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An Arthritis Remedy

Updated on October 19, 2010

An Arthritis Remedy

Arthur walked into the health food store in Prince George, B.C., Canada. His hands were swollen and hurting, especially his right hand. Holding his hand out, pulled up his sleeve and showed her his swollen hand, and elbow. Then he pointed out his swollen shoulder. Then he asked the store manager, "What can I do for this. I've been falling timber for a week now, and I just can't go on."

She laughed, which Arthur couldn't figure out what was so funny about it. And she told him, "Oh, you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here take this," and she handed him a package of Devil's Claw Root Extract. "Take three tablets a day, one with each meal, and enough Vitamin C as you can take without getting diarrhea. Take the Devil's Claw Root for about 28 days until you finish the 84 tablets, and the Vitamin C for a little longer."

Surprisingly, it worked! Arthur returned to the logging camp and could tell a difference the very next day.  In three days, his swelling was down, his pain was gone, and he was able to go on without missing any days of work, though the first day was pretty grim.

Since then, he has shared the information with others that had rheumatoid arthritis, but he didn't follow up to see if they had the success he did.

Another lady I knew would quit eating sugar when her arthritis flared up, and that helped her.

One dear "granny" in her 80s went on a completely raw diet for a while and was able to get up from bed and move around normally.

Maintaining an alkaline body is one of the best ways to combat any inflammatory disease. Eating leafy green vegetables, drinking green smoothies, and taking green barley powder drinks can help with that.

And common sense tells us to keep up with drinking our water (at least half your weight in ounces) and exercising (a good brisk daily walk for 30 minutes a day).

Hope this helps you folk that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. It did for Arthur.

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      8 years ago

      Thank you. It works, for sure for Arthur. =)

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Thanks for the suggestions... pretty amazing about that devil's claw and Vitamin C... I'll have to pass this hub on to people I know with arthritis. Good job!

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      Clara Mae Watrous 

      8 years ago from Washington State

      Thank you for the comment. Good question. Maybe so. I haven't heard of anyone doing so, though I do remember reading something a while back that one could. I'll have to research on that. Usually, though, most people are too acidic.

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      8 years ago from The Emerald City

      Is it possible to get too alkaline? Good suggestions, thanks.


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