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I've had osteoarthritis since my early sixties (I’m now approaching 90). I've had two hip replacements and very stiff knees. I used to be able to walk for about 20 minutes, or 30 with difficulty, after which time my back became increasingly uncomfortable. Then a friend recommended cider vinegar, which she had read about in a newspaper.

You take a dessertspoonful in a glass of water, three times a day. The taste isn't more than mildly unpleasant, but if you prefer, you can add honey, then it's a pleasant drink.

My health food shop sells Honegar, which is cider vinegar with honey. The result is miraculous! I can now walk as much as I want to. Several of my friends have tried it with good results, so I warmly recommend it to your readers.
P J Raikes, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Last year I read an article in the Daily Mail about curing arthritis. I passed this information on to two friends who had crippling pain in their swollen joints and had been under the doctor for months – but no drugs they were given eased the pain. They took the advice and tried apple vinegar and honey in hot water four times a day. The arthritis has completely left them.

John is now playing lawn bowls again: before he couldn't even hold a bowling ball. George is now able to work his garden, and I've just received a bag of Jersey potatoes from him. I've seen the proof that this remedy works.
David Vautier, Beaumont St Peter, Jersey

Note:We have no scientific evidence to suggest that cider vinegar and honey is helpful. However, previous correspondents have suggested dissolving a teaspoon of honey in boiling water in a drinking glass. Add cold water and a teaspoon of cider vinegar, mix thoroughly, and take before food three times a day.

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