Practicing naturopath physician Dr. Joanne Conaway left mainstream medicine, rejecting the conventional approach of treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals. In the first half, she discussed the latest in health information and the body's ability to use certain types of nutrition and supplements to recover from many ailments. Regarding treating rheumatoid arthritis, it's often caused by a bacterial infection, she asserted, and can be helped by low does of antibiotics such as minocycline.
Toenail fungus can indicate that a person lacks enough healthy gut bacteria and is thus more susceptible to fungal infections, she cited. In addition to adding probiotic foods or supplements to the diet, she noted that tea tree oil (an anti-fungal agent) can be applied directly to the infected nails. For people with gout, dark cherry juice concentrate (mixed with water) can reduce symptoms, Conaway said. She also mentioned that grape seed extract is an excellent antioxidant and that antioxidants help the body deal with toxins from our food and environment.