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I've found that 3g of omega-3s daily gets my chronic knee pain under control.
Hydrated chia seeds for joint pain: Taking 3 or 4 tablespoons of hydrated chia seed gel every morning has greatly reduced my joint pain. I buy black or white seeds – either one works equally well, and put 2 tablespoons of the seeds in two cups of filtered water. Stir them up a couple times and then again after several hours. There may be clumps on the bottom, stirring with a fork breaks them up. I keep the seeds and water in a sealed container in the fridge
Chia holds 10 times its weight in water and when hydrated creates a gel. It has almost no taste and can be mixed with just about anything, I put it in my morning juice. Chia has the highest amount of Omega-3 of any plant source!
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Almost two months ago I had a knee injury. I’m 26 years old and a few days after I noticed swelling and bubbles on my right index finger (most used joint in my body since I’m a computer user). I discovered I had gout initially and, as a believer in natural healing, I researched this and was lead to ACV. After several days of ACV I noticed the bubbles went away but the swelling remained. It would would rise and shrink over time with the continued intake of ACV (>~2 TBSP a day), and it began spreading to other joints.
I tried milk of magnesia, as suggested in the Bursitis section, and that didn’t show any improvement either. But it led me to this discovery: when I am dehydrated the swelling gets worse. It was especially bad when I wake up the morning (since we lose a lot of water during sleep this made sense). I remember someone telling me once something about a sudden increase in water intake having an effect on the body. And thats what I decided to try.
I began taking 1-2 cups of water over 15 minutes (or less) every 2 hours. The results were astonishing: within a few hours 60% of the swelling had disappeared. And now, after 2 days of excessive water intake most of joints are 95% healthy and my index finger is still at about 80% and getting better. My joints feel great and I feel my knee injury is doing so much better.
My recommendations to anyone suffering from joint pains are: – if you’re taking in a lot of salt, make sure you drink sufficient water to flush your system out. Those salts might end up in your joints and further progress bursitis. – drink sufficient water to offset the effects of caffeine (especially in coffee and pop). – drink a lot of water in the morning and before going to bed (1-2liters).
The water will cause you to visit the bathroom more frequently, but a small price to pay for healing stiff joints. Life was unbearable with aching joints, and being young and active I just don’t know how people do it. Thank God I did not have to resort to poisons (chemical drugs).
Ahmad, I too have come to believe that increasing my water intake has been helping my joints to feel normal again. Congratulations on your discovery!
I used to play tennis and my knees started to hurt. An old timer told me to try cod liver oil. I didn’t believe him and a physical therapist friend asked if it Lubed the Joints. It may. One cap would relieve the pain in 15min, and it wouldn’t come back till I stressed my knees, twisting while carrying something heavy, usually a few weeks.
I often wondered what the cod did. I read a NE Journal of Med newsletter around the time and they were doing a study on arthritis and giving Fish Oil Caps. 20/day, and geting 30% improvement. I thought to myself. Use Cod!!) Years later i saw a forensic show about a woman who was shot in the knee. Because of the location they left the bullet in. Weeks later she died of Lead Poisoning. They said, the Synovial fluid that Lubes the joints displved the bullet. I looked up the fluid and it has Vit A in it. Cod is A & D.
I had a dog who I believe had a heat stroke. He couldn’t back up without falling. It was a Sunday nite so I gave him a cod cap And some Ephedrine, since i knew that could strengthen muscles. I only gave one of each and he was at least stable for 2 yrs till he died at 14.
I have had different knee pains since and the cod didn’t help. I tried glucosamine and That Didn’t help. I heard about MSM and tried that. The first brand, Nature’s Bounty, cured a chronic sinus problem I had, but Not my knee pain, I figured I would need more so picked up my fav brand at the time, Sundown, and that cured a muscle pain problem I got from a chemical exposure injury. Still having the knee pains I bought every brand of MSM I found. The 3rd one, Natrol took my knee pain away in an hr. I didn’t realize the glucosamine was needed with it since I had stoped it the day before. 4mo later when the pain came back, the MSM didn’t help. I remembered I had stoped the Glucos. so took it. An hr later the pain left. I have had to take them after 6, 10, 16, 18 mo, and recently 2 yrs between pains. I added Hyaluronic acid since the last time with lifting weights, I was geting a Different twinge, and Something cured it… for now. Not sure what I have since each problem the Different things cured has been Different. A friend who Had surgery insisted that I Needed it. Not when I can find a cure…
Whether pets or humans, The last thing I would take or give are drugs, and the Very Very last would be surgery.