Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic
- Apple Pectin
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Calcium and Magnesium
- Chicken Cartilage
- Cinnamon and Honey
- Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Devils Claw
- Dietary Advice
- Dietary Changes
- Dried Dates
- Emu Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Fire Ant Bites
- Gelatin, Fish Oil
- General Feedback
- Ginger and Turmeric
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin
- Glyconutrients, Omega 3
- Golden Grapes Soaked in Gin
- Homeopathic Hypericum
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Water Spray
- Juicing, Vegetarian
- Linseed Oil, Tyrosine, Echinacea
- Low Dose Naltrexone
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Over the Counter
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Poke Berries
- Raisins Soaked in Gin
- Raw Potato Juice
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Silver Bio Tec
- Spirits of Turpentine
- Staph Connection
- Ted's Cat Purring Remedy
- Ted's Remedies
- Turmeric, Ginger Root
- Wild Oregano Oil
- Yellow Dock Tea
[YEA] 12/08/2013: Nicholas from Edison, Nj: "A couple of days ago I awoke to find pain in the area of my left hip, in the front. I'd not felt any arthritis pain in my hips since I gave up eating grains about six years ago to heal adrenal fatigue caused by stress.
Anyway, I came straight to EC's arthritis page and decided on gelatine as the remedy, especially since I had gelatin packets hanging around for 10-12 years. I emptied one packet into my morning smoothie...what amounted to a level tablespoon...drank it all down and was relieved of the pain right away.
That afternoon I felt a hint of pain and drank another packet of gelatin in half a glass of water. It was kind of uckie, but it went down and I got relief.
Next morning (yesterday) I felt a hint of the pain again and had another gelatin packet in my smoothie. Got relief right away. In the afternoon, to play it safe, I had half a teaspoon of turmeric in a little apple juice. (Also from EC.) The taste was very palatable.
This morning, to play it safe, I had another packet in my smoothie. I am fine, no pain since yesterday morning.
I am 76 y.o. and I'll be putting gelatine in my smoothie from now on. I'll have the turmeric when there is no smoothie. B.T.W. on the box it says "The Original Unflavored Gelatine" ... spelled with an e at the end.
Now I can keep on bragging that at my age I have no arthritis, no prostate problems, and I can still make babies."Replies
12/08/2013: Lloyd from Charlotte replies: "Dear Nicholas,
Well, after reading you whole post about using gelatin for arthritis...and especially reading the last sentence of your post...what I want to know is...
What is in that smoothie???? Gonna run out and get me a big box of it!!!!"
12/09/2013: Nicholas from Edison, Nj replies: "Had a feeling I'd be asked for smoothie ingredients. Got most of it from Dr. Mercola's site.
- 1 large ripe banana (overly ripe, if possible)
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 t-spoon powdered clove
- 1/4 t-spoon powdered oriental five spices
- 1/2 t-spoon powdered cinnamon
- 1 t-spoon bee pollen
- 1 t-spoon honey
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 cup water
I watch my diet, do daily exercise and take a ton of supplements based on what I learned on EC. I also eat chyawanprash daily - Indian jam made of healthy herbs and spices."
12/10/2013: Nicholas from Edison, Nj replies: "I should have mentioned that the exercise I do is a form of yoga that energizes the chakras, the spiritual energy centers. That includes the sexual chakra in the pubic area. When that gets energized you will never need anything like Viagra."
04/29/2014: Serach from Jerusalem replies: "Hi, am interested in the smoothie but reluctant to take any thing sweet, as am deeply addicted to sugar and anything sweet, also my body just does not seem to want sweet stuff, even pinapple is just too sweet can I leave out the mol and honey?
[YEA] 09/04/2011: Dalene from Johannesburg, South Africa: "This remedy helped my old arthritic dog recover, nothing short of a miracle, he's like a young dog after the Prednisone the vet prescribed nearly killed him! I suspect this might help for human arthritis? I give him a teaspoon of unflavoured gelatine every day, dissolved in some warm (not boiling) water, add to his food and let cool. It's tasteless so no prob there, and he also gets a fish oil capsule twice a week. He weighs about 10kg so the dose must be adjusted for bigger dogs. God bless al you dog lovers"
08/05/2012: Ken.nyc from New York City, Ny/USA: "About arthritis treatments. I have tried the usual mentioned here (on an alkaline diet, tried apple cider vinegar for a month) and nothing seems to make a difference - Well, I haven't tried stopping the chondroitin and glucosamine supplements, curcumin etc. , so maybe it could be worse without them.
Doing more research though, I found out that there are two other avenues to search: (1) possible food allergies, for which one approach is to start a water fast and slowly figure out which foods one has become allergic to, and which triggers the arthritis, and (2) possible microbial infection, for which the standard treatment is taking a daily dose of 2x100mg of the antibiotic minocycline, accompanied with the proper probiotic to keep the intestinal flora active - see for example http://www.roadback.org/ or drmirkin.com.
I generally prefer natural treatments, but since I've been following a pretty heathy diet, these are the next avenues to explore for me. It would be interesting to hear about others who have already tried either of these two types of cures."Replies
08/05/2012: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Ken, I dont get as much nerve pain since being tested for food allergies and not eating those foods. If I take a supplement my body doesnt like my knees can swell up to 10 x their normal size. since looking into chlymadia pneumonia, know I have had it, I trialled 3 antibiotics at the one time, minomycin included & I did have lesser pain. It returned when I ran out of B3 and one of the antibiotics. Im still trying to work out which one helped the most or if it was both."
12/18/2011: Roselene from Adelaide, South Australia: "I heard someone on talkback radio saying that she puts champagne corks in her bed, and since doing this, she has gone from having severe arthritis with the need for walking sticks, to becoming arthritis free.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Or is it just a myth?"Replies
11/22/2012: Mel from Sydney, Australia replies: "I remember my nana doing that for her arthritis when I was a child. I don't know whether it made a difference or not as it was so long ago and she has since passed away. Worth a try though. Maybe it's the drinking of the champagne before bed that helps :)"
10/02/2011: Bmw, Atlanta, Ga from Atlanta, Us: "For the past 6 months I've had throbbing knee pain, especially when I lay down to sleep at night. I had heard about C_____, or fruit pectin (used to make jellies and jams) can be purchased in any supermarket, stopped one individual from having a knee operation. I've been taking one tablespoon mixed with any fruit drink (you can mix it with anything really) at night and it seems to be working!! Certainly worth a try, especially since I know I don't have much fruit in my diet. Will keep you posted."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/02/2011: Sara from Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento: "Yesterday, I bought a "Heat Wrap" for my mom who is 76 years old. This Heat Wraps is for powerful pain relief and deep muscle relaxation. She is pretty much healthy, but she suffers from Arthritis on her back and both knees. As soon as she put the wrap on her back the heat wrap started getting warm, and she could not stand it for more than 45 minutes. She had to remove the wrap, and she felt a burning sensation on her the bases of her both feet. Now, she suffers from a great amount of pain and she does not have any energy at all. I called to take her to her doctor, but he is on leave till next week. What do you think is the problem and what natural remedy will be helpful in her case?"Replies
09/02/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Sara has your mom tired apple cider vinegar for her arthritis. If you look at the arthritis remedies page on this website many people have cured their arthritis by drinking ACV with honey and bicarb of soda.
Also for the deep muscle pain, magnesium oil rubbed in the area should help with that or magnesium chloride in bath water or even epson salts would help, although magnesium chloride is better and longer lasting."
09/06/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A short term remedy to help the pain is castor oil with DMSO. That means one part castor oil and one part DMSO, for simplicity. Applied to her leg it will relieve pain in minutes, if not then she needs allopurinol 100 mg x 3 times a day. A long term treatment is needed, but we'll discuss later. The energy is required CoQ10 300 mg to have any effect.
02/14/2011: Chris from London: "Hi thanks so much for all the info you've researched and shared its making what I think is a big difference as a someone only recently diagnosed with RA.
My query is I am taking along with probiotics vit k2 vit d3 and borax with magnesium tablets as well. The magnesium supplement is a mag calcium complex with the ingredients as mag. As oxide citrate. Is this right as I am worried that taking calcium as bottle label suggests is interfering with the healing process.
Many thanks Chris"
12/30/2008: EJ from Middleboro, MA, USA: "Arthritis in cats: My 12 year old Domestic short hair cat has been developing arthritis in her front elbows for the past few years. I don't want to give her any prescription or aspirin for pain, knowing what the side effects are. I'm looking for a natural alternative. I'm giving her some Glucosomine and Chondroitin treats daily. Some days she is better than others. I was reading on the internet about a product called synflex for pets and wonder if anyone has used this and what the results were. She eats Wellness brand canned food and has for years. She's not overweight (10 lbs), is indoor all day and has no stairs to contend with. She's still jumping up and down from the bed and playing periodically. I'm trying to keep her healthy and pain free. Any suggestions would be great. thanks!"Replies
11/07/2009: Alice from Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A. replies: "If you have a juicer, juice cruciferous family veggies like broccoli, kale, cabbage, and mix that with canned cat food. You can add fish oil and nettle powder and even safflower blossoms (health food store) turmeric and garlic oil as these all inhibit the inflammation. Pigs feet broth is also helpful for it's chondroitins which nourish joint cartiledge. Fixed my dog's arthritis in 2-3 weeks."
11/08/2009: Pahlee from Phila, Pa replies: "In response 2 Alice frm shingle springs, I take it that the remedy that u posted is 4 animals, am i not right, the cat food threw me off."
EC: Oops! Yes, they should have been posted in the Pets section, sorry!
03/17/2012: Mel from Calgary, Ab, Canada: "I have only checked out a few things in the last few days but so far I love it. I am a 50 yr old male and have really bad knees and arthritis all over the place. I have tried a few different things but the one that has worked the best is the candied ginger. I went and bought some and had a few pcs while I did stuff in the kitchen and had forgotten about it and noticed about 2 hrs later my knees did not hurt at all. I am also using the ACV and honey and will try oil pulling in the morning. So far very happy with everything. Thanks to everyone that has given these home remedies. Mel"
[YEA] 03/20/2007: Sunny from Fullerton, CA: "I am of Korean descent, and for as long as I can remember, my grandparents and my mother have been using ginger for a few different ailments. Recently, I noticed with the cold weather, the flu bug was going around and I have had some pain and swelling in my wrists and finger joints. I made tea by boiling one ginger root, sliced and diced, in some water, added some fresh lemon juice and the peel (how it was done forever in my household) and added honey into my cup. it isn't a cure for a cold, but it certainly helps to relieve symptoms. i took the warm ginger remains out of the pot and mashed it up and applied it topically to my wrists and fingers. the pain is substantially alleviated. if you can handle the smell, it is worth a try. this is not a cure for arthritis, but a natural and very healthy way of relieving pain. there is also a link to show studies done by the U of Maryland on ginger and what ailments it helps with. hope this helps. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsHerbs/Gingerch.html"
[YEA] 03/20/2007: Katherine from Los Angeles, USA: "Arthritis Remedy: Ginger Root/Mint tea. I have found that making tea out of ginger root and mint is more helpful than any capsules. Take about a 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peel and then slice root into mug, add some fresh mint leaves, pour good boiling water over and steep at least 1/2 hour (the longer the better) drink before you retire for the night. This not only helps with the joint pain but has also helped me sleep more sound. The mint is important as it helps the stomach - ginger root tea alone can be a bit difficult if one is no longer 20 . This is an acquired taste. DO NOT get carried away like I did the first week and drink more than one huge mug a night. As my Chinese Dr. friend said "it is like listerine for the body". Cleans out the toxins and it is a natural anti inflammatory."
[YEA] 11/15/2006: Suzanne from London: "I have suffered from very bad arthritis for some years and also osteoporosis of the spine. I used to dread winters even though I was prescribed anti-inflamatory pills and painkilers by my doctor. I recently discovered ginger root (I found a newspaper article about ginger that I had put away some years ago) and have been taking it for about 3 weeks now in capsule form from the health food shop. The stiffness has gone from my joints and spine and most of the pain which is gradually disappearing. In fact, the other day I realised that I didn't have any pain or stiffness at all. It is such a great remedy that I am recommending it to everybody I know who has arthritis."Replies
01/18/2007: Suzanne replies: "I recently sent you feedback about ginger. I have been taking it in capsule form daily now for approximately 2 months. It seems to act as a pain-killer. The relief I get is tremendous and most of the time i am completely pain-free from Arthritis and Osteoporosis of the spine. I recommended it to a friend in the US."
05/15/2013: Vikram Hosamane from Mumbai, Maharashtra: "Ginger & Turmeric Supplements help Arthirtis."
[YEA] Dr. Kandarjian from Chiropractor: "Glucosamine and Chondroitin capsules have done me and my patients lots of good."
[YEA] 07/21/2011: Smart Choice from Patensie, South Africa: "I had arthritis in my fingers, painful, red, swollen. I started taking glyconutrients and a very pure Omega 3 twice a day and within two weeks I was pain free up until now. I started using these products May 2010 and my whole life changed for the better. Hot flushes gone, skin like a baby, no more flu and just feeling vibrantly healthy everyday. Will never go without it."