Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

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Posted by Crystal (Mount Vernon, Indiana) on 08/23/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I am 29 and have been diagnosed with severe RA. I was diagnosed bout 2 years ago. I am trying the ACV remedy. I have been taking 2 TBLS of ACV with a 1/4 tsp baking soda for about 2 weeks now. I have not had any results as of this time. I was just wondering if it should have shown some kinda change in pain or weight loss by now. I also tried the ACV soak on my wrist, it helped for maybe 10 minutes. I'm getting discouraged about using the ACV. I am considering not using the ACV anymore.

Replied by Martha
(Mattapoisett, Ma)

To Crystal from Mount Vernon Indiana, I have been taking 2 teaspoons of ORGANIC apple cider Vinegar and 2 tsp Organic honey and 1/4 tsp baking sodA FOR 3 DAYS AND MY RA SYMPTOMS HAVE ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE AWAY, SO TRY THAT COMBINATION INSTEAD OF Tablespoons of ACV and no honey..Add the honey to your recipe.....I can't believe how much better I am , it's been 6 months of constant pain, I can even wear my rings again!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax

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Posted by Happy Horse Hunter (Nyc, Ny) on 02/07/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I have been having success with ACV and boron/borax for the pain of RA. My question is does the ACV and or borax stop the destruction of the joint? Thanks in advance.

Replied by Glenn

ACV worked for me for about 3 years and gave out. Auto immune diseases are due to bad gut flora which are highly adaptable like superbugs. The answer lies in the diet and not the bandaid solutions listed here to mask pain. For starters cut out white rice and bread and don't take antibiotics, your poisoning is at your grocery and your doctors' offices as revealed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride who has determined the causes of autism and most chronic diseases are in the gut. This should be front page news and instead I have not seen a complete regimen anywhere to get healthy and had to develop my own. Good luck.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes

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Posted by Dona (San Kose, Ca) on 09/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have RA, and I tried everything. Out of all what I've tried these what have helped me: Low Dose Naltrexone (this drug has hardly any side effects, and a cheap drug. It helps the body to heal itself). I started taking Raw organic apple cider vinegar with honey & water a few days ago. I can see the swelling & pain on my fingers & wrists improved a lot. I believe it has to do with ACV. If it is that, taking ACV would be the biggest thing that helped me so far; I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The other things have helped me were not eating gluten, following sort of ketogenic diet (eating very less carbs), and getting 8 hour sleep, taking early dinner, and doing regular mild to moderate exercise. Hope this would help for all out there looking for help. All the best for a quick remission!


Posted by Oubaas (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa) on 01/30/2012

I have some Arnica oil, the age of which I do not know. Does it ever age?

I have bought some DMSO 99% and thought of mixing it wit Arnica oil 80 to 20, put it into a glass deoderant rollon bottle which has been properly cleaned and use it as I would have used a normal deoderant on the painful places without any mess. Would this work?


Posted by Benghiman (La Houssiere, Vosges, France) on 05/02/2012

There is just one proven way to be rid of arthritis in all its forms.

80,000 iu Serrapeptase is now known to be the THE way to get rid of all types of inflammation - for this is arthritis - along with a mass of other problems. It was first used to remove blood clots. The most recent way I have heard of its benefits is in curing TB.

Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Linda (North Carolina) on 09/23/2013

Will Blackstrap Molasses counteract with an 82 year old who is taking potassium, nexium, and other over the counter meds?. She is becoming non mobile due to RA. What dosage is recommended? Thank you.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Linda,

Because Blackstrap Molasses is a nutrient dense food and not a supplement, I think it would be compatible. Of course, some foods do not agree with some people, so it wouldn't be 100% certain, but a very safe option to try. I would start with 1 teaspoon, morning and evening. If that agrees, the next week, try 2 t. morning and evening. If this is a small person, that may be enough. Otherwise, you could go up to 1 T. the next week, morning and evening. If diarrhea is a problem, you should know that Blackstrap can have a laxative effect. Blackstrap does have potassium in it, and I suppose could affect the need for a potassium supplement.

I noticed here on Earth Clinic that Nettle Tea has been helpful to someone for RA. I mention this because it is another very safe thing to try. Nettles used to be a "spring tonic" for people. They would cook the fresh nettles in the spring and eat them for health. My daughter had symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis a year and a half ago. She was also having trouble with asthma, as well, I was giving her nettles (because it cured my son of asthma) for her asthma, in addition to a number of things I was trying to help her arthritis. Perhaps the nettles also helped her arthritis. She has been symptom free of that for over a year. If you decide to try the nettle tea, try 1 cup per day at first and move up to 2-3 cups per day. It would be compatible with the Blackstrap.

Our family has found Blackstrap (and nettles! ) to be helpful for many things. I hope you find that to be the case as well!

Please let us know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by David K. (Minnivale, Western Australia) on 09/02/2022
5 out of 5 stars

A friend had chronic rheumatoid arthritis for a long time before I met the family. I told him to try taking boron in the form of borax, but because of the label on the container, would not - even though I showed him that I take it every day as 'preventative' medicine. So essential as our soils are deficient in it - the reason why sheep and cattle suffer from arthritis.

I showed him the on line publication, "The Borax Conspiracy" which while remaining hesitant, decided to ask his specialist if it was OK to take it.

The reply was, "If it does not do you any good, it will certainly not do you any harm." So he took ¼ teaspoon for two weeks, after which he was pain free and off all his medication for which had to have blood tests every 3 months'.

When he said to the specialist, "I suppose you will recommend this to all your patients?" The reply was: "I am not allowed to." Of course, so many people make money as a result of the suffering of other people.

Posted by Veronica (Tilbury, Ontario, Canada) on 09/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My husband and myself have started drinking one 500 ml of borax water a day. My husband uses 1/4 teaspoon mixed into 1 500 ml of bottled water. I take 1/8 teaspoon mixed into 1 500 ml of bottled water and have been doing so for a little over a week and the results already are amazing. We drank this for 5 days in a row and go off 2 days. I suffer from RA (autoimmune disease) OA, fibro and a small list of other ailments. To make a long story short we are both feeling amazing and not only the swelling but the pain has subsiding immensely. We will both continue on this regium for life!

Posted by Shaz (Nsw Australia) on 07/02/2017
4 out of 5 stars

RA: Used borax drink for 6 months, was in remission. Now it's not working, any ideas as to why? Plz and thank you.

Replied by Art
1455 posts

In reply to Shaz (Nsw Australia),

I have a friend who tried borax for his arthritis and it had no effect at all in terms of reduction of symptoms, but he did get other health benefits from it so he has continued to take it everyday. People here on EC have reported as much in the past. Apparently arthritis can have more than one cause and I imagine it is possible to have two different causes at the same time or in close proximity to each other and borax does not seem to be able to deal with all causes even though many people report benefit, as you already know.

Many people believe that a mycoplasma organism may be one cause, but if this is correct, there are at least 17 of these that have been isolated through research and I doubt that borax could be effective against all and this may be a contributing factor as to why borax does not offer any help for some people with arthritis.

There is not much research in terms of borax and arthritis other than the original work done by Dr. Rex Newnham and of course Ted who advocated a higher dose than Dr. Newnham. You didn't say what dose you are taking. Are you taking Ted's recommended dose or Dr. Newnhams?

Dr. Newnham's dose was not fully effective for me over time, but Ted's dose has been effective for me for years.



HI, just wondering who the TED you referred to is please?!! would be interested to read about his dosage recommendations and any accompanying research, many thanks in advance!

Replied by Denise
51 posts

Hi Melanie,

Ted's remedies are at this link. I am fairly new here so I can't tell you much other than he has given tons of information for us to study. Others than know him better can tell you much more than I. Here's the link;) I've already used several of his suggestions myself:

Posted by Milton (Miami, Florida) on 04/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I cured my rheumatoid arthritis in 4 weeks with borax. It had no effect for 19 days then on day 20 I could feel it working. I put 1/4 tsp in glass luke warm water and drink it in morning. Borax, is low risk. Lot of people have taken it. Research it. To be on safe side just know what boron overdose symptoms are.

Posted by John (Maroochydore Australia) on 10/08/2014

I have ankylosing spondylitis and self treat myself, struggling a little at present, on mixing borax with water 1 litre, do you drink that litre daily?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear John,

Many people will drink the liter with the borax 5 days a week and take the weekend off.

My husband is currently taking it that way. He takes less than 1/8th a teaspoon daily though in his water. When he was taking 1/4 teaspoon a day, it was causing some digestive distress. So, you just need to watch how you feel and adjust accordingly.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Daza (Mackay, Australia) on 01/19/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Boron cured my RA. I no longer take any meds and live a fully active life without pain. It has a lower toxicity than Table Salt. The docs don't want you to know this as they will be out of a job. I had severe RA for 5 years. The docs ended up poisoning me with their so called remedy. You can get boron or borax tablets.

Replied by Rsw
(Uniontown, Oh)

Hi Daza, I was wondering if you took the borax laundry detergent amount, as suggested here, or if you took the 3 mg capsules? If you took the capsules, how many did you take each day and at what time during the day for each one? Thanks for your post. To others on Earth Clinic, do you think the capsules also kill off candida and pathogens in the same way the laundry detergent does or are they much lower in dosage (supposedly 9 mg/day, max) than the borax laundry detergent in a liter of water solution? Thank you. I am always confused about the number of mg of borax in a liter of water at 1/8 teaspoon per liter.

Replied by Anonymus

Hi Daza, please let me know the correct dosage and how long did you take, and what else you took with borax please. I'm really confused what to take. Thank you

Posted by Dorota (Elk Grove Village, Il, Usa) on 01/06/2012

Ted, I have been diagnosed w/ RA 12 months ago. I have to say I do not take any medication, just herbs. I want to try taking Boron, but I need your help. Would you please recomend the brand and dosage. I live in USA. I bought Tri-Boron from Twinlab, but it has the word aspartate in it and you said something about not taking it. Please help me. Thank you very much.

Calcium and Coconut Oil

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Posted by Bill (Boston, Ma) on 05/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Amazingly Coconut oil!

I have had pain all over for 7 months. Started with knees, feet, spread to hips arms and shoulders and really all over. My left arm at the elbow very painful. I just turned 60 in great health never smoked drank really took care of myself all my life eating very healthy with occasional indulgences.

I believe what I have it Rheumatoid Arthritis which really comes and goes but now has been with me constant for 2 months and painful.

2 weeks ago I started on Calcium 1 teaspoon a day and also 7 days ago I started on coconut oil extra virgin natural.

I eat 3-4 tablespoons a day 2 in morning 2 in evening. I heat up the oil (because it is paste) and then drink it but take water immediately after because of the taste is a little hard to swallow.

Well it's been 7 days and the coconut oil and my pain has reduced significantly, maybe 75%.

I don't really know what has caused the pain to reduce so much but it had to be one of those 2 things Coconut and/or the Calcium.

I take Calcium Carbonate (NOW) and Coconut oil (Natures way).

Something is working and I am very happy about it. I also have a good diet you must do both or one bad will cancel one good.

I also juice. Spinich, carrots, ginger and maybe an apple.

But I have to give the credit to Calcium and Coconut oil. I also took a bath in the oil this morning, felt good because what you put on your skin goes in your body.

I also oil pull. Using Coconut oil with water and a little Baking soda for 5-10 minutes cleaning my mouth esp before bed. The mouth can hide and breed many diseases.

That's my story.


Chicken Cartilage

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Posted by Michael (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 07/29/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2004 (age 42 then) mainly being on Methotrexate and at times Prendisone. Eight years into the condition I had many flare-ups and took large doses of combination fish and krill oil five years into the condition which did help take the worst edge off the inflammation and at times reduce it quite significantly. Stress and too much consumption of animal fats would contribute to inflammation.

By 2012 I was experiencing nausea for three to four days after taking the weekly dose of Methotrexate, which was simply just more impact on my life. I read on this site (I think) about a Harvard University trial of French Organic Chicken Cartilage tablets. There was success according to the study with some patients going into a kind of remission.

I immediately ordered several bottles from the supplier in the US (but now available now Perth, Australia) and started taking it. Within about 6 weeks I noticed my symptoms reducing enabling me to trial going off the Methotrexate. Today in 2015 I am virtually symptom free with returned use of my limbs, hands and no swelling in my feet and knees! The active ingredient in the Chicken Cartlage tablets apparently is type 2 collagen. I ran out of the Chicken Cartilage tablets about 6 months ago and haven't gotten around to ordering any more. I am largely still symptom free!

I stopped going to the Rhuematologist about 6 years ago as I didn't feel they were listening with regards to the moderate success of the fish point in spending $$ on someone who didn't appear to want to listen to how and what I was doing about the condition.

I would strongly recommend any sufferer of RA to give this a go! I have had my life returned to me!

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

Michael, I live in Qld. could I have the supplier in Perth? I couldn't find it via eBay, etc.

Replied by Rose
(Dallas, Texas Usa)


Can you please tell me what brand of Chicken Cartliage you ordered? I too was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and have had very bad reactions to the medicines. But am afraid of going back to the crippling state that I was in at the beginning. There are so many products out there that I just don't know which to choose from. I would greatly appreciate your input on this. Much thanks, Rose

Replied by Phyllis
(Vero Beach, Fl)

Google Borax for arthritis. It has helped a lot of people.

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