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Coping with Arthritis and Joint Pain

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Learn how to treat arthritis and joint pain with the People's Pharmacy Video.
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Another worthless spinal surgery. Chiropractors have been successfully treating SI joint pain for over 100 years--no surgery!

Gin soaked raisins: why only 9 raisins? how about 12 or more? Once or twice a day? thanks (currently taking 9/day) REGULAR LISTENER TO YOUR GREAT RADIO PROGRAM!

After suffering with unbearable nighttime pain -- a deep aching in my bones from the hip to the knee -- I did a little research online and discovered that intraosseous hypertension is thought to cause some of the pain of osteoarthritis. Physicians have treated this pain with calcium channel blocking medications. After researching "natural" calcium channel blockers, I decided to try a magnesium supplement. I took two magnesium capsules (500 mg each) twice a day. With 4-5 days, my pain had eased significantly and is now background noise rather than the soul destroying, sleep depriving presence that it was.

Perhaps not effective for everyone, but seems to have worked for me!

I've had good luck with Grape Juice and Certo, also recommended on your website.

I am interested in trying the gin soaked raisins but do you refrigerate the soaked raisins once the gin is evaporated, or while it is evaporating? I want to be safe and not have to treat myself for food poisoning next. Thanks, I have been a fan of Peoples Pharmacy for many years and have tried many of your natural remedies with success.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED WHILE THE GIN IS EVAPORATING.

I owe many THANKS to the People's Pharmacy & to the people who write in their comments of remedies. Because I read them almost everyday. It is very good information. And I would like to say THANKS!!! AGAIN !!!

I have been a chronic pain patient for around fifteen years now. I have tried many drugs over this time, brand name, and generic, I am convinced that the generic version of the drug works only about half as well as the brand name, in all cases. I take valium (diazpam). Recently I was going to test my theory once again. The month before I priced the brand name Valium, 60 were $67.17 for 60 pills, so the next month I decided to pay the extra forty dollars, the price had gone up to $272.00+. After a certain amount of time after the generics have been out, they take the price sky high.

I am convinced that generic drugs are not of the same quality of brand name drugs, I speak from experience. Thank you for listening, James L.

No one ever gives directions or amounts to use for their substitutes of medications.

Regarding certo and grape juice for arthritis. How much certo per glass of juice and do you take it every day?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THERE ARE SEVERAL RECIPES, BUT ONE CALLS FOR A TABLESPOON PER 8 OZ JUICE EVERY DAY.

I've made my comments here before, all you have to do is use the search function. I'm not being critical, but if one will look through the info these good people are providing us, it's a wealth of information. To answer your question; I use 8 oz of grape juice with 1 TBS Certo daily. In my past posts, I've explained why I really believe it works!

I agree with you James. I've had bad experiences with generic drugs. I don't know how you can get get decent well-formulated, properly-released drugs for $4 per prescription. I also have bad allergies to the cheap fillers used in generics. It's criminal that insurance "forces" people to accept this junk. I pay out of pocket when I have to for the brand name. On the other hand, I heard that the drug companies mark up their products by many thousands of percentage points -- I keep thinking that can't be true, can it?

I make some great pickles with turmeric. I also put turmeric in my homemade cole slaw. I love turmeric. The chinese have used it for years.

I am soaking raisins in gin and want to know if they should be covered i.e. air tight or left open to the air while they are soaking up the gin? How many days? Do I put cinnamon in the mix? Directions are not very clear.

Have been weaned off methylprednisolone, now am taking 150mg azathioprine. After taking azathioprine for about a month, Ive developed awful pain in my wrists & stiff hands. Also, I find it hard to rise from a sitting position. Am taking advil & celebrex to be able to sleep at nite. Could azathioprine be causing this pain? I had elevated liver enzymes, the reason for the immunosuppressants. Hate to take pain relievers all the time, might elevate my liver enzymes again. Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks

I have a lot of joint pain and have tried various ameliorative remedies. I've noticed increased pain when I'm taking calcium regularly. Is it possible that the calcium could increase joint pain? I take about 1000 mg per day.

How many raisins and how much gin and how long do you let them soak for the raisin gin arthritis pain relief?

I have been using the gin and raisin recipe for arthritis pain relief for 2 weeks and

I am almost afraid to say how great it is working for fear it will stop !!!!!

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