Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Cetyl Myristoleate Supplement
- Chronic Dehydration Theory
- Cinnamon and Honey
- Cod Liver Oil and Super Greens
- Devil's Claw
- Diet and Exercise
- DMSO, Castor Oil
- General Feedback
- Ginger Root
- Gluten-Free Diet, DMSO
- Heberden's Node Remedies
- Improved Diet, Sunshine, H2O2 Inhalation Method
- Juicing, Supplements
- Magnet Therapy
- Manipulative Therapy
- Multiple Remedies
- Organic Broccoli
- Remedies Needed
- Vitamin C
Most of us who complain about a touch of arthritis are talking about osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis because in this case the arthritic pain results from inflammation due to the breakdown of cartilage and cushioning fluids at the body's joints, resulting in our bones grinding together. This is a cumulative use condition; and for that reason our most used body parts are most often the ones struck by osteoarthritis - knee, hands, and hip joints in particular.
A lifetime of wear and tear on our joints is the simple cause of osteoarthritis. As the discs of cartilage that separate opposing bones at our joints wear down, dry out, and become rough they simply become less effective and the bones begin to rub against each other, causing arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis pain, stiffness, and tenderness are the typical symptoms. These may develop slowly and in one or several joints throughout the body. Progressively, this may cause you to lose your full range of motion in that joint, and bone spurs may develop - further worsening pain symptoms and other joint issues. Eventually, joint replacement surgery may become a necessary option.
Holistic Remedies for Osteoarthritis Pain
Somewhat counterintuitively, exercise can be the most effective home remedy for osteoarthritis. Continually using the affected joint brings needed circulation and repair mechanisms into action within the body (if it helps you to lose weight, that will take pressure off weight-bearing joints as well). Gentle and effective exercise options for osteoarthritis include tai chi and yoga.1 However, resting the afflicted joint can also be appropriate and relieve pain for sudden, acute symptoms. Likewise, cold packs and heat pads can reduce pain and promote healing. Holistic treatments like acupuncture2 have proven affective for some as natural osteoarthritis treatments, as have anti-inflammatory dietary supplements such as omega 3's, turmeric, ginger,4 and Vitamin C. However, glucosamine is probably the most well-known osteoarthritis cure, though its effectiveness is much debated.
Apple Cider Vinegar
[NAY] 06/27/2013: Michael from Va Beach, Va: "I've tried apple cider vinegar with honey for 3 months for osteo arthritis in my hands. So far non beneficial at all. Does anyone out there have any ideas to help? I can't sleep at night the pain and inflamation is terrible. Thanks in advance."Replies
06/27/2013: Anonymous from Usa replies: "Try boron.... 6 mg a day. Google boron and arthritis. Makes my hands pain free. It takes a week or so to see the improvement. Good luck."
06/28/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Just do the Ginger tea thing for a few weeks. The science is there, it's better than ibuprofen and Cortisol. The ginger oils stop the inflammation, instead of just masking it."
06/28/2013: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Michael from Va Beach - Have you tried pure MSM for your osteoarthritis? Many capsules have additives so your best bet would be to use the pure flakes (available through health food stores or online). One "formula" found online to help rebuild joint cartilage uses glucosamine sulfate (750 mg x twice a day); MSM (2500 mg per day in divided doses) and, if you have severe arthritis, then add chondroitin sulfate (1200 mg per day). It takes about 6 weeks to work but should decrease your pain substantially before then. The late actor James Coburn used MSM (in very large doses) for his arthritis - it didn't cure him but it stopped the crippling pain. If you do an Internet search for MSM and arthritis, you will find some interesting material. Best of luck - take care, Bess"
06/28/2013: Trudyg replies: "I, too, took Apple Cider Vinegar for months (years, really) but saw no impact with my arthritis. Now I take 4 mg Astaxanthin twice a day and no pain. I also take serrapeptase whenever I get any sort of pain (migraine, muscle ache, etc) and it clears it up. I took serrapeptase for a twisted knee and, after a month, no more pain--from last summer and still fine."
06/28/2013: Kathy from The Usa replies: "Hello Michael, It's difficult to know how to advise not knowing how you eat. Over the last twenty years I learned the flowing (anti-caking) agent in commercial table salt is the culprit and is in practically everything. I use a sea salt that is considered "real" and is available at health food stores. Keep in mind that the majority of what is sold in health food stores contain other ingredients that contribute to inflammatory conditions. Turmeric and ginger reduce inflammation. You could also try BSM (blackstrap molasses) in warm water."
06/28/2013: Anon replies: "Hi, for the pain try Epsom salt baths or foot baths- try black strap molasses for arthritis and also boron supplements are said to help with complete recovery."
06/28/2013: Om from Hope, B.c., Canada replies: "Hi Michael, I have had that problem for most of my life, my hands becoming extremely painful as it progressed. Guess what! It is gone. For many years I have treasured the booklets on Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) by Bragg, and on Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) by Dr. Lust with all that wonderful info.
Osteoartrithis is, in the books of alternative meds. Due to lack of minerals. Anyway, I love BSM and for almost three months took a large tbsp. Diluted in hot water twice a day, drinking with a straw. After almost twelve weeks my pain was gone for over four years. ACV is essential to remove calcium deposits from the joints according to Dr. Lust and these two remedies should be taken together. BSM has lots of minerals and natural iron. Prescribed iron will bring problems such viral invasions according to my experience, but not natural iron content.
According to Bragg, ACV should be taken with a tsp. of honey (or BSM) for the valuable minerals which have not been assessed so far. Honey is not straight sugar. It has been used to cure diabetes if used over time in daily doses.
So, this is my experience. Even though I have diabetes, I am using BSM daily for its invaluable benefits. Anyway, this is another subject. It comes to mind that, a couple of years ago, Opra told everyone to take BSM. So there you are.
I wish you a speedy recovery and keep in touch on EC. Om"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/14/2010: Alittlebitsassy from Langley Bc, Canada: "I have been taking 1 TB ACV in either 8 oz juice or water 2x daily for the past month now. I have osteoarthritis in both my knees and they ACV has helped immensley with the pain and inflammation. The only problem I have noticed is that I am getting some bad stomach pains and also racing of the heart this past week or so. Has anyone else encountered this problem while taking ACV? Thank you!"Replies
05/21/2010: Peggy from West Covina, Ca replies: "Hi, Alittlebitsassy, that happened to me to for the first two weeks,your body is detoxifying. I started with ACV for melasma and spider veins. Melasma improved just a little bit, spider veins got better 50% in only one month. I was not feeling anymore pain on the bones and loved the way my skin start looking, but almost quit because of the bad stomaches and feeling bloated. My mom convinced me to wait a little bit and explained what was going on. I don't regret it, I also lost some weight without even dieting and start feeling more energetic. I stopped drinking it just because of being lazy, but I already started again this week."
[YEA] 08/09/2011: Eve from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia replies: "A lot of my friends thanked me for this. They have been taking condroitin, glucosamine, pain killers but didn't work. I have been having osteoathritis for years on top of fibros dysplasia on the bone of my right thigh and my husband has been having backache and knee ache for so long. Thankfully, I met a very old Chinese doctor who told me to take 6 capsule (1000 mg) of Omega 3 for the first 3 months to get our system used to Omega 3. After the 3rd month, continue with just 2 or 3 (depending on how severe your aches are - I take 3 daily) for the rest of your life. It is probably not a cure but it definitely rid us of the horrible pain on our knees and back, wrist and ankles. And all my friends around my age (50 and above) tried it and they have now just depend on Omega 3 and got rid of their condroitin and glucosamine. Take them in one go. Omega 3 are harmless (they are more of EPO or fish oil) not drugs. Please do not replace Omega 3 with Fish Oil. Fish Oil do not give the same effect and may not work."
08/11/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "If you make soup by boiling the bones to make your stock using pork bones (bacon bones), chicken bones etc. then that will help with osteoarthritis. You get the chondroitin naturally this way. Cheers Lily."
10/11/2011: Judith from Lakes Entrance Vic , Australia replies: "I was diagnosed withosteoarthriris and have been using 6000 gr. of fish oil a day, this has loosened up my body but not got rid of pain. I am trying Iodine now as my daughter has been cured of a lump in her breast which was fibrocistic, but could have turned to cancer. She feels much better in herself. So do look up Iodine on internet this is a very forgotten mineral which I think most people are lacking. I will try the apple cider too. Judith"
[YEA] 07/19/2008: Taqi from Hamilton, NZ: "OSTEOARTHRITIS: I'm male 62 and have suffered osteoarthritus at lower back areas. Have just started with 4 tsp ACV + 1 tsp manuka honey dissolved in a glass of luke warm water taken twice a day. In only couple of days I experienced better morning wake up as well as had better sleep during night. I couldn't yet be clear on the dosage of baking soda. If you can give me feedback it will be good. Thanks.
Another question: Pl suggest dosage for my grandson aged 6 who has sensitive allergy to nuts and some dairy products. Also suffers off and on chest congestion. Like to keep in touch with you. Thanks for your time."
06/25/2011: Olivia from New York, Ny, Usa replies: "Just be careful to buy baking soda without aluminum. That's what a naturopath told me. The same goes for using baking powder. Don't want to get alzheimers down the line. Guess you can find it at a health food store."
[YEA] 01/03/2007: Susan from Tampa, FL: "2 tsp honey, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in 8 to 16 ounces of water 3 times a day cured my arthritis, back pain and allergies. I was in so much pain for many many years with severe back problems, and then 2 years ago was diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The dr. prescribed steroids, and 2 different immuno suppresant drugs and the side effects were horrible. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning, my joints and muscles hurt so bad, i also have fibromyalgia. I started this regimen about a month ago and saw immediate results. My hay fever has cleared up also. My sinuses are dry, usually I always have a bad post nasal drip problem. I feel more energized, and my body just feels good, like it is getting what it needs."Replies
05/09/2009: Kay from Norwich, NY replies: "my name is kay and i have same thing you do.plus fibermylga.been in pain for 30 yrs.24/7.dr gave me mobic which causes heart attacks.plus other meds.i cant take any as i get sick from them,i read about the honey and vingar i started on it today,i keep praying to god as pain is so bad,my husband does my dishes as i cant stand over few mins,i am 60 and dont ejoy life at all,i am over weight 180 and 5 ft,i have sugar to so cant exersise at all,i just want to know if the honey and vinagar really helped you.
thank you kay"
04/04/2012: Poe from Mesa, Arizona replies: "Kay, you should really think about medicinal marijuana to help the pain. It's completly natural and healthy for you."
07/08/2012: Sreolin from Sligo, Ireland replies: "Look up the wonders of LDN for rheumatoid arthritis."
09/04/2012: Fred from Curitiba, Parana, Brazil replies: "Kay, I have had great success in curing Fibro in 72 hours using Rife Technology. I mean the pain totally gone. I have seen this many times and it does not come back."
[YEA] Cathy from North Carolina: "I have been suffering for 2 years with bursitis and osteoarthritis in my hip. I have been on all kinds of medications for this, and it feels better as long as I don't stop my meds. I have been in so much pain that I could not hardly walk. I started taking ACV for 2 days now and my legs are not even hurting. I have so much more energy than I had before. This is so much better than medications."Replies
05/14/2012: Herbmama from Springer, Ok/usa replies: "For bursitis, try walnuts daily too. I usually eat 10/day. and cucumbers! I've had bursitis in my left hip for a years now, but since juicing, it doesn't bother me as much!"
Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
[YEA] 03/23/2010: Goosebeans from Tulsa, Ok: "I have been suffering with osteoarthritis in my knees for years. After much research, I purchased Black Cherry juice concentrate and started taking 1 tbs 2x a day along with 1 tbs apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water. I also take turmeric capsules 400 mg 3x a day. I am on day 10 and the pain that usually wakes me up at night has disappeared. I still have some stiffness but the pains are gone....nothing short of a miracle for me. I love this website, you guys & gals rock!"Replies
03/25/2010: Tahiti from Pittsburgh, Pa replies: "Hi Goosebeans.Thanks so much for the information. I am suffering with arthritic pain in my knees to the point of not being able to walk much at all anymore. All activities are limited and dependent on how much walking I would have to do. Because of this, I rarely go anywhere anymore. I am do to have arthroscopic surgery in about two weeks. I don't like going to the doctors, taking pills or getting injections. So having surgery would be absolute torture for me. I am going to try your remedy and hope that it will work for me too! Thanks, again!"
05/29/2011: Mumtaz from Mississauga, Ontario. L5v 2y5 replies: "My name is Mumtaz. I also have the same problem. I have osterioarthrits from 4 yrs. Its getting worse day by day. I had the arthroscopic surgery in both the knees but now again the pain is here and now I have pain in my lower back and also in my hips.. I just want to know how I should take this ACV, and cinnimon and honey. How many time in a day? Pls. Kindly tell me the contents also. I appreciate yr. help."
03/28/2012: Edward from Tawas City, Mi replies: "I can verify that ACV is a cure for many things, but you must try it, and stick with it for at least a month, THANK GOD FOR TED AND EARTH CLINIC... COCONUT OIL IS GOOD FOR OILING UP THE GREATEST MACHINE EVER... "YOUR BODY" CARPAL TUNNEL, ACHES AND PAINS, HEARTBURN, pH Balance, Heart Health with Potassium, joint discomfort
Ed Davison Jr, MI"
05/01/2012: Thanks from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "To Mumtaz & others, I also had arthroscopic knee surgery at the OsteoArthritic "Hospital" on Wellesley off Yonge St. in Toronto, Canada & only after the "simple, day surgery" was told later after a visit to my family doctor about osteoarthritis developing in the future as a result of the arthroscopic knee surgery! After tearing a meniscus and the leg swelling like a tree trunk down to the ankle, then scheduling the surgery after a "Doctor" at the local university sports clinic told me, literally red-faced, that I needed surgery! (which was cleverly sold to me by the operating surgeon Dr. Paul M. Toronto) which was scheduled 8-10 months after the initial injury, the knee and leg swelling went down within a few weeks, full flexibility (i. e. ankle able to touch back thigh) not yet as before the injury, but was much, much, much better by letting time and the body's own healing ability doing its job on its own, and all of this before the surgery! I should have listened to the inner voice and gotten up from the hospital bed that morning awaiting the anaesthetic before the Doc cut into me, even though as one of the hospital team informed me the procedures have become so advanced, "I would hardly see a scar on my leg".
If only I had known what I later learned from my G. P. even though I had specifically asked the operating doctor when I talked with him the one and only time before the surgery that I can expect osteo-arthritis in the knee as a result of the surgery.
I now know this case is not an isolated experience/incident and the guise of this needless procedure and its major consequences on one's life is the sole product of some professionally accredited liars.
I also, feel pain in my hip now on the same leg as the surgery (this reminded me of all of the ppl who were waiting at the hospital for hip replacements and I could not understand how the Creator would naturally make this to occur in our bodies solely on the basis of advanced years?
This I am sure is what is professionally opinioned to all seniors needing this done. Pls ppl do not believe the legalized scams of these professionally accredited con artists.
Good luck to all in your natural cures. Pls see the benefits and, yes, scientific studies done on the benefits of pimento oil (or "allspice" as many know from cooking a hearty meal) for osteo arthritic symptoms. I have not started using this yet as I have just found out about its reported benefits? Looks good, and seeming no need for worry about those pesky "side effects". Thanks."
05/31/2012: Togoodhealth from Alma, Arkansas replies: "To Toronto: "I also, feel pain in my hip now on the same leg as the surgery (this reminded me of all of the ppl who were waiting at the hospital for hip replacements and I could not understand how the Creator would naturally make this to occur in our bodies solely on the basis of advanced years?"
God did not do the above, it is our own selves that cause our problems in our bodies from all the crappy food we have been given through our young lives and then our choices when an adult. Herbs and spices are Gods healing medicine and that of ancient times. I wish I had know this long long ago, now I too suffer from OA of the spine in the form of DDD disc degenerative desease upper and lower spine. Spinal fusion does not work. I did research on it and it doesn't work. Disc replacement is new and the votes not in yet. Cherry's are very good in many ways see this site: http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/the-miraculous-properties-of-cherries-330530.html
And the one that mentioned coconut oil, yay for you a fellow believer in the powers of coconut oil, but get the good kind not the cheap stuff. And if you are in the country where they use it for fuel to replace diesel lucky you! I am in the US and no one has done it yet. I was taking 3 tbs a day of melted oil and don't worry it takes fine. I have been forgetting to do it and I feel awful... So I just started now and I am going to get some cherries no matter the cost or juice if I can find it.
Thanks for all your suggestions everyone. Lets heal ourselves and eat Gods way for good health shall we."
09/09/2012: Lucy from Chester Uk replies: "yes lets eat gods way. I have been taking pomegranate extract as well as cherry juice as it stops the enzyme that contributes to osteoarthritis. coconut oil is amazing too for us and pets too."
[YEA] 01/21/2012: Ruth from Glendora, California, Usa: "EAT BLUBERRIES! They really work! I eat them every morning that I possibly can and noticed that it reduces both pain and redness and inflammation. You can skip days and still get a benefit once you build up the antioxidants in your blood."
[YEA] 10/13/2008: Karen from Greenbank, Qld Australia: "APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
Pat Coleby is Australian Animal natural care expert. Many books. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Cures based on mineral deficiencies in our soil caused by super phosphate/modern farming. Promotes use of Dollomite, Yellow Sulphur, Copper, Seaweed meal, Cod liver oil, rock salt & borax.
Been feeding my horses her diet for 4 years - NEVER GOING BACK to modern feeds. ALL problems gone with my horses.
Qld Itch is a copper defficiency,
worms are a copper deficiency,
lice/mites are a sulphur deficiency,
laminitus/founder is a magnesium &/or a calcium deficiency.
arthritus is a boron deficeincy.(Pat takes this herself & still runs a goat farm alone at age of 80+++- despite being diagnosed with osteo arthritus 30 years ago & told to buy wheelchair.
Can't recommend her enough - everything she says proves to be true - amazing woman - highly respected by CSIRO."Replies
01/13/2013: Sam from Riyadh, KSA replies: ""arthritus is a boron deficeincy. (Pat takes this herself & still runs a goat farm alone at age of 80 - despite being diagnosed with osteo arthritus 30 years ago & told to buy wheelchair.
Can't recommend her enough - everything she says proves to be true - amazing woman - highly respected by CSIRO."
Hello everyone - With respect to the above mentioned post im greatly interested to know as how to use the boron.
Im 40yr old female recently diagnosed with grade4 knee oestoarthritis in both knees and feel the same burning in elbows lower back now. Done with pain killers and physio therapy. Dont want to go for knee replacement as the Dr. insists. Please please please any alternative medicines and home remedies besides our friends have listed are most welcome.
05/21/2013: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "Hi Sam, check out the other posts on borax (boron). There is info on the website http://educate-yourself.org/cn/boraxconspiracy03jul12.shtml. The EC insomnia remedies include borax as well. Could be that dimunition in pain levels assist sleep."
05/30/2013: Colleen from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Walter Last provided this report on his website last year, with full information about borax (the natural, ionic form of boron), how to easily mix a diluted solution, and how much of it to take (costs pennies) - www.health-science-spirit.com/borax.htm.
As he advises, our soils are also depleted of magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are designed to work in partnership. Magnesium moves in and out of bones in order to hold the calcium in proper concentration. Without sufficient magnesium to calibrate it, excess calcium calcifies (ages) the joints, eyes, and eventually the organs.
Dr Mark Sircus and also Dr Carolyn Dean confirm that, the best way to supplement magnesium is transdermally (through your skin). I started this 3 years ago and the changes were dramatic within a few days, because magnesium is critical for virtually every bodily function. None of my GP's ever told me!
This is very affordable. I think the only supplier of the "transdermal" (preferred) form is the marvelous David Dartez - he provides it (online) in the form of concentrated pure seawater and calls it "Magnesium Oil", because of its slightly oily consistency.
Some general practitioners use it to treat children with autism. Pharmacists know about our need for magnesium but most doctors do not (maybe because Pharmaceutical giants sponsor medical schools and influence the curriculum). Borax was removed from the EU market last year, even though it's only as toxic as table salt, so stock up now."
11/12/2013: Wendy from New York replies: "That is not the only provider of transdermal magnesium oil. Please don't mislead people. Magnesium oil can be purchased under numerous brand names."
[YEA] 08/15/2008: Estel from Wheelersburg, OH: "I went to the doctor and they xray my knee and told me i had to have surgery because of osteoarthris. I heard about the honey and cinnamon for arthritis and thought i would try it. I drank it morning and night for 3 weeks and my pain was gone and i have more energy also. I have told many people about it and they are trying it too."
EC: Read more about cinnamon and honey here.
[YEA] 08/06/2008: Penny from Fresno, CA: "Thanks so much! I appreciate the osteoporosis info, esp today! [Edit note: Penny is referring to blurb in our latest newsletter.]
By the way, you HAVE heard about boron for preventing and even reversing osteo-arthritis, haven't you?
Probiotics also rid me of sinus infections, but one needs to gradually work up to take them plentifully & regularly to be effective. A good idea, in my opinion, if one has allergies, IBS, sinus infections or otherwise compromised immunity. I read a scientific detailed report online stating that probiotics bond with carcenogens and "dance" them out of the body.
EC: We wrote Penny for more information:
8/6/2008: Penny replies, "http://www.glucosamine-arthritis.org/glucosamine/boron-arthritis.html
I think this might be a good link. I think there are others too.
Re; the probiotics, my nutrition guy said take 9mg preventatively. Said it is not fussy how it mixes with other stuff nor has to be TOP grade like MSM, but just not the Now brand, he said."Replies
09/20/2010: Jasonmchicago from Chicago, Il replies: "I'm looking to treat my arthritis with Boron... Any thoughts on how much I should take and also if I should by the magnesium/calcium/boron mix or just plain boron. Any info would be great. Thanks!"
09/21/2010: Lisa from Lafayette, La replies: "To Jasonmchicago: Ted had previously recommended msm for osteoarthritis, and hyaluronic acid for joint pain/degenerative disc disease. My husband has been on Ted's HA remedy for approx 2 1/2 weeks now, and is amazed at how differently he feels. The pain in his body is disappearing from top to bottom. Ted's remedy really works! Order the HA powder from Purebulk (Ted's recommendation, which is why I used it) or just go to the health food store and get the Now brand that is in capsule form, and includes msm in it. Just open the capsules and follow Ted's recipe for mixing it. Look at Purebulk's instruction page on HA, though, to give you specifics Ted does not mention, such as cold water ONLY, mix every few hours to blend the powder with the water, etc. Just follow Ted's actual recipe of ha powder and sea salt (NOT regular salt! BIG difference! ) Anyway, the reason I wanted to write you, though, is to tell you that hubby is going to now start on the msm for a tiny glitch in his back that he wants gone (although he is now saying that it's feeling so much better with just the HA. ) Read Ted's rather long post on HA. Very enlightening."
04/02/2011: Jennieo22 from Boise, Id replies: "I'm new to this site. Who is Ted and where is this post?"
04/26/2013: Lak from Nb, NJ, USA: "Where can I find posts/remedies for cervical spondylosis? Please guide me"
EC: Lak, We don't have a page on Cervical Spondylosis just now, so the best we can provide are the remedies here on our osteoarthritis page. Does anyone have natural cures for degeneration of the cervical spine?
04/26/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Just reading... that DMSO is sure interesting stuff and there is a roll on some people with arthritis love for pain relief.
Personally I love the watercure site and adding salt to the diet. Lately I have found more things that help are Full spectrum minerals with 1 to 1 ratio of magnesium to calcium. I also use multi vitamins and omegas. My skin looks wonderful and I also use the coconut oil topically and internal and it kills pain.
I don't have any arthritis but plenty of things to aim at. Most of the spices that are used in these sites are full of certain minerals and vitamins and anti inflammatories... Some have warnings about overuse. Partly because the minerals in them are high for one mineral and low for another throwing the body out of balance over time."
04/26/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Hi, I would like to offer you some help but I'd like to know whether you've had any neck injuries. I'm not sure what I was diagnosed with after my neck injuries but I do recall the term degenerative. I'm going to look for my radiology reports before I tell you what happened to me. I WILL tell you that I have learned the medical profession is not keeping up with what is happening to our food supply and I feel that is what is affecting us more than age and injuriies. I had MRI's and was sent to "specialists" that caused more pain and wanted me to do some crazy exercises that hurt and made me dizzy. It was questionable whether I needed surgery. It was then time to NOT do what the docs recommended and to start looking things up for myself and apply what I learned. It will take me awhile because I've also had traumatic brain injuries. I can only tell you what happened to me and how I learned what helped me become pain free."
04/27/2013: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Magnesium citrate powder and MSM would be helpful. I have also gotten neck pain relief using a laser therapy pen."
Cetyl Myristoleate Supplement
[YEA] 11/07/2009: James from Tucson, Arizona: "Osteoarthritis - I have had Arthritis for many years beginning as a teen doing sports. I always pretended it was just sore muscles in my back, but at age 66yrs old my Doc said my entire spine-top to bottom- was diseased.
Initially I went with cold gel pack followed by heating pad and 7 exercises given by a physical therapist. When that was not getting it done I got on the web and a naturopathic Doc, that I like, was recommending an essential fatty acid called cetyl myristoleate. Albino rats don't get arthritis and it's because they have this EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) in their systems. This was discovered by a Dr. Diehl in the 1960's. He worked for the NIH so he had the resources to find a way to produce this rare supplement and it has been offered on the market since 1991.
When I started it, I was in a bad way and feeling some hopelessness. It took approximately one month for me to get pain free. This is a typical time period. I use the product produced by a company owned by Dr Diehl's current family and this formulation is more expensive, but I believe it is the one that gives results. I'm currently doing a second month for good measure. They claim relief can last 2-3 years at which time you repeat. There are zero side effects but you must follow directions to use on an empty stomach and not close to caffeine. This was my salvation from disability!"
"Cetyl myristoleate is the cetyl ester of myristoleic acid. It has multiple biological properties, including as an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever, as well as being an immune system modulator..."
Chronic Dehydration Theory
[WARNING!] 08/18/2008: Cindy from Wichita, Kansas: "Water cannot do its thing without salt. Salt is number 3 on the list of things you can't live without. 1 and 2 are air and water. I suspect that if you do not take salt (preferably unprocessed sea salt) the body will break down the calcium in the bones to get at the salts they contain. I've done a lot of research on dehydration but have not seen this correlation anywhere. It is merely my suspicion due to the relationship between chronic dehydration combined with low salt intake teachings and the epidemic of osteoporosis. It is suspected that over 75% of people in the US are chronically dehydrated which means that 75% of the human bodies in the US are operating in emergency, water rationing mode. Sipping doesn't count and neither do other liquids. The body does not process other liquids the same way it processes plain water on an empty stomach. Water is used by every system in the body. Including the process it must go through to steal water from the colon. My personal rule of thumb is that any liquid that is not plain water belongs to the colon."Replies
[YEA] 08/23/2008: CB from California replies: "Hi, Cindy. Thank you very much for this information.Can you please tell me how much sea salt you add to your water and how many times you would drink this each day? Also, how would you factor in the sodium that a typical person eats on a day to day basis? Granted that the source is probably mostly iodized salt... but how often would you drink the water/sea salt? Thank you in advance.
08/24/2008: Bessie from Calgary, AB, Canada replies: "I'm sure Cindy will respond, but in the meantime you may want to check out the water cure at http://www.watercure.com/
It gives you the ratio of sea salt (MUST be pure sea salt) and water, along with testimonials from people who have found relief from all sorts of disorders. Very interesting Web site and one of the ingredients is free (water) - the other isn't very expensive (pure sea salt - you only use a bit). Good luck!"
08/24/2008: Teresa from Kenedy, Texas replies: "The Water Cure
The Water Cure Recipe:
Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that's how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you."
08/26/2008: Chloe from Boston, MA replies: "Here's a great explanation of the Salt Water Cleanse:
Very simple and inexpensive!"
Cinnamon and Honey
[YEA] 05/05/2011: Dave from Gantt, Al.: "I too have osteoarthritus Since I have been taking the honey and cinnamon I have had wonderful results that I never had with ANYTHING else I've tried I had a limp for 4 months was taking 10-12 Ibeprophen a day just to walk without so much pain! Since I've been taking it for two weeks my limp has dissapeared and no longer take any nsaids at all- honey and cinnamon has been a GODSEND to me.
I'm not saying everyone will have the same results but if it can just help one more person as much as it has me, I recommend TRY IT OUT"Replies
05/06/2011: Liz from Boston, Ma replies: "Dave - Happy to read of your great results with honey and cinnamon. I want to give it a try and hope I am as fortunate.
Could you please share the amounts of honey/cinnamon that you took, and how often each day you took it?
Thanks so much."
03/29/2012: George from South Boston, Va replies: "Could you please let me know how one would take the cinnamon and honey (amounts and frequency)? Thanks much, George"
04/24/2012: Florence from Cliffside Parkn, Nj replies: "I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF CINNAMON AND HONEY PER DAY AND ALSO HOW MUCH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR A DAY."
Cod Liver Oil and Super Greens
[YEA] 09/18/2007: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA: "Cod Liver Oil and Super greens cured me of my Osteoarthritis in my right knee and my right shoulder in less than 9 months. The pain subsided within a couple of weeks, that is when I knew I was on to something. I took 1 tablespoon of the Cod liver oil, and 1 Heaping tablespoon of the greens daily. I will not list what brands I used, but please make sure they are of the highest quality you can find. I now live pain free, and keep up the practice several times a week for maintenance."Replies
05/09/2009: Kay from Norwich, NY replies: "i have fibermyliga,osterodritus sorry cant spell.i have just started taking 2 tsp of honey with appple cider with mother in it.i cant stand over 5 min.i am over weight 180 and 5ft,dr gave me meds but they cause so many side effects.i dont enjoy life at all.i am 60 and been in pain for over 30 yrs,what are the greens that you talk about,i hope you can help me, thank you kay"
05/11/2009: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia replies: "Hi Kay, I emailed you, let me know if you did not get it.
After reading my old post, I realize that I lift out some very important facts, and I think it is what many people have discovered on their own. You have to cut out the junk food, mostly sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, msg. ect.. It's the food people, it's slowly killing us, and causing us pain. Get some wholesome healing foods in us, and many diseases will be eliminated. I am also greatful that I have a spring fed well, and do not have treated water anymore. Peace, Rena."