Hi there, it's Paul. I want to tell you a story about my knees. Once upon a time... (kidding!) Seriously, I want to share this so that you can avoid what I did! It was one of those forehead-smacking, "why did I do that?" type of things a couple of years ago. You see, usually, I would do some serious exercise in the evening. This was when Ann and I were developing our Exercise Essentials online video fitness program. Anyway, one day, I exercised in the morning instead. But for whatever reason, I forgot to stretch first. Big mistake! I felt something go wrong in my knee and by 2:00 pm I could hardly walk. I tried to tell myself it was nothing and just dealt with it for as long as I could, which ended up being a few months. Finally, in late summer, decided to get an MRI to determine what had happened — I had torn my meniscus! And the only option, I was told, was surgery. I was definitely not getting in line for that ride! Instead, I had an alternative therapy doctor inject some platelets into the joint to speed healing, but it only improved a little bit.
Then, Dr. Ajay Goel came to speak at Hallelujah Acres about curcumin and the Hallelujah Acres Joint Health supplement that includes a form of curcumin that Dr. Goel helped develop. After hearing him speak, I started re-thinking curcumin for healing. I had been taking the Joint Health supplement, but not that much of it; just one capsule a few times a week. So, I decided to ramp up my efforts. I began taking 4 capsules of Joint Health per day along with 4 capsules of Bio-Curcumin and 4 capsules of Serrapeptase. I did that for just 2 months... and suddenly I could run again! And I'm talking about a LONG run, like 6 to 8 miles without a problem!
Of all people, I knew to expect great results from Hallelujah Acres supplements — but still — I was amazed! I still keep Joint Health on hand and use it when I overexert myself or on cold, damp days. But I'm still able to do a vigorous work out every day — squats, jumps, you name it, it doesn't hurt anymore. It's also had a great effect on an older injury to my shoulder. Several years ago I flipped while riding an ATV, and it landed on my chest. The fall ripped my rotator cuff, but today, I can do pull-ups again! Some people take one Joint Health capsule every day as a maintenance. I remember to take it about once a week, but I still take 4 at a time when I do. Well, I just wanted to share that and hope that — if you have an infamous, nagging, old injury — this will give you some encouragement and another option. It definitely worked for me!
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