Describe the wackiest but most useful advice you’ve ever received.
This is actually advice my husband received from my dad. I thought it sounded wacky but it apparently works. I don’t suffer from arthritis. At least not to the point where it’s debilitating. My husband, due to the numerous surgeries on his knees, does.
Apparently he was discussing this with my dad last year and my dad commented that he needed some gin and raisins. My husband didn’t put much store in it at the time but appropriately filed it away in his little mental filing cabinet. When the pain started getting really bad again he asked my dad about it again.
My dad told him to take a glass jar and fill it with raisins and then cover the raisins with enough gin to completely cover them and let them sit at least overnight for the gin to soak into the raisins. Then to eat three teaspoons of them a day. Hubby started doing it (even though he does not drink or like the taste of alcohol…the look on his face eating them is priceless) and admitted that the arthritis got better.
He has also noticed that when he stops taking them for a while it will come back but when he starts taking them again that it gets better again. Who knew? I’m not sure whether it’s some chemical reaction between the gin and raisins or what but it does work.
And now his (my father’s) doctor is eating them too so he must realize it works too! Through trial and error we have surmised that the golden raisins taste better than the dark raisins and that the “name brand” raisins taste better than the store brand or no name type raisins. We also found out that the difference in taste in using cheap gin and a good brand like Tanqueray is well worth the extra expense.
So if you suffer from arthritis or rheumatism, you might want to try some gin and raisins, amazingly it does work for my husband and my dad swears by it.