Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease: The Infection Connection

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About the author:
Dr. Katherine Poehlmann is a professional researcher and systems engineer with a magna cum laude degree in mathematics and an MBA. She has authored dozens of scientific reports on space technology, defense policy analysis, and aircraft logistics.

Her husband Karl is also a "rocket scientist" (Lunar Lander Program, Space Telescope, communications satellites). His research skills merged with Katherine's as they sought a cure for her Rheumatoid Arthritis triggered by physical trauma.

Disabled with RA, Katherine had to quit her senior research staff position at the RAND Corporation. She and Karl spent several months investigating medical books, online articles through medical libraries, and discussions with clinicians, while Katherine took courses for a Health Science PhD.

She and Karl looked for the most benign solution possible, dubious about the usual treatment with powerful drugs and risky side effects. They were thrilled to discover Dr. Brown's insightful book "The Road Back" describing the connection between rheumatic disease and bacterial infection.

Following Dr. Brown's low dose antibiotic protocol, Katherine progressed from being "25% disabled," as determined by her doctors in 1993, to being completely ambulatory and pain-free in 1996.

Dr. Poehlmann rewrote her dissertation as a self-help book for the general reader. Since her recovery from RA, the Poehlmanns have hiked in Tibet, Chile, and over sections of the Great Wall of China. Katherine has lectured nationally and internationally, is a frequent guest for radio and television interviews, and gives free health talks to RA support groups, clubs like Rotary and Kiwanis, and church groups. She is on the board of directors for two non-profit organizations: the Road Back Foundation and the Arthroplasty Patient Foundation.

Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease: The Infection Connection

Finding and Treating the Many Causes of Chronic Fatigue and Inflammation

Authored by Katherine M Poehlmann PhD
Foreword by Dr. Harold W. Clark PhD
Appendix by Dr. Garth Nicolson, Dr. Joseph Mercola D.O.

Finding and Treating the Many Causes of Chronic Fatigue and Inflammation

Third Updated, Revised, and Expanded Edition of “Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection”
Appendix: Physician’s Protocol for Treating Rheumatic Disease by Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. (
Appendix: Treatment for Chronic Illnesses and Autoimmune Diseases by Dr. Garth Nicolson (
2013 Eric Hoffer Award finalist: health category.

A professional health researcher, scientist, systems engineer, and former Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) sufferer presents proven benign treatments for symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions.

In This Book You Will Discover:
» How microorganisms cause autoimmune diseases like RA: bacteria, mycoplasmas, viruses, molds, spirochetes, fungi, and more;
» Their role in other illnesses characterized by Inflammation and Chronic Fatigue such as Arthritis, MS, Lyme Disease, Diabetes, Autism, COPD, and gut disorders;
» How slow-growing persistent infections lead to premature aging and Alzheimer's;
» Ways to suppress these pathogens and destroy the toxins they produce;
» How to control allergies that trigger histamine reactions;
» Ways suggested by clinicians to strengthen the immune system using diet and other natural, non-toxic methods;
» Pointers to our ongoing medical research on our website and to other Internet sites for resources, support groups, and study citations.
» Persistent infections caused by microbes that invade epithelial and immune cells, causing or exacerbating many rheumatic and so-called autoimmune conditions and diseases.

In 2002 there were 59 recognized autoimmune diseases. A decade later the list numbered 109, with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and COPD recently added. The list is growing.

Inflammatory autoimmune diseases are caused and/or complicated by persistent, shape-changing microbes, toxins, vaccines, and inadequate nutrition. A few examples are: Allergies (food and environmental); ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease); Alzheimer’s; Autoimmune and rheumatic conditions; Autism/ASD; Arthritis (all forms—rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, psoriatic, reactive, septic, Ankylosing Spondylitis, juvenile RA, gout, and many more): Carpal Tunnel; Bursitis (and tendonitis); CFS/CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome); Fibromyalgia (including backache and muscle pain); Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD); Gulf War Illness; Gut imbalance (many forms—diabetes, diverticulitis, dysbiosis, IBS, colitis, leaky gut, Crohn's disease, ulcers); Heart and circulatory conditions (atherosclerosis); Hepatitis; Lupus; Lyme Disease; Malaria; Meningitis; Multiple Sclerosis; Psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, dementia); encephalitis; Respiratory Tract (asthma, bronchitis, COPD); Sarcoidosis; Scleroderma; sleep disorders; thyroid diseases; Metabolic Syndrome; Tuberculosis; Urinary Tract illness (cystitis, prostatitis).

Nutrition, antibiotics, probiotics, and immune system-managing drugs can be used in combination to control allergies and inflammation.
» Dr Mercola’s nutrition-based regimen and Dr. Brown’s low-dose, long-term tetracycline antibiotic protocol is described in detail, with updates since the prior edition.
» Web pointers are provided to descriptions of other successful, multi-antibiotic, and nutritional protocols.
» This book provides the latest information on alternative medical treatments that supplement conventional treatments for controlling and eliminating chronic infections.

Extensive references and citations in endnotes for each chapter are found at our website,, with active Internet hot links to many of the source documents.

The best health research and resource websites are listed in tables. They are also found on our website with active hot links to each site.

Publication Date:
1469949237 / 9781469949239
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US Trade Paper
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5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
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