Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014

Joint pain can be the result of injury, but more often than not it is caused by arthritis and perhaps specifically rheumatoid arthritis. Each creates or is characterized by an inflammation around the body's joints, and this inflammation creates joint pain and tenderness that can make it uncomfortable to move the arm, leg, hip, or other body part using that joint. Fortunately, a number of herbal remedies and alternative medicine practices can offer joint pain relief.

Clinically known as arthralgia, joint pains can occur as a result of many health conditions including autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Overuse and sports injuries are common causes of joint pain, and in these cases rest, ice, compression, and later on heat treatments can provide pain relief and healing.

Natural Remedies for Joint Pain Relief

In more or less all cases, joint pain is caused by or at least includes inflammation, so anti-inflammatory foods, herbal remedies, and supplements are well advised for your joint pain. Improved diet and collagen-supporting supplements may help to restore or clean out the joints and repair protective and connective tissue around the painful joints, including cartilage between the bones. Borage oil and other essential oils rubbed into painful joints may restore function and relieve pain, and supplemental omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil can help improve joint function from the inside.

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Apple Cider Vinegar21 YEAS
Turmeric9 YEAS

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Posted by Rose (Kampala)

[YEA]  I suffered from joint pain for a period of over two months. I took antibiotics continously to no avail. However one day I was told by a friend that aloe vera could work. I started by boiling aloe vera juice extacted from the sap. In addition I would also rub the gel on my joints and experience healing.

Posted by Bob
Elmhurst Twp, Pa. USA
03/19/2012
12 Posts
Almost 100% of people with joint pain are dehydrated from drinking caffeine, alcohol or soda and/or not enough water & sea salt. Google: Pain cured with water & sea salt. The same things are the causes of most health problems.

Thhis site has fantastic info on the water cure & you cshould go to watercure2.org.

Bob Butts

Posted by Talia
Jerusalem, Israel
05/20/2012
Re the response by Bob from Elmhust regarding the need to drink more water - what a great reminder. For some reason I tend to forget the importance of water and as a result of reading this response, realize that the pain in my joints in the past number of days could actually be the result of dehydration, since I was telling a friend the other day that I think I'm dehydrated and need to drink more water. Dehydration can also be a reason for tiredness, and sometimes for us women we can minimize some of our facial wrinkles by staying hydrated since dehydration also affects our skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar   21  1   

Posted by Lori (Glendale, Az, Usa) on 10/14/2011

[YEA]  I started ACV to try to take care of heartburn... It has worked WONDERS on my aching hands, feet, joints... After just one week I can feel an amazing difference in how I feel when I first get out of bed in the morning. My Mother has had severe RA for over 20 years and I was starting to worry that I was in route to RA. Hope this helps someone who has MAJOR pain in joints... Especially in the mornings...

Posted by Naila
Glendale, California
10/14/2011
2 Posts
This sounds great. Can you please let us know the combination of all that you mix with your ACV? I've taken ACV different ways for different symptoms. Thanks for your suggestion.
Posted by Lori
Glendale, Az
10/15/2011
Hi! I drink a LOT... And I mean a LOT of water everyday probably about a gallon or more through out the day. I don't measure... I just splash some in each time I refill my cup. I feel it's better as a constant rather than 2 tbsp's downed in one shot. That's just me though and other people here have amazing results w/ the 2 tbsp's in 8 or 16oz water up to 3x/day. Also... I've had RI to remove my thyroid so I make sure I don't injest any ACV for at least 4 hours after I take my Levoxyl. That's just in case you are on any thyroid meds... Good luck to you, I do hope you feel better... Feeling crappy is the pits! Take care :)
Posted by Leepenz
Cebu City, Philippines
12/15/2011
All of the the comments here are very informative. It can give a point of view the pro's and con's about ACV. In addition to this it gives a insight to the viewers about ACV.

Personally ACV is really a big help when it comes to arthritis. It is loaded with a lot of potassium. Probably the best thing to do is to use the ACV wisely. Such as there must the timing before taking it. A good research will help you this.

What if you felt you tried everything yet nothing it return? I think it would be to research and try other methods.

Studies show that wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2. 2 pounds of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll

Furthermore Alfalfa has a proven cholesterol lowering effect. Steroidal anti-inflammatory action is suggested by its content of plant steroids, and by some research that found an estrogenic effect on ruminants (grazing animals). Alfalfa has also been shown to possess antibacterial action against gram negative bacteria (such as Salmonella typhi), and it contains at least one protein with known antitumor activity."

This are just examples of organics that can help you with your condition. As for my family we love the taste of Midori Greens, it is not just palatable but it has help us in many ways especially for my brother you has Arthritis. Here are the main ingredients of Midori Greens which are natural and have lots of health benefits:
Ashitaba
Matcha Green Tea
Wildcrafted Wasabi
Wheatgrass
Barley grass
Alfalfa
Phytonutrient
Chlorella
Pytoplankton

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Posted by Andy (Atlanta, Ga, Usa) on 09/11/2011

[SIDE EFFECTS]  This is my first ever post/question.

Please would someone answer this question ASAP.

I have been using organic ACV with the mother, dosage at 1 tbsp to about 10 ozs alkaline water with 1 tbsp of unsulphered organic molasses in the morning on an empty stomach and then the same again, 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 10 ozs alkaline water only 1 tsp of raw honey late at night just before bed. Been doing this for a few weeks, nearly finished my second 32 oz bottle. Taken a couple of 2 day breaks from the ACV, but not done that for about 2 weeks now.

I am now every day waking up with achy joints, usually the hips and maybe the feet, the odd twinge in ths shoulders, but never the knees, plus just feeling achy, at times all over during the day.

I drink a lot of commercially "made" alkaline water during the day plus some herbal tea made with alkaline water. I started doing the ACV because after I had tennis/computer elbow for a few months, which has now complete healed, my left elbow began getting stiff and achy. The elbow aching has largely gone, but some stiffness/pain is still there, but it's slightly reduced after the ACV and other natural remedies. Like magnesium oil. I have just obtained some quality Oil of Wild Oregano for inflammation.

I have had a very ocasional touch of gout, just really one bad attack several years ago when I started on an rx BP medicine, but now it seems to only come on once a year in mid December, when it first gets really cold here. Copious amounts of water seem to get rid of it, and mercifully I have found ACV seems to instantly stop any attack. Cherries don't work for me.

I fully realise that the uric acid and calcified deposits etc have built up over the years. I check my urine during the day with PH strips. The achy joints in the morning seems to coincide with more acidic urine @ 6.0/6.2. And this slowly gets more alkaline - usually back up to 6.8/7.0 during the day as I drink the alkaline water ... And after the ACV drink. But the achiness comes and goes all day.

MY QUESTION IS THIS ... Should I endure the achiness for a while longer, as the ACV leaches out the years of deposits, or should I take a break for a day or more every week? Or should I dilute the ACV a bit more? I'd rather not take the baking soda because of the high salt content. My BP is completely normal with the BP pills with not even a hint of any side effects.

My elbow, the reason I started with ACV, is still stiff. BUT obviously I don't want to damage my joints using ACV. I have read many "testimonials" and other posts on EC and other sites, but very few seem to explicitly cover this area. I obviously understand that everyone's biochemistry is different, and that the leaching out takes a while. I also take krill oil capsules late at night too, which is the best time to maximise the effects.

I understand there is NO "set period" to be free of this, but normally after the ACV leaches out the deposits one is supposed to feel much better - right?

Does one usually need to persevere over a few weeks, or can it take months for some people? No one ever seems to be specific about this on the web sites. You usually just read, it worked for me - or not.

I have also sent this directly to Ted, in the hope he will have a few minutes to respond.

Thank you, Andy

Posted by Aeiver
New Braunfels, Texas/usa
01/21/2012
Hi Andy, just wanted to mention that when my son took the krill oil his joint pain got worse. As you mention, everyone is different, so this may be a possibility. For me 6 to 8 oz of aloe vera juice daily helps with my joint pain. I quit taking it for awhile and suddenly hips, knees and ankles were hurting again. Also, more achy when I ingest sugar.
Posted by Mary
San Diego Ca
12/04/2013
Andy, I have joint and inflammation problems too. Ten years ago, when my problems were much worse, I retreated to a raw-food community which was sort of like an elimination-diet opportunity, and I could observe what went haywire when I ate certain things after a few weeks all-raw.

To try to maybe shed some light on answers to your questions... One, I did go through Herxheimer reactions... so you might be experiencing some of that.

Two, I found my inflammation and pain would subside almost completely if I ate no sugar, not even fruit sugar, and intensified within about 15 minutes if I did. Even watermelon. I've given up "sugar, " including fruit. I mean the stuff that's obviously sugar, and the stuff with fake names that are also sugar, and fructose, and the other -ose/s that are on ingredients labels. And the sugar alternatives like agave, HONEY, MOLASSES etc. etc. etc. I mean I really have given it up. It has been one of the most important things I've done (of several) to get rid of most of the ailments I had.

But "sugar" is also potatoes, yams, rice, right? I've mostly managed to wean myself of potatoes (that was the only thing that was hard to give up: potoato chips! Harder than giving up chocolate, to my surprise), but you do have to have carbs, and I still eat "sugar" in the form of yams, rice, garbanzo/chickpeas, squash...

Years later, I stopped denying that meat was a problem. I still eat fish, but eating almost no meat for over a year was beneficial. I've done that from time to time in the past, with the same benefits, but I was in denial and really wanted to be like the people around me who can eat and drink anything and claim they feel fine. Boy, do I ever envy those people.

Years later, I also realized that I have to give up gluten as well.

I know it seems like this leaves almost nothing, but I focus on what I can eat that I love... Squash, beans, could add lentils which I always forget, avocados, vegies, fish, nuts, vegies, vegies, vegies... You can make wonderful soups and bean/squash meals. Load up on the spices (be sure they're gluten-free; many are not). I can no longer remember what was the big appeal of the flavor sweet. So many other flavors are so much better.

I stay very positive in spite of the inconveniences. Just wish I could gain back some lost weight. I don't like being so thin. Having to cook and being unable to grab food on the go makes it even harder to keep from losing weight.

Posted by Graham
Uk
06/11/2014
I know exactly you feel, with all that you are going through I've had to do the exact same thing. You may want to get tested from systemic candida or yeast over growth just to eliminate that as a problem.

Posted by Happy (Atlanta, Ga) on 02/20/2011

[YEA]  I just wanted to mention that I have wanted to try the ACV treatment for joint pain, but could not drink it for the taste. Then I realized that I LOVE warm apple cider. So, I have decided to start drinking 2 tsps of ACV in a cup of warm Apple Cider (morning and night). You can hardly taste the ACV. I believe I will be able to do this. I can't wait to see the results of using it regularly.... Though I am a little worried about my teeth and my esophagus (because it burns my throat). Should I really be concerned about these things?

I also want to mention that I love EARTHCLINIC. It has helped my family so much! Thank You!

Posted by Natural Girl (Somewhere, Nc, Us) on 04/19/2010

[YEA]  ACV for joint pain

Ok, I've finally gotten up the nerve to make a post on EC. I stumbled across EC in my desparation to relieve a really bad flare up of joint pain & inflammation a couple of months ago and I haven't had my nose out of this site much since! I started with adding a splash of ACV to my drinking water (I try to get my 8 glasses a day). Thought it can't hurt to try it. Was really surprised at how much relief it provided. Don't think I'll ever be without it now. Wish I had some idea what causes these flare ups. I suspect food allergies and have eliminated things like wheat and corn. I don't have what I call 'stressers' in my diet because I don't have processed food, don't eat out unless we're on vacation. Been pretty much a health nut my whole life. I enjoy cooking. Have one meal a day that is raw food, the rest consist of grains, nuts, fruits & vegies, organic chicken, fresh eggs and raw milk cheeses and well I think you get the picture. Really don't understand why I have the health problems that I do and I have a host of problems. I'll spare you the details on these till another time. For now though, I think every 'body' needs a little ACV daily! Good health to YOU!

Posted by Alfred
Bangkok, Thailand
04/20/2010
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT..your eating good stuff.BUT.. our bodies run on electrial currents, according to the book I read from time to time. Our cells are little generators.. the main mix of our cells is potassium and a little salt. If you eat too much Salt it pushes the potassium out and we have joint Pain and back problems. From what I see is on your diet..No food that has potassium. BUT your lucky.. you discovered Apple cider Vinegar, which is loaded with potassium.. Drink daily 3 or 4 times a day.. say 2 tea or two tablespoons.. your pain will be gone shortly and a lot of the other challenges you have.

Stay well.. your living in Nowhere. Sounds like Heaven.
Alfred

Posted by Natural Girl
Somewhere, Nc, Us
04/20/2010
4 Posts
Thanks Alfred for your feedback. I will certainly keep plugging away with the ACV. My pain is so much reduced that it's almost like not having any! I've also noticed a big reduction in seasonal allergies. So I definitely think the ACV is something that I've needed.

I do have a question and this is for anybody out there. I was born with problems, can someone who started out life with a hormone imbalance correct it in the course of a life time? I can't seem to find info on this subject. Just want to know if I'm fighting a loosing battle or not.

Posted by Tricia
Ireland
04/20/2010
93 Posts
I believe you can - if the hormone producing glands are not physically damaged. If the parts have just shutdown they should restart with the right kind of trigger however if glands are missing or not formed correctly then it's a case of 'nothing to restart'.
Posted by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
04/20/2010
704 Posts
Hi Natural Girl,

I'm not sure what you mean by "born with problems" but I for one, give that a resounding "Yes!" to turning problems we are "born with" around. I was a very sickly child born with a heart murmur, severely anemic through my childhood, plagued with bladder and kidney infections, in and out of drs. and "specialists" offices, excruciating pain coursing through my legs when they got "a cold" of which the drs. could give no explanation, bouts with as many as 30 canker sores in my mouth at a time of which again, the drs. would give me a "chicken pox" vaccine for! Well, when I left home and begin to live on my own, I began to explore health and alternative healing, herbs, dietary lifestyles such as macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan, etc., spiritual/energetic healing/avenues, meditation, past life work and so much more which turned my life around. I am one of thousands who were willing to take the lesser traveled/known path believing there are answers that the mainstream medical field wasn't giving/didn't know and I was right. It sometimes saddens me that so many people just take diagnoses as "the absolute truth". They give it like it's a life sentence and one you must live with forever yet truly, there are so many answers but you have to search and sometimes it can be a trying search. I am always willing to learn more and believe the world is full of possibilities. One must always know there are answers- hope will also carry you through adversity and keep your spirits up which keeps our body stronger.

Keep searching for your answers- post them more specifically here on EC or keep googling with different words/phrases because different sites show up. I believe there is a Divine Power that you can also ask for help from also. I found my answers beginning here when I tried to learn more about the mini beet protocol after trying everything that people recommmended on here! That led me on a journey I never would have dreamed of! So, don't give up! Our health is worth the effort!

Best to you, Lisa

Posted by Natural Girl
Somewhere, Nc, Us
04/21/2010
4 Posts
Thanks for all the feedback, it's encouraging to think that there are others who think I can beat this. I've worked at it for more then 30yrs now. For a brief back ground of myself: I was born premature, my mother gave birth to 7 lbs of very heathy fibroid tumors and 4 lbs of me. I was put in an incubator and my mother was told not to expect to take me home. Well, guess what, I did eventually go home. Been anemic most of my life, can't take iron, have ear infections, damaged eardrums and hearing loss. Use to catch every cold, flu or virus that blow past the door. Have bodyaches and pain pretty much all the time. Have a thyroid that works when it wants to. I was on medication for it but after fighting with my endocrinolgist for 2 years over it and coming to the conclusion he was an idiot. He got my level to just barely within the normal range and was happy with that (do you have any idea how big that 'normal' range is???) I took myself off the medication. I figure if it's not helping me feel better then I don't need to be taking it just because he prescribed it. That was 7 years ago. Started taking kelp and coconut oil and since doing this haven't gained any more weight. Think it's the first time in my adult life that I haven't gained weight. Have no hope of loosing it though and I have a lot to loose. The thyroid issues I'm pretty sure stem from birth, I think it was stuck in producing RT3 hormone which is what's producted to keep us alive during famine. My body just doesn't know that it's not in any danger. I stay tired but I'm pretty good at pushing myself. However, the older I get the harders it's getting to push. Part of me has wanted to give up this pursuit and learn to live with the measure of health that I have but I'm tenacious. Happy to now have the internet to do research, sure makes it easy and frustrating. I'll try to keep posting results and looking for feedback. Thanx again. Good Health To YOU!
Posted by Alfred
Bangkok, Thailand
04/21/2010
Nature Girl.. Did some checking in my Library.. Some Info in the OWNERS MANUAL BY OZ..Keep in the back of your mind..Hyaluronic Acid.. each pill 35mg or more.

I think the Best contact TED..He is one smart person.. Level with.. what you needs are. what your concerns our. Be open with him. What does he suggest. He has a direct line from Earth clinic.. He has gotten a Second wind.. and is answering e-mails lately.

Posted by Elsaeasterly
Elsewhere, Ca, Usa
06/07/2010
26 Posts
Lisa,

I am wondering if your bladder and kidney infections were just during childhood or did they continue into adulthood? Do you think one specific thing put an end to them or was it a total lifestyle change? Is it true that your health transformation just started a few months ago?

Posted by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
06/08/2010
704 Posts
Hi Elsaeasterly,

I would say, for the most part, most of my bladder and kidney infections were through my youth and as I said, when I left home and began to find a new way of life through diet, they never returned. I started as a macrobiotic, then a vegetarian. Eventually, I returned to adding in chicken and later beef back into my diet but I have always maintained eating "close to the land" meaning staying away from fast food, junk food and processed food. It had served me well but then when I was 48 I suddenly started getting bladder infections again and also tooth infections. I would try to get rid of them through natural means which sometimes worked, sometimes not. Then I would have to resort to antibiotics. That was frustrating for me. There would be a demise in my health which, I believe, was a virus that attacked my joints and sent unbelievable pain radiating through my legs. I tried all sorts of paths- Chinese medicine, Aryuvedic, chiropractic, healers, massage therapy, I was open to it all. Just not pharmaceuticals. Interestingly, the same weaknesses from my childhood revisited me at near 50.

I discovered Earth Clinic in my ongoing quest to restore my health in October 2008 and proceeded to try lots of remedies from this site. I saw changes occur and improvements but nothing really, really noteworthy. That was until I tried the mini beet protocol and then onto juicing daily and a high raw diet back in October 2009. Then, lots changed and significantly! Within 2 days my body pain ceased and the bloating that I had dealt with for about 3 years disappeared as well. I lost about 10 lbs. My hip pain improved dramatically (although admittedly, I still have some) and wrinkles around my eyes disappeared. The melasma that had increased as I got older disappeared as well.

So, to answer your question, my health transformation began a little over 8 months ago! I am a great believer that food is our best medicine and I have seen what it can do for us through my personal experience. Honestly, I believe we can turn anything around through diet.

The most recent change I have added in, which began about 2 months ago and has also made a difference, is cultured veggies, drinks and food. I eat kimchi, fermented soybeans, young coconut kefir and cultured veggies. The last two items I make myself. What all of that does is re-colonizes our gut with lots of good bacteria which is where our immunity health lives.

Anyway, if you have questions about turning your own health around, know that it is absolutely possible! I hope this info helps you and maybe even inspires you!

The very best to you, Lisa

Posted by Natural Girl
Somewhere, Nc, Us
06/08/2010
4 Posts
Joint Pain update

It's been a over a month now since my last post. In that time I continued with ACV and I started Hyaluronic Acid. The ACV helped me through the worst allergy season ever and I don't gerenally have allergies. The HA is amazing though. Other then the arthritis that's been in certain fingers for years and the new arthritis that settled in my feet a couple of years ago, there is significant improvement everywhere else. Anxious to see how things are going to turn out in the future with this stuff.

I also started h2o2 therapy 6 weeks ago. I'm up to 20 drops am/pm. This has been tough! Doing this for yeast, arthritis and detox. Haven't had any ill side affect from it but it's hard to take, I can shudder anytime of day just thinking about it! As far as it working for me, guess I'll just have to wait and see on this one as well.

After reading so many post by all the wonderful folks here at EC, and how their energy and overall health improved with many of these same things that I'm doing, I'm a little discouraged and concerned that I haven't as yet hit on what I need to be giving my body so that it can help itself. Maybe more time is need for me. Oh, just remembered something, I have been sleeping ALOT better, 8 to 10 hours a night. This has caused me to think about something my mother told me as a kid when our family dog was sick. She said, 'He sleeps so he can get better, just like you sleep when you are sick'. Due to circumstances related to severe stress and anxiety, I'm probably more sleep deprived then anything else. Hopefully, one day I'll wake up, spring out of bed and be ready to attack the day... GOOD HEALTH TO YOU!

Posted by Jeannie
St. George, Ut
11/04/2010
No doubt about the miraculous benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. I learned about this website and about apple cider in my local health food store. But after reading about your issues and your diet and your healthy history, may I recommend two books: (1) The China Study. It WILL change your knowledge base. And (2) Outsmart Your Cancer. I know you don't have cancer, but the brilliance inside the book that crosses over into other health concerns cannot be overstated. One recipe to eat daily is this:

6 Tblspns Low Fat, Organic Cottage Cheese
3 Tblspns Cold Flax Oil
Blend thoroughly with hand mixer (takes 1 minute)
Add 2 Tblspns Flaxseeds freshly ground at home. Don't buy pre-grounded flax ever. Mix. This is the core food. Then you can add 1 cup of berries or fruit or veggies or whatever you like. Personally, I add fresh raspberries and blueberries. It costs a little more, but not nearly as much as a prescription drug. In addition to your ACV, this flax diet will solve more than just inflammation and is highly recommended especially with your diet. Feel free to google up on this diet and Dr Johanna Budwig. Here's to your happy, healthy lifestyle. Jeannie

Posted by Self
Ny
11/05/2010
I got hypomanic when I tried the Budwig diet. Flaxseed oil alone caused me hypomania in the past. Its a rare side effect for a minority of users.

Some online surfing confirmed this www.ehow.com/how_2138860_use-flaxseed-oil-treat-anxiety.html

Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford, Bc) on 03/10/2010

[YEA]  Painful joints

I took glucosamine sulphate for my joints for many years because it helped. Then when I had frozen shoulder, I took a supplement in the hopes that it would help. It made me feel young again, except for my shoulder. However, I found it to be too expensive for me, so when I read about ACV on this website, I decided to try it. I only take 1 tablespoon a day with a glass of water, but that is enough for my joints to feel ok. Sometimes I add 1/4 t. baking soda, esp. if I feel like I'm "coming down" with something. Then I might make a tonic of a couple of tablespoons ACV, lemon joice, and honey, mixed in a mug of hot water. Every week I skip a day or two, as that was recommended somewhere on here.

Posted by Suzanne
Abbotsford, Bc Canada
09/17/2011
[SIDE EFFECTS]   "An update to my post: after using ACV for a couple of years, I began to experience episodes of tingling lips after eating certain foods. At first, it was rare, then occurred more often, and I began to have sores in my mouth frequently. Finally I stopped taking the ACV, thinking that maybe my body was getting too much and reacting to it. Anyway, I haven't had the sores or tingling since. My joints (hands esp. ) were still stiff, even with the ACV, so I'm still looking for a good, reasonable remedy!

Posted by Jean (Los Angeles, CA) on 05/23/2009

[YEA]  Wow was I skeptical after reading some of the outrageous claims for apple cider vinegar. I thought I would try it for weight loss. Since December I have been taking a teaspoon in the morning and another in the afternoon. I sort of cup my tongue and place a teaspoonful there and then take a swig of water or coke or anything else I have and swallow both together. My objective here is to try to keep the straight ACV off my teeth and off my throat. ACV has been a total failure for weight loss but a miracle in curing my joint pain. It used to be so painful for me to stand up after sitting in front of a computer screen for 20 minutes. Now I can sit for a couple hours with no pain upon rising from a chair. (It works much better than MSM without the side effects and doesn't cost $30 a month.) I use Trader Joe's brand.

I also have iron-like toenails that require all my strength to cut them. It is hereditary I think as my mother has the same problem. I soak my feet in a solution of 2 or 3 parts water to one part white vinegar. This vinegar is about $2 for a gallon and lasts a long time. It doesn't matter what kind you use, buy the cheapest. Soak your feet in this solution for 10-20 minutes, then trim. We were amazed, you will be too.

Please post your results if either of these solutions work for you. Thanks.

Posted by Jean (Los Angeles, CA ) on 05/23/2009

[NAY]  Wow was I skeptical after reading some of the outrageous claims for apple cider vinegar. I thought I would try it for weight loss. Since December I have been taking a teaspoon in the morning and another in the afternoon. I sort of cup my tongue and place a teaspoonful there and then take a swig of water or coke or anything else I have and swallow both together. My objective here is to try to keep the straight ACV off my teeth and off my throat. ACV has been a total failure for weight loss but a miracle in curing my joint pain. It used to be so painful for me to stand up after sitting in front of a computer screen for 20 minutes. Now I can sit for a couple hours with no pain upon rising from a chair. (It works much better than MSM without the side effects and doesn't cost $30 a month.) I use Trader Joe's brand.

I also have iron-like toenails that require all my strength to cut them. It is hereditary I think as my mother has the same problem. I soak my feet in a solution of 2 or 3 parts water to one part white vinegar. This vinegar is about $2 for a gallon and lasts a long time. It doesn't matter what kind you use, buy the cheapest. Soak your feet in this solution for 10-20 minutes, then trim. We were amazed, you will be too.

Please post your results if either of these solutions work for you. Thanks.

Posted by Katherine
Kodiak, Alaska
05/24/2010
Jean, you may not be losing weight due to the other things you are putting into your body. The sodas, whether diet or not can cause you to gain or retain weight. High Fructose Corn Syrup messes with your metabolism as does aspartame. Someone correct me if I am misguided. However, I suspect that if you are able to cut out the sodas you will see better weight-loss results. And FYI, drinking the ACV "tonic" actually helped me overcome my sugar addiction. Good luck, and don't give up!
Posted by Jazzdanca59
Highett, Melbourne, Australia
12/20/2010
2 Posts
I totally agree with your comments. Stay away from soda drinks as well as aspartame. They really mess with the bodies equilibrium.
Posted by Milychka
Seattle, Wa
04/17/2012
3 Posts
I absolutely agree with the above comments - Soda is a killer not only of all your weight lost efforts, but actual killer of a vital cells in your body - Please look up and read more on high fructose syrop and aspartam (an absolut poison)

Posted by JABEEN TAJ (BANGALORE, KARNATAKA) on 04/07/2008

[YEA]  I use Apple cider vinegar daily in the morning before meals, the quantity is of about 2 table spoon. I had a problem of hairloss and joint pain.I am of only 35 years old.

Posted by Juanita
Lynden, Ontario
02/04/2009
I have been having joint pain for a year now. I am 36. I am curious to know if ACV has worked for you and do you still take it daily? How mch do you continue to take daily. I am just starting this - I am right now drinking 3 tablespoons in water.
Posted by Carmel
Sydney, Australia
03/14/2009
Have been searching for a natural remedy for Oesteoarthritis for my 91 year old mother and myself (50). Mum suffers daily from incredible OA pain in her knees, hips, shoulders...you name it she has it. I have OA of the knees. I came across your site this morning and have been to the health food shop and stocked up on apple cider vinegar for myseldf and my mother. We've just had our first dose- 2 tbsp ACV, 1 tbsp honey in warm water. I was expecting it to taste terrible but is was pretty good! I'm hoping it makes a huge differce...fingers crossed...I'll keep you posted!

Posted by saman (sharjah, UAE) on 01/05/2008

[YEA]  where to find BS molasses in sharjah? apple cider vineger for water retention and now i am free from bloating and also joint pain.

Posted by Suresh Nambiar (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 11/27/2007

[YEA]  I was having tremendous pain on all over my joints for the last 3 months and I felt that it was increasing every day. Had lot of medicines and none gave me any relief? Then I searched on the net and came across your site, tried ACV and you won't believe that all these 3 months pain vanished in few hours. I thank all the people who submitted feedback in this forum.

Posted by Carolynne (Cordova, Tennessee) on 06/24/2007

[YEA]  I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for about six years. What I noticed right away was I don't have any of joint stiffness and pain. When I stop using it for more than 4 days, the pain returns to my back and neck. I also noticed that my weight is always perfect for my height 5'6", 127 pounds, 54 years old. The vinegar removes the excess salt from your body when you sleep,so no bags under the eyes when you wake up in the morning. I drink two tablespoons of acv with 16 ounces of water, two hours before bed, it removes toxins in your body while sleeping, so no swelling in the joints, no bags under the eyes from excess salt. It is a natural weight loss, as well as rotor-rooters the arteries, so good for your heart. also keeps your body from getting sick. I love it!

Posted by Patricia (Welch, WV) on 04/20/2007

[YEA]  I used to drink acv & honey 2 x a day and for some reason stopped. Started noticing a lot of pain in both elbows. Dr. said it was arthritis. Told me to stop lifting weights. I didn't completely stop, but did slow down. Started drinking the acv & honey 2 x a day again, for allergies. While looking at your website, it occured to me that I have not been having pain while lifting weights, even though I had increased the weight amount. I used to not be able to touch the bones on the sides of either elbow without it hurting...I just touched them and there is NO PAIN!! I really hadn't thought about the difference until I was reading your website. ACV & honey will be taken EVERY DAY...TWICE A DAY. Two capfuls of acv & 9 squirts of honey/2 tablespoons full. This stuff REALLY, REALLY, WORKS!!!

Posted by Art (Honolulu, HI) on 04/12/2007

[YEA]  I took one dose of ACV ( apple cider vinegar for muscle and joint pain. Within fifteen minutes I started to perspire and the next day I was able to walk 18 holes of golf. Prior to the remedy I was not able to bend and pick up the golf ball on the ground.

Posted by James (Pemberton, New Jersey) on 11/06/2006

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar has cured: varicose veins, weight lose, tendinitis, wrinkles. In April of 2005, I came across a booklet for ACV, at the time I was 50 years old I played sports in high school, a construction worker for 20 years and a mover for the last 15, so I have done a number on my body over the years. My daughter convinced me to start taking ACV... I have taken it everyday since! The health benefits have been many. The first thing I noticed was my hair and nail growth, doesn't seem like much but my hair was white and had no color, but was growing back in blonde! I thought that was amazing! Over all the years of abuse on my feet and ankles I had purple feet from the varicose veins, it really was a severe case, after two months of use my feet started to look clearer to me, but I wasn't sure so I started taking pictures....I now have NO varicose veins on my feet, legs or anything. In April of 2005 I was a size 38 pants, today I am a 32 pants. I have not done any extra exercise to achieve this, It simply melted the pounds away (I also have a six pack again). The ACV has given me a facelift, I do NOT look like I am 51! My wrinkles around my eyes have literally disappeared. My skin is tighter, firmer every where. I feel like a new man. Over the years while abusing my body in my everyday life (working) I developed new and painful body movements, aches where I never had before and eventually the Doc diagnosed me with tendinitis (really painful) in both of my shoulders, being a mover this isn't good for business, it really started hurting my paycheck (then I started the ACV). I really had not realized I stopped taking the naproxen the Dr. had prescribed until I went to see him for my physical. He asked me if I needed a new script, that's when I realized I used to live on those pills everyday and hadn't needed them once since I started taking the ACV, so I told the Dr. about the ACV he was awed, seeing the results for himself he decided to start taking it, in fact my Barber, Boss, Coworkers, Kids, Brothers and sister all now take it with health benefits of there own. I tell you I LOVE ACV it has changed my life and made me a new healthier man. I actually believe I have a long healthy life ahead. The recipe I use everyday is: 2 table spoons of ACV and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Add water to taste. I do this two times a day, everyday. Good luck to all in your journey to a healthier you!


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