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Knee Pain Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Orange County, Ca) on 10/23/2015
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Arthritis in Knee:

I put ACV in homemade organic chicken soup. After one bowl of it my knee stopped aching. ACV is amazing stuff.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Lannie (Seattle, Wa) on 09/16/2015
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I was having immense pain on my left knee which I knew the cause of. I had a knee surgery on my right knee for the same reason & same pain a few years back which was due to osteochondritis dissecans.

Pain to the point where I'd cry and fall if I made the wrong movement. Even if I didn't move my leg I'd feel a pinched nerve ache. It was just BAD.

I had forgotten about blackstrap molasses and what my mother & grandmother would tell me about it. Though their recipe contained a glass of regular temp water, a tbsp of apple cider vinegar & a tbsp of blackstrap molasses. LITERALLY, the next day the pain was nearly there. 2-3 days later I was able to walk pretty normally. I'm sure I won't even need surgery anymore!

Y'all should look into Apple Cider vinegar as well as Blackstrap Molasses. These two put together are life savers.

Baking Soda
Posted by Abdul Aziz (Islamabad, Pakistan) on 08/16/2015

HY! I have pain in back of my left knee, and I am using ACV for for general detoxification, but I think it didn't have any effect on my knee, now I will try your remedy, but not sure what to do wth boil water exactly describe, thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Wrap
Posted by April (Baltimore, Maryland) on 07/11/2015 1 posts
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I have used this site for years but I had to make a statement on the Apple Cider vinegar and pain. Its AMAZING and it's real. Apple Cider is the magical natural elixir. I read many posts about people using Apple CIder to help with swelling and pain.

So I had been having swelling in my right foot during the middle of the day for about the past two weeks. The swelling would go down overnight when I slept except the last week it had been swollen first thing in the morning. And then my knee started to hurt. I turned to this site and read about Apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper.

I wrapped my ankle and my knee with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and coconut oil. I did it once I was ready for bed. I used a towel to sleep on and to wrap my knee with. I put the mixture on my knee wrapped the towel around my knee and wrapped it all in plastic wrap. For my ankle I made the same ingredients but this time I just wrapped it in plastic wrap. I eventually fell asleep. But I woke up when I felt the heat of the cayenne pepper on my skin.

The cayenne pepper did make this heat up in a few hours and I had to take it off. I massaged the residual in my skin. Next morning took a shower but the difference was a 100% decrease in pain. In addition, 3 days later still feel great. Apparently Apple Cider is so good you can just rub it on your skin. I read an article that it was good for varicose veins and you can massage it on the area where you have issues and you will see a difference.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/19/2015

Dear Jane,

A friend uses the Great Lakes brand. I think it fits what you are looking for. You can get in from amazon.

~Mama to Many~

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Jane (Jefferson City, Mo. ) on 05/18/2015

I am looking for a place to buy gelatine that doesn't come from animal products that contain the hormone rBST. I want to try it for my knee pain. Can anyone tell me where to find this?

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Bliss (Brooklyn, Ny) on 04/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I recently started using gelatin in a fun way--making Knox blox (Knox is a gelatine brand in the US). Take 1 pack of Jello or other sugar-free gelatin, add 2 packets (2 tablespoons) of unflavored gelatin, add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Then pour into a 7x7 pan (I have a Corning Ware casserole dish and cool for one hour. Slice into 20-25 block and eat with your fingers. You can use Jello with sugar, but I prefer the sugar free. You can also use fruit juice for flavoring, then you need 3 tablespoons or packets of unflavored gelatin. It's great and a quick way to eat a lot of gelatin. Not only great for your joints (it's made of melted cartilage), it's also great for your skin, hair and nails.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Helen From Houston (Houston Tx) on 01/21/2015

The OP mentions telling Knox about the cure but they weren't interested.

By USA law Knox is forbidden to be interested. No food can be sold for health effects, only drugs are allowed that. If Knox were to advertise it's food as helping knee cartilage, they would be forced to stop selling it or spend $50-100 million on double blind clinical trials to prove the validity of the claim. That's what Congress decided, it's a food with no known health benefits or it's a drug that must undergo expensive trials before being sold; supposedly this rule protects us all from scams.

Knox is not the bad guy in this game. Sites like Earthclinic are how we find out what different foods might actually do good for us, bypassing the impossible $$$$ clinical trial requirement.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kim (Danville, Il) on 12/17/2014
5 out of 5 stars

8% hydrogen peroxide: I loved all your info, good points, I am a new user. Knee pain has gone from 8 to 6 on pain scale which has improved my life in just a few days.THANK YOU.

Eliminate Aspartame and Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Jim (Upstate New York, US) on 11/30/2014

I completely concur. I did a research article once on aspartame and it was published. My publisher got a threatening call from NutraSweet's lawyers! They seem to keep a number of lawyers on permanent retainer to try and squelch the consistent bad press about diet drinks that contain aspartame.

It is nasty, nasty stuff. Using the completely natural extract of stevia for sweetening will get you off any dependence on artifical sweeteners or sugar, for that matter.

Aspartame is unhealthy and will harm your body. The companies that produce it, including NutraSweet, know it is bad for you. They have to hire lawyers to try and suppress the truth from getting out! That alone should give you all the info you need to make a life-affirming choice for yourself or others.

By the way, my editor stood behind me and refused to retract the article or apologize for it. We never heard from those cretins again.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Richard (Nevada) on 09/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

A company from Isreal called CartiHeal has something called Agili-C. It is like scaffolds, for regenerating cartilage in knees. They just got 4 patents this month, clinical trials there in Israel though. Hope the AMA allows this to happen, as real cures are forbidden-

Posted by Cab (Nunda, Ny) on 07/03/2014

I had that happen -- figured it was the vitamin C. I was doing high dose C, and liposomic which makes exponential absorption, so it could have equaled out to 40 to 60 grams a day, plus the MSM. Sometimes I'd take maybe 6 grams of C with some baking soda and the MSM with water. After a month of this I was having such severe heart pains and flutters if I tried to lay down I felt like I was going to have a heart attack and die. I now have spider veins that I did not have before, and I am still weakened and I have an aged appearance now I didn't have before. I don't know if it was the high dose C or the MSM or a combination of both. I think I'm lucky I'm alive. I have heard since that vitamin C is a complex, not an isolate, and should not be taken as an isolate. And I don't.

Knee Pain Exercise
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 04/03/2014

Grannymelva, I've found a little trick that has helped very well for knees: I walk with my toes slightly pointed inwards, which results in my toes pointing straight ahead, since I used to walk with feet splayed out to the sides.

Knee Pain Exercise
Posted by Grannymelva (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 04/03/2014

I have been doing knee exercises on my bed for at least five years now. I figured if it was good enough to strengthen my knee before knee replacement, it would be good enough to help the other knee so it would not need replaced. I like the leg lift in the air. I like the side leg lift swing. But, knee is acting up now. That is why I am checking out this site. And I am mid-70s.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Grannymelva (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 04/03/2014

I've been taking Knox Gelatin to strengthen my finger nails. Never knew it might help my knees. Personally I think it is EXPENSIVE. It's about $8 a box here. That would not even last a week!

Castor Oil
Posted by Grannymelva (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 04/03/2014
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I have used Castor Oil for a number of years. It really does relieve the knee pain.

Meniscus Pain Remedies
Posted by Karen (Westport, Ct) on 03/15/2014

Dear Gustavo,

A few things have helped my menisicus issues over the years: Omega 3 fish oil 2x/day, weight loss (anything over a certain weight triggers knee pain) and daily magnesium. Maybe one of these will help you too.

Meniscus Pain Remedies
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 03/14/2014

Gustavo: I cured my arthritis that I suffered from for many years making green smoothies from organic baby leaves. I walk 15 minutes then rest 5 minutes for 8 hours a day so I take a lot of stuff to keep my joints as loose as a goose, like skate liver oil. For immediate pain relief apply capsaicin cream.

Meniscus Pain Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 03/15/2014 2075 posts

Gustavo: The best hypothesis at this point would be a chronic infection. If you have no metal medical device or part, Zapping will help. Borax, administered orally help w/ joint infection (read the cures section here on E.C. for more info). Magnet or light therapy may also help.

Meniscus Pain Remedies
Posted by Gustavo (San Fernando, California) on 03/14/2014

Hi, I've been having pain and a squeezing/pinching tenderness in the medial meniscus area of my right knee. I've had two arthoscopic surgeries over 21 months plus cortisone injections, euflexxa gel ingections, also prp blood injections and lastly bone marrow sten cell injections and I still have pain in the medial meniscus. Can you please advice me what to do to relieve and heal my knee from this terrible pain, tenderness and squeezing sensation. Thank you in advance for your help


Arthroscopic Surgery
Posted by Little Wing (Boston, Ma) on 03/13/2014

I had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee six years ago and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I waited a while to do the physical therapy I should've done sooner, so if your ortho recommends it, do it. Any small excercises they give you to do post-surgery, do those too. If you have a good surgeon, all should be well. It's an easy surgery with quick recovery. I was off crutches in a week. Follow all directions and you should be fine.

Arthroscopic Surgery
Posted by Tahiti (Maryland) on 03/13/2014

Thanks so much for your advice! It has been about four years since I had my arthroscopic surgery, and the 'benefits' have already worn thin. Once again I do have pain. I am eating healthier (sometimes), green juicing and taking supplements. I do need to lose weight though, and exercise. I am going to look into the PROLOTHERAPY to find out what it is all about! Again, thank-you for your concern and help! Tahiti

Arthroscopic Surgery
Posted by Earth Clinician (Salvador) on 03/12/2014

The problem with arthroscopic surgery is that as soon as the surgeon starts poking around in there damage is being done by the nature of the surgery itself. The long term effects are a very high likelihood for osteoporosis or similar due to the degradation of the meniscus.

If you can avoid invasive surgery I would strongly advise that you do so. Prolotherapy is well worth looking into if you can afford it.

There's a guy who wrote a book called something like 'how I cured my knee pain', who was told he would not be able to walk within a short number of years, but cured himself by exercising the joint rather than the muscles.

I would look into maintaining activity, increasing joint friendly activity and eliminating those activities that put your joint at risk.

Your diet is very significant as is your mental health and attitude. Eat healthy nutritious meals. Organic vegetables in plentiful supply. Avoid all processed carbohydrates. If you are overweight - lose it. All of these things will aid your overall health, and consequently the condition of your joints.

I hope this helps. I must add that I am not a doctor, and this is all just personal experience that I am passing on. None of the above should be considered as qualifed medical advice. Consult your physician.

Very best of luck to you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Spruce Moose (Logan, Utah) on 02/28/2014

It is possible that ACV caused your rash. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Consider that rashes are very common during rapid detoxification. I have seen this many times. It is likely that the ACV caused rapid detox. Consider using less ACV to start, but I'd stick with it and give it some time. ACV is the 3rd most popular remedy on this site. Be sure to use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Gum Spirits and Peanut Oil
Posted by Gigi (Edison, Nj) on 02/20/2014
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Mixed 1:4 ratio of gum spirits and peanut oil, massaged into knee, sprained from shoveling snow. Pain went away for four to five hours, reapplied. Pain went away completely in two days. You can feel the warmth penetrating, feels great.

Hemp Oil
Posted by Birdy (Iowa, Usa) on 12/01/2013
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So I've gone thru all these ideas for helping my sore knee. It was feeling very sore (on the side, like a stiffness etc), and I was waiting for it to heal for several days. Instead of healing while walking up the stairs I actually heard it make a tear sound and that was 3 days ago. Severe pain. Tried several things, but decided to use a hemp lotion I have and it is all but GONE. It's just a Hemp moisturizer (that is not the brand name), with coconut oil, sesame oil, tea tree oil, calendula, cammellia, tocopherol acetate (e) and a bunch of other stuff. My point is that it eased the pain and made it more flexible and is healing better. Nothing else worked. I believe it needed the lubricant and I wanted you to know this works.

Knee Pain Remedies
Posted by Elaine (Ky, Usa) on 08/27/2013

An easy first try would be Apple Cider Vinegar rubbed into the knee several times a day, or wrap your knee with a cloth soaked in it over night. (Then wrap it with plastic wrap.) Castor oil, topically is also good for pain. It makes me think, "Bone Spur. " I would look up bone spur remedies on this website, too.

Knee Pain Remedies
Posted by Nell (Ireland) on 08/27/2013

I get a sharp pain like I am kneeling on splinters of glass when I kneel. It is only on my right knee to the the right of my knee cap. Any ideas?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ian (Sanford, Fl) on 08/20/2013

Hyaluronic Acid helps with knee pain. Has anyone tried this ? Maybe ACV with a Hyaluronic acid supplement might be the magic combo. Ian.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil
Posted by Mary (Kannapolis, Nc) on 08/17/2013

Jumped the gun on the olive oil/ACV rub. IT'S WORKING! Husband even cancelled his second Dr's appt. Is his first time with a home remedy. Thanks folks for all your ideas and successes.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil
Posted by Mary (Kannapolis, Nc) on 08/12/2013
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Read the post today about the olive oil and ACV for knee problems:

04/09/2006: Skyye : "Within the hour, a mix of ACV & Olive oil applied with cotton wool on the knee, massaged in after about 20 mins and the severe pain is gone. Also took 2 tbsp in a glass of water. No painkillers necessary!!!"

My husband hurt his knee last week, had a shot in the knee, no help. Was scheduled to see Dr again tomorrow. He massaged the mixture into his knee JUST ONCE and got immediate relief. Just used the massage mixture for a second time. Also mixed up 2 tbsp of ACV in water and is drinking that, too. AMAZING!!! Hopefully he won't need the Dr visit tomorrow.

Fish Oil
Posted by Susan (Carmel Valley, California) on 06/23/2013
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Year ago I injured my right knee - the meniscus - working out. It was very painful for a few weeks, but I continued to exercise and it healed, but not completely. I can't do high impact workouts. I was travelling last week and forgot to bring my supplements with me. When I returned, I went for a walk in our hilly neighborhood. By the second small hill, the knee with the meniscus issue starting killing me and I limped home, barely making it up our driveway it was hurting so badly. My knee never gives me this kind of pain! Then I realized that what I stopped taking for the past week was my omega 3 fish oil capsules. I immediately took one and then 2 more the next day. My pain level went down 80% within a day and was back to my "normal" (that is, ocasional inflammation with fast recovery) within 2 days. I am amazed at how much the fish oil helps. I have taken fish oil regularly for years, but only now figured out that it's what has been helping my knee this whole time!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, Usa) on 05/27/2013

I would agree that Apple Cider Vinegar may give a lot of help and won't hurt. I notice a difference in my back pain when I let up on using ACV.

Peppermint essential oil is good for pain and healing and so is castor oil. (I use these for lots of things if you read my other posts! ) Massage either into the pained area as needed.

Lots of water is also very good for pain. Symptoms for everything are much worse when your body isn't fully hydrated.

Sugar is very bad for pain and healing. (Too bad it is so delicious! ) Some honey is okay.

Hope you get some relief. My mother has terrible, terrible knees and I have watched her suffer since I was a girl, so I sympathize in that.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Courtney (Granite Bay, Ca) on 05/27/2013

Brenda - Since it's not a drug, there is zero risk. You have nothing at all to lose by trying it. If it doesn't work for you, you've lost nothing. And if it does work, HOORAY! :) That's the beauty of alternative/natural treatment. I have read many, many ACV success stories. You won't know if yours will be a success story unless you try it.

Go for it! :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Brenda (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) on 05/27/2013

I have had 7 surgeries on my knees 4 on one and 3 on the other, I have no knee caps anymore, I can still walk but lately since the last surgery(aug 2012) I have so much pain at times it is unbearable, I am wondering does this apple cider vinegar really work and if so, will it help me cause I feel like I am on my last legs. I see a wheelchair in my near future if I don't do something soon. I will try anything.

Knee Pain Remedies
Posted by Dryvway (Sparks, Nv, U.s.) on 05/21/2013

I suffered an acute hyper-extension of the right knee at age 18. I am now 57. I had a world renown doctor do the surgery. The procedure was called "pull thru method". Since this surgery I have never had full bend. Now I have swelling and pain and 35% bend. Can this be corrected? Thank You for your time, dryvway

Prolozone Therapy
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn Usa) on 02/24/2013

HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , ,

Well, at 76 things are getting about as interesting as I can stand. Now it's my dang right knee. When I was doing Ozone for my cancer, the nearest place is Atlanta where I was scheduled for a procedure called, MAH. They pull out a pint of blood and ozonate it and drip it back into your vein. With my cancer gone I don't need that. Instead, I will see if they will do a procedure called Prolozone. Here they shoot your knee with vitamins and minerals followed by a shot of Ozone. Last week the Orthopedic Surgeron's opinion is that my knee is not close to replacement and the only thing he could do for me was a cortisone shot which the last time gave me relief of two weeks. The Prolozone procedure supposedly will allow your cartlidge to grow back over time, but in any case it will give you pain relief for many months or years. Only 14 states allow MD's to utilize Ozone. It is too cheap and too effective.

The research I've done is that you get almost instant pain relief but may take several treatments to get a lasting effect. Naturally, I'll tell ATS when I can.

==========ROBERT HENRY============

Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Remedies
Posted by Chiquita Banana (Pacific Nw) on 02/16/2013

I have arthrofibrosis of my left knee. I had a ski accident several years ago and the scar tissue hardened and grew to the point that I could no longer bend my knee. I had to have surgery along with a manipulation to fix it. I was super, super careful with the rehibilitation after the surgery so that my body wouldn't do the same thing again - feel pain, over-respond to it by creating scar tissue to fix it. Anyhow, today, 5 years later, the pain is much better. I can walk normally and my knee is no longer painful to the touch. I drink a lot of alkaline water and take a whole foods vitamin daily. I also eat a Paleo diet. All of this has helped, along with not doing too much too soon physically. My quad is weak but I'm slowly strengthening it. I will never be able to enjoy some of the more active things that I used to enjoy, but I can walk and I'm not in pain anymore. Best of luck.

Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Remedies
Posted by Jennifer (Rustburg, Virginia, Usa) on 02/14/2013

I have a friend who has had to have 2 surgeries on her knee and a manipulation. She has been told that she has Athrofibrosis of the knee. Is there any Herbal remedies that can help her with this condition? Please help.

Castor Oil
Posted by Flyingscot (Mexico City, Df, Mexico) on 08/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

With you guys 100%. I did something to my knee. To this day I have no idea what caused it but one day it started hurting like crazy. 2 days later I was driving and when I hit the brakes the pain was excruciating. I hobbled to my doc and he gave me a very expensive anti-inflammatory and pain killer prescription. On my way to the pharmacy I decided to go to a naturopath. He prescribed a $5 bottle of pure Castor Oil and told me to go home, elevate my leg, rub the Castor Oil on my knee 3 times a day and wrap with a tensor bandage so the oil wouldn't get on my clothes or sheets. I woke up the next morning and the swelling was down about 95%. Followed the same procedure on day 2. Day 3 I woke up and my leg felt great. Still a tiny bit of tenderness but I could walk up and down stairs with 0 pain. Day 4... Gone. I've since recommended this treatment many times. With two people I recommended this to whenever I see them in a pub they always buy me a beer in thanks. My $5 investment has paid off dozens of times... Pain free and a lower bar tab. Can't argue with that.

General Feedback
Posted by Tulip9 (Egg Harbor, Nj, Usa) on 07/13/2012

I have been having knee pain for the last several weeks. I think my knee pain is caused from weight I gained. I have used the castor oil and it stopped and came back. I tried the Arnica and it still did not help. I see alot of post that they use the apple cider vinegar. I am going to try it. I start taking the tumeric and ginger about a week but I guess it is too soon to see the results.

Trace Minerals
Posted by Purelife (Columbia, Sc) on 04/29/2012

I know this is an old post, but if you still stop in to EC, could you say what brand you used or if any will kind will let me know. Looking for an answer. Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cathy (Gloucester, Va) on 04/23/2012

How much of each? Honey? Vinegar? Can't wait to start to get results like your son. Thanks for sharing. Sincerley Cathy

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ladyliza (Granada Hills, Ca) on 02/26/2012 32 posts

There is no money in it to be had with the medical industry. When we are sick, it makes money for them. FDA salaries are paid by private industry.. mostly the drug companies, not taxpayers.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Ken (Henderson, Nevada) on 01/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Reply to: Purelife from Columbia, Sc......

take 4 packets of KNOX GELATIN in 8 ozs orange juice every day two packets in am and two packets in pm. Also mixes well in chocolate milk. In 8 - 10 weeks you will see improvement starting. It works. My knees are now perfect and I'm over 70. I still take a packet or two every month. It's very inexpensive insurance.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Purelife (Columbia, Sc) on 01/07/2012

Question for Ken from Henderson, Nv, Usa about gelatin powder. Did you follow the direction on the package, or did you mix gelatin cold or room temp. orange juice. Let me know? Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Wrap
Posted by Abelt (Lathrop, Mo/usa) on 07/30/2011

What is the "recipe for the ACV/ Cayenne pepper wrap? How long do you keep it on? Do both ingredients have to be organic? Thanks.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 05/01/2011

with such low PH maybe you should check for celiacs or gluten sensitivity (not quite the same thing) Maybe even another food intolerance or allergy.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 05/01/2011

Do you suppose the vinegar and brown paper remedy is what the nusery rhyme is meant to tell us when it fixed jack's "broken head"

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 05/01/2011

Reply to Kuper, your remedy put me in mind of my mother-in-laws cough-mixture recipe (they mostly made their own remedies in the 30's) For coughs.. Hollow out a turnip or swede (rutabaga) and fill with honey or brown sugar. Leave until liquid is black and syrupy (I'm not sure how long this took but probably at least a week) Take a spoonful 3x day. I used to think it probably fermented and it was the alcohol that made it effective, but obvously there was more to it. Cheers

Posted by Pam (Tallahassee, Fl) on 04/14/2011

You need to take the turmeric for about a month before you see any improvement. It took me 3 months to get all the effects of the herb. I would suggest it to everyone it is so better than taking drugs that the doctors want you to take. Do research on the internet there are more herbs out there that can help with whatever you may have. ACV is also another one I take 2 times daily.

Posted by Marisela (Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico) on 03/02/2011

How do you take the borax? Is it the same borax that is sold as a laundry aid?

Oil Pulling
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/18/2011

Con, I mix turmeric in a lot of dishes and soups and I don't even notice it. I often also mix minced garlic just before serving and nowadays a bit of raw olive oil as well.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - Usa) on 01/11/2011

Turmeric is a great anti-inflamitory! I love it stirred into tomato juice along with some black pepper, or in my one cup of morning coffee along with a tablespoon of VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil). I use about 1/2 tsp (or a bit less) 2x a day now. When I first started taking it I went overboard, and had some stomach issues, so I stopped for a while. I started in taking it again, but at a much reduced amount and built up to the amount I take now s-l-o-w-l-y.

I also have found taking Boron (capsules) has made my joint pain go away. Google "Boron and Arthritis" and see what comes up - it is awesome and inexpensive. :-) You also need to take D-3 at at least 2,000 a day and a good Magnesium along with as they interact with each other to help bones. Apparently from what I have been reading, Boron is every bit as important for building strong bones as Calcium is. (along with a LOT of other functions, hence my suggestion to Google it! )

One more thing that is excellent for inflamation (and avoiding getting sick) is Vitamin C. When all of those around me have the dreaded CRUD - I start taking 1,000mg Of Vitamin C at least 4x a day... And have not caught anything from anyone in a long time. Research Linus Pauling and Vitamin C - some very interesting reading!

Oil Pulling
Posted by Con (Jacksonville, Il, Usa) on 01/11/2011

One year ago I had problems with my knees (bending and stooping they felt like they were going to give out on me). I started taking turmeric and now I can bend and stoop with no problems. I take turmeric capsules, usually once a day, and also mix a little (1/4 teaspoon or so) in tomato juice. Still trying to find more ways to work it into my diet.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Desiree (Ny) on 01/11/2011

I started having knee problems once while taking an antibiotic called Levaquin. It is a member of the fluroquinolone family of antibiotics- Cipro is another. I was prescribed heavy doses on a regular basis for recurring UTI's and bladder infections. A couple of years ago, while taking the medications, I noticed a severe weakness is my knees. I felt like they were just going to snap. I had trouble getting around and was in a lot of pain. I got on line and did some research and it didn't take long to find out that the FDA issued a black box warning a couple of years ago for these types of antibiotics because they have shown to cause spontoaneous rupture of the tendons, in the achiles, the knees, the shoulders and hands.

I immediately stopped taking the drugs and started oil pulling because from my understanding, fluroquinolones have a certain type of fluoride that can be particularly toxic and oil pulling may be helpful in reducing the levels of fluoride in the body. I did notice marked improvement after a few days, though my knees have never been the same. I did not have any knee problems before, was not doing anything strenuous-- the only variable was the Levaquin. Now I still have cracking in my knees that can be painful at times. In addition to the oil pulling, I have also begun moderate strength training to build up the muscles around the knee and this helps very much. I try not to cross my legs as much too as this seems to put pressure on my knees.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 12/23/2010

Hi Brendan, you can buy gelatin powder in the grocery store here in Australia. It is in the baking aisle. Good luck, Lily.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx, Usa) on 12/22/2010

Hello Brenden,
The gelatin does have a role in our body, it isn't the vitamin content but it is ability to work with the activities of the glands, causing the glands to take from the digested vitamins. The gelatin when taken at least 3x a week is a really good thing to do to your body, especially after eating or after taking your vitamins. For your knees, I would try rubbing peanut oil on them, especially after a hot sauna, or hot bath, or a steam bath. The reason is that when your pores are open, the peanut oil really gets into your bones and your cartilage areas. Peanut oil, olive oil, Castor oil, any of those oils will work. You can follow the oil rubs with a little bit of grain alcohol to close the pores to really get the oil in there. Also you can do a salt and apple cider vinegar rub on your knees if they hurt. Get salt and put ACV in it until it is wet all over. I would do this before the bath and then the bath and then the oil rubs.

Gelatin Powder
Posted by Brendan (Adelaide, South Australia) on 12/22/2010

Hey Ken, I am very interested about this gelatin stuff for knees. I've been skateboarding since about 12 yrs and I'm now 25 and my knees are not great especially for my age. My mate is even worse as he is a commercial vinyl layer and skates too so has terrible knee problems. Mine are not so bad but I'm sure they could do with a bit of restoration and I'd rather help them now before I have a serious problem with them. I know my mate would also appreciate some help in this area as he's already had several knee ops and he's my age. Is the gelatin any specific type or if I just go to the pharmacy will they have the same sort of stuff. I'm in Australia so I don't know but I doubt we've got the knox one you are refering too. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Brendan.

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