Totally agree with with the drinking beer, aching muscles and joint thing. My achilles heel (left foot) has been hurting for years, ever since I played basketball on concrete, in bare feet, in Korea (2003-4).
No matter how much rest I gave it, the pain would remain. Getting up in the morning and limping for the first 30 minutes of the day seemed like a chronic ailment that would never go away...then.....I cut back on drinking beer.
I've had 3 bottles in 3 weeks and my achilles is as good as gold mate, good as gold.
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