!
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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful By S. Kahler on January 20, 2006
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I suffer from both RA and Ankylosing Spondolitis. I found out through this program that I cannot eat wheat, milk or dairy products, eggs, sugar or coffee. When I'm good at sticking to it, I'm almost in complete remission. When I cheat, I pay for it. Within 20 minutes of consuming one of the above items, my fingers begin to swell and get stiff, and by the next morning I'm in a lot of pain. I have been able to stop taking the Methatrexate and Lodin which were very hard on the liver and destroyed my immune system. This is a really great program and it works if you have the discipline and self motivation to go through it and stick it out. If you are completely lazy and looking for an easy fix, this may not be for you. It's hard! It has been hard for me to give up coffee, Lucky Charms for breakfast, hot chocolate, cookies and some other comfort foods. But in the end I have a lot of new favorites, my inflamation and pain have disappeared, I've lost weight and my skin looks fabulous to boot. God bless Barbara Allan! She's an angel.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn J. Wysack, Attorney at Law on May 8, 2003
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I remember Barbara's intense pain, her grimacing, her cries of pain...her being carried up stairs...the big cushion donuts on her pens so she could hold them...the homemade port-a-potty on the first floor of the house...the electrical cart...taking apart the electrical cart and putting it in the trunk...putting together the electrical cart...the research papers she studied...quinoa grain.... Make no mistake but that Barbara was an invalid. She was in great pain. She was placed on what would have been a lifetime of pain management. But she didn't accept that. She didn't give up. She believed there was an answer, and she set out using her background as a scientist in molecular biology to investigate possible cures one by one. This did not happen overnight, but using her extreme strength of character and intelligence (simultaneously with her pain) Barbara persevered in her own healing.

The juice fast yielded dramatic results. IT WAS A MIRACLE. The pain was gone. Of course it reappeared as Barbara ate allergens (foods to which she was allergic, including corn and wheat products), but she gradually identified all of her food allergens and removed them from her diet. Then, in time, she discovered how to cure herself of the food allergies, and today she can eat anything. And she narrates the techniques on how she did all of this in her book.
But she did not stop there with her healing. When she was fully recovered and bicycling on those long trips with the St. Louis bike club, she thought of all the stuff she had learned. She could have just gone on with her life arthritis-free, but she thought of all the other people similarly suffering from arthritis, who were facing a lifetime filled with pain and pain management.
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