minigrrll wrote: »
I'm not sure if I've mentioned it to you before, but have you tried Turmeric?
Since I have been taking it regularly (we make our own pills from grocery store turmeric and pepper) my left hip OA pain has all but disappeared. I can walk forever (I do around 16000 steps on most days) and the only time it starts hurting again is when I forget to take the turmeric. It's honestly like night and day from before I started taking it - I only was diagnosed in mid-June and started right away with the pills. Since then I haven't had a single time when I've been walking and had to stop because of sharp pains. It's seriously amazing to me.
I think the fasting plus the turmeric has worked wonders. (and I have to add a caveat that I'm not into "alternative" stuff, I need science to back stuff up).
Also, it doesn't seem to be something that needs time to work - it works right away - like in 30 minutes type thing. I take 4 pills in the morning and 4 at night and sometimes 2 at lunch (my pills are 00 so contain about 800 mg/pill). Might be overdosing, who knows! I figure it's just turmeric, can't be too bad!
(Turmeric is high in oxalates so if you are prone to kidney stones, maybe not the best idea - though my partner is prone to kidney stones and still takes it and it hasn't caused an issue... yet..).
amflautist wrote: »
I looked for research studies on turmeric. Found this meta-analysis done at NIH. Conclusion was that turmeric was effective for pain relief and lower inflammation, as was ibuprofen. Turmeric had lots of side effects and did nothing to actually heal the arthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/
I will think about using turmeric. Thank you.
amflautist wrote: »
1 week Knee fassssst*
OMAD Wed 8/30 ... Last meal 5PM
FD1 Thurs 8/31 ... 195.0
FD2 Fri 9/1 ...
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FD7 Wed 9/6
OMAD Thurs 9/7 - Sunday 9/10
9/11 On my way to Spain.
I found a very helpful book that explains the possibilities for healing cartilage in knees. Today I am starting my own knee journal, which will attempt to quantify the progress and setbacks I incur during the next year, in a manner similar to the author of the book I am reading.
blambo61 wrote: »
Don't eat sugar. I think it is inflamatory.
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