The mother with crippling arthritis... and copper insoles.

A mother-of-three is training for a half marathon after beating excruciating arthritis - thanks to a pair of £30 copper insoles.

Garden designer Helen Basson, 39, feared she would end up in a wheelchair after she was diagnosed with arthritis in every joint of her body after the birth of her third child. Her condition was so bad she was unable to lift her baby out of his cot or get into the bath unaided. But within three months of inserting the copper insoles, recommended to her by her mother-in-law, Mrs Basson astounded her doctors by beginning to walk freely. She is now planning to take part in a half marathon in February.

She said: 'I couldn't do anything. I had to be helped off the toilet and getting in and out of the bath was extremely difficult. It was terrifying - I was a young woman and I feared I would end up in a wheelchair. The low point was a check-up at the hospital when they inserted a fluid into me and discovered I had arthritis in every joint. There was a time when I thought I wouldn't be able to walk again, so running a half marathon will be incredible.

The apparent healing powers of copper were first pioneered by the ancient Greeks who used copper bracelets to ease aches and pains (the insoles claim to contain 14 times more copper than bracelets).
Copper is an essential mineral in the body and is thought to keep blood vessels, the immune system and bones healthy.

The Arthritis Foundation reports there is no scientific research to prove the effectiveness from copper bracelets. However it also says there is scant research to prove there are no benefits.

Source  - Daily Mail