Hello! My dad called me the other day to ask me to check online for poke berries to help him with severe arthritus pain he's been suffering with even with medication. I had never heard of such a thing being taken for that. And, like most everyone else, we had always been taught that they were poisonus! So, I started digging and came across this page. In my search I noticed that, even though it is available in the wild, no one mentioned where it might be purchased. Since we are not currently in a growing season, where might one PURCHASE poke berries to take till he can harvest his own? Alos, are there any pointers on harvesting?
Thank you so much for offering this thread and opportunity to reply!
(Waco, Tx Usa)
About 5 years ago I tripped and almost fell. I was afraid if I had I would break a hip. However in not falling and catching myself I tore my ACLs. When I finally went to the Orthopedic guy he basically told me I needed a knee replacement and that I had a very arthritic knee. He seemed to delight in showing me how they would just slice those joints off and bolt on some aparatus. I declined at that point and in a later appointment they injected some Chicken comb material supposed to help the bones glide better with a large needle that looked sort of like a turkey baster. Needless to say it was quite an experience and I have done everything I could to stay out of his office. ACV seemed to help some, but I realized I was getting less and less active because I was in pain. About a year ago, I went to a Chiropractor and she told me about Prolotherapy and how it could help me. It's a treatment where they inject sugar water in your ligaments, causing inflammation which make them stronger when they heal. Due to having flashbacks of the turkey baster, I just let time pass. Finally about a month ago I realized I had to do something and sugar water was a hell of a lot less invasive than having my knee joint cut out. So, several days ago I went in for my first Prolotherapy session. She did an ultrasound of my knee and there were large bone spurs in the area of the most pain. She numbed the area and injected the sugar water and compared to the turkey baster - it was a walk in the park! But the greatest thing is - it's 3 days later and it's at least 75% better if not more! I went grocery shopping yesterday without any pain! I'm climbing the stairs in my house with no problem! Of course, insurance won't pay for it. So I'm out $285. But I don't care! I figure I'll probably have to have another session, but I am so stoked about this I had to share! The pictures on the internet (Youtube) are a little scary and I think that was why I was so reticent. It's just such a relief to think about doing things and realizing you can because you're not hurting anymore.
Another very simple cure for arthritis is glucosime and chondroitin. And the simplest way to get it? Raw Milk. I suffered from advanced arthritis for years until my chiropractor told me glucosime and condroitin was the simplest way to defeat it. And one of the simplest ways to obtain that is raw milk. As there were several people milking near me, I was able to get the raw milk easily and far cheaper than regular milk in the store. For nine years I had no problem until both milkers shut their operation down. My pain came back with a vengeance as if someone were cutting thru my arm socket with a knife. Sleeping was impossible. I finally found another person with raw milk and after 3-4 weeks the pain went completely away once again.
When they pastuerize milk they take away all the good vitamins. Raw milk has those in it. As long as you find, preferably a small independant milker, one that's clean, as they almost all are, you will have no problem. There are no side effects from milk unless you are lactose intolerant, other than good ones. It's a simple, cheap, and very easily absorbed into your bloodstream. You won't be disappointed.
I have found that high strength rose hip worked really well on arthritis in my hands and of course regular exercises to keep the joins moving.
HAVE TRIED SALT WATER FOR 4 AND A HALF MONTHS DRANK 2 QUARTS OF WATER A DAY AND USED REDMOND SEA SALT CANT TELL ANY DIFFERENCE IN MY ARTHRITIS OR ANY THING ELSE FEEL THE SAME BEFORE I STARTED CAN'T SEE IT HAS ANY BENEFITS WILL JUST STICK TO WATER.
(San Francisco, Ca, Usa)
For arthritis, read up on serrapeptase please and the testamonials on any site you find... it sometimes (not usually) takes weeks even months for some but others have improved DRAMATICALLY within days :)
Hope this helps- it's an amazing product from all I've read.
I take 1 teas. of Silver Bio tec 2 times a day. for my arthritis. Started it three weeks ago, and I no longer take my prescription meds. You can find it in any health food store. I noticed an improvement in less than four days. Its great. Plus, you can use it for many other uses. Has no taste,so easy to take.
Recently I had a severe case of Arthritis that affected my left thumb. The thumb would lock down and I had to unlock it by force. The pain was also quite severe. I began using Spirits of Turpentine to relieve some of the soreness and used it for a month. The arthritis and the pain gradually went away and has not returned. At all. Anyone Else ever Tried Turpentine for this disease?
I have tried many remedies. MSM is great for joint pain. CGF a concentrated form of chlorella will cure almost anything from a lowered immune system including cancer. fish oil has helped with depression. Fiber, ACV, probiotics they are all wonderful. I had AS a rare form of arthritis and experimenting with supplements has sent it into remission for years.
I have bone spurs and arthritis. A friend learned of my condition and advised these supplements: 250mg. Magnesium Oxide, (promotes bone and muscle health) and Super B complex, 250 mg. (promotes energy and metabolism). USE AS DIRECTED ON BOTTLE. Along with these supplements, I mix 1-64oz. bottle of pure 100% apple juice, and 1-64 oz. bottle of 100% grape juice, and 1-cup apple cider vinegar. Mix all liquids together and store in refrigerator. Drink 1/3 cup of mixture 3x a day. It has worked for me! Thanks and may you all be blessed with wonderful health! And remember, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!
Tincture of teasel for any kind of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis.
I cannot take credit but want to spread the cure. I read an article of a Norwegian lady who did her homework of people in the states that cured themselves of Lymes disease, herpes and tons of other diseases that are caused by some bug(s) biting you as a child or adult and per medical medium as the decades go by, you get more and more health problems due to the viruses (www.flaatthjelp.net. Go to the box to the left in English and hit the Lymes story of her cure). ANY bug/insect that carries a virus and it bites you, you get the virus. Per medical medium Epstein-barr, herpes, Lymes, etc. are of the same family. Lymes is not a bacteria, it is a VIRUS, it is I believe Stage 4, you start getting arthritis (it is not an old person's disease, it is due to the darn virus setting up shop in your body and destroying you, Stage 6 is Alzheimer's type memory problems). Western medicine got it wrong on the Lymes virus!!!!! Before the arthritis, depending which herpes virus bit you, there are 60 of them) there are six stages of the virus breaking down your body as the decades go by. Medical Medium, Anthony William, has the 3rd eye open (as we all can, you have to exercise the pineal gland so get educated on how to do that, probably the best gift you can give yourself!!!! ) he wants us to drink 16 oz of fresh celery juice we make every day for 4 years, plus starve the virus out of your body, cannot eat any kind of meat, no eggs (viruses favorite food), no wheat, no grains, nor dairy, nor sugar and you must eat anti-viral foods like raw wildflower honey, white and sweet potato, lemon or any kind of citrus, onion, garlic, wild blueberries, supplements - lysine, lemon balm, cat's claw, etc. I choked down the celery juice but by winter, the celery was soooo bitter I just could not stand it (celery juice has salt minerals that we do not know of yet) but did not give up trying to kill the herpes 1 and Lymes I have .Then I read the Norwegian lady's story.
Buy Tincture of TEASEL from a reputable seller three 4 oz bottles (if it is with alcohol, the contents will last forever) work up to 9 drops every day (do not rush the drops, one drop 1st day, 2 drops 2nd day, 3 drops 3rd day til you get to 9 drops, when you get to 9 drops, mark the date so you take it for one year, it is nasty as well, put a drop or two of food grade peppermint drops in it!!! ). If you rush the drops, you can get the herx effect where you feel way worse than before you started the drops. These viruses cause thousands of diseases, migraines, headaches, bladder issues, eye problems, high blood pressure, gout, Epstein Barr, fibromyalgia, MS, fire of the mouth disease, nerve issues, liver problems, diabetes, arthritis of any kind, thyroid issues, cancer, sooooo many, many health problems. Since we play outside as kids, 99% have been bitten by something so we all should do this remedy and if you are young or live in bug infested areas, do this every 5-10 years. Google medicalmedium.com anti-viral foods and start chowing on those so everyone can get healthy again, the idea is to starve the virus out of us!!! (My hubby and I are on our 3rd week now.)
Please do this remedy and SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE (parents, grandparents, friends) YOU KNOW so they can get well with us!!! For those of us that have a virus or two in us, the covid vaccine made us way worse in pain, it reactivates the virus!! Take enough Vitamin D and do 1/2 lemon every day and it will keep most things away ( I buy quite a few lemons at Costco, juice them, put them in ice trays in the freezer and pop two of them in my drinks every day…do not heat the lemon, it kills the immunity)
I would like to know more about Ted's cat purring remedy for arthritis. Where can you find the recording? How long did your mother listen to it for? How did you discover this remedy, and why do you think it affects pain?
EC: The link was on the stiff neck remedies page! Here is the recording you can download: https://www.earthclinic.com/CatPurrFastHealing.wav
Re: Turmeric and Arthritis/Joint Pain
I am 84 years old. Am I the only one that goes into a detox mode with turmeric? I had an experience with msm doing the same thing to me. Msm was like magic where the pain is concerned. no longer needed to take prescription pain pills. I was really a happy camper. Could literally break into a sprint while it was working so well. Then started to feel like I had the flu. layed in bed trying not to even blink my eyes.Years ago I took pycnoginol and was warned that it could cause detox like symptoms so I was ready for it. Not terrible...got over it quickly.. But the msm was awful .
Started on the turmeric instead. Now here I go again - pain in the joints worse... everything hurts.. so I stopped this one too...Is it just my age that makes me so vulnerable? I never read anything about detox being a side effect, or how to handle it if it happened... But I went to the computer and typed in.... turmeric and detoxing.... and there it was... lots of info on it.... I hate the real pain pills... The government is eventually going to stop them all anyway... I would much rather go the natural way..If anyone has a solution on how to avoid the detox or how to control it to some degree? I would love to know it.. I am still raising kids and need to keep the physical side of me together. Any knowledge or ideas will be greatly appreciated.Thanks all,
Elinor, granma in Texas.
Just two teaspoons of Turmeric per day stopped all my arthritis pain, and allowed the best sleep in years.
(Ten Mile, Tn)
Better But With Side Effects
Yes, I agree, tumeric is the go to but I was advised to take 900 mg a day. This dosage works wonders but be prepared not to sleep at night. It works like an over the counter diet pill. Your brain never shuts down. I am still trying to figure out another dosage that will let me sleep plus work on the pain.
(Palm Desert, Ca)