Q. I’ve read your columns about grape juice and Certo for easing joint pain but I don't like grape juice. I tried pomegranate juice with Certo instead. It's much lower in calories and it tastes really good.
After just a couple of days, the results are amazing! I can comfortably make a tight fist now, which means I can look forward to throwing punches in aikido classes again without jamming an arthritic knuckle.
As an EMT, I'm definitely in tune with conventional modern US medicine. From a medical standpoint, this remedy has me stumped, but there is no doubt that it really worked quickly and effectively for me. I don't know if this mixture will affect other drugs or conditions, so others should check with the doctor before trying it.
A. Thanks for sharing your experiment. We have heard from hundreds of readers that Certo and grape juice or gin soaked raisins can ease joint pain. Pomegranate juice itself can ease inflammation and slow cartilage destruction (Journal of Nutrition, Sept. 2005).
Anyone who would like to learn more about juice-based remedies, herbs and other natural approaches may be interested in our Guide to Alternatives for Arthritis.