Q. My husband has a lot of hip pain. The remedy we read in your column using gelatin sounds very helpful.
He would like to try it, but we need more information on how to use it. I assume we use plain gelatin but do you let it set or just drink it after it has been mixed with water?
A. We asked the reader who sent his testimonial to offer more details. He uses Knox Unflavored Gelatine. Usually he stirs a packet of powder into the yogurt he eats for breakfast. It could also be mixed into juice, though it takes a bit of stirring to get it dissolved.
He goes on: “You can mix it into tea or coffee and it dissolves well but it gives the drink a slimy texture. Hot oatmeal or any hot cereal is a very good choice because it dissolves well and the texture issue is irrelevant. I’ve also mixed it into soup.”
He says the benefits still hold, but if his hip starts to act up he doubles the dose for a few days. Like any home remedy, there are no studies and no guarantees.