As shared on Facebook: Wake Up World: Arthritis Cure Found in Nature?

This article claims that boron kills amoebae that cause rheumatoid arthritis. It also claims that areas of the world that have higher boron concentrations in the soil have lower rheumatoid arthritis rates.

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between the incidence of arthritis and the presence of trace mineral boron in the body? [...]

Dr. Newnham also found quite a bit of evidence relating the correlation of boron concentration in certain geographical areas and the development of not just rheumatoid arthritis, but common arthritis as well. He found that in certain areas of Australia, where drinking water contained high levels of boron, there were no incidence of arthritis in humans and animals! [...]

In conclusion, worldwide evidence is now starting to link low intake of boron with increased levels of arthritis — proof that arthritis is a symptom of nutritional deficiencies and not simply a “normal” process of aging, as the medical industry would have us believe.

It goes on to recommend some types of food that are (allegedly) high in boron.

Is there evidence that increased ingestion of boron reduces the incidence or severity of rheumatoid arthritis?

[I'm less fussed about whether the proposed mechanism (i.e. boron kills arthritis-causing amoebae) works as to whether the treatment has been proven effective.]

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    I think it's important to note that it claims boron helps for "...not just rheumatoid arthritis, but common arthritis as well." Since the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis is not geographically the same as osteoarthritis (the most "common" form), that's worth taking into consideration. – Is Begot Oct 7 '14 at 14:25
  • So, does that really mean it's a lack of boron, or the presence of amoebae? If I'm not infested, somehow, then the presence or absence of boron makes no difference. – PoloHoleSet Jul 31 '18 at 18:06

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