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Yeah, I feel the same way. But I have to admit that if they ever found an immune suppressor that allowed your immune system to rebuild itself and work properly, I'd be in like Flynn to be on the trial for it!! They were experimenting with something like that for RA at Oxford a few years back.

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yep, they hoped to do exactly that with "Mabthera". The idea with Mabthera being: wipe out the immune systems "B cells" and start again. Their theory is that a "trigger event" has taught the immune system B cells to see your own body as foreign. It didn't work quite as planned.. eventually the arthritis returned. Still it must have been quite effective, as they only needed to be treated about once a year.

Personally, I think its failure to permanantly wipe out an autoimmune disease gives evidence that the disease "trigger" is still there. Whether that trigger be a metabolic problem, an infection, or an allergy.

The reason I mention allergy.. Well my main reason is that people with celiacs disease who continue to eat wheat tend to develop arthritis... Why?

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since I have been getting so terribly dehydrated at night I decided I should have a bottle of the usual sports type sugar/electrolyte drink. ie: salt with some fruit juice or honey. Then I realised that I just had to add some apple cider vinegar and I would be drinking pickle water . And I figure I might as well try that : rehydrate myself, and do some "bacterial selection" at the same time. I think you could justify calling it a probiotic since pickling feeds the good bacteria and knocks out the bad ones.

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I'm going to give it a try. I used to drink about two glasses of water a day, on a good day. I read that you are supposed to take your weight and divide by two, and that would be the number of ounces you're supposed to drink in a day. That puts me at 90 ounces. I wasn't even close to drinking enough. Let's hope it works.

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Hi Angus!

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I read that you are supposed to take your weight and divide by two, and that would be the number of ounces you're supposed to drink in a day.


Cool! I never knew this, but if it's true I'm doing pretty well, I am always drinking water, all day long, never without my sports bottle!



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(..zark does metric conversion in head..).. err that sounds about right :-)
must be about 40 ounces in a litre right?

... actually im not a big fan of vinegar.. so tell me how it goes ! I find that drinking a large amount of water on an empty belly (aka "water flush") relieves a huge amount of muscle tension that tends to build up in my back and shoulders.

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I'm trying the pure salt method. It seemed to make sense and by the third day I was getting used to the taste. I put 1 1/4 tsp. of the salt in an 80 oz. jug, that's almost 2 1/2 litres. I found a health store around my town that sells pure, unadulterated sea salt called Celtic Salt, or Celtic Sea Salt. I seem to have some improvement, although it's too early to get excited. I've been drinking this for almost a week now. It was strange, the first couple days it seemed the more I drank the thirstier I became. I would have thought it would have been the other way around. I thought it might help my stomach and oral ulcers as well. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

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Well, it's been two weeks and if this is any indication, things will continue to get better, I hope. I haven't had an oral ulcer since, (at least not yet), my stomach does not get as upset as much as it used to, if at all. My arthritis seems to be improving as I do not need my cane as much. I have still had a couple of days of flare up but I can deal with that. More updates to come. I hope that this works and that someone else can benefit from it as well.

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This is so odd.... honestly before even seeing any of these post...yesterday,watching the movie "Almighty Bruce" the scene at Niagra Falls. A thought came about: Why did God make vast oceans of salt water, there must be a reason to this,that there is so much salt around?Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

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It's been five months now that I have been drinking the sea salt/water mixture and I can still walk without a cane. Am I cured? No, but it is not nearly as painful as it was. My shoulders, on times, really bother me, my back still acts up once in a while, and there is still a little discomfort in my foot. But compared to the pain I was feeling I would say it has been a success. Now I am going out to get some bromelain. After seeing it mentioned in another post I did a little research on it and they say it is good for those with RA because of its anti-inflamitory properties. Maybe using both methods might help even more!

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