Supplements, Apple Cider Vinegar
Would like to share my experience with all that have been battling RA. My first symptoms appeared about 9 years ago. I would get flare ups in jaw, fingers, wrist, knees, toes, feet, shoulders, ankles. Almost all joints except elbows. Doctors did not sort this out at first. But was confirmed with an Anti Nuclear test of some sort. Experienced frozen shoulder twice. Went through alot of xrays, MRI's and painkillers. I started looking online for help and changed my diet first. Fish, seeds, nuts, beans, vegetarian protein powder, fruits, vegetables, and lots of water. Cut out gluten, dairy, meat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and soda. Also began a routine in the morning of stretching, light weight lifting, and calisthenics, finishing with a bike run.
To this day I experimented with supplements. I am down to five now:
NSC-24 Joint and Tissue formula
NSC-24 beta glucan
NSC-24 Multi Vitamin
and Apple Cider Vinegar. (ACV)
It did not happen immediately. However, it was a slow noticeable change. To the point where for the past over 3 years I have had little to no pain. The few times mild pain has occured I believe it because I was of my protocol. Ate beef and or ran out of Dr. Mercola Krill Oil. I believe this to be the best and the most important supplement that I take. Also firm believer in ACV as it helps regulate the pH in your system so that bad bacteria does not get out of control.
I would be glad to share my experiences with any and all who need assistance. v/r Pat
A friend of mine has Rheumatoid Arthritis believed to be genetic in nature. Would you please send one of your amazing cures for this disease. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts, they give us so much help and hope.
This is for Mother Earth from Kansas. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a terrible disease. I am not Ted but I can surely tell you something that will help your friend. Get a water ionizer that produces alkaline water. My husband has arthritis and I can't tell you how much this has helped him. A lot of our problems are caused by the Sad American Diet. We eat all foods that cause our bodies to become more acidic than alkaline. Tell your friend to get on an alkaline diet (google acid-alkaline diet). My water ionizer is a Jupiter water ionizer and you can get one for about $1,500. It is the best money I have ever spent. Also google benefits of drinking alkaline water.
Good Luck and God Bless,
(East Greenwich, Ri)
Hello, I really hope this can help someone.
This doctor believes a virus is at the root of RA... He is helping people with Lysine and B Vitamins. Of course, you must actually be absorbing the B vitamins and if you're stomach acid is too low, you will end up with terrible deficiencies.
Betaine HCL solves this - take after meals.
Turmeric ninja bullet shake..my RA is cured!!!! No more inflammation or pain. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
EC: Hi Connie, can you please send us the recipe/measurements you used? Thank you!
Can I please have that recipe for turmeric bullet..
We have used turmeric with success for pain of many sorts. Turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. I wouldn't hesitate to try it for RA.
Reducing sugar and also drinking things that will help to alkalize your body may also help a surprising amount. I have found a lime-sodium bicarobonate drink to be especially helpful for pain. In a tall glass of water, add 1 Tablespoon of lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Sometimes I drink this several times a day.
I was recently reading of the importance of magnesium to people with RA. If you do not supplement with magnesium in some way, you may want to try that, too.
~Mama to Many~
(Hope, Bc Canada)
Dear Mateen (Milwaukee Wi US)
I have the same but it is very much in remission due to:
Organic black strap molasses up to two tblsp. a day diluted in very warm water and taken with a straw.
Very warm pure untreated sesame oil massaged into the painful knee. any time.
Turmeric, one teasp. twice daily in very warm milk on its own and turmeric in all cooking with coconut oil one half tsp.
This is my protocol which has always been very effective.
The dosages are normal and more is not better.
No white sugar and processed foods.
I hope it will help you as it is helping me.
The body is becoming more flexible and no pain gradually.
(Egg Harbor City , Nj)
Hello, my 35 year old son was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis recently and doing research turmeric helps, I saw your statement about a "shake" you make and drink could you possibly send me your recipe? He does not want to take some of the medications that are out there, some side effects worry us. If you could do this for him I would be extremely grateful.
We make smoothies all the time at my house and turmeric is easy to disguise in them.
We buy a case of frozen organic bananas and let them ripen and then freeze them so we always have them on hand for our smoothies.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup milk kefir (or yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/16 teaspoon black pepper (to potentate the turmeric)
- 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Blend in a blender
My kids like to add a tablespoon of peanut butter to theirs.
If you use unsweetened kefir or yogurt you will need a sweetener - honey or blackstrap are ideal. Otherwise raw sugar, but not artificial sweetener.
Aldi and Trader Joe's have strawberry or blueberry milk kefir that is good. Milk kefir or a high quality yogurt will have benefits to add to the turmeric.
If you could add a tablespoon of organic coconut oil that would be great, too. RA may have a viral component and the coconut oil would be good for that.
Also if he could take lots of vitamin c (sodium ascorbate) that would be great and Epsom salt baths if possible.
I hope this is helpful to him!
~Mama to Many~
Vitamin D a NO-NO
Haven't been here for a while. But noticed something to alert people about. At another site, Mercola.com they advised RA patients to take vitamin D. What? Seriously!
I hope nobody here ever does such a thing.
Yes, vitamin D is low in RA patients but that is not a cause, it is a symptom. The attacking bacteria destroy vitamin D receptors. And pumping up on vitamin D will not solve the problem. It's like seeing low air in a broken balllon and thinking you just have to keep pumping in more air and all will be well. Not so. The balloon will stay deflated because of the hole. So all that vitamin D goes to waste. So don't try to take vitamin D for RA.
But it could be much worse (maybe even worse than taking copper). Over the last few years I've noticed that every time my wife was pursuaded to go to vitamin D her RA flared up. Trying to stimulate a broken mechanism is a bad idea.
For further information try an article in:
Annals of NY Academy Science, 2009, Sept by Waterhouse and Perez aned ALbert on called "Reversing bacteria-induced vitamin D receptor dysfunction is key to autoimmune disease"