Osteoarthritis Remedies

Cetyl Myristoleate Supplement

Posted by James (Tucson, Arizona) on 11/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Osteoarthritis - I have had Arthritis for many years beginning as a teen doing sports. I always pretended it was just sore muscles in my back, but at age 66yrs old my Doc said my entire spine-top to bottom- was diseased.

Initially I went with cold gel pack followed by heating pad and 7 exercises given by a physical therapist. When that was not getting it done I got on the web and a naturopathic Doc, that I like, was recommending an essential fatty acid called cetyl myristoleate. Albino rats don't get arthritis and it's because they have this EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) in their systems. This was discovered by a Dr. Diehl in the 1960's. He worked for the NIH so he had the resources to find a way to produce this rare supplement and it has been offered on the market since 1991.

When I started it, I was in a bad way and feeling some hopelessness. It took approximately one month for me to get pain free. This is a typical time period. I use the product produced by a company owned by Dr Diehl's current family and this formulation is more expensive, but I believe it is the one that gives results. I'm currently doing a second month for good measure. They claim relief can last 2-3 years at which time you repeat. There are zero side effects but you must follow directions to use on an empty stomach and not close to caffeine. This was my salvation from disability!

EC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetyl_myristoleate

"Cetyl myristoleate is the cetyl ester of myristoleic acid. It has multiple biological properties, including as an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever, as well as being an immune system modulator..."


Chronic Dehydration Theory

Posted by Cindy (Wichita, Kansas) on 08/18/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Water cannot do its thing without salt. Salt is number 3 on the list of things you can't live without. 1 and 2 are air and water. I suspect that if you do not take salt (preferably unprocessed sea salt) the body will break down the calcium in the bones to get at the salts they contain. I've done a lot of research on dehydration but have not seen this correlation anywhere. It is merely my suspicion due to the relationship between chronic dehydration combined with low salt intake teachings and the epidemic of osteoporosis. It is suspected that over 75% of people in the US are chronically dehydrated which means that 75% of the human bodies in the US are operating in emergency, water rationing mode. Sipping doesn't count and neither do other liquids. The body does not process other liquids the same way it processes plain water on an empty stomach. Water is used by every system in the body. Including the process it must go through to steal water from the colon. My personal rule of thumb is that any liquid that is not plain water belongs to the colon.

Replied by CB
California
08/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Cindy. Thank you very much for this information.Can you please tell me how much sea salt you add to your water and how many times you would drink this each day? Also, how would you factor in the sodium that a typical person eats on a day to day basis? Granted that the source is probably mostly iodized salt... but how often would you drink the water/sea salt? Thank you in advance.

CB

Replied by Bessie
Calgary, AB, Canada
08/24/2008

I'm sure Cindy will respond, but in the meantime you may want to check out the water cure at http://www.watercure.com/

It gives you the ratio of sea salt (MUST be pure sea salt) and water, along with testimonials from people who have found relief from all sorts of disorders. Very interesting Web site and one of the ingredients is free (water) - the other isn't very expensive (pure sea salt - you only use a bit). Good luck!

Replied by Teresa
Kenedy, Texas
08/24/2008

The Water Cure

The Water Cure Recipe:
Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that's how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you.

Replied by Chloe
Boston, MA
08/26/2008

Here's a great explanation of the Salt Water Cleanse:
http://www.lifeevents.org/salt-water-cleanse.htm
Very simple and inexpensive!


Cinnamon and Honey

Posted by Dave (Gantt, Al.) on 05/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I too have osteoarthritus Since I have been taking the honey and cinnamon I have had wonderful results that I never had with ANYTHING else I've tried I had a limp for 4 months was taking 10-12 Ibeprophen a day just to walk without so much pain! Since I've been taking it for two weeks my limp has dissapeared and no longer take any nsaids at all- honey and cinnamon has been a GODSEND to me.

I'm not saying everyone will have the same results but if it can just help one more person as much as it has me, I recommend TRY IT OUT

Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma
05/06/2011

Dave - Happy to read of your great results with honey and cinnamon. I want to give it a try and hope I am as fortunate.

Could you please share the amounts of honey/cinnamon that you took, and how often each day you took it?

Thanks so much.

Replied by George
South Boston, Va
03/29/2012

Could you please let me know how one would take the cinnamon and honey (amounts and frequency)? Thanks much, George

Replied by Florence
Cliffside Parkn, Nj
04/24/2012

I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF CINNAMON AND HONEY PER DAY AND ALSO HOW MUCH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR A DAY.


Posted by Estel (Wheelersburg, OH) on 08/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I went to the doctor and they xray my knee and told me i had to have surgery because of osteoarthris. I heard about the honey and cinnamon for arthritis and thought i would try it. I drank it morning and night for 3 weeks and my pain was gone and i have more energy also. I have told many people about it and they are trying it too.

EC: Read more about cinnamon and honey here.


Cod Liver Oil and Super Greens

Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA) on 09/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Cod Liver Oil and Super greens cured me of my Osteoarthritis in my right knee and my right shoulder in less than 9 months. The pain subsided within a couple of weeks, that is when I knew I was on to something. I took 1 tablespoon of the Cod liver oil, and 1 Heaping tablespoon of the greens daily. I will not list what brands I used, but please make sure they are of the highest quality you can find. I now live pain free, and keep up the practice several times a week for maintenance.

Replied by Kay
Norwich, NY
05/09/2009

i have fibermyliga,osterodritus sorry cant spell.i have just started taking 2 tsp of honey with appple cider with mother in it.i cant stand over 5 min.i am over weight 180 and 5ft,dr gave me meds but they cause so many side effects.i dont enjoy life at all.i am 60 and been in pain for over 30 yrs,what are the greens that you talk about,i hope you can help me, thank you kay

Replied by Rena
Mineral Bluff, Georgia
05/11/2009

Hi Kay, I emailed you, let me know if you did not get it.

After reading my old post, I realize that I left out some very important facts, and I think it is what many people have discovered on their own.

You have to cut out the junk food, mostly sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, msg. ect..

It's the food people, it's slowly killing us, and causing us pain. Get some wholesome healing foods in us, and many diseases will be eliminated. I am also greatful that I have a spring fed well, and do not have treated water anymore.

Peace, Rena.


Devil's Claw

Posted by T (Albert Lea, Mn) on 08/24/2016
0 out of 5 stars

I had to stop taking Devil's Claw for arthritis after 10 days. It made me light-headed...very dizzy. After reading about possible side effects I realized I was most likely experiencing low blood sugar (I am susceptible to this). I was taking 1800 mg a day. The dizziness went away the day after I stopped taking Devil's Claw. I am now using 500 mg of Egg Shell Membrane to manage arthritis pain in my hand.


Devil's Claw

Posted by Mo (Lincoln, Ne) on 07/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I can recommend Devil's Claw for osteoarthritis. I was using tart cherry concentrate with some success but when I switched to Devil's Claw, I suddenly realized the pain I often experienced when hiking or climbing stairs was gone... And I only take half the recommended daily dosage of 2 capsules per day. Each capsule has 500 mgs. I did stop for a while when I ran out and the pain returned so now I wouldn't be without it.

Replied by Judith
Oakville, Ontario/canada
07/30/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Hello, I'm taking Devil's Claw for awhile now, but doesn't make much different.


Diet and Exercise

Posted by Marra (olympia, wa) on 03/15/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Two 1/2 years ago, i was diagnosed with two forms of arthritis, osteo-which is throughout my entire spinal column and every joint throughout my body--I also have RA. I am 43 years old. I've successfully held much of the pain at bay with diet & exercise. I am trying ACV for the first time--wish me the best! I will let you know how its going. Thank you for your feedback everyone!

Replied by Marjorie
Morris, Il
03/27/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I agree the only medicine I have tried that even comes close is diet and exercise. I eat a large amount of vegetables, expecially broccoli and stay as active as possible. Activity is what keeps us going.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
03/27/2011

Hi Marra, I also had ostheoartritis around your age, mine in the right knee. First I was ok with supplements like shark's fin or wild berry extract, back when I only had problems in Spring and Autumn, no idea why. Then the pain became permanent, especially going up and down stairs and the supplements didn't work anymore. A few doctors told me that I would have to be on strong medication which seems to be quite bad for the stomach for a few years till I was old enough to have a new knee.

Luckily someone advised me to go to a health shop and the doctor tried electrodes. I felt better right away, a week later he did the same again and after that he tried another type, a lot more painful, I must say. But that was almost 6 years ago and so far I have never had pain again! He didn't even charge me anything. Last year we went to Portugal and I went to the shop again to let him know that I am still ok. Will I ever have problems again? I don't know.... But so far so good! So don't lose hope, the answer can be just around the corner!

Replied by Hari Prakash
New Delhi, India
09/20/2011

This is a question to the 03/27/2011 input by Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France. Could she please eaborate on the use of "electrodes"??

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/21/2011

Hi Hari, what I mean by electrodes are the electric wires with a plastic thing at the end that glues to your skin. Sorry if I used the wrong name..... You know, there are a lot of deviced like that, for example for muscle pain. I can't tell you what kinds they were, I know he used two different kinds, first one, then another one. I could give you his phone number in Lisbon, Portugal but I have no idea whether he speaks English. He goes a lot to Cuba for medical courses. If he doesn't speak English his assistant, a young man, might!

Replied by Sasha
Chicago, Il
09/21/2011

Hi Fran, if he doesn't speak English is it possible you can give him a quick call and ask what kind of electrodes they were? What exactly was he doing sending little jolts of electricity and at what frequency and can you aks him if the lay person can buy such a device and any books or website he recommends?

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
09/22/2011

Hi Sasha, I don't really remember whether he speaks English or not. I was there with my husband (who only speaks English) over a year ago to thank him for what he had done to me and to tell him how well it had turned out. I don't know whether he will tell you exactly what he did.... But please try to call, if you don't manage to get the information I can try but it would be better if you did because you know what questions to ask. He is called Dr. Orlando and the phone numbers are: landline - 214785342 / 214785350 and mobile: 934782606. Please take into account the differences in the hours but you can check that online. It is a shop so they will be open during normal shopping time I would say from 9am till 12 and 3pm till maybe 6pm. If you tell him that you heard from him from Francisca, who had the knee problem and later moved to France. I think that he will remember me.....

If this approach doesn't work I can try to phone him but again I can't promise he will answer my question. And if he doesn't speak English, which he might, his assistant will because he is quite young.

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
09/22/2011

Hi Sasha - I'm not Francisca but you might want to look into a TENS machine.

From Wikipedia: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (acronym TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.

Physical therapists use them on patients with sports injuries, etc. Try an Internet search for TENS machines in your city. Good luck! Bess


DMSO, Castor Oil

Posted by Mike (San Antonio, Tx) on 04/04/2012

Art, thanks for the response. I look forward to trying your DMSO and castor oil mix. Where do you get good DMSO? I see it at feed stores and have wondered if it was good for people. I have also been looking for a good source for HA, that is reliable. I can't find one over 100mg. I believe you said Now double strength. On the MSM, my God they really are doing overkill, it seems to me, in doing 15gr. per day, I however, don't have much to lose. Thank you for offering help/advise. I am going to buy some Now, after my Hylastin is gone. Thanks, Mike


General Feedback

Posted by T (USA) on 04/22/2013

I'm 20 years old and have just been told I have Mycoplasma Pneumonia and Osteoarthritis.
I have been prescribed Klacid, but have stopped taking it. Before the anti-biotics the only symptoms I had was body pain in my hips, wrists etc.

After taking the antibiotics, I started to get really fatigued, drained, loss of concentration, loss of motivation, bowel problems etc.

I need advice on what natural things I should take, what diet I should intake and possibly exercise?
I have arthritis in my hips and it is very painful, and my doctor so far has been of no hope

Thank you to anyone who reads this, I need your advise.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/22/2013

The antibiotics kill not only the bad baceria, but the gut flora as well and most of the immune system is in the gut. If you can get some goat yogurt this will help build up the flora again. You are twenty years old and the product of poor diets, and the guess would be the reason why you have these ailments first off would be lack of essential elements, the big worry is iodine defficiency, they used to clean the milk vats out with an iodine solution and the residue was in the milk which was enough... But they have sodded around with milk so much its getting a bit dicey. Children are actually being born with osteoarthritis these days.... Its a national scandal that the gov. Lets the lobyist protect the the big corporations that are pushing there "franken" food at the expense of the nations health. if you drink and eat a lot of dairy, the blood turns acid and uses the calcium in the bones to neutralise the acidosis. So instead of getting calcium from milk its ripping it out of the bones, and adding a lot of oestrogen. If you can afford it do a traditional japanese diet, and dont expect much impovement for a few months as it takes about three to get down to the cellular level. Start off with some kelp tablets. As a sugestion cayenne and garlic clean up the lungs fast. Bash the garlic and leave it for ten minuets and swallow it down raw. You are what you have eaten.


Ginger Root

Posted by Suzanne (London) on 01/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I recently sent you feedback about ginger. I have been taking it in capsule form daily now for approximately 2 months. It seems to act as a pain-killer. The relief I get is tremendous and most of the time i am completely pain-free from Arthritis and Osteoporosis of the spine. I recommended it to a friend in the US. Here are his replies in two e-mails.

Replied by Richard
USA
12/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Suzanne: Thanks for tip. I'm going to the shopping centre where the health food store is this afternoon....and I'll get some ginger root. My ankle is in bad shape. If it were a knee or a hip....I'd have a replacement.....but they can't do that very well at this point with ankles. When we return from Viet Nam I'm looking at ankle-fusion surgery. It's not quite as bad as it sounds. One still has some movement where the leg meets the foot......and the pain stops!

Replied by Richard
USA
12/21/2006

Dear Suzanne: Can't thank you enough for the ginger recommendation!! I've only been taking the stuff for a few days....but the results are remarkable. I'm moving around just about pain-free. We leave tomorrow for Viet Nam and I hope to enjoy the walking.......which I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to do.

Replied by Viola
Hampton Bays, N.y. U.s.a.
11/07/2011

Question for Suzanne in re ginger root for Arthritis -- I ordered and received today ginger root capsules 550 mg. How much do I take and how often?? Thank you in advance. Viola


Gluten-Free Diet, DMSO

Posted by Carolinaheart (Hartsville, Sc) on 09/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I found that eating gluten free stops osteoarthritis pain. The shooting, pin-like pains stop in the knuckles of my hands, shoulder and knees. It has been wonderful. In addition, when I walk too much, I use DMSO to stop the pain. Ice on my hips also stops the hip pain. It took about 3 weeks before the pain was gone. I am so thankful!! the gluten free diet also got rid of my 'wheat belly'!!


Heberden's Node Remedies

Posted by Stephanie (Vancouver, Wa) on 08/08/2013

I have Osteoarthritis in my hands with Heberden's nodes on five of my fingers. I have read the older posts on this site, but was wondering if anyone out there is currently experiencing the same issue? It seems like they are getting bigger, or maybe it's just that I am so aware of them and look at them all the time! I am 41years old, and have days when the pain and swelling that is present in a few of my fingers is so bad that I have a hard time putting on my kids clothes and carrying them. I want to naturally get rid of these nodules!! Can anyone out there share their experience with me and if they have had any success in getting rid of them?

I just started taking the ACV, baking soda and honey concoction tonight. Thank you so much!

Replied by Popeye
Birmingham, United Kingdom
06/13/2014
1 out of 5 stars

I also have Herbedens nodes on 4 of my fingers, have been taking ACV but not really noticed any difference. In fact, I have aquired another node over last few months. Have just ordered some Cherry juice as I have read it is excellent for gout and GP seems to think I could have gout in one very painful finger.

Replied by Redplanet
Palo Alto, California
09/18/2014

Vitamin B6 is excellent for the nodes on fingers. 50 to 100 mg per day for me reduced them quickly. I learned about it from a book called The Doctor's Guide to Vitamin B6. I think it is from the '70's and it is packed with information. Also take a complete B complex along with the separate B6.


Honey and Royal Jelly

Posted by Pc93 (Orlando, FL) on 04/07/2014

A friend of my mom got her fingers back to normal from being all crooked from having arthritis. What did she learn of to take care of this. You get royal jelly, the best is from the local beekeeper. It will be frozen in a jar. It is whitish. You take the portion that you bought and mix it with 3x honey. So a 1 to 3 ratio of royal jelly with honey. You then take one teaspoon a day.

Replied by Tina
Ohio
12/12/2015

How long did it take? I have such pain and my fingers are crippling.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
12/12/2015

Hello Tina,

On the Osteo issue, please google, youtube DMSO Dr. Jacobs 60 minutes....and you'll find a three part series on DMSO re arthritic issues.


Improved Diet, Sunshine, H2O2 Inhalation Method

Posted by Edith (West Palm Beach, FL) on 12/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I am treating my Osteoarthritis w. Diet, Exercise, Sun tanning and Hydrogen Peroxide. I made life style changes before I have found this site, but beside that this site gave me additional help how can I cure my condition. I am 51 years old female 6'6" and 126 lbs. I have an Osteoarthritis in my r. knee for three years. It turned really bad in July. The inflammation flared up in my knee and' I had crippling pain in my shoulders and tightness in the back muscles. The pain disturbed my sleep I slept only 3-4 hours at night and I couldn't walk. I remember I was tired since I have had this inflamed arthritis conditions, but I think I was fatigue lot's of times in my earlier life also. It was time to change my diet I thought. My new diet was eating lot's of raw vegetables and fruits and drinking fresh vegetable juices. That really worked, more vegetable juices less sourness! Spending time on the sun 2-3 times a week helped a lot also!!. People forgot about the Sun's healing power and it's FREE! My condition improved a lot within two months. As soon as I got better I started exercising.

I am inhaling 3% Hydrogen Peroxide 3-4 times a day for more than a month. It really helps before the exercise I can do more or if I overwork my knee the sourness and tiredness goes away in 10 minutes after the inhalation. I cannot live without it!

So what is my diet? Raw and some steamed vegetables, juices like fresh carrots, celery, broccoli .....eating baked fish ones or twice a week and maybe one slice of whole wheat bread (not preserved)ones a week and some gout milk yogurt. I am reading everything from Ted. I learned a lot about the vitamins and supplements also. I am drinking the apple cider/baking soda remedies for a couple of weeks since than I cannot kill my energies!! My husband said it's a miracle! The shoulder pain totally has gone my knee improved 50% at least. Four months ago I had trouble to stand up from the chair my leg was so week. Now I am able to walk fast or working out with weights (not heavy weights of course ). Thank you for these wonderful informations on your site. Regards,



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