Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Nettle Tea
Posted by Teri (Orrville, OH) on 11/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with RA 1 year ago. The pain continued to worsen, darvocet didn't touch the pain. The pain was constant. Someone suggested that I try drinking 3 cups of nettle tea a 2 days I went from extreme pain to no pain! It has been 7 months and I still continue to do great. (i take no meds!) The usual things sometimes trigger a flare up, but it is mild and short lived. I do everything I want to do. Before drinking the tea, I was unable to do the basic everyday things. Research it, and then give it a try!! Never hurts to check with Dr. before trying something new. I have had no negative side affects from the tea. My rheumatologist is amazed. I have the ccp antibody, so I was expected to be real bad at this point!

Nettle Tea
Posted by Beth (UK) on 04/12/2009

My mother also has RA and we have nettle tea in powder form. Could you please let me know how many spoonfuls/tablespoonfuls of nettle tea to take. Thanks.

ACV and Baking Soda, MSM, Mag Citrate
Posted by Findemdog1000 (Supply, Nc) on 09/12/2009

Pottasium, - Low sodium v8 16 oz a day (Apple cider vinager has pottasium in it). Also, dead sea salt bath is high in Potassium

ACV and Baking Soda, MSM, Mag Citrate
Posted by Nov123is (Edgewood, Nm) on 10/13/2010

I have a question, I have been on the "evolving" rate of RMA for some years, I have done the methotraxate injections, which I choose to do no longer, but Diet is mentioned. I think from what I have found that I follow most the diet, but to make sure, could you please post what diet should consist of for RMA patients? I am currently taking ACV and Fish oil, I did find the fish oil in strong doses totally beneficial, but with winter setting on, it is starting to fail and do not want to go back on the self-injections just to be able to function. Weight is not an issue in this as I am 5'5 and 130 and keep salt to a minimum if at all, I believe it is diet or lacking nutrients thereof. Can you give some advise?

ACV and Baking Soda, MSM, Mag Citrate
Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 10/14/2010

Nov123 & ALSO Roni from Tx post also from 14th:

I will attempt to reply to both here on the RA disease portion, since any immune imbalance that can be corrected will also likely help the other problems. First, RA is classed as an autoimmune disease, where the body's own antibodies are found to be attacking "self" cells and tissues.

Here is an overall basic diagram of the entire human immune system, showing the TH1 and TH2 sub-branches over on the left:

First question is when does the immune system not perform at good efficiency and balance, and the answer is 'when the terrain (body and all tissues) are ACIDIC'! So the very condition that allows diseases to invade prevents proper optimal functioning of immunity. That must be made right, back to an alkaline state, otherwise many remedies just won't take.

Best, simplest and cheapest remedy by far for restoring a high= alkaline pH is given by Ted here, under BICARBONATE FORMULA:

On to some RA remedies, French Maritime Pine bark extract aka Pycnogenol, or GSE instead:

When I asked him to elaborate, he told me that he'd never used grape seed extract (GSE) to treat arthritis because he'd never heard of using either GSE or Pycnogenol for arthritis symptoms. Dr. Spreen: 'My comment was due to the fact that, 1) Pycnogenol is expensive, and 2) grape seed extract (much cheaper and more ubiquitous) has been found to supply the same active ingredients. Both are famous for their antioxidant properties. '

Both contain about 40 similar compounds classed as OPCs, by the way as the active ingredients. Dr. Spreen noted that he would recommend 200mg per day of GSE, ...

Next possible nutrient to try for the RA is "ORGANIC GERMANIUM, aka Ge-132":
Note this article is from 1987! It's been quite well researched in Japan. It is very widely available on the net health stores and locally.

Third possibility is plant sterols/sterolins, available generically. Based on the biological activities described above, most studies to date have investigated the ability of plant sterols to control inflammation or induce a shift from a predominantly humoral immune response to a more protective cellular response (i. E. TH2 to TH1 shift)

These supplements take time, 1 to 3 months, and as shown may give only a percentage improvement. There's also possibility #4 niacinamide, widely available and cheap. There is a post under 'Trigger Finger' from OCT 5 on it for arthritis. Dosage is in there, too:

ACV and Baking Soda, MSM, Mag Citrate
Posted by Tahjah (Seattle) on 09/16/2013

I've found that You are the only treatment. Regiments are easy to keep track of, and easier to claim ineffective, but it's not as easy to acknowledge one's own neglect or power. I didn't finish reading the entire thread, I too enjoy supplementing ACV, BS, Flax Oil, Honey as it feels right. But something that jumped out from me and brought me to respond, is I noticed watching my fluctuating acidity, at a root issue, helped more than almost anything else. Blessings

ACV and Baking Soda, MSM, Mag Citrate
Posted by Lulu (Raleigh, North Carolina) on 10/09/2013

I agree with you about specific foods being the cause of certain joints to swell. I have the same reaction as you, my knees swell when I eat dairy. My si joints hurt when I eat starchy foods, such as grains, corn potatoes and some cooked root veggies. My back hurts when I eat honey. I have been able to lower my sedimintation rate to normal and it was 64!!!

Juicing will greatly help RA pain, especially if you can do it for a week, just drink fresh juices.

Posted by Leonie (Canberra, ACT, Australia) on 11/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

re: Shilajit and fulvic acid -- Hello everyone, about 3 years ago, I tried Shilajit capsules which I buy via the internet, and come from India. I don't know if they are the purest or best brand available, but after taking them I was able to stop using chemotherapy drugs for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I still use Shilajit daily and give them to my dog also. I would recommend these capsules, however I'm open to hearing about other types of fulvic/humic acid which might be purer or better. In searching the internet, I have read that there are questions surrounding the purity of shilajit from India, but it's hard to get a definitive answer on it.Thanks for listening!

Posted by Rain Ra (San Francisco) on 04/06/2011

Can you tell me how much Shilajit you take? I saw Gold Shilajit and Shilajit M----, how many mgs. do you take? How long before you felt results? Do you take it for life?

Thanks, Rain

Posted by Rain Ra (San Francisco, California) on 05/05/2011

Are you still out there? How much Shilajit do you take a day (ie millgrams, etc. ) saw one called Gold Shilajit is this any good?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rain Ra (San Francisco, California) on 05/05/2011

How much ACV do you take? Is it taken for life?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 05/06/2011

Rain Ra; Please be sure of your blood count, such as low blood, anemia or is taking iron pills. If you decide to take ACV take very small amounts in your favorite juice, start out once a day. Wait to see how your feeling etc. Go by what your body is feeling, better? or worse? then you will be able to decide. Our bodies tell us when its not well or starting to get weaker, etc. , many signs out there we all need to watch for/listen to. Keep us informed ok? good luck

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cathy (Atlanta, GEORGIA) on 05/09/2007

RE: ARTHRITIS!! My youngest daughter was diagnosed with Rheumatiod Arthritis in 2005. I have tried to convince her to put off surgery - knee replacement and talk to someone who has gone through what she is me please. I read an article in EARTH CLINIC dated 4/26/2007 by : Elle from Concord, New Hampshire. I would like for Elle to talk to my daughter. My daughter needs to hear from an individual who has RA and get some advice about homeopathic and natural remedies to fight her symptoms. email is [email protected] Thank you.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shel (Gilbert, Az) on 11/17/2011

Hi there... I realize this post was some time ago... I pray that somehow this gets to you! My daughter age 11, was diagnosed a little over a year ago with Poly JRA. I am scared and trying to find her triggers and heal her naturally. Please help! THANKS

Shel xoxoxo

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Daniel W. (Lake Hill, Ny) on 05/29/2012

Question: Why do we take (raw) honey with the ACV? My system is very sensitive to sugar of all types and will flare up if I have even a little bit. That said, I'm willing to accept that the honey works in conjunction with the ACV somehow, but I'd like to know HOW. I have been diluting the ACV in just water for a while now, and I get some benefit, but the pain and inflammation is definitely still there.

I'm tentatively starting to add 1/3tsp of raw honey to each ACV drink (2 Tbsp of ACV to 2 cups water). We shall see how that goes.

Also, does it have to be warm water? It's hot here, and an iced ACV drink sure is refreshing!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Judy (Nh) on 02/02/2014

You don't have to take it with honey. The honey is to help the ACV drink taste better, though if any sweetener is used, it should be honey, as honey has an alkaline reaction in the body like ACV. Warm water helps to dissolve the honey. The drink taken cold is fine -- and, as you say, is refreshing.

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