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!
"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..."
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.
Calgary, AB, Canada
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
South Boston, Va
Cliffside Parkn, Nj
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 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.
Mineral Bluff, Georgia
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.
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.
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!
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
New Delhi, India
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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
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.
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
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.
Hampton Bays, N.y. U.s.a.
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'!!
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!
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Palo Alto, California
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.
Fountain Inn, Sc
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,