Natural Cures for Arthritis

Last Modified on Jul 20, 2014


 

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage

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[NAY]  02/12/2012: Shiela from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa: "Acv and baking soda and chicken cartilage for arthritis

Hi, I suffer from chronic arthritis in my knees, elbows, wrists lower back and all my other joints. I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda for 3 weeks and chicken cartilage in orange juice for 12days with absolutely no change in my condition. I am extremely disillusioned as I suffer excruciating pains in my knees, elbows and back. Where are all the people who spoke about these miracle treatments? The pains did not even recede. Are these scams or what. I was on methotrexate for4 weeks, took myself off as it made me Ill. Then I was rushed to hospital for a blood transfusion as it stripped all my blood. I was put onto cortisone which removed a lot of my pain but after weaning myself off after 7weeks the pains were back in full force. I am passionate about alternative medicine and was determined to try something natural. Hence, the rest is history. I was excited about this sight weeks ago but am lying here in extreme pain and have my doubts now!"

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02/12/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Hi there, I'm sitting here reading your post with my feet soaking in hot water and Epsom Salts! I do this for 30 mins every morning and it helps loosen up my arthritis feet (I have rheumatoid arthritis). I have been trying ACV and honey twice a day now for a couple of weeks and no relief. I did try large doses of fish oil and glucosamine last year and the pain disappeared for nearly 2 months - heaven! Alas it came back and has never worked since.

I am now experimenting with Borax.. I'm in my 2nd week of 5 days on, 3 days off. I wet my fingertip and dip it into the Borax then swirl it around in my hot toddy of ACV and honey every evening. No luck yet.. Hence the Epsom Salts! Good luck.. and keep going! The answer's out there somewhere, I'm sure."

02/13/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Jennywren, my Dad suddenly came down w/ RA and was really debilitated. I suggested a good broad spectrum joint formula that contained: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Vit-C, MSM, and Manganese. Also daily Flax Oil. Results were very slow and it wasn't until about 1 yr latter that some degree of regained normal function occurred."
02/13/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Shiela (from Cape Town), The few folk I have known who had success with chicken cartilage also took colloidal minerals, at the amount of 30mls (1 oz) per 100 lb of body weight. It also took nearly 6 weeks to see good results. They were doing Dr Joel Wallach's recommendations, which was for 3 months at this amount. So I would not expect to see results for a few more weeks for most folk (sorry about that). All the best in finding the things that will work for you."
02/13/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "The soils of western Australia are short on all the essential minerals.. It might not be just Boron.. It could be any number of essentials that you need. It might be a good idea to get some kelp tablets as well, it will be three months on these to make a difference. Don't overdo it.. I was taking a well advertised vitamin and mineral supplement.. And I'm sure that since its made from petro chemicals, it's usless and caused cracking and small ulcers at the corners of my mouth, which have just healed up after discontinuing after four weeks. Naturals are best."

Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice

02/12/2012: Robyn from Dayton, Oh: "My family has a history of Arthritis. I would like to know a good recipe for relief using Apple Cider Vinegar and Grapefruit Juice. Thank you! robynlcarter[at]sbcglobal[dot]net."

Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic

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[YEA]  04/23/2013: Lisa from Jarrell, Tx, Williamson: "i also had tried ted's remedy of the borax... It has helped me.. I have had RA for 29yrs. What I do now is AVC w/honey and garlic started this in april. My inflammation has gone down alot (i can see all the damage in my joints)

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (must be organic) w/the mother
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 8 cloves garlic

mix on high speed in blender for 60 seconds. Pour into a glass container. Seal & leave in the refrigerator for five days. Normal dosage is 2 tsp. In a glass of water or fruit juice, grape or orange juice is best before breakfast. I do this 3 times a day. it also has other benefits."

Apple Pectin

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[YEA]  09/30/2006: William from Lexley, Alabama: "Apple Pectin: Two 500 mg caps per day taken with either grape or orange juice (Vitaimn C) cures Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Gout, TMJ and Arthritis. I have given it to over 50 people in my job as EH & S engineer for a manufacturing company as well as having used it myself for the past ten (10) years with complete success for pain in both of my thumbs. Lasting results have occurred within 48 hours. Will correspond. WEH"

Avocado

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YEA (1)
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[YEA]  02/11/2010: Felista from Las Vegas, Nv, Usa: "My dad has been suffering with arthritis of the lower spine and gout for 20 years. After eating a large amount of guacamole during football season, he noticed his pain was absent. After reading about the benefits of avocado, he began eating them regularly. Safe effect. For the past 10 years, he has been eating an avocado a day, and it has so much improved his back pain that he is able to jog at least 3 miles every day at 75. Fifteen years ago, the arthritis was so bad that he could no sit or walk without terrible pain. He wanted me to share that as long as he eats an avocado a day, his arthritis is kept at bay. He cures his gout with raspberries and cherries, fresh and also juiced.

Please, please share this information. My dad also tried ACV, but it did not help him with his lower back arthritis as much as the avocado has. For him, it is a miracle. Now that my mom is getting arthritis in her hips, she has started eating avocado too with the same results.

For those worried about the richness of avocados: If you eat a balanced, reasonable diet, you should not worry about the fat in Avocados. It is a good fat."

Baking Soda

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BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
100%

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  05/06/2012: Gordon from Sunderland, Tyne : "hi, just wanted to relate my experience with bicarbs. I have had problems with my knees (a stabing pain under the kneecap) and feet (cramps and tenderness in the balls of feet) for years and used a number of alternatives to help with little or no effect.

After some research on the net I was directed to some info that pointed to an acidic body could be the cause and bicarbs was the treatment so I tried it. The effects were immediate and lasting (for a short while anyway) I have stopped and started my own treatment and the problem surfaces again.

I realise that there is damage in my knees so am waiting for my body to heal as I give it the right conditions by alkalising my body. It seems to be working as my knees feel better but not completely healed, yet. It seems that the problem could be a fungus (candida) but there does not seem to be a quick cure for that, but bicarbs does fight/combat and give my body the chance to heal.

I wondered if anyone else has used or heard of anyone using bicarbs to combat fungus or arthritis."

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05/06/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Gordon... Bicarbs and alkalizing will certainly help but borax is the main cure for arthritis. Arthritis is normally caused by mycobacteria and other associated bacteria. Mycobacteria are bacteria with no cell wall that have fungal-like behaviour. Borax is the ultimate fungal killer. So the best solution is just to take borax in higher dose as recommended on this site together with magnesium oil (60% magnesium chloride and 40% water) which you can just rub into the troublesome area for transdermal absorption."

Blackstrap Molasses

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Blackstrap Molasses Recipe for Arthritis

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon

Take (cumulatively) a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses daily (not the typical stuff from the grocery store). Vitamins and minerals in the molasses (including copper and iron) could be the reason many people have found relief from arthritis pain with daily blackstrap molasses supplementation. Can be mixed with coffee or other foods and beverages.

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  07/11/2013: Michael from Va Beach, Va: "Hello everyone... I've been taking blackstrap molasses (2 tablspoons and warm water ) twice a day for about 3 weeks for arthritis in my hand. The pain has reduced to about 50% of what it was before, however I'm been somewhat nauseated and a couple dizzy spells last few days. Is this caused by the molasses or could I be having other issues? Has anyone else experienced this with the molasses? Thanks for your replies."

[YEA]  07/14/2008: Suzy from Chrisman, Illinois: "Hi ,I just had to tell you what a blessing your site is! I just started using two tablespoons of molasses daily for my arthritis and hot flashes.Wow I just can't believe it works !!! Within two days my pain has almost gone away and no hot flashes and as an added bonus I have so much more energy! I am 53 and I don't feel or act like I am ,any longer!! God bless who ever came up with these {inexpensive} remedies. I am going to try some of thr rosacea remedied, I hope they work too. Thanks. Suzy"

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02/18/2014: Dianne from Ft. Lauderdale,fl replies: "You mentioned that you were going to try remedies for rosacea. I would like to know what worked for you. Thanks."

[YEA]  05/29/2008: Joyce from Chippewa Lake, Ohio: "Since I started taking 1 TBS of Blackstrap molasses each morning, I am no longer plagued with intense arthritis pain in my knee. Some times I feel a little pain once in bed for the night, and get up and take another tablespoon, and this pain subsides within 20 minutes, as if I had taken a pain pill. I'm a believer in it."

[YEA]  05/22/2008: Joyce from Chippewa Lake, Ohio: "I saw one comment from someone on blackstrap molasses for arthritis. I had been up every night in pain, particularly in one knee. The first day I ate 1 Tbs. of blackstrap molasses, and the pain was completely gone. I take it every day. If I go to bed and have a little pain in my knee, instead of pain medicine, I have another Tbs. of the molasses, and the pain subsides in 20 minutes. My uncle was a chiropractor who was into holistic medicine, and use to tell us that there are many benefits of Blackstrap molasses."

[YEA]  10/12/2005: Gwynne from Johannesburg, South Africa: "Jan asked if anyone else knew about black strap molosses - the best molosses to use is the Crude Black Strap Molasses - Book to get on Molasses is Cyril Scott ISBN 0 7225 0241 9."

[YEA]  Jan : "Two weeks of two tablespoons each morning have reduced the arthritic pain in my knees. Does anyone else have knowledge of black strap molasses working on arthritis?"

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04/07/2010: Holland from Nescopeck, Pa replies: "I would imagine that most people here would take this for granted but I just thought I'd input this. I had a very good natural foods health consultant tell me that Blackstrap is VERY good for you in a variety of ways, it is what has helped my arthritis for the last 3 years, however, be sure you brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with a mouthwash immediately after consuming it by the teaspoon or adding it to a morning power shake. The bottom line is that it will rot your teeth with even more aggression than sugar does if you continue using it and not being sensitive to this issue. Here is just one of hundreds of testimonials to the life-enhancing benefits and it's one minor drawback.

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1078221

The tooth decay warning is on the bottom of the page."

Bloodroot

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[YEA]  02/08/2009: Monica from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: "Blood Root Salve which I am buying from someone who will not tell me who she buys from nor will she tell me the exact ingredients. My husband died of cancer which first started as small spots on his penis. He heard about blood root and bought the salve but it was so painful that he could not stand using it and went in the conventional methods.

I noticed some very weird spots all over my face and tried some of his salve. It attacked the spots and took almost half my lip off in the process, which has grown back totally. I found more spots on my back and it is removing them with silver dollar size black scabs, raised about half an inch of the skin. I am convinced that since the skin grows back with no scar, that this salve also stimulates the adult stem cells and gets them to repair the damaged areas. I have terrible arthritis and two hip replacements. I am putting this, diluted with vaseline on and around my knee joints and the pain seems to be going away. I think it might be rebuilding my knee. I also had a head injury which knocked out my short term memory. I am gaining full brain function back. I am also taking a small amount of this internally. A friend of mine started using it to cure headaches and he noticed that his brain was unusually sharp when attempting to do extremely difficult tasks.

My husband and I and our dog set up a machine shop in the cellar of an old cow killing plant, where the hides had been cured. I figure he, I, and also the dog, got cancer after hanging out there for three years and breathing the dust etc. My dog has some kind of cancer in her breathing tubes, I am giving her bloodroot also. I can see small pieces of cancer coming out of my body in my shits. Also from the dog. I am convinced if my husband had been able to withstand the pain and just used the bloodroot salve both externally and internally he would still be alive.

I would like to obtain a recipe to make the salve which can also be ingested and I would like to start growing bloodroot, and all the other plants which go into making it. I would like to make it available at a more reasonable price to whoever needs it. If anyone knows a good way to make it please let me know."

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11/15/2010: Farrelly from Traverse City, Mi replies: "I live in northern Mi and can find this in the spring. It is a spring ephemeral - meaning that it comes up early in the spring and then disappears. Beautiful little plant. It likes cool northern woods. It is one of the herbs I plan to gather next spring. I understand it is very strong. I look forward to getting to know it."

Borax

08/07/2013: Debbie from Pilot Mountain, Nc: "I am a bit confused as to the dosage of Borax to take for arthritis, and how long and often it should be taken. You mentioned boiron homeopathic pellets that have also been taken, but no information was given to suggested dosage. I have had many mercury fillings in the past and feel that this has made my arthritis worse as well as the fluoride contamination in public drinking water. However, I have been drinking distilled water now for over a year. Thank you."

04/11/2012: Eveline from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: "Hello, I wonder if someone could answer me why the borax in water should only be taken 5 x per week. I have been putting it in my water along with xylitol but nothing seems to be helping me. I'm awaiting the arrival of the book Conquering Arthritis by Barbara Allen. She was in a wheelchair and now runs marathons. I thought I was doing everything right but have been in big flare up for several months now, since a car accident and it is getting worse by the day, it seems. Thanks"

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04/11/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "As a suggestion take some root ginger with turmeric, this seems to have a good effect and help with the pain..

I think boron needs to be taken with a good diet of all the essential elements.. If you're deficient in Boron you are probably deficient in all of them. As they all work together, it might be a thing to look at."

02/03/2013: Happy Horse Hunter from Nyc, Ny replies: "Hey, I think the other person is probably right. There is a horse lady by the name of Pat Coleby who was seemingly curing horses of arthritis; even the ones whose legs started to bend. She mentioned using boron, but also vitamin A, D, apple cider vinegar, reducing phosphate grains, supplying the horse with alfalfa and other things. I originally threw out the whole apple cider theory but once the pain started kicking in, I was willing to try anything. All I had was the old junky stuff from the regular supermarket but I tried it yesterday and I noticed a big enough difference to ask my husband to go get the stuff with the mother in it today. I am feeling less pain and this huge fatigue that I was feeling for weeks lifted. I thought I was depressed from this fight with R.A. or just lazy! Most of my findings on the internet lead me right back to what Ms. Coleby stated about horse care. When horse nutrionists speak, I make it a point to listen. A lot gets invested into horses nutrionally and I want to benefit from everything that I can possibly apply to myself. Ms. Coleby is a quick google away! Blessings and wishing you a pain free day... Forget that, wishing you a pain free existence! Oh, I am studying everything I possibly can and I noticed that the sun (or the lack thereof) in NYC this time of year gives me Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D), I noticed that of the last couple of years, which made me think that my vitamin D levels were dropping drastically---I am a housewife and now spend much of my working day in the house-no gardening, mowing the lawn, jogging etc this time of year. These last couple of years I also noticed that I've had my first 2 flares. There could possibly be a correlation. Remember that vitamin d is more than just a vitamin it acts like a hormone in the body. I have also read a couple times that when women get pregnant they go into remission sometimes, that's probably a hormone thing too. I happen to personally know that I have a high amt of the hormone prolactin in me (never pregnant) and perhaps that also makes me susceptible, but I don't know. I am just throwing a few different things out there because something may click for someone or maybe someone can take a part and run with it. These modern Dr.s aren't doing for us what we want them to. We don't want their big pharma drugs anymore we want to be cured and it seems like we are our own greatest support and asset; each other and sites like this! Cheers to your good health!"


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