The Home Remedy: Eating raisins soaked in gin every day reduces the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
I had never heard of this home remedy until I joined Health Central. But this is a popular topic on the website and many people have tried it, so I wanted to look into the subject more.
There are several versions of the recipe listed on this site , but they all require a bowl of yellow raisins and gin or sloe gin. The raisins are placed in a bowl and gin added until it just covers the raisins. The raisins become saturated with the gin and the bowl is left uncovered until the extra gin evaporates. While the amount of raisins to be eaten varies depending on website and author, most recipes and comments I have read recommend eating nine raisins per day.
From what I have read, this home remedy has been around for about 50 years and, like many folk remedies, periodically becomes popular and then falls out of favor. I have bee...
Just the thought of summer makes me smile. There are fairs to attend, pie baking contests to judge, 4-H exhibits to see, and best of all.....there are picnics!
I have always loved to cook. Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has given me the opportunity to find easier ways to cook the food we love. Since standing in front of a stove for an hour frying chicken is out of the question, I have adapted my recipe. I also cook outside a lot as the weather allows.
My favorite picnic partner is my husband. I am in charge of the food, and my husband takes care of the transportation and the eating utensils. Our picnic main course usually consists of grilled sweet Italian sausage brats with roasted red peppers on ciabatta bread, or fried chicken. I cook the brats out on my trusty Weber grill and roast the red peppers at the same time. We grab some fresh fruit from the refrigerator, and we are good to go. Water or iced tea are ...
It appears that whenever the United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is under fire, patients become a little scared and begin
asking me about "natural" therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Well, the FDA is on the hot seat again. You know: the tomato
And I am being asked about something safe and effective -- and
"non-medical" -- for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Green Tea: An
Alternative Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Lately, some patients have expressed an interest in green
tea, as green tea appears to be touted as having potential benefits for a
variety of ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Green tea contains antioxidants, known as polyphenols, which
may reduce the incidence and the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. A study performed at Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio, found that mice suffering from an illness
similar to rheumatoid arthritis in humans that were given a dosage of green tea
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