Dear Ted, Your advice on the earthclinic web site is helping so many people. I just found the site a month ago and read it ever chance I get. Thank you so much for all your expertise! I find it incredible that we can change our health and receive all this information from our computers.
For some reason I have always believed in natural remedies and that the body is self-healing. Fortunately I have been very healthy until I turned 55, eight years ago, and began an unwanted dance with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I do need help now. I am looking and searching for a cure for RA. The best I have felt is taking CMO and Monolaurin (coconut oil in a pill). I also cook with coconut oil. They both keep me very functionable and pretty much pain free but I know they don't cure.
Also, since Sept. I started with mega doses of Vitamin C. I have been taking 60,000 mg a day of Vitamin C to bowel tolerance. I was able to decrease to 50,000 mg after Sept. My goal is to reduce the inflammation in my body. I was going to try this for three months to see the results. I have completed two months and feel disappointed not being able to reduce the mg. after the second month. I read that you recommend sodium ascorbic and I have been taking ascorbic acid. I guess I am not helping an already acid condition after reading about your comments on earthclinic. I was going to start the ACV but wondered what the mix with the Vitamin C would do? I do the epsom salt bath two/three times a week and I do the Cayce castor oil packs especially in the winter months. I do apply castor oil a couple of times a week in the warm months but do not use the heating pad. I think the castor oil packs are awesome. I have tried taking Vitamin B complex and it keeps me awake all night long. I have even tried the lowest amount in sublingual drops and still awake. I am able to take Cod Liver Oil, the Epsom salt and Vitamin C but I am unable to take any other vitamins because I don't think I absorb them any better than I do certain foods that bring on pain. I did keep a food journal at the beginning of this illness and know that grains, etc. do not agree with RA. I am very careful with my diet and eat mostly vegetables, salads, chicken and fish and drink only water. After reading earthclinic I just started with the honey in water and feel very positive this is good. But, I know my body is lacking in vitamins. I started the Oil Pulling two/three times a day for five days a week. After a couple of days I had pain and then I cut back to once a day and no pain. If I thought the pain would only last a month or so I would continue two/three times a day. But since I don't know thought I would do this a little slower to be more comfortable. Today I read your personal story and realize that you believe in Vitamin C. I guess I am surprised since you don't recommend Mega doses and I am curious to hear your opinion. I am writing for help and any information is welcomed.
Las Vegas, Nv