REX NEWNHAM, Ph.D., D.O., N.D.
Executive Director, United Kingdom
Arthritis and Rheumatism Natural Therapy Research Association (England) Founder and President
R ex Newnham, Ph.D., D.O., N.D. was born in 1920 in New Zealand and then moved on to Australia.
He served six years war service in the Middle East and New Guinea, rising to rank of Captain.
work was to ensure safety of ammunition and bomb disposal.
After WWII, he
married and studied of medicine in Melbourne, Australia.
had to quit after 2-1/2 years, working as a carpenter building houses.
In 1950 Dr. Newnham
taught science, chemistry, agricultural botany and soil science, while studying for a science degree majoring in botany.
In 1964 he
found that boron would heal his
arthritis, and also that of others.
Retired from teaching in 1978, he
studied naturopathy, homeopathy and nutrition, and set up practice in Melbourne, where he
organized double blind hospital trials to test the boron tablets on others.
Because of hostility toward his
non-patented discoveries, Dr. Newnham
moved to New Zealand from whence he
also started his
epidemiological research, traveling nine times around the world to test and correlate minerals, including boron, in soils and relate them to degree of arthritis in the related population.
Having established a significant positive correlation between lack of boron in soil and food plants grown in the same soil, and increasing incidence of arthritis, Dr. Newnham moved to England, earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition in London in 1990, and now serves to guide people with arthritis and other diseases. (See Dr. Newnham's book, Away With Arthritis) , available through this foundation, and the article "Boron and Arthritis" . His findings have been accepted worldwide by the vast majority of physicians dedicated to the practice of complementary and alternative medicine.