The most common cause of inflammation and joint pain is food allergies, environmental toxins, and hormone imbalance. It’s always essential to start an allergy elimination diet. Foods such as wheat, dairy, soy, corn, and eggs are the most common culprits. Night shade vegetables such as eggplants, white potatoes, tomatoes, and bell peppers are also eliminated. Joint stiffness, inflammation, and pain go down when allergens are eliminated. Gut flora is evaluated and proper probiotic is prescribed. If there is leaky gut syndrome a protocol of IV nutrients and oral supplements are recommended to heal the lining of the gut and prevent leakage of antigens and antibodies into the blood stream which in effect damage the joints. IV MSM, IV Myers’ Cocktail, and Glutathione IV are excellent alternative therapies in treatment of joint pain and arthritis. Oral Glucosamine chondroitin, MSM powder, and fish oil is also part of the recommended protocol.