Gin Soaked Raisins

abinrml Community Member April 01, 2007
  • I am trying the gin soaked raisin therapy for RA.  Does anyone know how long I should expect before seeing some result?

     

    Thank You

    abinrml

100 Comments
  • Christine Miller
    Health Guide
    Apr. 01, 2007

    I've never heard of this. It to relieve inflammation?  How many are you supposed to eat?

     

    Christine

    • Anonymous
      icecream51@comc...
      Oct. 13, 2007
      nine per day
    • Anonymous
      mike
      Jul. 20, 2008

      9 to 15 aday

  • Anonymous
    Jmartha
    Jul. 22, 2012
    Ive read an explanation that Gin is unique in that it is infused with juniper berries—which are a centuries-old remedy for rheumatism. And, unlike regular ones, the golden raisins are sulphured. Sulphur is prominent in numerous other helpful treatments, from garlic to Epsom salts to sulfur springs. I also understand that fructose in the raisins likely make...
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    Ive read an explanation that Gin is unique in that it is infused with juniper berries—which are a centuries-old remedy for rheumatism. And, unlike regular ones, the golden raisins are sulphured. Sulphur is prominent in numerous other helpful treatments, from garlic to Epsom salts to sulfur springs. I also understand that fructose in the raisins likely make the active ingredients readily absorbed wherever it's most needed.
  • Anonymous
    hiway280z
    Dec. 09, 2009

    did nothing for me.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Dec. 12, 2009

      I agree. Gin soaked raisins only made me feel happy but no help for my or my mom's arthritis. Here's an article I wrote about how to make them - they tasted yummy but that's it....http://www.ehow.com/how_5239735_make-gin-soaked-raisins.html

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Dec. 12, 2009

      I agree. Gin soaked raisins only made me feel happy but no help for my or my mom's arthritis. Here's an article I wrote about how to make them - they tasted yummy but that's it....http://www.ehow.com/how_5239735_make-gin-soaked-raisins.html

    • Anonymous
      Dee
      Feb. 24, 2010

      I think they are really disgusting to eat but am willing to try, just started it.  I am having to swallow them whole because they are so yucky tasting to me.  I have RA and have much pain in my hands and wrists, and I am unfortunately a professional classical musician.

       

      We'll see if it works!

       

      D. Regan

    • CP
      CP
      Aug. 27, 2010

      Hi, I too have had success with the gin and sultanas. Living in Australia I used Sunbeam sultanas and Sapphire gin. I started eating them after soaking in the gin for one day and confess I ate a teaspoon in the morning an several spoons at night. They taste great with cream! Within three days I had less stiffness and after a week or so I noticed less...

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      Hi, I too have had success with the gin and sultanas. Living in Australia I used Sunbeam sultanas and Sapphire gin. I started eating them after soaking in the gin for one day and confess I ate a teaspoon in the morning an several spoons at night. They taste great with cream! Within three days I had less stiffness and after a week or so I noticed less pain. 

      In relation to RA my friend swears by Life Force Osteoprocare and she also uses Life Force International Body Balance. I will try this too shortly.

    • Anonymous
      Oboedag
      Aug. 27, 2010

      They did not work for me.

       

      D. Regan

    • CP
      CP
      Aug. 27, 2010

      Very sorry to hear it did not work for you. What sort of problem were you trying them for and what type of gin and raisins did you use? How long did you try the remedy for and how many a day did you eat? Since we don't know why it works it follows that we don't know why it works for some people and not others.

    • Anonymous
      Oboedag
      Aug. 27, 2010

      RA.  I am on ORENCIA now and have found the best results with it.  I was on the golden raisins soaked in gin for about 3 weeks and couldn't find relief.  I still have the raisins up in the cabinet!

       

      I blessedly am finding good results with ORENCIA now and will stick with this treatment!

    • Anonymous
      igroovela
      Oct. 27, 2010

      does anyone know if this can work for gout?

  • Anonymous
    LYNDA HUEBEL
    Aug. 19, 2009

    I have been taking the gin soaked raisins for at least 2 years. However, I don't have RA. I have OA.  Don't know how well it will work for RA.  I was taking the 9 raisins daily for about 2 months when I suddenly realized I had no pain when I climbed the stairs, or when I stood up after sitting for awhile.  I was elated, let me tell you. ...

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    I have been taking the gin soaked raisins for at least 2 years. However, I don't have RA. I have OA.  Don't know how well it will work for RA.  I was taking the 9 raisins daily for about 2 months when I suddenly realized I had no pain when I climbed the stairs, or when I stood up after sitting for awhile.  I was elated, let me tell you.  After I had been using this recipe for about a year, I decided to test it.  When I finished my prepared raisins, I just didn't replace it.  After  a few weeks, I was aware of the pain returning.  So, I got back on the raisins.  After a few weeks, I was pain free again.   Another time, I had finished the prepared raisins and needed to buy some more.  But, I was really busy and never got around to put it on my shopping list.  I just never realized that I had actually stopped the raisins until one day when I realized I was hurting again.  So, after getting back on the raisins, and in a few weeks no more pain, I don't plan to let that happen anymore. I even take them on vacations with me.  I know it doesn't work for everyone, and I don't know why. 

    • Anonymous
      PG
      Nov. 29, 2009

      How about Tendinitis?  I read an article recently that mentioned that it might be good for tendinitis, but haven't seen anything else about it.   I've been dealing with tennis elbow/chronic tendinitis in my right elbow for over a year now.  with 2 shots of cortizone, Physical therapy, massage and acupuncture-- I'm at a loss at what to do...

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      How about Tendinitis?  I read an article recently that mentioned that it might be good for tendinitis, but haven't seen anything else about it.   I've been dealing with tennis elbow/chronic tendinitis in my right elbow for over a year now.  with 2 shots of cortizone, Physical therapy, massage and acupuncture-- I'm at a loss at what to do next aside from the stretching, anti inflamatories, and icing, which hasn't gotten me to where I need to be.

       

      So, any input would be greatly appreciated.

       

      thanks!

       

      P.

  • Anonymous
    Crystal Burnham
    Feb. 08, 2009

    I just finished an article that said the golden raisins have sulfur in them and the gin has juniper berries which relieve inflammation (terennes and Vit C). These two items seem to be helping me greatly.  I stopped for a while but just did another batch this morning. Of course I have to wait 7-10 days for them to marinate and the alcohol to evaporate but...

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    I just finished an article that said the golden raisins have sulfur in them and the gin has juniper berries which relieve inflammation (terennes and Vit C). These two items seem to be helping me greatly.  I stopped for a while but just did another batch this morning. Of course I have to wait 7-10 days for them to marinate and the alcohol to evaporate but it is worth it.  I noticed immediate relief and took them faithfully for some time and then stopped when the pain stopped but a few months later I'm back to needing them. Some people take longer I guess for relief and my husband got very little relief from them so I guess it depends on the person and the condition but if it helps anyone it is worth it.  They don't taste bad either. There is less than a drop of alcohol in them after evaporation.  ENJOY and I hope they work for you!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug. 21, 2008

    only golden raisins(yellow)

    gin

    10 a day for 6 weeks...in six weeks you will be shocked

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug. 21, 2008

    yes 6 weeks..everyday

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug. 17, 2008

    I too am trying the gin soaked raisin therapy for RA, going on two weeks.   Does anyone know how long I should expect before seeing some result?   Thank You Haadiya

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May. 03, 2008

    receipe is:

     

    box of golden raisins

    about a pint of gin

     

    put the raisins in a GLASS bowl

    pour the gin until you cover the raisins

    allow the gin to be soaked up (5 days up to 2 weeks)

    put a cover on

     

    when the gin is soaked up, eat 9 daily

     

    do not refrigerate

     

     

  • Anonymous
    Ray Richard
    May. 03, 2008

    Have been using the raisins for about a year to help with knee pain.  So far very good results.  Knee pain is a fraction of what I had.

     

    Ray R

  • Anonymous
    Tanis Colelli
    Mar. 04, 2008

    According to family members that have been taken the gin-soaked raisins you are supposed to take 9 per day. 

     

    For more information you can log on to drunkenraisins.com for more information regarding the history on the raisins as well as why it really works. 

     

    TColelli

  • ftbllstd79
    Mar. 01, 2008

    Try out Xango to help with your pain.  Xango is the original mangosteen supplement.  There have been several studies that show the powerful xanthones found in the mangosteen fruit have anti-inflammatory actions. It is worth a shot. I know it has worked for others. 

     

    www.mangosteennation.com/ejxango 

    • Anonymous
      Louise
      Apr. 20, 2008

      YOu  could  also try Vemma which is magosteen    vitamins minerals  greentea  and aloe vera.. I have had much  success with  it ... also  try  NONI 100% Tahitian Pure Noni Juice

       

      If You are looking for a healthy  energy  drink...notthose caffeine and sugar highs  that  make you...

      RHMLucky777

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      YOu  could  also try Vemma which is magosteen    vitamins minerals  greentea  and aloe vera.. I have had much  success with  it ... also  try  NONI 100% Tahitian Pure Noni Juice

       

      If You are looking for a healthy  energy  drink...notthose caffeine and sugar highs  that  make you crash   try  VERVE  you can find it on this site also

       

      Welcome to My Vemma Site

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jul. 20, 2009

      Be careful taking "Magosteen Juice." It can raise blood pressure, as will licorice also do.

  • Perry Tomlinson
    Jan. 25, 2008
    IT WORKS JUST BELEIVE ,ITS CALLED MIND OVER MATTER AND THEN SWITCH THE PAIN OFF .
  • Anonymous
    PAULINE
    Jan. 13, 2008

    I WAS TOLD ABOUT GIN SOAKED RAISINS BY AN ITALIAN WOMAN WHOSE FAMILY USED IT FOR DECADES, 25 YEARS AGO.

    I'M SORRY I DIDN'T STAY WITH THE TREATMENT, I STOPPED USING THEM , AND THEN FORGOT ABOUT IT. 

    I'M GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS PAGE AND IT REMINDED ME OF THE RAISINS.

      I AM A DIABETIC AND I FEEL 9 RAISINS WON'T RAISE YOUR SUGAR,

    IF IT DOES...

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    I WAS TOLD ABOUT GIN SOAKED RAISINS BY AN ITALIAN WOMAN WHOSE FAMILY USED IT FOR DECADES, 25 YEARS AGO.

    I'M SORRY I DIDN'T STAY WITH THE TREATMENT, I STOPPED USING THEM , AND THEN FORGOT ABOUT IT. 

    I'M GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS PAGE AND IT REMINDED ME OF THE RAISINS.

      I AM A DIABETIC AND I FEEL 9 RAISINS WON'T RAISE YOUR SUGAR,

    IF IT DOES JUST CUT OUT ANOTHER FRUIT YOU WOULD EAT AT THAT TIME OF DAY. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ASK YOUR DR.

     THE GIN EVAPORATES, TRUE IT DOES SOAK INTO THE RAISINS

      IT'S WORTH A TRY, BUT GIVE IT A FEW WEEKS TO KICK IN.

  • Anonymous
    Lisa
    Jan. 04, 2008
    I have had RA for awhile and I do not know where to begin any help will be appricated. I do not have insurance,37 yrs.old and in college. I do not want my life to end but with everyone scaring me my active life is finished any suggestions? Can you work when it gets bad? I wake up with pain everyonce in awhile and my husband feels hopeless. Please help. Can...
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    I have had RA for awhile and I do not know where to begin any help will be appricated. I do not have insurance,37 yrs.old and in college. I do not want my life to end but with everyone scaring me my active life is finished any suggestions? Can you work when it gets bad? I wake up with pain everyonce in awhile and my husband feels hopeless. Please help. Can you work it out?
    • Anonymous
      sharon
      Feb. 15, 2008

      Lisa,

      copy to browser and begin studying the info. good luck.

      file:///ra%20supplements/DietNet%20-%20Robert%20McFerran%201.webarchive

      sharon 

  • Anonymous
    susan
    Dec. 27, 2007

    Does anyone know if this is something a diabetic or someone with high blood pressure could take with any side effects?Embarassed

    • Anonymous
      PAULINE
      Jan. 13, 2008

        I HAVE BEEN A DIABETIC FOR 38 YRS. AND DIDN'T NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE WITH MY SUGAR READINGS WHEN I TRIED THIS REMEDY.

        MONITOR YOUR SUGAR READINGS, AND IF YOU HAVE A BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE, MONITOR YOUR B.P. ALSO. THE BEST THING WOULD BE TO CONSULT YOUR DR.

        I WOULD CUT OUT THE FRUIT EXCHANGE IN PLACE OF THE RAISINS AT THE TIME YOU...

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        I HAVE BEEN A DIABETIC FOR 38 YRS. AND DIDN'T NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE WITH MY SUGAR READINGS WHEN I TRIED THIS REMEDY.

        MONITOR YOUR SUGAR READINGS, AND IF YOU HAVE A BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE, MONITOR YOUR B.P. ALSO. THE BEST THING WOULD BE TO CONSULT YOUR DR.

        I WOULD CUT OUT THE FRUIT EXCHANGE IN PLACE OF THE RAISINS AT THE TIME YOU WOULD NORMALLY EAT THAT PIECE OF FRUIT.

  • Anonymous
    Joan Spicer
    Dec. 22, 2007

    I am seeking relief for my mother, in the hospital now for 8 weeks and no better. I, too, have RA and would like to try it myself, first, before suggesting it. I need information, such as what variety of raisins, as I have been told it is not the normal kind of black raisins.

     

     

    • Anonymous
      susan
      Dec. 27, 2007

      I was told it had to be golden raisins.  I found them at my local wal-mart.  They were right next to the regular raisins and can be soaked in any kind of gin (the cheeper the better).  They need to be soaked for at least a week or until the gin evaporates.  Eating up to 9 raisins a day has been known to releave any kind of arthritis. ...

      RHMLucky777

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      I was told it had to be golden raisins.  I found them at my local wal-mart.  They were right next to the regular raisins and can be soaked in any kind of gin (the cheeper the better).  They need to be soaked for at least a week or until the gin evaporates.  Eating up to 9 raisins a day has been known to releave any kind of arthritis.  This remedy is also in a book called "Secret Food Cures."  Hope this helps.

       

  • Perry Tomlinson
    Dec. 15, 2007
    Tell me mate after eating these raisins ,can I still drive my car be a bit funny in court telling the magistrate the storey
  • sjnyc323
    Dec. 07, 2007
    Do the gin soaked raisins help with RA?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov. 29, 2007
    Did the raisins work?
    • Perry Tomlinson
      Jan. 20, 2008
      Gin and Raisins work for me ,no drugs no pain ,and handfull raisins &G a day wont get you ****** ither, I drink mono vie as well and am sticking to both ,apparentley dutch people have been using G & R for years ,I also use Himalayan Salt ,YES NO BAD PAIN  and I dont sell any of the above .
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov. 23, 2007

    My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such...

    RHMLucky777

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    My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such pain.

     

    At the end of may, a friend of mine told me about MonaVie. It is an exquisite health drink packed with the power of açai berries. Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with legendary Açai Berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used as medecines by the indigenous poeple of their respective regions.

     

    More recent years of scientific research have indicated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits.

     

     After only 3 to 4 days of taking this super juice, my husband could see a difference in his fingers, they did not hurt as much, 3 weeks later, when getting out of bed that morning he could not beleive how well he was feeling. Since then he is doing much better.

     

    All he did was take 8 onces of juice every day, the daily recommended use is 2 to 4 oz per day but he wanted to boost the intake so he could see results quicker.

     

    I'm not saying it could have the same results as my husband, I can't even pretend this product will have any effect on you or cure you. What have you got to loose.. but the pain???

     

    Check it out at http://www.mymonavie.com/amazone

     

    I would reccomand you use MonaVie Active because it has glucosamine and esterified fatty acids. If further information is required, please consult with your physician.

    • sjnyc323
      Dec. 07, 2007
      How does it taste? Is the tast bearable?
  • Anonymous
    Rusty
    Nov. 10, 2007

    It will not hurt you to try but I would not expect any results. There is little evidence that gins soaked raisins wil help with any type of arthrtis.

     

    Rusty

    http://arthritis-symptom.com/

    • Chantal
      Dec. 21, 2007

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable...

      RHMLucky777

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      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such pain.

       

      At the end of may, a friend of mine told me about MonaVie. It is an exquisite health drink packed with the power of açai berries. Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with legendary Açai Berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used as medecines by the indigenous poeple of their respective regions.

       

      More recent years of scientific research have indicated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits.

       

      After only 3 to 4 days of taking this super juice, my husband could see a difference in his fingers, they did not hurt as much, 3 weeks later, when getting out of bed that morning he could not beleive how well he was feeling. Since then he is doing much better.

       

      All he did was take 8 onces of juice every day, the daily recommended use is 2 to 4 oz per day but he wanted to boost the intake so he could see results quicker.

       

      I'm not saying it could have the same results as my husband, I can't even pretend this product will have any effect on you or cure you. What have you got to loose.. but the pain???

       

      Check it out at http://www.mymonavie.com/amazone

       

      I would reccomand you use MonaVie Active because it has glucosamine and esterified fatty acids. If further information is required, please consult with your physician.

       

    • Anonymous
      Rusty
      Dec. 21, 2007

      I am happy that your husband is doing better. There is no scientific evidence that MonaVie can help with arthritis or any other of the mirriads of diseases that your company claims it can cure. Of course the company has to make extrordianry claims to try and justify it's unbelieveably high price. MonaVie is just one of the hundreds of types of modern snake...

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      I am happy that your husband is doing better. There is no scientific evidence that MonaVie can help with arthritis or any other of the mirriads of diseases that your company claims it can cure. Of course the company has to make extrordianry claims to try and justify it's unbelieveably high price. MonaVie is just one of the hundreds of types of modern snake oil sold on the internet.

       

      Rusty

      http://arthritis-symptom.com/
    • Chantal
      Dec. 22, 2007

      Hi Rusty,

      I've seen my husband suffer from arthritis pain for many years and since he started taking MonaVie he has been doing so much better, he still has pain once in a while, but what a difference it has been and that is why I want to let everyone know about the juice.

       

      The blend of 19 fruits, glucosamine and the omegas is a perfect combination...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Rusty,

      I've seen my husband suffer from arthritis pain for many years and since he started taking MonaVie he has been doing so much better, he still has pain once in a while, but what a difference it has been and that is why I want to let everyone know about the juice.

       

      The blend of 19 fruits, glucosamine and the omegas is a perfect combination to help reduce the inflammation and help the joints. I hope you agree with this.

       

      You have your opinion and I respect it.

       

      When you see results do you really care about the researches and the science behind the product?

       

      MonaVie has not been on the market for many years but my husband is now without pain 90% of the time, he is back to work and can function, that's what matters to us.

       

      I hope I can help many people get rid of their pain and give them a chance for a better life.

       

      Chantal

       

    • Anonymous
      Dave
      Dec. 23, 2007

      A note for those who are reading these replies. Monavie is a very expesive product with no medical research behind it. There are similar products on the market that cost significantly less. If you want to pay around 150 dollars a month for fruit juice it is your choice. You would be better off going to your health food store and getting Akia berries and drinking...

      RHMLucky777

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      A note for those who are reading these replies. Monavie is a very expesive product with no medical research behind it. There are similar products on the market that cost significantly less. If you want to pay around 150 dollars a month for fruit juice it is your choice. You would be better off going to your health food store and getting Akia berries and drinking mixed fruit juice.

       

      DAve

    • commonsense
      Mar. 18, 2011

      OK we get it. You obviously sell the stuff. There is no husband. Your story would be more beleivable if you didn't post it over and over

  • Anonymous
    Holly
    Nov. 08, 2007

    *Take a box of golden (not dark) raisins

    *Place in shallow glass pan with gin till gin is absorbed, about 2 weeks. Do not refrigerate. You may want to cover the raisin-gin mix to keep dust out.

    *Then eat 9 raisins per day.

     

    • Sarah
      Nov. 09, 2007
      Hi  I have looked for Golden Raisins here in the UK and cannot find any. Are sultanas the same?  I don't want to use the wrong dried fruit! 
    • Lesley
      Oct. 18, 2010

      Yes sultanas are golden raisins.  I am in the U.S. and was looking for sultanas when I figured out they were golden raisins here.

    • JIlian
      Jul. 23, 2011

      I have severe RA  for over 10 years ,am now on Humira injections weekly and Arava, strict diet to avoid certain foods, swim daily, 1-2 alcoholic drinks/week, tons of vitamins etx. I want to try the raisin therapy, but hate gin. Can it be sustituted with a Pure (polish, not from potatoes) Wodka?

  • Anonymous
    pjwebb
    Oct. 24, 2007

    Please tell me more about this...how long do you soak the raisin's and do you dry them or what and what is the dosage..

        pj webb

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Nov. 27, 2007

      Hi PJ,

       

      You should realy check out MonaVie.

       

      See what they are saying about it on FOX 4 NEWS

       

      Friday October 12, 2007 -- KANSAS CITY, MO. -- A nationally known doctor is in Kansas City to talk to women about their health. Dr. Andrea Pennington is a medical and wellness expert who teaches how to live with more vitality and purpose. While her conference...

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      Hi PJ,

       

      You should realy check out MonaVie.

       

      See what they are saying about it on FOX 4 NEWS

       

      Friday October 12, 2007 -- KANSAS CITY, MO. -- A nationally known doctor is in Kansas City to talk to women about their health. Dr. Andrea Pennington is a medical and wellness expert who teaches how to live with more vitality and purpose. While her conference is sold out, she joined FOX 4 News at Noon on Friday.

       

      Check out Dr. Pennington talking about MonaVie... calls it "Life in a Bottle".

       

      https://www.monavievo.com/services/emailscheduler/tracking/link.asp?id=60930&sentid=8522424

       

      I can say it helped my husband with his arthritis and I had knee problems due to an old sport injury. MonaVie changed our lives and it can change your's.

       

      Chantal

       

      http://www.mymonavie.com/amazon 

  • Anonymous
    B. Graml
    Oct. 15, 2007

    Hi !

     

    I'm a 51 year old professional musician (guitar, bass guitar, keys and drums).  I've played for over 40 years and recently began to experience the typical arthritis symptoms in both hands (but more in my left fretting hand). My playing schedule is  approximately 4 hours per night, 3-5 times per week, plus additional playing outside...

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    Hi !

     

    I'm a 51 year old professional musician (guitar, bass guitar, keys and drums).  I've played for over 40 years and recently began to experience the typical arthritis symptoms in both hands (but more in my left fretting hand). My playing schedule is  approximately 4 hours per night, 3-5 times per week, plus additional playing outside of the structured shows.  I started taking the raisin remedy approximately 2 months ago and I have definitely noticed a big difference in the stiffness and the aching while I'm playing and when I wake up. I can't speak for anyone else - but, it definitely seems to work for me.

    • Chantal
      Dec. 21, 2007

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable...

      RHMLucky777

      Read More

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such pain.

       

      At the end of may, a friend of mine told me about MonaVie. It is an exquisite health drink packed with the power of açai berries. Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with legendary Açai Berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used as medecines by the indigenous poeple of their respective regions.

       

      More recent years of scientific research have indicated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits.

       

      After only 3 to 4 days of taking this super juice, my husband could see a difference in his fingers, they did not hurt as much, 3 weeks later, when getting out of bed that morning he could not beleive how well he was feeling. Since then he is doing much better.

       

      All he did was take 8 onces of juice every day, the daily recommended use is 2 to 4 oz per day but he wanted to boost the intake so he could see results quicker.

       

      I'm not saying it could have the same results as my husband, I can't even pretend this product will have any effect on you or cure you. What have you got to loose.. but the pain???

       

      Check it out at http://www.mymonavie.com/amazone

       

      I would reccomand you use MonaVie Active because it has glucosamine and esterified fatty acids. If further information is required, please consult with your physician.

       

  • Sarah
    Sep. 30, 2007
    Sorry about the typing error in the previous comment.
  • Sarah
    Sep. 30, 2007
    Might I suggest that those people with RA and OA read this very interesting book. 
  • Anonymous
    Marian
    Sep. 22, 2007
    Maybe the effect kicks in once you sober up or if that doesn't happen lie out in the sun for a while till you are properly dried out - sorry I know you have terrible pain with RA but couldn't resist this tongue in cheek commentGrin
    • Perry Tomlinson
      Jan. 20, 2008
      Well Marian , Gin and raisins ,Worked for  me  ,I  was  on  prednzone  and Sulffsalsalien  mobic  over  2000mg  nsaids  per  day , now  no  drugs  and  minor  pain  actually  went  dancing  the  other  night,I  also  use  Himalayan ...
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      Well Marian , Gin and raisins ,Worked for  me  ,I  was  on  prednzone  and Sulffsalsalien  mobic  over  2000mg  nsaids  per  day , now  no  drugs  and  minor  pain  actually  went  dancing  the  other  night,I  also  use  Himalayan  Salt  ,by  the  way  I  dont  sell  raisins  or  Gin.
  • Anonymous
    M
    Sep. 16, 2007
    A friend gave this to me to try - unbelievable - throw out the raisins, drink the gin and make an appointment with a good rheumatoligist. Good luck.
    • SherOnTheLake
      Aug. 28, 2008

      Just love people like you ~great wit. Thanx for the chuckle. Laughing

  • Anonymous
    Lynda
    Aug. 21, 2007

    This sounds wierd but its worth a try. will keep you up dated as to results

    Lynda

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Oct. 22, 2009

      I was suffering so with a bad knee that I have been taking the raisins soaked in gin for two weeks now and feel much better. I was up with pain at night in both legs,and severe pain during the day. I see a specialist tomorrow- will give report asap

      Joanie

  • Anonymous
    leemcormick
    Jul. 31, 2007
    I tried this, but didn't seem to work for me. Perhaps, I did not give it enough time? I use ginger and tumeric for inflammation and sometimes Apis (homeopathic). Works for me.
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jul. 20, 2009

      Also try "Holy Basil" herb....It blocks the "Cox-2 enzyme which causes inflamention....Also, "White Willow Bark" herb which does the same without blocking the "Cox-1 enzyme which would prevent the mucus linning in your stomach from forming, which aspirin does.

  • Anonymous
    fran
    Jul. 08, 2007
    I have something similar to gin soaked raisins that you might be interested in. I found that every time I drink tonic water (has quinine in it) that my pain in my hands go away. Try it, it can't hurt. I drink it without the gin.
    • Anonymous
      Edward B. Spalding
      Sep. 02, 2007
      Fran, how much and how often for the tonic water. How long before you notice a difference? Thanks
    • Sarah
      Sep. 26, 2007

      Hi, Can you tell me if your X-rays show that drinking tonic water is slowing down the damage or are you on other medication for that?  My daughter has just been diagnosed and she is only 30 after having her first baby.  Any advice appreciated as she is not yet on medication, only having acupuncture which seems to be helping.

       

      Sarah

  • Anonymous
    Pam Harrell
    Jun. 20, 2007

    I am 48 with RA for 2 years.. on Methatrexate, Enbrel and Folic Acid..got off Prednisone last year.

     

    I would LOVE to get off these meds. I know 2 people that had RA and are now on nothing .

     

    I cut out corn, white potatoes, less wheat and dairy. still on meds .. I believe there is a cure..anyone?

     

    Pam Harrell

    • Anonymous
      Lewis Kennedy
      Jul. 10, 2007
      Pam, my Mom suffered with her RA for years.  I think that I'm seeing some early signs in my body.  My fiance has RA and is convinced that diet - more than anything else - can ease the pain and lessen the flare-ups.  Avoiding any and all "processed" meats [preservatives] is her #1 rule.  She "feels" it in her bones - literally - whenever...
      RHMLucky777
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      Pam, my Mom suffered with her RA for years.  I think that I'm seeing some early signs in my body.  My fiance has RA and is convinced that diet - more than anything else - can ease the pain and lessen the flare-ups.  Avoiding any and all "processed" meats [preservatives] is her #1 rule.  She "feels" it in her bones - literally - whenever she deviates from that practice.  I would like to talk to you further. 
      Thanks.
    • Anonymous
      wil
      Jul. 11, 2007
      check out the website: nyzmes.com and read the testimonials under "people" I think it's a great place to start...that's where I am starting, God bless...
    • Chantal
      Dec. 21, 2007

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable...

      RHMLucky777

      Read More

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such pain.

       

      At the end of may, a friend of mine told me about MonaVie. It is an exquisite health drink packed with the power of açai berries. Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with legendary Açai Berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used as medecines by the indigenous poeple of their respective regions.

       

      More recent years of scientific research have indicated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits.

       

      After only 3 to 4 days of taking this super juice, my husband could see a difference in his fingers, they did not hurt as much, 3 weeks later, when getting out of bed that morning he could not beleive how well he was feeling. Since then he is doing much better.

       

      All he did was take 8 onces of juice every day, the daily recommended use is 2 to 4 oz per day but he wanted to boost the intake so he could see results quicker.

       

      I'm not saying it could have the same results as my husband, I can't even pretend this product will have any effect on you or cure you. What have you got to loose.. but the pain???

       

      Check it out at http://www.mymonavie.com/amazone

       

      I would reccomand you use MonaVie Active because it has glucosamine and esterified fatty acids. If further information is required, please consult with your physician.

       

    • Anonymous
      Sharon
      Feb. 15, 2008

      pam,

      If you still get info from this chat... NO wheat whatsoever. Not even soy sauce or a drop of flour. I just discovered that gleuton free soy sauce set off a flare. So I am off soy. I also found honey set off a flare so I am using pure maple butter in tea. No potato, tomato, or eggplant. Sweet potato is fine.  file:///ra%20supplements/DietNet%20-%20Robert%20McFerran%201.webarchive...

      RHMLucky777

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      pam,

      If you still get info from this chat... NO wheat whatsoever. Not even soy sauce or a drop of flour. I just discovered that gleuton free soy sauce set off a flare. So I am off soy. I also found honey set off a flare so I am using pure maple butter in tea. No potato, tomato, or eggplant. Sweet potato is fine.  file:///ra%20supplements/DietNet%20-%20Robert%20McFerran%201.webarchive

      copy this site to your browser and start reading. It may be the answer to your prayers. I will be trying it in the hopes of putting my RA into remission.

      Sharon 

  • Anonymous
    David Jones
    Jun. 20, 2007

    I have heard about this cure and will be starting it as soon as I have been to the Supermarket and Bottle Shop! I had heard the raisins should be 'Golden Raisins" will any Raisin do? If it doesn't work at least my Arthritis And I may be Happy!!!



    Dave

    • Anonymous
      Theresa
      Oct. 06, 2007
      I was told it needs to be "golden raisins" and no other kind.  Why, I don't know, so just bought the golden raisins.  This is my first day on the finished product. 
    • Anna
      Jan. 26, 2008
      How did the gin & raisins do for you teresa?
  • Anonymous
    Kstocking
    Jun. 11, 2007
    I am also trying this cure for RA,i heard it takes 5 weeks to see any notice.
    • Sarah
      Sep. 26, 2007
      Hi, I wonder how you are going on with the rainsins. Is it RA or OA they are meant to help? If the raisins stop the inflammtion, do you know if they also stop the damage to the joints?  I am keen to try anything.....
    • Anonymous
      kstocking
      Sep. 26, 2007
      I think its for both.Yes it is suppose to stop the joint damage too.I have RA and it seems to be helping.
    • Sarah
      Sep. 26, 2007

      Hi, That was fast reply!  So glad to hear that the gin and raisins are helping. I wonder what it is that is in them. Anything and everything is worth a try. How long did it take before you noticed a real difference? Do you mind my asking what medication are you on and how long have you had RA?

       

      My daughter has so far only had a steroid injection...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi, That was fast reply!  So glad to hear that the gin and raisins are helping. I wonder what it is that is in them. Anything and everything is worth a try. How long did it take before you noticed a real difference? Do you mind my asking what medication are you on and how long have you had RA?

       

      My daughter has so far only had a steroid injection which we are not sure whether it worked or not!  Her blood test was 500 (first time she visited the hospital in August) and I have read that the higher it is the better as it means your body is fighting the inflammation. Have you been told that at all?  I am sure that once the medication is sorted she will be fine again as she is 90% better now to what she was just having acupuncture/Chinese Herbs and Diclofenac. She has been told by the specialist to cut down the Chinese Herbs though and she is doing that and a bit of stiffness in the hands and feet has come back which makes me doubt whether the steroid injection has worked as surely her symptoms would not fluctuate like this. 

       

      Sorry to ask all these questions but I read so many things about RA and its treatment and wonder what the best thing to do is.

       

      If patients are put on medication which hopefully stops the pain, how do they then know if the disease is in remission so that they can then stop taking the drugs?  Have you had remissions?

       

      Looking forward to hearing from you....

       

      Kind regards

       

      S

    • Anonymous
      kstocking
      Sep. 26, 2007
      i have been using the raisins for 3 months,i have had RA for 6 years,and since i have no health insurance am not currently taking anything for it,except alot of aleve with no help.My hands are the worst on both hand 3 fingers are completely bent,joints are completely bad in those fingers,no relief there with the raisins,but knees feel alot better.
    • Sarah
      Sep. 26, 2007

      Hi,  Sorry to hear that you are not able to have proper medication. Here in the UK of course we have the NHS and private health. Private health here does not cover RA either as my daughter tried that too.  It must be the only good thing about living in the UK!  However, as I have done so much research on this allow me to give you some information...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi,  Sorry to hear that you are not able to have proper medication. Here in the UK of course we have the NHS and private health. Private health here does not cover RA either as my daughter tried that too.  It must be the only good thing about living in the UK!  However, as I have done so much research on this allow me to give you some information too.  Try this website margarethillsclinicdotcom where you will see testimonials for her advice to take apple cider vinegar with honey plus molasses AND change your diet. We are trying this too. Many people swear by it. You must take care to get the organic vinegar and NOT pasteurised as that takes the 'mother' out of it!  Another thing I have read about is resveratrol - see this site.  Read it and see what you think.  There is such a lot of information and it is difficult to know what works and what doesn't as everybody's case is different.

       

      Bye for now, take care

       

      S

    • Anonymous
      kstocking
      Sep. 26, 2007
      Thank you for the information,i will look at that site.
    • Sarah
      Sep. 28, 2007
      Hi again,  Been doing more research and have spoken to a nutritionist who told me that doing certain tests can tell them the root cause of the problem and then they can help with diet etc. In my daughter's case she said that going to the acupuncturist will be fine as she will have identified the root cause, possibly hormone imbalance, and that is what...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi again,  Been doing more research and have spoken to a nutritionist who told me that doing certain tests can tell them the root cause of the problem and then they can help with diet etc. In my daughter's case she said that going to the acupuncturist will be fine as she will have identified the root cause, possibly hormone imbalance, and that is what she will be working on.  She said that perhaps it is best to tell the hospital that she will try complementary therapy for 3 months and then see what happens.  I therefore wonder if a visit to your acupuncturist would be the answer.  Read the Patrick Holford book on nutrition.  Too much copper in the body has been associated with RA.  This would be tested via hair samples.  All I know is that Kate has been almost back to normal after the acupuncture treatment plus the herbs Lei Gong Teng.  Hope this helps but make sure you get a qualified acupuncturist!  Bye for now   Regards  S
    • Sarah
      Nov. 18, 2007
      Hi, I wonder how you are after taking the raisin cure.  My daughter is much much better after doing the Margaret Hills recommendation of Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Molasses and watching what she eats eg NO white bread, sugary foods and little alcohol.  Epsom Salts in the bath and also to soak hands in. Well worth a try I think. Try to get...
      RHMLucky777
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      Hi, I wonder how you are after taking the raisin cure.  My daughter is much much better after doing the Margaret Hills recommendation of Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Molasses and watching what she eats eg NO white bread, sugary foods and little alcohol.  Epsom Salts in the bath and also to soak hands in. Well worth a try I think. Try to get hold of her book.  She can help via post too, sending the correct vitamins, minerals that you need.  Take care.Big Smile
    • Anonymous
      Jean Cole
      Nov. 15, 2007
      I believe remission is evident when there is no more pain and the sediment levels in the blood are at an appropriate level for ones age etc.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May. 15, 2007

    Caught a blip on TV about the gin soaked raisins after having a two week bout of RA.  Next day I had relief. Have been doing it for several days and no RA.


    Suddenly all food had a metalic taste, the gin and raisins were my only change????


    Anyone know anything about this???

    • Anonymous
      consuelo almonte
      Jun. 10, 2007

      I have been taking gin soaked raisins for a year now. Very very happy. I could run up and down the subway stairs.


      Never heard of metalic taste or any obvious side effect.


      Same relief to all my friends I recommende it to.


      Consuelo

    • Anonymous
      wil
      Jul. 11, 2007

      When I was going to holistic massage therapy, I told her I had a metallic taste in my mouth after eatng pineapple then drinking water.  She told me the metallic taste was because the pineapple was toxic to my body at that time. I continued to eat all my other fruit for breakfast, cut out the pineapple and no metallic taste.....

       

    • anna
      Jan. 05, 2008
      I dont know what may have caused the metallic taste but a natural therapist told me that when people on chemotherapy experience this she advises them to take a bath in water as hot as possible with 500 grams of sodium bicarbonate and 500 grams of non iodised sea salt. I passed this on to a friend with cancer on chemo and it worked very well. Do this only three...
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      I dont know what may have caused the metallic taste but a natural therapist told me that when people on chemotherapy experience this she advises them to take a bath in water as hot as possible with 500 grams of sodium bicarbonate and 500 grams of non iodised sea salt. I passed this on to a friend with cancer on chemo and it worked very well. Do this only three times a week maximum. Good luck
    • Perry Tomlinson
      Jan. 14, 2008
      Re metalic taste ,be sure to marinate in glass.
  • Anonymous
    nprhaywood@yaho...
    May. 10, 2007
    I have eaten gin-soaked raisins for years and am a great believer.  I had twinges of pain starting in the joints of my hands that went away after eating the raisins.  When I quit eating them for a while, the twinges came back.  Needless to say, I learned my lesson.  If you Google "gin raisins arthritis", you can find all the information...
    RHMLucky777
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    I have eaten gin-soaked raisins for years and am a great believer.  I had twinges of pain starting in the joints of my hands that went away after eating the raisins.  When I quit eating them for a while, the twinges came back.  Needless to say, I learned my lesson.  If you Google "gin raisins arthritis", you can find all the information you need.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr. 24, 2007
    I've used the Gin soaked raisins for about three weeks and the results are great..Good Luck, just keep taking them, they can't hurt.
    • ANNIE
      Dec. 20, 2007
      while you were eating these raisins, were you on any other medication for ra 
    • Perry Tomlinson
      Jan. 29, 2008
      Hi ANNIE ,the only medication I am on is minocycline ,gin & raisons ,monovie juice and use Himalayan salt which is only 38% salt the rest trace ellements about 97-100 ,and[ beleive in what I am doing ] The latter being most important i have very little pain,I also walk Bark twice a day.
    • ANNIE
      Dec. 20, 2007
      while you were eating these raisins, were you on any other medication for ra 
    • ANNIE
      Dec. 20, 2007
      ?while you were eating these raisins, were you on any other medication for ra 
  • JacquieE
    Apr. 03, 2007

    I have never heard of this one either, but your post really caught my attention.  I liked Pete's comment, and will check out the website he recommended!

     

    Wouldn't it be great if it really helped??

    I'm sure there will be more on this subject and hopefully some other helps that I'm not familiar with!!

     

    JacquieE

  • Anonymous
    jadelover
    Apr. 02, 2007

    Try this web site for Gin Soaked Raisins

    http://www.healthcentral.com/peoplespharmacy/408/19980.html

     

    I have recently been diagnosed with RA and am looking at various treatments.

     

    Pete

    • Chantal
      Dec. 21, 2007

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable...

      RHMLucky777

      Read More

      We found a natural product that helped my husband with RA , he's been doing great since then.

       

      My husband was dealing with acute arthritis rhumatoide pain in April 2007, I had to help him get dressed and undress because he could not lift his arms to do so. His fingers started to get all crooked from the desease. Going down the stairs was unbearable he was holding onto the wals to secure himself. For 2 months he could not even go to work, he was in such pain.

       

      At the end of may, a friend of mine told me about MonaVie. It is an exquisite health drink packed with the power of açai berries. Many of the 19 fruits selected for the MonaVie formula, starting with legendary Açai Berry from the Amazon Rainforest, have centuries-old traditions of being used as medecines by the indigenous poeple of their respective regions.

       

      More recent years of scientific research have indicated the phytonutrient content and health benefits of these fruits.

       

      After only 3 to 4 days of taking this super juice, my husband could see a difference in his fingers, they did not hurt as much, 3 weeks later, when getting out of bed that morning he could not beleive how well he was feeling. Since then he is doing much better.

       

      All he did was take 8 onces of juice every day, the daily recommended use is 2 to 4 oz per day but he wanted to boost the intake so he could see results quicker.

       

      I'm not saying it could have the same results as my husband, I can't even pretend this product will have any effect on you or cure you. What have you got to loose.. but the pain???

       

      Check it out at http://www.mymonavie.com/amazone

       

      I would reccomand you use MonaVie Active because it has glucosamine and esterified fatty acids. If further information is required, please consult with your physician.

       

    • SherOnTheLake
      Aug. 28, 2008

       

      So, Pete, I read your post from clear back in early 2007 about being newly dx'd and searching for treatment options. I'm now sharing the boat with you and all the other RA afflicted peeps. I am rejecting RA killa-meds so far. My problems are increasing. I am so curious to hear what you've decided during these past months since you wrote this post?...

      RHMLucky777

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      So, Pete, I read your post from clear back in early 2007 about being newly dx'd and searching for treatment options. I'm now sharing the boat with you and all the other RA afflicted peeps. I am rejecting RA killa-meds so far. My problems are increasing. I am so curious to hear what you've decided during these past months since you wrote this post? Has your pain/stiffness abated any or increased? Have you perhaps, went into remission? Are you taking the drugs now or still searching for all the other options you can find. I do wish for you some kind of comfort as you, like me and others struggle so hard for relief from whatever we must.

       

                                                            ~sher

    • SherOnTheLake
      Aug. 28, 2008

       

      So, Pete, I read your post from clear back in early 2007 about being newly dx'd and searching for treatment options. I'm now sharing the boat with you and all the other RA afflicted peeps. I am rejecting RA killa-meds so far. My problems are increasing. I am so curious to hear what you've decided during these past months since you wrote this post?...

      RHMLucky777

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      So, Pete, I read your post from clear back in early 2007 about being newly dx'd and searching for treatment options. I'm now sharing the boat with you and all the other RA afflicted peeps. I am rejecting RA killa-meds so far. My problems are increasing. I am so curious to hear what you've decided during these past months since you wrote this post? Has your pain/stiffness abated any or increased? Have you perhaps, went into remission? Are you taking the drugs now or still searching for all the other options you can find. I do wish for you some kind of comfort as you, like me and others struggle so hard for relief from whatever we must.

       

                                                            ~sher