|SEARCHING FOR A CURE FOR
ARTHRITIS! (Abstracted From Dr. Jonathan Wright's Nutrition &
Healing, August, 1996 Interview with Harry Diehl,)
Dr. Wright wrote that Nutrition & Healing was presenting
a prototypical American: a lone researcher inventor, blessed with
insight, working evenings, weekends, and long into the night,
and finally finding an answer he thinks will solve a problem plaguing
humanity for millennia. Diehl, who has discovered over 500 compounds
and has won awards for this research, says he's found a substance,
Cetyl Myristoleate, that cures (not controls, but cures) both
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Wright added that
a few former arthritis sufferers seen by him at his Tacoma Clinic
agree that Diehl may be right. The case for Cetyl Myristoleate
rests entirely on evidence from the many individuals who've been
helped. Nutrition & Healing published the interview with Diehl
for the story of the researcher as well as the strong possibility
that his discovery may be an important breakthrough in arthritis
treatment. Here is an extract of Dr. Wright's interview of Harry
W. Diehl, who is now 86 years old and continuing his work towards
Q: Welcome Harry Diehl. We are delighted to introduce
you to the readers of Nutrition & Healing, both for who and
what you are and for what you have achieved. Please tell us about
your arthritis research.
A: A number of years ago...my next door neighbor was a
carpenter with a family. He came down with arthritis. His knees
started to swell, he had to quit work. My neighbor saw all the
doctors, but the more treatment he took, the worse he got. His
face became swollen from the medication, his knees were still
swollen, he finally had to go to the hospital...This went on for
ten years or so. Both legs had to be amputated...I never saw a
man in such an awful condition...l really felt sorry for him...
So, I started a lab at home and worked into the night. I was determined
to find something to relieve my neighbor and the millions of people
who have arthritis. I started working with mice...I tried every
way to give those mice arthritis, but they just wouldn't get it.
I was frustrated. . .the first thing you do in animal research
is create a 'disease model' like the human disease in animals,
then you work on that. I knew exactly how to give rats arthritis...but
it just wouldn't work in one single mouse!
Q: Mice don't get arthritis?
A: No, and here I was trying to give it to them! Finally
someone ...said to contact this famous researcher at U.C. Berkeley,
so I wrote over there and Dr. Fay Wood wrote back and said, "If
you...can give mice arthritis, I want to know about it because
mice are 100% immune to arthritis. It dawned on me that what I
wanted was already in those mice somewhere.
Q: So you analyzed mice?
A: I had a research doctor friend who was working on pain
killers [and]...he had lots of mice and said I could have all
I wanted. I remember driving to the airport in the middle of the
night for shipments of mice. I worked and worked, and isolated
some things, then I did the same thing with..rats and compared
the two on a thin-layer chromatograph...The mice were altogether
different from the rats. There were a number of factors the rats
didn't have...so now I had to try the mouse factors in the rats
to see if they protected the rats from arthritis.
Q: How many years did it take?
A: A little over a year to find a factor that really worked.
Then I had to find out exactly what it was chemically. Took a
long time, working with column separation and thin-layer chromatography
and just old-fashioned chemical cooking. I finally figured out
that Cetyl Myristoleate was the most active [factor]. Then I had
to figure out how to make that synthetically...I tried the synthetic
Cetyl Myristoleate to protect rats from arthritis, and it worked
Q: What happened then?
A: I actually had that synthetic process patented, but
I couldn't get anybody interested. So I let it go until I got
arthritis myself about six years ago.
Q: You were eighty?
A: About that time, I could hardly walk; my knees, hands,
heels all hurt. The doctor gave me cortisone shots, then he told
me he couldn't give me any more cortisone, that nothing was left
but pain pills...I thought, here's this process I found years
ago just laying there...so why not cook myself up a batch. So
I did. I took..Cetyl Myristoleate [and l said, man, I'm feeling
better! Then it's out of my knees, my heels...the pain's gone
from everywhere! I had a [chronic problem with] headache[s] ...and
that disappeared. Hasn't been back since! I'd been going to the
hospital once or twice a year with bronchitis; that quit, too...My
doctor was so impressed he wrote a letter and sent it to a pharmaceutical
journal, and they published my animal research in l994. I've heard
it might help other problems in addition to arthritis. I got a
letter from a doctor last week who had a patient with emphysema
so bad she could hardly breathe. She took the Cetyl Myristoleate,
and in ten days she was breathing almost normally, the doctor
said. I read another letter from a doctor who measured objective
parameters of airflow in an emphysema patient and found them improved
after Cetyl Myristoleate. I've heard from several people whose
blood pressure went down to normal, too.
Q: Do people have any Cetyl Myristoleate in them naturally?
A: Not a drop. So far, it's been found in mice, male beavers,
and sperm whales.
Thank you Harry Diehl. It is good to know that at age 86, in
the spirit of Thomas Edison...you are still out there...looking
for better ways to do things that need doing.
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