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Deep Dive on True Root Causes of Arthritis for Practitioners


I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you. At SAFM we honor that scientific knowledge is always evolving. That’s why we regularly revise our content in light of new research findings.

This information is CRITICAL for ALL practitioner modalities.

Are you confident in your root cause of arthritis knowledge?

Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I am certain you will learn something new in this video. You’ll walk away with pages of notes and practical pearls you can use in your practice right away.

Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:

  • Why Arthritis may be The most powerful wake-up call on dis-ease in the gut (yep – the gut strikes again)
  • Surprising healthy foods that may actually make arthritis worse (yes!)
  • There are dozens of types of Arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, gout), but what do they All have in common?
  • Why many common conventional treatments for arthritis actually worsen the disease process (and set the stage for other diagnoses too!)
  • The most popular supplement that can actually promote arthritis over time (a good thing in the wrong place)
  • Arthritis solutions that work and actually address the Root Causes
  • And what in the world do hormones have to do with joint health? (you’ll be surprised!)

Thank you very much for joining in the fun and learning!

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87 Questions for “Deep Dive on True Root Causes of Arthritis for Practitioners”

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  1. 84
    Crystal Montgomery says:

    is there a transcript for this deep dive?

    • 84.1
      SAFM Team says:

      Thanks for joining us! No, we don’t provide transcripts for FB Live sessions, only for internal SAFM courses.

  2. 83
    My Uong says:

    Hi Tracy,

    The Arthritis Foundation states that there is no sufficient evidence that nightshade vegetables aggravate arthritis:

    What do you think about this and do you have any evidence regarding the connection between nightshade vegetables and arthritis?

    Thank you.

    • 83.1
      SAFM Team says:

      Indeed there’s no sufficient official scientific evidence that nightshade vegetables aggravate arthritis. And there also is no evidence that alkaloids contained in the nightshade vegetables have no impact on the arthritis inflammation/pain score and are safe in this population. Even the article that you brought up admits that there are anecdotal evidence and case reports where arthritis patients do benefit from a diet low in nightshade vegetables.
      At SAFM we focus on teaching how to get to the root cause of what is causing arthritis and also the case-dependent options to address it. At times a period of nightshade elimination brings relief and is helpful while a person is working on resolving those root causes. It is not a rule of thumb but rather one of the tools that one can simply try on for size for a period of time.

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    Karen Carpenter says:

    Wow!!! Awesome video! Full of so many pearls . I am blown away . Tracy is a fantastic teacher and I hope to be able to take her semester program at some point . As a chiropractor who deals with a lot of joint pain this video is a big help. I’m just sorry I am listening to it so late that I probably missed the opportunity to win a free deep dive class ?. I took lots of notes and will be reviewing the video again. Such a wealth of great information.
    Loved the information about ferritin elevating when infections are not cleared as well as the pearls about oxalates and fluctuations in microbes resulting from intake of oxalates. Can’t wait to take a course. Fantastic! Thank u!!!!

  4. 81
    Deborah Diamond D.C. says:

    I have a question about the concept of joints being a “low circulation” area and thereby an area of collection of “junk”. My understanding is that synovial joints and the spinal discs are not areas of low circulation but no circulation. Isn’t it true that there are no blood vessels at all inside the joint cavity and that nutrients and waste products and water moves through diffusion and maybe some gradients due to pressure differences across the end of the bone under the cartilage? If this is true why would the immune complexes be ending up in the joint capsule? Is it just because they are everywhere in the body but the lack of circulation causes difficulty with clearance?

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