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Date: 29.06.2013
From: Carol

Subject: Rosehip supplement

This is my second post. Has anyone any experience of Rosehip supplements for OA pain. If so did they work and how long before an improvement was noticed.
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Date: 01.07.2013
From: Sean

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

Hi Carol

I have taken rosehip before during a brief flare last year - it may have helped but I do use other alternative treatments too!

If rose hips do work then my belief is that the antiflammatory effect come from its strong antibacterial properties as my belief is that a lot of arthritis has some element of bacterial infection.

I read this last year about rosehips - looks as though dog rose (rosa canina) is one of the most potent. It's interesting to think there might be natural remedies growing in our hedgerows!

http://www.rombio.eu/rbl4vol16/17%20Sezai_Ercisli.pdf
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Date: 02.07.2013
From: Carol

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

Hi Sean

Thanks for your reply. What else do you take. I am keen to reduce ibuprofen because of side effects, although I fear my knee joint does need replacing.
Thanks
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Date: 02.07.2013
From: Sean

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

Hi Carol

I cannot recommend that you take the same as me
I don't have osteo arthritis - but my first X-rays 30 years ago - did say I had signs of both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis -
I take quite a few supplements regularly - Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium and occasional vitamin D3 and rarely a B complex. I am gluten and mostly cows milk free too and often have days where I skip carbs until evening meal.

I read a lot and would perhaps read this for more advice - and discuss with your own specialist - Dr. Myhill was a registered GP that got challenged for her non mainstream views - and now practices independently -

http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Osteoporosis
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Date: 03.07.2013
From: Carol

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

Hi Sean
Thank you for yor reply. I take vitamin D3 as I have osteopenia. I appreciate what you say about
doctors with non mainstream views as I have an under active thyroid and there are differing opinions on how blood test results are interpreted.
I see the consultant on 25th July so will see what
he has to say.
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Date: 03.07.2013
From: Sean

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

Hi Carol

I also knew from past reading that there is a strong link between osteopenia and gluten intolerance.

Here is an interesting story from a lady that had osteopenia and thyroid issues - I am also aware that soya is often targeted as a bad food for thyroid issues.

http://www.4everglutenfree.com/2010/02/my-journey.html?m=1

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1383295/
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Date: 03.07.2013
From: marlene

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

I took Rose hip syrup for years and gave up as I was paying fortunes each month for all the supplements and I have to say for me it made no difference at all.
I now save my money and take a week-end break when I can to rest up and recharge the batteries (so to speak).
I would say try anything give it a go and you decide if it is helping you as what works for one doesn't work for another.

Take care
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Date: 03.07.2013
From: Sean

Subject: Re: Rosehip supplement

I agree Marlene - supplements are no good on there own.

The supplements are the water to help put out the fire.

But if you are pouring on petrol at the same time then there is no point. My belief is that gluten and other possible triggers per individual are the petrol.

One thing on its own will not work.
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