Intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is no stranger to pain. Since the Sixties he has undertaken gruelling physical expeditions worldwide. He has suffered frostbite, resulting in the loss of fingertips on his left hand, and a heart attack that necessitated a double heart bypass.
But one pain from which the 64-year-old adventurer does not suffer is that caused by arthritis.
This is no small achievement. It is more than 20 years since Fiennes felt the first twinges of arthritis in his hands and one hip, an ailment he attributes to cold, wet sleeping conditions during several expeditions. Fiennes's wonder cure is a natural remedy consisting of four parts apple cider vinegar and one part raw honey. It is called Honeygar and is available from health food shops without a doctor's prescription.
Although you may think that vinegar would exacerbate symptoms, the cider vinegar component of Honeygar is a source of malic acid, which is found naturally in apples, pears, tomatoes, bananas and cherries. It is known to neutralise uric acid and has an alkaline effect in the bloodstream which, by balancing the pH of the blood, limits the negative effects of acids such as lactic and uric.
Fiennes 'inherited' Honeygar from his mother. By her mid-80s Audrey Fiennes was bedridden with arthritis in her back. 'My sisters and I encouraged her to look into an alternative cure after she showed us the doctor's X-ray, which highlighted the arthritic band in her back,' says Fiennes.
Her miraculous remedy was found in a library book that extolled the virtues of a natural cure for arthritis that included daily doses of cider vinegar, honey and black molasses, and regular Epsom salt baths.
'My mother tried this method and after 18 months her condition started to improve, which was unusual in someone of her age,' says Fiennes. Indeed, it successfully held pain at bay for the remaining six years of her life.
Source - Daily Mail