I'm very glad I've found this site (Earth Clinic) and I want to thank Ted and everybody who have posted their experiences here for others to read.
Now it's my turn to report mine. I've got good news!
Last year (2009) in July I've built a fence around my yard all by my self. It was quite a hard job for one man show with all the digging, lifting, sawing, and hammering but the job was done in a week or so. That was the beginning of my osteoarthritis pain in my hands - I'm not gonna get into detail how the pain was because the ones who have it know how horrible it is.
Of course I had to wait almost 10 months for a booked appointment with a specialist (rheumathologist) to tell me what I've suspected from the beginning, and what was that for if he didn't have any solution for it.
Here is what I've been doing so far - I've started right after some search and research - and it seems to keep the pain away:
I've stopped consuming dairy products. No milk or cheese, thanks! Got soy! :-)
I've stopped consuming meat and fish. I'll pass thanks! Eat Tofu! It tastes like chicken. :-)
The reason I've stopped consuming the above is because these days these products are no longer safe due to man's mass production GMO everything. I guess I've become a vegetarian but you know what: I guess I like it and it's helping me.
Another thing is: everything I eat now is organic. No more GMO products. And according to my books I'm not spending more money because of that.
I've been using Wild Oregano Oil (10 -12 droplets) mixed with Olive Oil (1 Tablespoon) to rub and massage my hands. Wow what a great way to get rid of the pain. It works so well and almost instantly.
I've been taking the Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda on a glass of water 3 times a day like Ted says for the last 3 months.
I didn't notice much it's effects until a couple weeks ago I added a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to the mix and started warming up the water - I've got the idea from the water cure website and I decided to add it to the mix.
Boy, oh, boy... what a difference that made. I could feel in a few minutes it's power in action. It seems like magic. It works great for me!
I've been doing Oil Pulling too. I'm not so sure about this one but I still do it every morning - Where there's a will there's a way!
I'm not saying I'm cured. But for sure it's keeping the pain away! And maybe with the time. Who knows!
A year from now I'll be back here for an update! I hope with better news or if not these ones are still good for me.
Anyhow I hope this can help others too and if so I would be glad to see their experiences posted in this wonderful site.