Tips on foods that could help
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, Jersey (Summer 2010)
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.
I’m female, 76 years of age and a gout sufferer. My attacks started to increase just over a year ago.
I started to take probiotics, mainly for healthy bowels, but for the past 12 months, I haven't had a gout attack. I just thought that you might be interested, because I'm sure that there's a connection.
Renee, via email (Winter 2014)
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