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Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis


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Posted by John (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My mother has tried various things to treat Arthritis but nothing worked well enough till she heard from someone else that 6 cherries a day works to fix it. (I have heard cherries are effective at fixing gout too) She tried it with near perfect success, she has to keep taking them but as long as she does she is pain free.

She has told other people and they have had success.

It was noticed that my aging cat was no longer willing to jump up on the arm of my chair and would take longer to get up in the morning, it is defiantly arthritis. So I mushed up some cherries into hit cat food which he happily ate and after a week he was freer and freer and found it easier and easier to jump up.

While fresh organic cherries are obviously the healthiest canned or bottled cherries and the surrounding cherry juice works fine even with the added sugar and is cheaper and can be obtained year round without great expense.

I have also heard of someone who took 1 tsp of Turmeric a day for 5 days and wiped out their Arthritis for good.

But I must give Cherries the highest marks for being enjoyable, amazingly effective and cheap/easy.

Replied by Valerie
(Cleveland, Ohio)

She's right about cherries. I'm not sure if 6 are enough, but cherries are very anti-inflammatory.

Replied by William
(Colorado Springs)

Can you [or anyone pls clarify? Turmeric what? Tincture perhaps? One Tsp would seem to indicate a fluid but it can also be chopped fine out of the fresh root!

I have been a Turmeric fan for several years since I discovered that the Tincture will eradicate 'phantom itches' in minutes. I also use it in raw plant form; a great herb!


EC: Poster from 2009 probably used turmeric powder.

Chicken Cartilage

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Posted by Veronicah (Kenya) on 06/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Try gelatin, I read on internet and tried it on my mother who has been suffering from arthritis, after one week the pain was gone. The unsweetened gelatin they sell on supermarket to make Jello. Good luck

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Mooney ( Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada) on 06/19/2012

Regarding Arthritis Remedies and Chicken cartilege. I recently read a book written by Adam Huber of Salt Spring Island Canada called Red toe Red door. Mr Huber cured himself of ankylosing spondylitsis which is a crippling form of arthritis largely using the broth of chickens feet and vitamins b6 and b12. I think there's definitely something to this chicken cartilage cure.

Replied by Bobbie Hill
5 out of 5 stars

Knox Gelatin, the unflavored gelatin that is found in grocery stores is chicken cartilage. Mix with orange or any type of juice to make it taste better and drink three times a day. I drink it and it's works well for me. I had pain going up and down the stairs or even a step. Bending, squatting any thing that involved the movement of my joints. I think it depends on how bad your arthritis as to how long it will take to cure or make it a lot better. It took about a week for me to not feel pain but only a couple of days to feel relief. I feel that my joints didn't get that way in a few days so I gave it time and it worked. I have heard of others taking longer, as in three to six months to completely stop feeling the pain but they got relief before that time.

Replied by Dee
(Tulsa, Ok)

Knox Gelatin is NOT chicken cartilage. Knox Gelatin is produced from pork. It will work to some extent (any gelatin is better than none), but there are better products out there. Real chicken cartilage gelatin is supposed to be the best because, as far as I know, it's the only was that has been used in scientific studies, so if you can afford it, by all means use that. However, there are plenty of reports from people who use pure beef gelatin with very good results. Also, pure beef gelatin is a lot cheaper.

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Margymckenzie (Mombasa, Kenya) on 12/24/2011

i have just read that dried chicken cartilage is good for arthritis. How can I make this myself? Can I just place the cooked bone in the oven to dry it and then crush it? Any suggestions?

Replied by Dud
(The Woods Of, Wv, Usa)

In reply to: Margymckenzie from Mombasa, Kenya -

The part that is used by the supplement industry is the thick rubbery breastbone cartilage, that is in the middle of the breast, and can be cut off easily. CHICKEN STERNUM CARTILAGE.

According to clinical trials, a 10 milligram dose is as effective as a larger dose. This is a very small amount. But it can not be heat damaged, or cooked. Only low temperature dried.

However: I chop it up with a knife into fine pieces, put these into a blender with water, blend the chicken sternum cartilage to a slurry in the blender, then pour the blended cartilage water into a ice cube trays to freeze them into cubes. I then use 1 cube of iced slurry as a dose, one time per day. [for someone else]. I estimate each ice cube contains 10 to 100 miligrams of actual cartilage. Rough guess.

I find this method much easier than trying to dry the cartilage out and grind it up, due to spoilage problems, bacterial contamination.

I add the ice cube of raw chicken cartilage to a bone broth, etc, which has a flavor to it, to cover up the raw cartilage flavor. I do not let the cartilage get very hot, which would ruin it. But a hot broth, not boiling, should not harm its active principle.

The patient, has poly-arthralgia, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, with symptoms changing daily; that it is difficult to judge how effective this has been for them. [probably from a fluoride based poison, ]

I hope this information is of help you.

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Vickthechick (San Francisco, California) on 12/10/2011


Well, my favorite disease is Arthritis. The reason why I love Arthritis is that it's easy to fix. And when you can fix something as horrible and debilitating and painful and expensive and as miserable as Arthritis, you get kind of excited about this concept of preventing and curing disease with nutrition. And so I tell people about this arthritis thing all the time. So let's have a quick look at arthritis.

Number one, 75-80% of all Americans over the age of 50 get arthritis to one degree or one type or another, and according to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, 35 to 50 million baby-boomers are going to get arthritis in the next 7 to 10 years and there's not a single medical treatment designed to treat or fix it. Aspirin certainly doesn't fix arthritis, it causes gastric bleeding and death. Tylenol doesn't fix arthritis, there's 50,000 cases of kidney failure each year, 5000 so severe you need a kidney transplant. Then there's Ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve, these things don't fix arthritis, and they cause liver disease in 2-5% of users including liver sclerosis, even if you don't drink. And then there's metholtrexate(?) and gold shots(?). These things don't fix arthritis, they subdue your bone marrow so that you can't make normal platelets and white blood cells. Then you have the granddaddy of all medical treatments for arthritis, Prednizone and Cortisone. They don't fix arthritis. They subdue your immune system which leaves you open to diseases far, far more horrible than arthritis, and Prednizone and Cortisone accelerates the loss of minerals from your bone. Something you don't want when you have osteoporosis and arthritis.

When these prescription medications and over-the-counter medications don't work anymore to relieve pain and inflammation, the only thing left for you medically is joint-replacement surgery. And I never liked to send my patients in for joint-replacement surgery, cause they never work out well. In fact, many times you are worse off after the surgery than you were before the surgery.

The advantage my patients have always had is that I'm a veterinarian as well as a physician. So I always used to tell my patients "Look, we have all these nutritional formulas designed to prevent and cure disease in animals, including arthritis, and so I tried adapting nutritional arthritis formulas designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigeons and turkeys, dogs and cats, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, lions, tigers and bears to human use. It was no surprise to me, it works just as well in humans as it does in animals, because it was designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigs. And of course it has some really nifty stuff in it, which I have been telling people to use for 20 years, and I have literally seen tens of thousands of people who have had a regrowth of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix. Doesn't matter if they are 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90, I've seen people 97 years old regrow cartilage and bone, even if they had bone to bone arthritis. If there's blood supply to that joint and that bone, they will regrow bone and cartilage.

Well, Harvard Medical School goes berserk when you say stuff like that. "Wallach, you can't say those things! And the only thing left when they get bone to bone arthritis is joint-replacement surgery. " And I would agree with him if the only raw materials you are using is Tylenol and aspirin and Prednizone and Cortisone. We have learned over 50 years that you can't regrow cartilage and bones using those things.

Now one of the basic things, of course, that the Harvard Medical School jumped on and said "this is so ridiculous that this couldn't work! " And so they took 29 arthritis patients who had not responded in any way to heroic medical treatment for arthritis over 15 to 20 years. They took them off their medication, it wasn't working anyway, lined them up for joint-replacement surgery, and for 90 days before their surgery they gave them heaping tablespoon of ground up chicken cartilage in their orange juice every morning for 90 days. They were sort of chuckling in their beer saying "nothing is going to happen". Well, here's what happened. In 10 days these people had complete relief of pain inflammation that they hadn't had in 15 to 20 years. In 30 days they could open up a new pickle jar that had never been opened without pain to the fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders. In 90 days 28 of the 29 were clinically cured. Now this is from the Harvard Medical School and the Boston VA. That meant that they had complete return, 100% return, of the range of motion, all of the pain and inflammation was gone, in their fingers and toes and hips and knees and neck, and certainly many of them still had knots on their fingers, cause it was only 90 days, and you would think they would call me up, these professors from Harvard Medical School and from the Boston VA, and say "Look, Wallach, we have to apologize to you. We've been bad-mouthing you for 20 years and why don't you come up to Boston, let's talk about the whole thing?" Here's what they said, "After 3 months it was clear that the drug was beneficial."

Chicken cartilage had become a drug in 90 days! Now why would that happen? Well, because you can't patten chicken cartilage, and they convinced the US Patten Office that they were using a drug to do this study, and they actually got a use-patten on chicken cartilage. And you, too, for $3500 a month, can get Harvard Medical School's chicken cartilage in a capsule for arthritis. (You can get it for 30 cents a day, ha, ha). That's kind of interesting. And of course, cartilage or gelatine, has chondroitin sulfate in it, glucosamine sulfate, collagen, these are all the basic raw materials to rebuild cartilage and bone. Now again I have been telling my human patients this for 20 years. They've been using gelatine and cartilage for race horses for 100 years for their cartilage and ligaments and joints. And in 1995, a Luke Bucci, an exercise physiologist came out with a great book called "Pain Free", and he talks about the advantages of gelatine and cartilage and glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen for regrowing cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix, he does this with nutrition. He does this with glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen and cartilage and gelatine. Just a couple of months ago, a medical doctor, Dr. Jason Theodisakus, MD, wrote the "Arthritis Cure", subtitle "the medical miracle that can halt, reverse and may even can cure osteoarthritis."

Replied by Kate S.
(Sandy, Texas)

Could you please tell me what type of Chicken Cartilage was used? There are so many different types online (powders, capsules, etc. )... Hydrolyzed, Denatured, Type I, Type II, ETC.... It's really kinda confusing! Thanks!

Replied by Mike Howell
(San Antonio, Tx)

I too would like to know which type or maker of chicken cartilage Wallach recomends- Powder, supplement, pure chicken cartilage, collegen, or whatever. I am really looking for something that he feels is good to try.

Replied by Jr
(Coloma, MI)

I see that "Dr. Wallach" mentioned in this article has a web-page where he sells all this stuff????

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Someone has to sell it. If it works who cares! If you have ever read his books you would know he is very knowledgable. He was a vet and performed many autopsies on animals before he decided to become a physician. He hated that animals get nutritional help when sick and humans don't.... They get medicated. He has been tireless in spreading the word. In his book he says down syndrome is a zinc deficiency that was cured in animals many years ago.... Yet humans are still born with it.... Shameful.

Replied by Ted
(Tobyhanna, Pa)

Chicken cartilage for arthritis. Has anyone used this as a remedy or know someone who has? I see some comments affirming that Dr. Wallach is knowledgeble, but no one confirms that it actually does work.

Replied by Dot H.

This "tip" reads more like a hard-sell advertisement to me. The doctor's web address is given at the end of the ad. I am sure Dr. Joe Wallach would love to sell you some of his brand of chicken cartilage rather than tell you where he gets it.

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by John (Auckland, 0626) on 10/21/2011

Hi, I was sharing the Cherry cure for arthritis I shared on here previously with someone and they told me about a doctor who did a trial and found that chicken cartilage cured arthritis in people who were in such a bad state some were schedualed to have limbs amputated, in just weeks they were playing sports!

While looking for info online I found this which I suspect is a different study but might be the same one:

Harvard medical school did an experiment on 29 people, giving them a tablespoon full of chicken cartilage a day. After 10 days all of the patients had relief of pain and swelling, after 30 days the patients could use joints with no problems and after 90 days 28 of the 29 patients were clinically cured. But what gets to me on this, Harvard said that the "drug" was beneficial. How is chicken cartilage a drug??

BTW I also heard from someone else that reported that fruits that start with P are great for helping breathing problems for what it's worth.

Cinnamon and Honey

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Posted by Lou In Texas (Somewhere, Texas) on 07/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My husband began taking 1 tablespoon of Really Raw Honey and 1 teaspoon of ceylon (sweet) cinnamon about 5-6 weeks ago for his arthritis in his knees. He takes this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and does not eat for at least an hour afterward. He could see a definite improvement after the first week and every week since. He now has no pain in his knees at all, unless he stands up too long at one time. Before, his knees were always in pain.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Steven (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 02/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I started Honey and Cinnamon a month ago, and the pain in my knees stopped bothering me after two weeks, but not all the way. At four weeks, no pain. I tried stopping the Hon & Cin, and after one week, the pain was back. Does this mean, I have to take it for life? I'm 69, and plan to live another 33 years. Thank You...

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Parag (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) on 10/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

This is a remedy I have seen other people use around me in India for arthritis. I teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder, mixed with 1 teaspoon pure, organic honey. Take it in the morning before you eat anything. And do not eat/drink anything for 30 minutes after. Drinking water is fine. You should see effect within a week, if not within days.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Frankie (Franklin, Louisiana) on 07/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

1st I tried BSM remedy for a knee issue but I needed surgery for it. Arthritis was found in right knee and now is in left knee. For a week and some I have been doing the honey-cinn and I positively feel the difference. I have not taken any prescribed meds. for a week. I add 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and add this to a cup very hot water. I drink this morning and nite. I also love the fact that it benefits me in other ways. Hope this helps someone else.

Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil

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Posted by Tony (St. Paul, Alberta, Canada) on 06/28/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have found that a few drops of clove oil followed by a few drops of peppermint oil rubbed in, will nicely handle the pain in the muscles and joints. Also, more importantly, if used daily will clear it up over time.


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Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 09/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I had chronic neck pain and a "knot" in my neck. I ate some coconut frozen yogurt with fresh coconut on it and the knot is gone as well as most of the pain!

Coconut Oil

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Posted by Lisa (Santa Clara, Ca) on 08/17/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil: a little miracle few people metioned here. I have tried pretty much everything: magnesium, MSM, shark cartilage, pain killers, ACV... But coconut oil seems to relieve the pain and stiffness pretty fast, although temporarily, but same as everything else. It works almost as well as ACV and much easier to take than ACV. In the morning, before I get to work, I take 4 mg of MSM and then 2 to 3 teaspoons of coconut oil depends on your weight, I weigh 100 lbs. It is not harmful if you take a little more than needed. To make it easier, I take it with a big glass of water just like I would with vitamins. The pain goes away within 20 minutes for me. I truly hope this will help someone

Cod Liver Oil

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Posted by Donald (Houston, Texas USA) on 12/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars

One of my friend has just informed me that she has had artritis for over a year now. She was told to take 3 soft gel capsules of Cod Liver Oil each day. The pain of arthritis was gone and still is gone as we speak. Please try this inexpensive natural remedy and you will be blessed.


Colloidal Gold

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Posted by Steve (Hendersonville, North Carolina) on 05/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Take colloidal gold 200 ppm. That will get rid of your arthritis.