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Old 09-30-2009, 06:08 AM   #11
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In addition some foods can make inflammation worse. Plants from the nightshade family, like potatoes and eggplant, aggravate my best friend's arthritis.

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #12
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Toothache plant

My friend from Brazil told me that there is leaf from a plant that they put on their pizza down there. After you eat it, your mouth tingles and goes numb for awhile. She calls it Jambu leaves. After a little research, I found it online ( she confirmed it was the same as she was talking about) and I grew it in my garden. When I tasted a leaf, sure enough, my mouth went numb.

It is known as the " toothache" plant. Apparantly, years ago, people would chew on these leaves when they had a toothache.

Didnt have much of a taste, but definitely a unique feeling afterwards. Almost the same as a topical anesthetic such as oragel..


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Old 09-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #13
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I want one of those fruits from the movie The Rundown.

Cure-all ! If you can't move, it won't hurt!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #14
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the cayenne pepper is the # 1 herb/food for pain relief...In my book.............................................. ....BH51
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #15
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Hmm.. but if you eat too much of it, you might need Pepto!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #16
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I can't say that any food helps back pain, but will vouch for volumes of water for gout. When my husband came down with it, everyone came up with the old "rich man's disease", supposedly caused by too rich of a diet. Like many men of his generation (mid 60s and older), he really didn't drink a lot of water. His doctor told him 2 qts a day, minimum. Get that uric acid (I might be saying that wrong) flushed out of his system. He eventually did go on daily meds for the problem, but for awhile every morning I'd fill a 2 qt bottle with water, and he'd drink it all day and make sure it was empty before bed time (this is on top of any other fluids). The water made all the difference in the world. Eventually he'd start to recognise when he hadn't had the water without the pitcher. But even with meds, he feels it if he doesn't drink enough water consistently.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:37 PM   #17
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I just read an article that said pineapple juice helped reduce inflammation. Sounded like witchcraft to me so I asked about it on another forum and received several comments to the effect that PAJ has been used for many years to help folks with arthritis.

Recommendation I saw was for 8 oz. per day. Can't say if more would be better??
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:47 AM   #18
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Juice For Arthritis Treatment

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