Ted's Remedies

Posted by Tanner (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 10/15/2011

Hi, I am new to earthclinic and have read many posts but have a few questions. I am 43 years old and have been diagnosed with RA about 8 months ago. I am taking Sulfasalizine and it is not working so my doctor wants me to take methotrexate which I do not want to do. I have read alot about alkalizing but am confused as to which one to do, the ACV or the lemon juice with baking soda? Also I have read alot about Lugol's and borax. Are these a good idea for my condition? I have just started an elimination diet and am juicing as well. Should I stop taking the Sulfasalizine now or wait until I see improvement from other remedies? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tanner

Replied by Dave
Spruce Head, Maine
03/11/2012

Boron- up to 10mg a day 2 weeks cut out all sugar and night shade vegetables and stressor foods.

Replied by Cekm
Melbourne, Australia
10/25/2011

Hi Tanner, I am reading your post and sorry to hear about your bad news, I'm young(32) and got the same news 2 years ago. Like you I didn't want to take methodrexate and was only taking sulfasalazine. I got my CRP down from 66 to 9 by taking raw juice three times per day. Basically all the greens and earth veg's and steer away from the night shades. Raw Wheatgrass and better again raw barley juice really snapped it fast. I have had some flares since then, which could be just disease related, but it could have also been from spirulina. So stick on the stuff that calms your system not boosts it, and I think raw juice has helped me the best good luck.

Replied by Tanner
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
10/29/2011

Thanks for the reply. I have tried to go off foods I think might be a problem such as wheat, dairy, red meat, sugar , corn. Did you only take juice? I am juicing and using barley juice. I went off the sulfasalazine and I am in a bad flare which seems to be worse than usual. I am doing the ACV twice a day and the borax. Did you have a problem with swelling? I can't seem to get the swelling down in my one knee. No matter what I do. It is very painful and I am discouraged! How long did it take you to calm your RA down? I am doing oil pulling and everything but it has been two weeks and it is bad. Could I still be detoxing? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Tanner

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
10/29/2011

Hi Tanner - Have you checked out the other remedies for rheumatoid arthritis on Earth Clinic? Here's the link:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/rheumatoid_arthritis.html

For instance, Gavin from New Zealand, suggested taking boron.

In the book, Digestive Wellness, the author has about six pages of healing options for people with arthritis (all types, including rheumatoid). This includes an alkalizing diet, exercise (like yoga, swimming, stretching), elimination diet (including eliminating the nightshade foods), taking cetyl myristoleate (CM), Vitamin C (up to 3 grams daily - best taken with MSM - see below), high quality fish oils (very important to reduce inflammation), GLA (borage or primrose oil - 1400 mg daily), ginger, niacinamide (250 to 500 mg daily), folic acid plus Vitamin B12, MSM (1000 to 5000 daily - taking along with 500 to 2500 mg Vitamin C daily), bromelain (500 to 1000 mg 2-3 times daily between meals), turmeric, etc. The author, Elizabeth Lipski, also has suggestions on how to nourish and regenerate the joints and connective tissues.

Start with a few suggestions - see if they work. It sounds like you are already on an alkalizing diet (make sure you aren't eating any processed foods), keep hydrated (put 1/4 teaspoon natural sea salt in each litre of filtered water), and start taking fish oil. MSM and Vitamin C are definitely helpful for overall health. Vitamin D, also, is incredibly important - especially now that autumn is here and there is less sunshine around.

Good luck Tanner - I hope you find something that works. If you can, check out the book at the library - it's amazing how our digestive health affects our overall health. Take care, Bess

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
10/29/2011

Baking soda was the old time remedy for stopping a flare up. Liver salts and some popular vitamin substances have a lot of baking soda which makes them fizz. In a thirties book I read, it said drink it till your ears ring then go to bed, and the flare up should be over by morning.

Replied by Tanner
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
10/30/2011

Thanks so much for the info. Bess, I will look for the book called Digestive Wellness, it sounds good. Thank you Gavin, I am going to try the baking soda tonight. I just want this flare to let up. I went and got some turmeric and made some tea with it. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for some of these remedies to start healing the RA? I'm just wondering how long the borax takes to work and the alkalizing to take affect on the pain? I've been taking so many supplements for the last two weeks but the symptoms of the RA almost seem worse. I know there is probably some detox going on but this has been brutal! However, I will do just about anything to stay off the drugs. Thanks everyone for all your help! Tanner

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, La Union
10/30/2011

Hi Tanner... The evidence for boron or borax to help cure arthritis is fairly well known. There is a fair amount of research on it.

Interestingly, the West has an arthritis prevalence of 20% across its populations, whereas Israel has a prevalence of only 0.35% arthritis within its population. The reason for this is that Israel has a much higher boron content in its drinking water -- 2-3 ppm -- than the West.

Here is a more detailed research review on the successful use of borax against arthritis:

http://www.arthritistrust.org/Articles/Boron and Arthritis.pdf

Borax is also very efficient at removing Fluoride from the body -- another major cause of arthritis, fibromylagia, alzheimer's etc. Borax is also the ultimate fungal killer.

Iodine is also useful, because it is involved in proper bone formation in the body. Iodine also helps to kill bacteria, viruses and yeast and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Generally, as Ted from Bangkok has said, it is also necessary to supplement Magnesium Chloride (Mag Oil transdermally) to balance body calcium and to help kill any bacteria associated with arthritis as well as Vitamin C (1000 mgs 3 times a day) to help re-build the collagen. See this link on Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium Oil):

http://magnesiumforlife.com/medical-application/magnesium-and-calcification/

I also helped a German friend -- 75 y o -- who had had arthritis in his knees for years. I went to see him one day and he could no longer walk because one knee had come up like a football. So I showed him how to make a simple decoction with a local vine plant called Heavenly Elixir (Tinospora cordifolia).

Five days later I heard my friend shouting at my gate. He had walked the 600 metres to my house. When I went out I could see that his knee was completely back to normal. I was astonished. This man liked his brandy and beer a little too much and, to be honest, I never thought that the remedy would work that well because he was such a heavy drinker. But work it did. Heavenly Elixir (Tinospora cordifolia) is a well-known and much revered plant and bitter that is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. There are also many other plants, such as Chanca Piedra, which also have similar beneficial anti-inflammatory (anti-swelling) and pain-killing effects against arthritis.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, La Union
10/30/2011

Hi Jen... In answer to your questions:

Is there something in the therapies here that helps get the excess sodium out

Perhaps we best clarify some things first. Sodium is not table salt. Sodium bicarbonate is also not table salt. Refined table salt is Sodium Chloride(NaCL). What I am going to talk about is the sodium ion in relation to the cancer cell.

You've asked a complex question and a good one. Cancer cells are indeed top-heavy with sodium. The cancer cell relies completely on anaerobic respiration (just using glucose only -- no oxygen). The inside of the cancer cell is therefore like a cesspool where its mitochondria has completely lost control of apoptosis or programmed cell death.

It's also true that Gerson never gave salt or sodium salts in his remedies -- but he did use a lot of fruit and vegetable fruit juices many times a day. These juices would have provided adequate sodium as well as many other useful macro and micro-minerals for the body. Like it or not -- the body fluid electrolytes contain 80% sodium and this balance must be maintained for true health. In every healthy body cell, sodium pumps are used to trade nutrients and metabolites in and out of the cell respectively. This ability is critical to the proper functioning of the cell.

Gerson also used coffee enemas, because his emphasis on treating cancer was to promote and protect the health of the liver and kidneys in order to help to efficiently remove the lactic acid, aflotoxins and mycotoxins from the blood. He also used potassium bicarbonate, potassium gluconate and monobasic potassium phosphate for his patients everyday. But his use of particularly carrot juice and raw liver in a blended juice mix has never fully been explained.

The method Gerson used was to blend carrot juice and raw liver and then just let it sit for 20 minutes before drinking it. The reason for doing this was because there was a delayed reaction between the carrot juice(vitamn A) and a liver component which created abscisic acid in the juice drink. Abscisic acid acts on cancer in two ways. First it inhibits the HCG growth hormone, thus helping to inhibit cancer growth. Secondly -- and more importantly -- abscisic acid acts on the cancer cell to remove the intracellular sodium ions which move out of the cell to populate the outer cancer cell wall making it more positive. White blood immune cells -- which have negative charges -- are therefore able to come closer to the cancer cell to attack it more efficiently. Also, more potassium and magnesium is absorbed into the cancer cell turning it back into a normal aerobic cell again. The mitochondria are therefore re-activated back to their normal aerobic state and apoptosis results (programmed cell death due to irregular growth detection by the mitochondria).

Dr Livingston-Wheeler, who worked with Dr Gerson for a while, knew of Gerson's use of abscisic acid. She even formulated a vaccine and a pill that used abscisic acid in her own therapies against cancer.

Similarly, Ted has also made clear to me that he uses DMSO, Lugol's Iodine and Lysine instead of abscissic acid in his own protocols against cancer. These chemicals, besides their many other beneficial properties, have similar beneficial hyperpolarizing effects on the outside of the cancer cell walls like abscissic acid -- helping to revert the cancer cell back to a normal aerobic cell again. Vitamin C and Green Tea are also used to similarly stop the cancer growing, spreading and metastasing. The problem with abscissic acid is availability -- very hard to find now or to purchase easily.

From what I saw, there isn't an alkalizing formula that doesn't not use sodium bicarbonate?

Sodium bicarbonate is used in several ways in Ted's remedies. First it is used with his lemon and lime remedies to create citrates and ascorbates(anti-oxidant) from the citric acid and ascorbic acid(pro-oxidant) in the fruit juices. And ascorbic acid does not have the same properties as ascorbates. One is an acid, the other is a chemical salt(not the same as table salt!! ). I haven't got room here to describe why. But I will ask you a question instead. Why is it that whenever Vitamin C is given as an IV -- directly into the blood -- why are ascorbates only used in solution and why is ascorbic acid never ever used?

His other remedies using sodium citrate and potassium citrate as well as the Carbicarb remedies are necessary for people with potassium or sodium issues where the remedy must also include potassium for balance.

Just Sodium Bicarbonate in water can be used for Stage 1 and Stage 2 cancers but is never generally recommended by the oral route for Stage 3 and Stage 4 cancers because of its possible effect on promoting cachexia. Having said that both caesium and lithium salts -- both much more alkaline than sodium bicarbonate -- are regularly used in small amounts in other alternative anti-cancer protocols.

People also seem to have great trouble understanding the difference between a pro-oxidant acid compound and its anti-oxidant derivative chemical salt. The reason why people confuse taking oral Ascorbic Acid with Ascorbates is that when they take the Ascorbic acid(pro-oxidant) it is always first digested and neutralized to its Ascorbate salt(anti-oxidant) by the bicarbonates produced from the pancreatic juices during digestion. So by adding sodium bicarbonate to ascorbic acid in solution before you take it, all you are therefore supplementing is the post-digested form -- ascorbates -- anyway. And exactly the same argument applies to ACV when you take it with Sodium bicarbonate in water. So, by neutralizing these acid forms with bicarbonates first, before taking suplementing them, you save the necessity of using up your own body's important bicarbonate store(from digestion) which helps to further alkalize your body.

Replied by Tanner
Vancouver, Bc, Canada
10/30/2011

Hi Bill,

Thank you so much for all the information. I did read Ted's remedies for Rheumatoid and have been doing pretty much all of them. Do you know how long it usually takes for the borax to work? Since starting all this I have been feeling really bad but I understand this is probably detox. Does the detox usually go on for many weeks? I am supplementing with Magnesium Citrate. I was also reading your info on Magnesium drink made in Australia and was wondering if you had the measurements of the MoM and baking soda in ml? I can't find a conversion for the 500 mg MoM and the 120mg baking soda. Also I did get some Lugol's solution and was wondering how much you would recommend me taking? Do I need to take selenium with this? I think I read somewhere that I should but cannot find it again. Also where do I find Tinosporo Cordifolio? Apparently the health food store I usually go to has never heard of it. The swelling in my knee is almost unbearable but I don't want to take any drugs if I can help it.

Sorry for all the questions but I really need the help. I have been trying to read and read all this stuff but I have many small children and little time on the computer :) Thanks again, this site has been such a blessing!!

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa
10/30/2011

BILL, always appreciate your inputs and have read both these articles and they make sense. I have osetoprosis and the supplement my Anti-aging doctor suggested for me does contain Boron.

I have written about my arthritic knee, which I keep under control by spraying with hydrogen peroxide every morning. I got into that routine because my Prolotherapy Doctor would not use Ozone when the Dextrose did not work for me.

My question to you is why not soak in a mild bath of Borax to relieve the pain. The article says that is what people do in countries that have high boron water. It would be a transdermal thing wouldn't it? Your input please. Thanks.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
10/30/2011

Hi Tanner... Here is a link that describes in simple detail how to make magnesium bicarbonate water from both magnesium carbonate and from MoM:

http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=385262

Once you've made the magnesium water you can just add the 1/8 or 1/4 tspn of borax to the 1 litre of mag water and drink this throughout the day. I have done this and its a very convenient way of taking both these important mineral nutrients.

I wouldn't worry about the Tinospora Cordifolia because you can use Chanca Piedra instead. Chanca Piedra is easily found in any health store. Chanca Piedra has very similar anti-anflammatory and anti-pain properties. Chanca Piedra is also very efficient at removing excess calcium from the body -- which is part of your problem. Take 1000 mgs Chanca Piedra twice a day at mealtimes. You should also alkalize using Ted's alkalizing remedies -- the important ones are the simplest -- Ted's lemon/lime and baking soda and also use just the baking soda in water remedies. The former alkalizes the cells and the latter alkalizes the blood.

It is also completely natural to have a detox reaction -- an increase in pain etc -- while taking these remedies. Chanca Piedra should help with this. This detox reaction should stop after a few weeks as you start to heal in earnest.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
10/30/2011

A chap on earth clinic reported that cayenne turmeric and ginger. Worked fairly fast to stop the flare up that was at the dose of a teaspoonful of each, in eight ouces of water. I think he used the powdered ginger from the spice isle, not for the faint hearted! .. But my back came right after a week on about a fith of a teaspoon of turmeric and cayenne and about a half inch cube of fresh ginger everyday.. I mentioned the type two collagen that was reported in "Nature" shows the best promise for a cure, the trials were rigorous and all the people came right after a few weeks on it. The Doctor that invented it cured his own arthritic knees. The cartilage from a chicken breast is put into the food blender, mashed up and two teaspoons a day were taken. Chicken has long been known to be anti inflamatory but it's been narrowed down to the breast cartilage.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
10/30/2011

Hi Robert Henry... Regarding the Borax, as far as I am aware, this is not absorbed into the body as well as say Mag Sulphate(Epsom Salts) or Magnesium Chloride or Sodium Bicarbonate. Also, to use these forms in such large amounts for just one application seems wasteful and perhaps expensive. The way I do it is to just get a garden sprayer, add the Epsom Salts/Mag Chloride and Borax as a topical after shower spray. This topical remedy is also the best deodorant I've ever used!! The Magnesium is absorbed easily into the body and the borax is purely used as a topical anti-fungal in this case. I also use Ted's Borax remedy at least once a month internally. My own greatest fear or paranoia if you like is yeast and fungus attacking my body again. Bacteria and viruses are not as difficult to get rid of as fungus. But that's just me remembering what life was like with systemic candida... Never again!!

Osteoporosis is also a nasty autoimmune disease that perhaps bears some relationship to your arthritis. Having both these problems indicates to me that you need to alkalize in order to stop acid build up from excess calcium in your blood and cells. Because of this acid condition, the body tends to compensate by robbing your bones of more calcium and, eventually, to rob your muscles of protein converting this to ammonia in order to neutralize the acid blood condition. If nothing is done, the eventual result is a wasting of the body or a sort of shrinking with many associated problems. But the real problem is diet. Less dairy and less acid foods in the diet perhaps. Here is where Chanca Piedra, EDTA and alkalizing would help you remove the excess calcium from your body and the magnesium would help to balance the calcium in your body.

I had a good friend and she was in her fifties. When I met her she was vivacious and fun and ran a restaurant. Three years later, because of her diabetes and heart disease, she could barely walk and she became skeletal. This was because of excess acidity in her blood. She trusted her doctor and took the pills. She passed away a few years ago.

In my diggings on osteoporosis -- the most recent research has shown that there is now a definite link between low thyroid or hypothyroidism, osteoporosis and diabetes. Here is the research link which might interest you:

http://diabetes.about.com/od/whatsonthehorizon/a/bone_endocrine.htm

Essentially it seems to be true that our bones help to regulate insulin.

Calcitonin hormone from the thyroid regulates bone formation --> Osteocalcin hormone is produced by bone formation --> Osteocalcin increases insulin and also decreases insulin receptor cell resistance(proven).

See this link for the research:

http://diabetes.about.com/od/whatsonthehorizon/a/bone_endocrine.htm

Thus:

1. Iodine supplementation will help to produce correct levels of calcitonin from the thyroid which improves bone formation.

2. Increased bone formation increases osteocalcin hormone production from the bones which increases insulin production in the pancreas.

3. Thus proper insulin production is maintained and insulin resistance is reduced.

Here is further proof that taking lugol's iodine helps cure certain types of diabetes:

http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/diabetes-iodine.html

So iodine supplemantation must therefore have quite a significant beneficial effect on both our bones as well as against diabetes.

Replied by Jenny
Sydney, Australia
10/31/2011

Hi Bill. Apologies if you have already been through this earlier but could you please give quantities for your topical after shower spray with Epsom salts and borax. How much of each ingredient and how much water? Thank you!

Replied by Jen
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
10/31/2011

Thanks you a billion times over Bill for your detailed and awesome answer!

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/31/2011

Gavin, is the chicken cartilage raw or cooked?

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
10/31/2011

I dont know the answer to that question, but id imagine it would have to be cooked as most of the folk law regarding chickens are in the form of Chicken soup . Which would involve the whole of the chicken being in a stock pan, including the breast cartiledge. which would break down into the stock/soup. Ive noticed the breast cartilege is of a crumbly crunchy texture when its removed from the oven and would no doubt break down in the food processor with olive oil without much trouble. If your going to try it get organic chicken, at least you will then have a chicken that has a full compliment of nutrients, and hasn't been forced.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
11/01/2011

The cartilage is definitely cooked, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins. Dr Joel Wallach recommends chicken cartilage (even the cartilage that's at the end of bones) with some Vit C or orange juice and also colloidal minerals.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
11/01/2011

Thanks Gavin. Some more questions: How much should be taken a day for "bad knees"? And also, is the cartilage at the end of bones also good?

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
11/01/2011

The breast tissue was the only form mentioned, that had the type two collagen, and as that was the part that seemed to work, it seems to break down into a crunchy edible state, I'd stick with that. It's the only treatment for RA. where I've seen the word "cure" used. The "Nature" publication is probably the most rigorous assesor of claims on the planet.

Replied by Red
Reno, Nv
11/01/2011

1 Avocado a day will keep RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS at bay. Just try for a month : ) It works for me.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
11/12/2011
384 posts

Well basically that just resolved pain temporarily but if you want a more permanent solution we have to look at the cause. Rheumatoid arthritis, based on my own findings, is of a fungal nature, and thus is treated accordingly.

The simplest of the remedies is topical application of DMSO with castor oil (say 70/30 or for simplicity 50/50) to the area (such as the knees) apply as often as you like. This works better than other topical application as it kills the fungus mostly localized but DMSO is a carrier vehicle so it goes deeper.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is the other one that seems to work. That is taken at least (you may need to take more) 1000 mg x 6, as the starting dose. They kill the fungus.

Borax is a cheaper version but is required minerals anyway. For instance Israel consumes from their water supply alone 10 mg of borax (boron) and has one of the lowest incidence rates for arthritis. Basically borax kills the fungus, but are essential in mammals, it is a stomach poison of insects since their digestive systems rely on fungi, while the mammal's relies on bacteria (the good ones), as long as pH of the intestines is generally alkaline, or else we get bad bacteria.

Magnesium slowly reduces the arthritis, the best form is a topical form, the magnesium chloride which can be topically applied, It might work better if DMSO is added, but haven't got around to experiment with this formula as the clients are quite happy with the mentioned one and are not interested in pursuing any further! (LOL).

If there is any problems contact me again.

Ted

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
12/10/2011

Hi Ted,

As always, thank You very much for sharing your knowledge so freely! I stumbled across your recent post by accident as I was roaming through Earth Clinic.

I read your post a couple of nights ago and made up a 60% DMSO / 40% castor oil mix as soon as I finished reading it as I had those ingredients from previous experiments. I can't say if it is working yet, but I will say that mixing the two together takes the sticky oily feeling out of the castor oil and also cuts the dmso enough so that it does not give that slight burning feeling to the skin when first applied........ Very nice and so simple! How often should I apply this mix and how long should it take to notice any benefit?

I added lavender oil to the mix.... Just enough to give the mix a pleasant scent or basically to tone down the dmso scent. Do you think the lavender oil will cause any problems with your mix?

Ted, I was wondering if your mix would be of any benefit for osteoarthritis and also if it would be of any benefit for other type fungal infections possibly on the head or feet?

Thank You.

Art

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
12/29/2011

As a followup to my earlier post regarding Ted's topical RA formulation.

I started with a mix of 2 ounces of castor oil combined with 3 ounces of dmso and added approximatelly 35 drops of lavender oil to improve the scent of it and take advantage of any helpful properties that the lavender oil might offer. I applied this mixture to my problem joint areas twice a day. I noticed some improvement of symptoms within the first week....... Fairly gradual improvement overall....... nothing instant.

In an effort to gain a bit more pain relief and because I felt that I had contaminated my first mix, I threw out the first mix and made a second one with the same proportions, however this time I also added 20 generic 325 mg tablets of aspirin to the mix for its analgesic ability and its antiviral potential. I also added a quarter teaspoon of borax for its potential antifungal properties. I have no clue how much borax would be appropriate for this size mix, so I decided to start at a 1/4 teaspoon and see how it went.

Overall, I would describe this mix as "effective to very effective" for relief of symptoms. It did not start to work overnight, but it clearly did within one week of use. Although this mix is slightly different than what Ted originally described, I think it is close enough to obtain similar effects and I think the addition of the aspirin may offer more pain relief from the very first application.

Observations: as mentioned previously, the combination of dmso and castor oil improves the feel of both substances on the skin. I still get a very mild burning feel the closer to my head that I apply this mix. I apply it on the back of my neck and that area generates the most burning sensation, but still it is very mild in nature. The lavender oil is just enough to give a slight lavender scent...... Not overpowering at all and the scent goes away in 10 minutes or less. I've asked people around me if they can smell anything if they are near me and they tell me no.

I previously used a topical home made pain reliever made from ibuprofen, 91% isosopryl alcohol (91% rubbing alcohol) and sweet orange essential oil with msm and distilled water which was helpful in relieving some of the pain, but Ted's formula works better and lasts longer. The ibuprofen formula also seemed to have a rebound effect where when it wore off, some pains seemed to comeback stronger than they had been....... Not so with Ted's formula! Also, Ted had mentioned an application schedule of "as often as needed". I wasn't able to do more than twice per day because it just wasn't practical for me because of the areas I had to apply it to which required removal of my clothes for some of the areas, but even at two applications per day, I have gotten good benefit. I have been applying Ted's formula for just over two weeks now and I have no doubt about the effectiveness of this topical for me. I don't know if it will eradicate the fungus/arthritis yet, but this is a great start so far!

Thank You, again, Ted and if you happen to read this post, I sure would appreciate your input on whether the addition of topical borax is likely to be helpful or not, and if yes, what would be an appropriate amount to add to this size mix (approximatelly a 5 ounce mix).

Art

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
12/29/2011

I forgot to mention in my previous post that Ted's formula "seems to have a cumulative type effect"........ That is to say that relief seems to last longer with time and pain return is lessening with time, but at just over two weeks of application, it is too early to know if this effect will be lasting....... Fingers crossed!

Art

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
01/10/2012

Hi Ted. I just wanted to update on how this topical formulation is working for me and ask you a couple of questions if you happen to see this post and have time to answer.

So far I would say this mixture is very effective at relieving the pain and symptoms I have. I do not need to apply as often to maintain the benefit, but I do still need to apply. I haven't had any side effects that I am aware of other than a very slight burning sensation when I first apply to the back of my neck, but this is only minor and more than worth it for the relief I get.

There was a swelling at my hip area just under my belt line that was accompanied by pain that I never realized I had until the other pains started to lessen significantly. This swelling has reduced and so has the pain.

I have a swelling and small ball formation where my left thumb meets the wrist that had been painful for quite awhile. That is less painful now and the swelling is almost gone while the ball seems to have lessened in size a small amount.

My neck does not stiffen up as much as it used to and I do not feel the need to constantly crack it anymore.

On my right hand, the thumb was similar to the left thumb, but not as bad and that pain is almost completely gone as I seldom notice it now. On my small finger where it meets the meat of the hand at the knuckle, I have joint pain and it is most noticeable whenever I reach into my pocket for something as this knuckle catches on the pocket top..... that pain is noticeably reduced.

My hip pain and most of my back pain is also significantly reduced.

My elbow and shoulder pain is gone.

My right knee does not bother me anywhere near as much as it used to. Mainly if I try do do anything on my knees on a hard surface is when I will notice it now. It used to hurt often and especially on stairs.

I used to have to sleep on my sides as to lay flat on my back was painful in my lower back and the pain would seem to buildup the longer I tried to lay flat on my back. If I fell asleep on my back, I would wake up in 5 minutes in very significant pain. That problem is very much reduced. I can now sleep for several hours flat on my back before it becomes uncomfortable enough to wake me up.

The main problem that I still have is that it is still very painful in my lower back to just stand straight in one place for more than a minute. If I am moving there is no pain there, only when I stand still for more than a minute does the pain become noticeable and then it starts to increase until it becomes unbearable.

Before I started with the topical applications I was already taking glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, msm, boswellia(5-loxin/AKBA), boron(3mg), manganese(2mg) and hyaluronic acid (300mg). All of these helped, but still were not enough to control my pain. With the addittion of your topical formula, I feel that I am much improved and able to move freely now.

I was recently able to find borax so I have now added the 1/4 teaspoon and liter of water to my regimen. I weigh 175lbs and felt the 1/4 teaspoon of borax would be okay even with the 3mg of boron.

My questions are the following:

1. Do you consider the topical solution to be a cure or just a very good treatment of symptoms?

2. Do you have any opinion on what I can do to help my problem with the pain from standing in one place? I can walk for a couple of miles now with little pain, but standing still in one place for more than a minute is still quite painful. I apply the formula now at least once a day and two times a day when I can. Honestly, sometimes the pain is so little or not noticeable that I forget to apply it.

Thank You Ted for sharing your formula, it has helped my pain quite a bit!

Art

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
02/25/2012

Hello Ted, I just wanted to update again since I have been using your topical remedy since early December so about 2 1/2 months now. I can now sleep through the night flat on my back and I am not awakened by pain during the night and I don't toss and turn nearly as much as at the beginning of December. My left thumb is still a problem, but not much of one...... Just a little discomfort every now and again, but I suspect there isn't much cartilage left in that joint. I still have the problem of pain when standing in one place for more than a minute, but this pain is significantly reduced compared to how it was and I can now stand still a bit longer than before and the feeling is more of discomfort as opposed to just straight pain. I suspect this is just from damage caused by the arthritis and will take an extended period to heal. I only apply the mix sporadically now whenever I need to or if I am going to be doing anything strenuous. It's hard to remember to apply it without constant pain to remind you!

The doctor I was going to had told me years ago that I had degenerative disc disease so I guess it is to be expected that these back problems will take time to recover, but there is a clear trend toward diminishing pain with improved mobility and I must thank You again for sharing your remedies as I'm sure the hyaluronic acid is helping my back also. One drawback to the topical remedy is that I have not figured out a practical way to apply it to my upper back between the shoulder blades as it is out of reach from the top or bottom and I do have minor pain there which I'm sure would improve if I could just apply this solution on it.

Btw, I have shared some of your topical remedy with 4 friends and they all found it helpful too! I can see why your clients are so happy with it.

I must say, Ted, I was kind of at the point where I felt that pain was just something I was going to have to learn to live with for the rest of my life....... You sure turned that around for me! I went for a brisk two mile walk this morning and no pain!

Thank You!! Art

Replied by Art
Tustin, California Usa
02/25/2012

Hi Ted, Each time I have posted in this thread I had meant to mention that I tried MSM as a remedy for my arthritis, but did not seem to get any benefit from it at all. I know some people swear by it, but not me. I was taking 5 grams X 3 times per day for a total of 15 grams per day...... The maximum dose recomended on the one pound tubs that I was buying at the time. I still take MSM, but only because it is an included ingredient in my glucosamine supplement and it is well below the dose I was taking or the dose you recomend. In any case it doesn't much matter for me as your topical remedy is taking care of business now! Art

Replied by Sammy
Birmingham, Uk
02/28/2012

I have tried all teds recommendations but nothing has worked for me, Borax gives me blurred vision.

Vit c and veg juices help with fatigue but nothing can defeat severe RA and before some of you disagree and say what cured you please make sure you're talking about Rheumatoid Arthritis and not as I suspect Osteoarthritis there is a massive difference.

Replied by Kate
Vancouver, BC, Canada
06/19/2012

I had seen this book and many positive responses about this treatment regime for RA, "The New Arthritis Breakthrough". I thought you might like to post the information for others to view. Sincerely, Kate

Replied by Frances
Cabarlah, Qld.
11/14/2016

Avocados, well, I live in an area where there are plantations and backyard trees and even though I consume these because I like them, I still have dreadful RA. This past Aussie winter has been the worst with distortion of joints, etc. esp. in shoulders.

Bill and others, I am just reading a book: Ascorbate: the science of Vitamin C by two British PhD's, which has ignited my interest in using this vitamin C supplement.


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