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Q. I played senior softball for 20 years. At many tournaments, our team might play several games a day, sometimes several in a row. Our bat bags were full of bandages, knee braces, bat gloves and yellow mustard. One packet... (Read More)
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Q. I'm 40 years old and recently started playing competitive tennis. The wear and tear on my knees was causing a lot of problems, especially with my left knee. I was in a lot of pain, having to wear tape... (Read More)
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Q. I am having very good results with the gin-soaked raisins but I know several alcoholics who have terrible pain and want to try. Is there an alternative for them? A. Although there is only one drop of alcohol in... (Read More)
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Q. I have arthritis in my fingers and I'm sure using the computer has compounded the pain. I can't take anti-inflammatory medication due to an ulcer, so could you suggest other natural approaches that might help and not hurt my... (Read More)
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Most health professionals dismiss home remedies as worthless at best or harmful at worst. That may be because their training makes such simple solutions to life's persistent problems seem unscientific. While it is true that grandmothers' wisdom is rarely tested... (Read More)
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Q. I've got a friend who swears by WD-40 for her arthritic knees. Well, I tried it on my painful shoulder, and to my astonishment, it really helped. My question is--can WD-40 do any harm if used frequently? A. You... (Read More)
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Q. I never thought I would get arthritis the way my parents and grandparents did. But now that I am past 50, I have noticed some soreness and stiffness in my fingers and knees. I tried ibuprofen and it helped,... (Read More)
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Q. When I read about gin-soaked raisins, I laughed all the way to the liquor store. When I told the clerk why I was there, he said he sells a lot of gin for that very purpose. I was still... (Read More)
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Q. I have used golden raisins soaked in gin as recommended to me by a nurse who had Fibromyalgia as I have. I have used a teaspoon a day for over 15 years and I have gone from major muscle... (Read More)
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Q. My beloved dog is almost 15 and her arthritis is making it hard for her to climb stairs. Would it be OK to give her gin-soaked raisins? They work for my arthritis so I would like to share the... (Read More)
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Q. I soaked some raisins in an oblong glass baking dish.  All the liquid eventually disappeared, but the bottom of the dish was still coated with syrup, and the raisins were moist.  Did I let them soak long enough?  Do they... (Read More)
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Q. About two months ago I sent away for your Guide on Alternatives for Arthritis. I wanted to wait till I was sure it was the golden raisins and gin that stopped the pain in my left knee before contacting... (Read More)
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Q. My doctor tells me that I can no longer take anti-inflammatory pain relievers for my arthritis because I have had stomach problems and my kidney function is not as good as it should be. I have given up ibuprofen,... (Read More)
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Q. Thank you for a wonderful birthday present. I started your raisin and gin remedy a week and a half ago and I have never moved better. My joints have stopped hurting, my legs feel great and I could dance... (Read More)
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Q. I keep reading in your column that gin-soaked raisins are good for arthritis because of the juniper flavoring in the gin. Why not dispense with the raisins and gin and just eat juniper berries? A. No one knows why... (Read More)
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Q. I have been using gin-soaked raisins for joint pain. However, the clerk at the store said that if I want benefits from gin-raisins, I must buy higher-quality, more expensive brands. I have been buying the lowest-price distilled gin. He... (Read More)
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Q. I have been suffering with unbearable hip and knee joint pain. For the last several years I have taken to using a cane. I finally went to the doctor after my sister-in-law mentioned that I walked like a person... (Read More)
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Q. I took Celebrex for over 10 years for arthritis but it eventually lost effectiveness. My new insurance company would not cover Celebrex unless I tried three other medications: meloxicam, ibuprofen and naproxen. My doctor suggested fish oil and it... (Read More)
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Q. I recently obtained your pamphlet about Alternate Treatments for Arthritis. Since then I have used the gin-soaked raisin remedy daily. It's difficult for me to believe, but I do seem better. I no longer suffer leg pain at all.... (Read More)
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Q. I don't know if anyone other than me thought the gin-raisin remedy had to be an idea that the companies made up to sell their products. I decided to prove you WRONG, and I made up a batch with... (Read More)
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