I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar & baking soda for 7 days now Three days ago I started one of my worst flares of RA ever. Is this to be expected and do I need to stop or is this a "good" sign?
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
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.
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!
I have discovered that ham makes the joints in my fingers stiff, swell, and hurt. So, I threw what I had left in the garbage, never to buy it again. Good quality black cherry juice makes it go away. One to two tablespoons a day, but like certain supplements its not to be over done (like dont turn it up and drink half the bottle). Can be found in most healthfood stores and some grocerys where the vitamens are.
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.
Seeing exciting improvements with Borax but days off are hard
I have been doing the borax protocol, 1/8 tsp per day in a litre of water, for almost 3 weeks (for RA). I am seeing gradual improvements that have me very excited and hopeful. However, I find that the days off (i.e., 5 on, 2 off) are quite difficult. It's like I go right back to pre-borax days... even if I just take one day off. Makes me want to do 7 days a week. Thoughts? I am wondering if I should increase dose? Or just do every day for awhile?? Fyi I am a woman, 59. I am in quite bad shape without the boron. I have lost faith in doctor's / drug company's treatments and so am not on any for the RA. I do also take CBD oil, which is helpful, too. Thank you.
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.
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!
RA: Used borax drink for 6 months, was in remission. Now it's not working, any ideas as to why? Plz and thank you.
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, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax is low risk. Lot of people have taken it. Research it. To be on safe side just know what boron overdose symptoms are.
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.
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.
When I figured out that I have RA I did a lot of research and found that capers are loaded with Quercetin. I bought a jar of organic capers from Costco and began to eat 2-3 Tablespoon per day, or sometimes more. After a few days I could feel a big difference in my pain level, and after a few weeks I would not have any pain any more at all. I followed this protocol for about a year and thought my RA was cured since I didn't have any symptoms. So, I stopped taking it. Shortly after discontinuing it, my RA came back but not with much pain. I was getting tired of eating so many capers every day that I incorporated only about a teaspoon per day or nothing at all. I also dipped into chocolates and sweets much more often than I should, and ate lots of breads, rolls, noodles, etc., etc. You get the picture. This was probably the time when my Hashimoto's started to creep in. I have started again with my capers routine because I know it works, but it does not cure RA. Quercetin is a Flavonoid and a very powerful antioxidant, which combats inflammation, but it does not cure anything by itself. It is a bandaid only. You have to find the cause (very likely a leaky gut) and take it from there. In the mean time the Quercetin in capers will help you to be pain free, or close to it.
Another important thing - the capers in the jar are extremely salty. I have to rinse the jar about 5-6 times thoroughly and fill it with fresh spring water. Then I put some in a smaller jar that I fill with plain spring water and put them both in the fridge. Each day I rinse the smaller jar and fill it with fresh spring water again until the salt is gone. The salt serves as a preservative but if you use it every day it is gone before it can get bad. I never had any problem with it.
Hope this helps you as much as it did help me.
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 oil...no 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!
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In regards to Rheumatoid Arthritis, I want to relate my experience using Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).
When I eat dairy products especially milk and ice cream, I notice my RA DOES act up. When I eat the dairy with one tablet of CLA, my RA DOES NOT seem to act up.
I have found a supporting study that relates my personal experience
Milk has been anecdotally associated with an exacerbation of arthritic symptoms. A case study presented in the Arthritis and Rheumatism Journal found that some patients have an allergic response to milk that creates inflammation in the joints. Another study published in Arthritis Today magazine found that one compound in milk called conjugated linoleic acid actually reduced inflammation. Patients are advised to eliminate milk for one week to monitor symptom relief. In addition, milk and dairy products are rich sources of calcium and vitamin D which strengthen bones and prevent fractures and other bone concerns for those with osteoarthritis.
For people whose RA acts up but may desire to eat dairy products, this may be something to experiment with.
As an aside, CLA also does wonders for body fat management but each person is different in when they will respond. It took me nearly 7 months and others respond more very quick.
CLA got removed from the diet when they stopped using grass fed animals.