reply to post by speculativeoptimist
Firstly, my upmost best to your mother. Mine is in the same boat, for the last 12 months her RA has been getting worse, and it beginning to cripple
her. It breaks my heart to see, as I'm sure many of you can understand.
I would like to thank all of your for your contributions to this thread - my mother has always been a fighter, an alternative finder, and IMO is the
most brilliant woman I have ever known
She has tried a couple of the methods I have read here, so I know many of you are on the right track.
I understand that at one point she was rubbing some oil on her wrists and knees, mixed with TURMERIC (I read somewhere on ATS that this was
speculated to have cancer-fighting properties, so why not suggest it?). I will find further details of her remedy ro forward to you all, but I can
tell you that after about an hour of the mix being applied, wrapped in cling-wrap, and rested, she reported movement restoring. NOTE! The Turmeric
cause severe staining of her skin - she had orange patches on her arm for about a week! But, she saw the humor in it, bless. :]
The WD-40 suggestion is surprising, I will surely forward this to her!
Mind you, she has always been quite sensitive to petrochemicals (exhaust
fumes, paints, the cleaning-aisle at stores); the smell of which often leaves her with migraines, and fatigue... [Does anybody know anything related
to this, off topic?].
Finally, I would like to share with you all her remedy to the greatest success against RA she has been having. Although dire, it does make a lot of
--- FASTING ---
For periods of 4 or 5 days, my mother will not eat. Plenty of WATER, but no food. She explains that after the hurtle of the first couple of days, it
becomes not too bad. After the fasting has flushed all the crap out her body, she really does seem so much better - as if back to normal. It is an
extreme measure to restore quality of life, but it really does show that DIET can affect so much.
I cannot see at the moment who posted it, but someone earlier mentioned NIGHTSHADES - this is one she has already picked up on, in conjunction with
WHEAT and GLUTEN - all these things seem to flare her RA right back up, so she is starting to ear organic, and certain food groups at a time to try
and narrow down the main culprits.
My best wishes to you and all of yours. The human spirit is strong. Be there for those who are suffering; your ears and your heart will be a stronger
aide than you can imagine.