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Old 22-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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I have knee pain from time to time so I was researching
for a natural treatment when I stumbled upon this.

There's also a thread in the Shen clinic where the OP
might benefit from this info.

Mind you, borax is labelled as poison by the law
So read this info below and make up your own mind.
I personally haven't tried it (yet).

Btw, boron deficiency leads to calcification of the pineal gland.
A subject which is heavily discussed here and might explain
why borax is labelled as poison whereas the toxicity of borax
is about equal to that of simple table salt.

And last but not least borax reacts with fluoride ions
to form boron fluorides which are then excreted in the urine.
So it can help to remove accumulated fluoride and heavy metals from the body.

These seem like pretty good reasons why borax has been kept in the dark.
What do you think?

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The Borax Conspiracy

You may not be able to imagine that Borax, this humble insecticide and laundry detergent, has the potential of singlehandedly bringing down our entire economic system. But you do not need to worry, the danger has been recognised and the necessary steps are already being taken to defuse the situation. I will start with the basics and you will understand what I mean as the story unfolds.

Borax is a naturally occurring and mined mineral salt and the source of other manufactured boron compounds. The main deposits are in Turkey and California. Chemical names are 1) sodium tetraborate decahydrate, 2) disodium tetraborate decahydrate, or simply 3) sodium borate.

This means it contains four atoms of boron as its central feature combined with two sodium atoms and ten molecules (or sometimes less) of crystallisation water. Therefore, borax is the sodium salt of the weak boric acid. Because sodium is more strongly alkaline, this makes a solution of borax strongly alkaline with a pH between 9 and 10 (pH 7 is neutral). When ingested, it reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form boric acid and sodium chloride (table salt). The boron content of Borax is 11.3% while for boric acid it is 17.5% or about 50% higher. Ingested boron compounds are rapidly and nearly completely excreted with the urine.

Formerly, boric acid was widely used as a preservative in foods, but is now banned for this purpose in most countries, and is also banned from public sale in Australia.

According to conventional medicine, it is not known if boron is essential for humans, but research shows that we do need it. The reason why it was difficult to answer this question is the presence of boron in all plants and unprocessed foods. Diets with a fair amount of fruit and vegetables provide about 2 to 5 mg of boron per day, but this also depends on the region where the food was grown and how it was grown.

In reality the average intake in developed countries is 1-2 mg of boron per day. Institutionalized patients may receive only 0.25 mg of daily boron. Chemical fertilizers inhibit the uptake of boron from the soil: an organic apple grown in good soil may have 20 mg boron, but if grown with fertilizer it may have only 1 mg of boron. Fertilizers combined with poor food choices have greatly reduced our boron intake compared to 50 or 100 years ago.

Further, unhealthy cooking methods greatly reduce the availability of boron from food. The cooking water of vegetables containing most of the minerals may be discarded during home cooking or commercial processing; phytic acid in baked goods, cereals and cooked legumes may greatly reduce availability, while gluten sensitivity and Candida overgrowth inhibit the absorption of minerals. All this makes health problems due to boron deficiency now very common.


Health Effects of Boron

Due to their content of boron, borax and boric acid have basically the same health effects, with good antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties, but only mild antibacterial action. In plants as well as animals, boron is essential for the integrity and function of cell walls, and the way signals are transmitted across membranes.

Boron is distributed throughout the body with the highest concentration in the parathyroid glands, followed by bones and dental enamel. It is essential for healthy bone and joint function, regulating the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus through its influence on the parathyroid glands. With this, boron is for the parathyroids what iodine is for the thyroid.

Boron deficiency causes the parathyroids to become overactive, releasing too much parathyroid hormone which raises the blood level of calcium by releasing calcium from bones and teeth. This then leads to osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis, osteoporosis and tooth decay. With advancing age, high blood levels of calcium lead to calcification of soft tissues causing muscle contractions and stiffness; calcification of endocrine glands, especially the pineal gland and the ovaries; arteriosclerosis, kidney stones, and calcification of the kidneys ultimately leading to kidney failure. Boron deficiency combined with magnesium deficiency is especially damaging to the bones and teeth.

Boron affects the metabolism of steroid hormones, and especially of sex hormones. It increases low testosterone levels in men and oestrogen levels in menopausal women. It also has a role in converting vitamin D to its active form, thus increasing calcium uptake and deposition into bone and teeth rather than causing soft tissue to calcify. Also other beneficial effects have been reported such as improvement of heart problems, vision, psoriasis, balance, memory and cognition.

The German cancer researcher Dr Paul-Gerhard Seeger has shown that cancer commonly starts with the deterioration of cell membranes. As boron is essential for cell membranes and boron deficiency widespread, this may be an important cause for the initiation of tumour growth. Boron compounds have anti-tumour properties and are "potent anti-osteoporotic, anti-inflammatory, hypolipemic, anti-coagulant and anti-neoplastic agents" (1).

This overview shows the wide-ranging influence of boron on our health. In the following I want to describe some of these health effects in greater detail.

The Arthritis Cure of Rex Newnham

In the 1960's, Rex Newnham, Ph.D., D.O., N.D, developed arthritis. At that time he was a soil and plant scientist in Perth, Western Australia. Conventional drugs did not help, so he looked for the cause into the chemistry of plants. He realized that plants in that area were rather mineral deficient. Knowing that boron aids calcium metabolism in plants he decided to try it. He started taking 30 mg of borax a day, and in three weeks all pain, swelling and stiffness had disappeared.

He told public health and medical school authorities about his discovery, but they were not interested. However, some people with arthritis were delighted as they improved. Others were scared to take something with a poison label on the container and meant to kill cockroaches and ants. Eventually, he had tablets made with a safe and effective quantity of borax.

Within five years and only by word of mouth he sold 10,000 bottles a month. He could no longer cope and asked a drug company to market it. That was a major mistake. They indicated that this would replace more expensive drugs and reduce their profits. It so happened that they had representatives on government health committees and arranged that in 1981, Australia instituted a regulation that declared boron and its compounds to be poisons in any concentration. He was fined $1000 for selling a poison, and this successfully stopped his arthritis cure from spreading in Australia. (2)

Subsequently he published several scientific papers on borax and arthritis. One was a double-blind trial in the mid 1980's at the Royal Melbourne Hospital which showed that 70% of those who completed the trial were greatly improved. Only 12% improved when on placebo. There were no negative side-effects, but some reported that their heart ailment had also improved, and there was better general health and less tiredness. (3)

Most of his later research was devoted to the relationship between soil boron levels and arthritis. He found, for instance that the traditional sugarcane islands, due to long-term heavy use of fertilizers, have very low soil-boron levels. Jamaica has the lowest level and arthritis rates are about 70%. He noted that even most dogs were limping. Next comes Mauritius with very low boron levels and 50% arthritis. The daily boron intake in these countries is less than 1 mg/day. An interesting comparison is between Indian and native Fijians. The Indians are estimated to have an arthritis rate of about 40% and eat much rice grown with fertilizer while the native Fijians with an estimated arthritis rate of 10% eat mainly starchy root vegetables grown privately without fertilizer.

The US, England, Australia and New Zealand generally have average soil-boron levels with an estimated intake of 1 to 2 mg of boron and arthritis rates of about 20%. But Carnarvon in Western Australia has high boron levels in soil and water, and the arthritis rate is only 1%. It is similar in a place called Ngawha Springs in New Zealand with very high boron levels in the spa water which is curative for arthritis. Actually all spas reputedly curing arthritis have very high boron levels. These are also high in Israel with an estimated daily boron intake of 5 to 8 mg and only 0.5 - 1% arthritis.

Bone analysis showed that arthritic joints and nearby bones had only half the boron content of healthy joints. Equally, synovial fluid that lubricates joints and provides nutrients to the cartilage is boron deficient in arthritic joints. After boron supplementation, bones were much harder than normal and surgeons found them more difficult to saw through. With additional boron, bone fractures heal in about half the normal time in both man and animal. Horses and dogs with broken legs, or even a broken pelvis, have fully recovered.

Borax is also effective with other forms of arthritis, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis, and Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). For instance Dr Newnham saw a young girl aged 9 months with juvenile arthritis. He was able to cure her in 2 weeks.

He wrote that people can commonly get rid of their pain, swelling and stiffness in about 1 to 3 months. Then they can reduce treatment from 3 to 1 boron tablet (each 3 mg) per day as a maintenance dose so that they can avoid any future arthritis. He also stated that patients with rheumatoid arthritis commonly experienced a Herxheimer reaction [healing reaction],and that this is always a good prognostic sign. They must persevere and in another 2 or 3 weeks the pain, swelling and stiffness will be gone. (4,5)

I found this statement not only interesting, but also surprising. The Herxheimer reaction is an early aggravation of symptoms with increased pain. It is commonly due to toxins released by killed Candida and mycoplasma. This is very common with antimicrobial therapy, and borax definitely is an exceptionally good and strong fungicide. What surprises me, however, is that this fungicidal effect is already present at this rather low dose of 75 to 90 mg of borax. Equally surprising is the finding that also up to 30% of those with osteoarthritis experienced a Herxheimer reaction, suggesting that the border between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is rather fluid. I believe that in long-standing and especially resistant cases it will be advisable to use other antimicrobials in addition. For co-factors in arthritis treatment also see my article Arthritis and Rheumatism or the booklet OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS.

Fungi and Fluoride

Being such an excellent fungicide, it is not surprising that borax is being successfully used to treat Candida. There is much interesting information on an Earth Clinic forum called Borax Cures (10). With low to medium-weight people use 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder and with heavier weight 1/4 teaspoon per litre of water. One drinks the water spaced out during the day, and does this for 4 or 5 days a week as long as required.

Many contributors wrote that it cured or greatly helped them. So for instance this post: "I also have psoriasis, so maybe the soreness in my joints is the psoriatic arthritis creeping in. I thought, after reading about borax here on this forum, I would give it a try. OMG! In one day, the soreness in my knees has vanished! .... Also, my psoriasis seems a lot better after 2 days drinking 1/4 tsp borax in 1 litre of water per day."

Another one about toe fungus: "He wet his feet and then took a handful (of borax) and rubbed it all over his feet. He said it stopped itching immediately! He was stunned. A few weeks later I asked him how his athletes foot was and he said: oh wow! it hasn't come back! that stuff totally cured it !!!"

Other enthusiastic posts were about vaginal thrush [candida]. Borax appeared to be more effective than other remedies. Commonly, one large gelatine capsule filled with borax or boric acid was inserted at bedtime for several nights or up to 2 weeks. Alternatively the powder can be mixed with cool solidified coconut oil as a bolus or suppository.

A recent scientific study (11) confirms these positive observations with vaginal thrush. Boric acid at the dose of a filled capsule worked even in cases of drug-resistant Candida and against all the tested pathogenic bacteria. Because of the greater dilution, a douche may not be strong enough for bacteria and drug-resistant Candida, but it should work for normal Candida. Borax, due to its alkalinity, was more effective than boric acid.

In normal healthy conditions, Candida exists as harmless oval yeast cells. When challenged, chains of elongated cells called pseudohyphae develop, and finally strongly invasive long, narrow and tube-like filaments called hyphae. These damage the intestinal wall, and cause inflammation and Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Pseudohyphae and hyphae can be seen in the blood of individuals with cancer and autoimmune diseases. Candida can also form tough layers of biofilm. This same study shows that boric acid/borax inhibits the formation of biofilms and also the transformation of harmless yeast cells into invasive hyphal form. In other articles, I have shown that this process, commonly initiated by antibiotics, is a basic cause of most of our modern diseases, and this makes borax and boric acid primary health remedies. But this article shows that there are many more reasons to give them a top rating.

A scientific review in 2011 concluded: "... boric acid is a safe, alternative, economic option for women with recurrent and chronic symptoms of vaginitis when conventional treatment fails..." (12). But as it is so much better than drugs, why not use it as a first option, or use the even more effective borax?

Another study from Turkey (13) shows the protective effect of boric acid on food contaminated with mycotoxins, especially fungal aflatoxins. Among these, Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) causes extensive DNA damage and is the most potent carcinogen ever tested, especially affecting liver and lungs, also causing birth defects, immunotoxicity and even death in farm animals and humans.

Boric acid treatment was protective and led to increased resistance of DNA to oxidative damage induced by AFB1. The strong antifungal action of boric acid is, of course, the reason why it has traditionally been used as a food preservative.

Borax, similar to the equally endangered Lugol's iodine solution, can also be used to remove accumulated fluoride and heavy metals from the body (14). Fluoride not only causes bones to deteriorate, but also the pineal gland to calcify and the thyroid to become underactive. Borax reacts with fluoride ions to form boron fluorides which are then excreted in the urine.

In a Chinese study, borax was used to treat 31 patients with skeletal fluorosis. The amount was gradually increased from 300 to 1100 mg/day during a three month period, with one week off each month. The treatment was effective with 50 to 80% improvement.

One forum contributor suffered with Fibromyalgia/Rosacea, chronic fatigue and TMJ for over 10 years which she believed were caused by fluoride. She used 1/8 tsp of borax and 1/8 tsp of sea salt in a litre of de-chlorinated water, and drank this for 5 days each week. Within two weeks her face cleared, the redness faded, body temperature normalized, energy level increased, and she steadily lost excess weight. The only side-effect was an initial aggravation of her Rosacea symptoms.

Another post: "7 years ago thyroid cancer, the next year adrenal fatigue, then early menopause, the following year uterine prolapse followed by hysterectomy - the following year fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Early Childhood was fluorinated water along with fluoride tablets. Fall of 2008 I was looking at total disability. I could barely walk and couldn't sleep because of the pain and was throwing up daily from the pain in my back. ... After reading about fluoride I came to understand where all of my problems originated. ... I began the borax detox of 1/8 tsp in a litre of water and within 3 days my symptoms were almost gone."

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I bought that mule 20 from the store and put in my drinking water to de-calcify my pineal gland.

You will notice immediately that your head begins to tingle so it seems to work real well.

Had no adverse health effects from taking it, but if you take too much you will throw it up because your body can't handle it. Just put a pinch in some water.

By the way thanks for this info. I didn't know it had other benefits.
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I bought that mule 20 from the store and put in my drinking water to de-calcify my pineal gland.

You will notice immediately that your head begins to tingle so it seems to work real well.

Had no adverse health effects from taking it, but if you take too much you will throw it up because your body can't handle it. Just put a pinch in some water.

By the way thanks for this info. I didn't know it had other benefits.
Well I guess the health effects will be noticeable
if you've got something to fix like my knees for example.

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Borax Cures Questions

Generally speaking men requires larger dose such as 1/4 teaspoon of borax per one liter of water and a woman's dose is about 1/8 teaspoon of borax to rid of the mycobacterium. But if ridding is not a goal and prevention is required, than a much lower amount may be added such as 1/16 teaspoon is used to remove some excess fluoride and not taken everyday.

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[QUOTE=plam;1061007744]I have knee pain from time to time so I was researching
for a natural treatment when I stumbled upon this.

There's also a thread in the Shen clinic where the OP
might benefit from this info.



Good old Nexus magazine; has alerted me to many health and healing products over the years.

After I read that article in April 2012 i bought some from the web from a site that delivered what it promised and they also do sodium bicarbonate.

If anybody wants the site details let me know. I have no motive to recommend other than it's working.

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I have knee pain from time to time so I was researching
for a natural treatment when I stumbled upon this.

There's also a thread in the Shen clinic where the OP
might benefit from this info.



Good old Nexus magazine; has alerted me to many health and healing products over the years.

After I read that article in April 2012 i bought some from the web from a site that delivered what it promised and they also do sodium bicarbonate.

If anybody wants the site details let me know. I have no motive to recommend other than it's working.
Yes, please do.

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Very interesting. Thanks very much for posting this. It caught my eye as I'd just ordered some borax over the internet a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I've just looked and it's borax substitute.

It's tricky to find in the UK apparently, even though it's only half as toxic as table salt! I've ordered some just now via Amazon.co.uk for the genuine borax-- £1.50 for 100g inc. postage -- I'll try just a pinch in water as per rokazulu's suggestion. I like the sound of both arthritis prevention/joint "oiling" and pineal gland cleansing!
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From a personal point of view, after coming off two detox's (a long time ago), I noticed that consuming milk (pasteurized) sent pain into my knees. Elimination was obviously a big key.

Parsley tea would probably be my No.1 fighter choice. They use nettle tea in some Countries such as Germany to fight arthritis. Horsetail is another good option.

Drugs will just mess you up.

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From a personal point of view, after coming off two detox's (a long time ago), I noticed that consuming milk (pasteurized) sent pain into my knees. Elimination was obviously a big key.

Parsley tea would probably be my No.1 fighter choice. They use nettle tea in some Countries such as Germany to fight arthritis. Horsetail is another good option.

Drugs will just mess you up.
Do you have any experience of using borax for this?
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So where do you buy good quality Borax?
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From a personal point of view, after coming off two detox's (a long time ago), I noticed that consuming milk (pasteurized) sent pain into my knees. Elimination was obviously a big key.

Parsley tea would probably be my No.1 fighter choice. They use nettle tea in some Countries such as Germany to fight arthritis. Horsetail is another good option.

Drugs will just mess you up.
You need to give the milk a rest!
You can't blame it for everything.
It's only veggies propaganda.
The problem with milk is the boron is not present in it.
But it does not mean you have to eliminate it from the diet.
It's got calcium whose absorption is aided by boron from plants.

Borax is NOT a drug. Only because it sounds like a drug
it does not mean it is!
Borax is simply a boron compound: the mineral + salt of boric acid.


Boron occurs naturally in all foods produced from plants.
That must mean something, no?

Boron is found in high amounts in almonds, hazelnuts and apples, dried apricots
Chemical fertilizers inhibit the uptake of boron from the soil
An organic apple grown in good soil may have 20 mg boron,
but if grown with fertilizer it may have only 1 mg of boron.

As extra boron is not stored in the body,
a regular intake of the mineral is therefore required for optimal health.
This is why boron deficiency is wide spread

Hence why boron supplements are already available to buy.
Borax is much, much cheaper.

The mainstream medicine still refuses to recognise borron
as an essential mineral but all the studies confirm it is.

The Food Standards Agency in the UK state... "Boron is thought to help the body make use of the glucose, fats, oestrogen and other minerals, such as calcium, copper and magnesium, in the food we eat."

Dietary boron, brain function, and cognitive performance.

Although the trace element boron has yet to be recognized as an essential nutrient for humans, recent data from animal and human studies suggest that boron may be important for mineral metabolism and membrane function. To investigate further the functional role of boron, brain electrophysiology and cognitive performance were assessed in response to dietary manipulation of boron (approximately 0.25 versus approximately 3.25 mg boron/2000 kcal/day) in three studies with healthy older men and women. Within-subject designs were used to assess functional responses in all studies. Spectral analysis of electroencephalographic data showed effects of dietary boron in two of the three studies. When the low boron intake was compared to the high intake, there was a significant (p < 0.05) increase in the proportion of low-frequency activity, and a decrease in the proportion of higher-frequency activity, an effect often observed in response to general malnutrition and heavy metal toxicity. Performance (e.g., response time) on various cognitive and psychomotor tasks also showed an effect of dietary boron. When contrasted with the high boron intake, low dietary boron resulted in significantly poorer performance (p < 0.05) on tasks emphasizing manual dexterity (studies II and III); eye-hand coordination (study II); attention (all studies); perception (study III); encoding and short-term memory (all studies); and long-term memory (study I). Collectively, the data from these three studies indicate that boron may play a role in human brain function and cognitive performance, and provide additional evidence that boron is an essential nutrient for humans.

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Before experimenting with Borax I would advise everyone to read this article
Caution is required.

Borax Cures Questions

Generally speaking men require larger dose such as 1/4 teaspoon of borax per one liter of water and a woman's dose is about 1/8 teaspoon of borax to rid of the mycobacterium. But if ridding is not a goal and prevention is required, than a much lower amount may be added such as 1/16 teaspoon is used to remove some excess fluoride and not taken everyday.

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Yes, boron is good. I read a blog post a couple of years ago in which it was recommended for arthritis. But the blog disappeared and the information with it. It is being published again but that post hasn't reappeared. It also mentioned silicon.

From memory, it recommended food sources of boron - mainly dried fruit and nuts.
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can someone specifically recommend which borax to buy on amazon? the ones i see are laundry boosters and household cleaners.
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can someone specifically recommend which borax to buy on amazon? the ones i see are laundry boosters and household cleaners.
I don't know what's the official policy here on commercial links
but I ordered this one - http://www.intralabs.co.uk/borax.html
on recommendation from living99.

Maybe wait for me to try it first
and I'll let you know how I got on ... if I'm able to

Mind you, officially all borax is labeled as household cleaner!
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Good info. Anyone ever experiment with taking Hydrogen Peroxide? I bought a book on it years ago but I never go around to trying it. Its not easy getting medical grade Hydrogen Peroxide...


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http://www.intralabs.co.uk/borax.html
on recommendation from living99.

Maybe wait for me to try it first
and I'll let you know how I got on ... if I'm able to

Mind you, officially all borax is labeled as household cleaner!
Im a bit confused as in an article i read made out that borax is mined in erm... someplace and is used for cleaning etc but boron is what is found in food and that is what is needed. The articles you posted also mention boric acid Yes you can buy boron supplements but as your article states, its more expensive.

Im thinking about trying the one above but i would like you (plam) to be the guinea pig

Also hydrogen peroxide has been mentioned, if you read what that site has to say about borax it says
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Hey plam...

Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Ginger.

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Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn't, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling.

Arthritis-related problems with your aging knees? Regularly spicing up your meals with fresh ginger may help, suggests a study published in a recent issue of Osteoarthritis Cartilage. In this twelve month study, 29 patients with painful arthritis in the knee (6 men and 23 women ranging in age from 42-85 years) participated in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. Patients switched from placebo to ginger or visa versa after 3 months. After six months, the double-blind code was broken and twenty of the patients who wished to continue were followed for an additional six months.

By the end of the first six month period, those given ginger were experiencing significantly less pain on movement and handicap than those given placebo. Pain on movement decreased from a score of 76.14 at baseline to 41.00, while handicap decreased from 73.47 to 46.08. In contrast, those who were switched from ginger to placebo experienced an increase in pain of movement (up to 82.10) and handicap (up to 80.80) from baseline. In the final phase of the study when all patients were getting ginger, pain remained low in those already taking ginger in phase 2, and decreased again in the group that had been on placebo.

Not only did participants' subjective experiences of pain lessen, but swelling in their knees, an objective measurement of lessened inflammation, dropped significantly in those treated with ginger. The mean target knee circumference in those taking ginger dropped from 43.25cm when the study began to 39.36cm by the 12th week. When this group was switched to placebo in the second phase of the study, their knee circumferences increased, while those who had been on placebo but were now switched to ginger experienced a decrease in knee circumference. In the final phase, when both groups were given ginger, mean knee circumference continued to drop, reaching lows of 38.78 and 36.38 in the two groups.






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Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin also exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. In a recent study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was compared to phenylbutazone and produced comparable improvements in shortened duration of morning stiffness, lengthened walking time, and reduced joint swelling.

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Old 26-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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So plam? What are the results?
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Very interesting. Thanks plam
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So plam? What are the results?
I haven't received the borax yet. I'll let you know when I do.

In the meantime I've been using cod liver oil
for joints lubrication with good results.

As I'm 42 and I do weight lifting
so from now on bones and teeth will be one of my top priorities.
They are vital for our appearance and energy levels.
The better we stand, walk and move around,
the more youthful we will look and feel.

These six elements are very important:

Calcium
Magnesium
Boron
Vitamin D
Vitamin K
and Silica.

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