As someone who was always athletic what surprised me most about my bad shoulders was how simple things like getting a night's sleep or my robe from my closet were so impacted. A good night's sleep seemed impossible. I would roll over and it seemed there was a broken off piece in one shoulder that would catch suddenly and the pain would be enormous. My shoulders seemed loose and broken, like an old, old car with hundreds of miles on the ball joints.
On a financial site I read an article on bone broth. After a time, my favorite recipe emerged, drumsticks with the all important apple cider vinegar, an Earth Clinic favorite. The ACV dissolves the cartilage from each end of the drumstick and eventually the bone itself.
This is the all-important elixir that allows for the correct rebuilding of the damaged parts and, in my case, the dissolving and replacing of the broken off piece. I wore out one crockpot and replaced it. It stayed on for over a year. I only cleaned it when the old bone fragments in the bottom became too deep to allow room for new chicken legs. Yes it might be viewed as somewhat monotonous drinking so much bone broth but with the right spices and nutritional yeast added for a cheesy flavor, I always relished drinking it, and today, at 64 my shoulders feel as they did when I was young. No longer do feel broken down or old. I love my workouts and weight training again. The old proverb has been proven true, "bone broth will raise the dead". Today I am headed of over 30 things that were all 5,10, or 15 year problems.
Thank you for another fantastic article and story! I recently strained the ligament in my thumb by hyperextending it during exercise and it's been very painful. After reading your article, I promptly sprayed some magnesium oil on the whole thumb area. It warmed up, especially at the place of injury, and was very soothing. I had forgotten about this remedy! Thank you for the reminder!
Many blessings to you and yours in California,
Instead of MSM for your shoulder issues, I highly recommend and praise to the sky MAGNESIUM OIL. Try it, rub on every night, see if you see a difference within a week or so. It can be drying and make your skin itchy, so I usually follow up after about 20 minutes with coconut oil, which can also help with joint and muscle issues.
Could you please tell me if magnesium chloride oil, is the same as the de-icing mag chloride for icy roads? Whats the difference molecular wise?
Joyce, regarding your shoulder issue, both my husband and myself have rotator cuff issues. We have had very good results with turmeric powder. We take 1 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day. We either mix it with a glass of milk or scramble it into our eggs. Add a dash of black pepper and some fat (we use coconut oil or butter) for better absorption.
We both noticed improvement starting on the 3rd day or so. It's marvelous!