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    Happy birthday! Welcome to the club. And yes,...

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the club.

    And yes, I think all the various things I'm doing are helping, thanks--I keep at it. Needing fewer pain med, somewhat less crippling, no feeling like the...
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    My husband studied Reiki years ago, and has used...

    My husband studied Reiki years ago, and has used it on me twice...it helped, both times. He says he is WAY out of practice, though, hence the classes!
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    I've been doing PT for a couple of months now for...

    I've been doing PT for a couple of months now for my arthritic knees, and recently added an online class on Reiki, looking to find an in-person one. But most days, I have measurably less pain...this...
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    Oooh sorry about the gluten! I avoid it if at...

    Oooh sorry about the gluten! I avoid it if at ALL possible, but sounds like it wasn't...

    I believe pain can be managed, whatever the cause...I'm working on it!

    My favorite therapist...
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    Yep, I've been using turmeric for a year or two. ...

    Yep, I've been using turmeric for a year or two. I think it helps...not sure how MUCH, but I think it does!
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    And since I posted this problem, my nails are...

    And since I posted this problem, my nails are back to being, well, hard as nails! hooray!
  7. What a hoot! And yep, I made yogurt with a...

    What a hoot! And yep, I made yogurt with a combination of dried milk and canned back int he 70s--pretty good, actually!
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    I've avoided grains and sugar for almost three...

    I've avoided grains and sugar for almost three years now, unfortunately (or, well, fortunately, really, but still have knee pain!)
  9. Thanks for the input! The therapist that I...

    Thanks for the input! The therapist that I really LOVE definitely agrees with you on the working up to but not through pain, unless post-surgical. Wish I could get her every time. She is versed in...
  10. I just got water kefir grains yesterday...will...

    I just got water kefir grains yesterday...will have to try this! And yep, kimchi is up next for me...I didn't know it ever called for sugar!
  11. That's next up for me! I like kimchi, my husband...

    That's next up for me! I like kimchi, my husband doesn't...
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    I do use ice when I think of it, thanks for the...

    I do use ice when I think of it, thanks for the reminder!
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    Whoa, that's interesting about the magnesium...

    Whoa, that's interesting about the magnesium problem! I haven't had that one...we're all different, I guess!


    Tart cherries or cherry juice seems to help as well, so I try to do that...

    I may...
  14. Do you just add powdered turmeric to your second...

    Do you just add powdered turmeric to your second ferment? Good stuff!
  15. Oh, that sounds good with apple! I really like...

    Oh, that sounds good with apple! I really like tsukemono, but my current batch is kind of weird...
  16. I haven't tried water kefir yet--just got grains...

    I haven't tried water kefir yet--just got grains today!
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    I need to go have some bone broth! 2 jars in the...

    I need to go have some bone broth! 2 jars in the fridge and I forget to drink it! Thx...
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    Had a giggle about the security! I do have that...

    Had a giggle about the security! I do have that option, but I don't really want to go that way if I can possibly avoid it. I'm 70, though...
  19. thank you! Yes, I do exercise at home...usually...

    thank you! Yes, I do exercise at home...usually not to the point of huge pain or sweating like crazy! I sometimes trade off, with shorter periods on one leg, then the other, then back again a...
  20. I did, and thanks! I'll get the D3 level checked!

    I did, and thanks! I'll get the D3 level checked!
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    I don't know, Dragonfly, I need to check the D3...

    I don't know, Dragonfly, I need to check the D3 level. I DO take Vitamin D and Magnesium though...forgot to mention!
  22. Anyone making cultured foods for taste and probiotics?

    I've been making tsukemono (Japanese kraut), pickled garlic, and kombucha...tasty stuff! In theory, the ferment digests the sugar in the kombucha, which was a concern for me...

    My husband was...
  23. Dealing as naturally as possible with arthritis...trying PT!

    There's a lot going on with me...still trying to avoid knee surgery, so went for OrthoVisc shots in both knees (meh! Exspensive but not a great result), and have been having PT since late June. ...
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    Hi all..it's been a while since I posted, but I'm...

    Hi all..it's been a while since I posted, but I'm plugging along as primally as possible! I even started a new group on Facebook, mostly to offer a support group for friends who are primal--but...
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    Thanks, Classic, we have a nice little group...

    Thanks, Classic, we have a nice little group already, some old hands and some just interested. I started it last week and we have 63 members! I hope some find their way here, lots of good...
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