Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hannah Lane Arrives
Then today I spent most of the day making TWO PINTS of crabapple jelly! It just seemed to be one thing on top of another to complicate my process. Plus having DH still sick is worrying me something fierce. He ate a small breakfast at noon and then went right back to sleep and slept in his chair all day long. He woke up later and ate a cup of corn bread and buttermilk and then went to bed and is sleeping. It scares me to death and I did call his cancer doctor and spoke to the doctor's nurse and she changed his appointment up to this coming Tuesday instead of two weeks away.
I am still "hoping' it is a bug because after I ate I got the "trots" which made it hard for me to accomplish the evening chores. Poor ole stomach is miserable, or maybe that came from the worrying????? Who knows - we are just taking it one day at a time .
Love to all.
Vinegar and Arthritis
After spending billions of dollars on medicines and over the counter drugs -the American Dietetic Association notes that both medical and nutrition authorities agree on one important fact about arthritis care: The only specific treatment for arthritis is "weight control///and a nutrient-dense diet"
This respected journal goes on to explain the conclusions nutritional scientists have drawn from studies of the eating habits of arthritis sufferers:Sometimes the patient's diet is found to be - grossl deficient in some nutrients.
Perhaps this helps to explain the long-standing belief by many that apple cider vinegar can play an important part in relieving the pain and slowing the progression of arthritis . At the very least it is less likely to hurt the one taking it than some of the more outrageous chemicals which have been advertised as being able to ease the symptoms of arthritis. And in addition it is inexpensive.
The tim-honored vinegar recipe for dealing with arthritis is 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, mixed into a glass of water and taken morning and night..
Others believe the proper dose is to drink a glass of water, with 2 teaspoons vinegar in it before each meal (3 times a day)
Another tonic which has often been recommended for those who suffer from arthritis discomfort combines vinegar with celery, Epsom salts and citrus (for vitamin C) . Combine in a saucepan:
1/2 grapefruit 2 stalks celery
1 orange 4 cups water
Cut the celery and fruit (including the peelings) into chunks. Simmer in water - uncovered-for 1 hour. Press the softened foods through a jelly bag and stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 tablespoon Epsom salts. Drink a full glass of water morning and evening to which 1/4 cup of this tonic has been added. With any of these vinegar regimens -expect it to take about a month for relief to begin. For more immediate results many doctors say a gentle rubdown may help. One old-time liniment combines vinegar and oil with egg whites.
2egg whites 1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup turpentine 1/4 cup olive oil
Mix all ingredients and use right away. Gently massage aching joints and then wipe it off.(most all medical authorities would recommend leaving the turpentine out of this remedy.)
I have seen arthritis do HORRIBLE things to people and I Hate it !
Love to all!