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^Ditto. My knees started to be a problem in recent years and my mom said it was genetic. Since getting rid of grains, my knees don't hurt anymore and I can feel the weakness as a simple lack of strength rather than a pressure-like uncomfortable feeling or pin-like pain.
I started having hip pain 3 years ago. Here's what I did:
Lost 38 #
Water aerobics helped
A ton of antiinflamatory drugs
A ton of other $upplements that did not help
Saw a chiropractor for a bunch of worthless sessions
Saw a physical therapist for months
Got reiki done on me
Saw a sports medicine doctor
Gave up on my family practitioner
Switched to a rheumatologist
Saw 5 surgeons
Had hip replacement 2 month ago and am thrilled to have my life back!
The one new thing I have learned that I would try is that Vitamin K2 is a critical element in the way the body forms bone and as best I can tell, cartilage too. I am incorporating K2 into my daily supplements in hopes of not having to lose another body part at the altar of CW.
D3 cannot do its job without K2. If you have bone issues you need it in miliigram (mg) doses, not micrograms (mcg) which is commonly available. In Japan they use 45 mg a day for osteoporosis, I would treat cartilage issues the same. The only sources I have found for a higher dosage is Ultra K2 from lef.org. Carlson makes a 5 mg dose. For more info on K2 check this out http://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/Exp...ipt-vitK21.pdf
(if you decide to get a hip replacement PM me and I can save you a ton of research - there are hip replacements and then there's a better way. I'm glad I found the better way.)