The Original Gator-Aid for Arthritis

Did you know that every diagnosis of arthritis comes with the fact that the joint is dehydrated? Wouldn’t it make sense that the simple solution would be to just drink more water?

Rehydrating the body and getting water into the joint to heal the knee or any other joint for that matter is a little more complicated than that. I’ll explain…

Yes, that’s correct!

Which is why your knees are sore, achy and painful. They’ve been dry for some time and wearing because they are not lubricated enough (aka dried out). Your body needs enough water in order to keep your joints lubricate and moving smoothly in relation to each other.

Take a moment and think of all the people you know that have told you they have arthritis! As a matter of fact, the Center for Disease Control states that 52.5 million adult Americans that’s 1 out of 5 and by 80 years of age 1 out of 2 will be diagnosed with arthritis.

Even the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website says:

“Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, is a progressive disease of the joints.

With osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints gradually wears away. Where there was once smooth articular cartilage that made the bones move easily against each other when the joint bent and straightened, there is now a frayed, rough surface. Joint motion along this exposed surface is painful.

Osteoarthritis usually develops after many years of use. It affects people who are middle-aged or older. Other risk factors for osteoarthritis include obesity, previous injury to the affected joint, and family history of osteoarthritis.”

Here’s the Original Gatorade recipe I received from my friend Dr. Steve Boutin (Boutin Chiropractic) in Louisville, Kentucky. As I remember him explain it to me this was a recipe developed by the University of Florida for their sports teams until it was grabbed up by corporations.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Big pitcher (at least 1 gallon)
  • Wooden spoon for stirring
  • 1 Tablespoon


Pour a quart of water into the pitcher and add the Sea Salt and squeezed lemon. Mix this up first as it’s easier to do without mixing a full pitcher of water. When these ingredients are mixed up then add in the rest of the distilled water.

What I like most about this recipe is I can make it myself anytime and know there is no dye or artificial colors or flavors

Drink at least 1 glass a day and consider this part of your daily intake of water to hydrate your body.

Some clients have reported that 1 full tablespoon of Celtic Sea Salt is too strong of a taste and have backed it down to 1/2 tablespoon and found it more palatable.

Special note: When you mix up the recipe. Make sure to store it in the refrigerator as I experienced some mold growing on the top of the pitcher and a funny taste after sitting out for a few days.

What I’ve noticed is

This is great to add into your daily routine when either is happening when you drink water:

  1. You have difficulty drinking water
  2. You don’t have a “taste” for water
  3. You find yourself running to the bathroom every “5 minutes” after you drink water

You see if you have difficulty drinking water, your body recognizes that drinking more water will continue to flush out the already depleted amount of minerals it has putting it at more risk. The same mechanism is at play if you don’t have a “taste” for water.

There is a certain amount of sodium (mineral) needed for your body to transfer water from outside of the cells to inside the cells and clean them out. When you’re deficient in the mineral sodium than the water you drink passes right through your system straight to your kidneys and bladder. Incorporating “The Original Gator-Aid” in

The above 3 signs are a good indicator that your body is mineral deficient and you’d want to incorporate “The Original Gator-Aid” into your knee pain elimination routine for awhile until the above issues begin to subside.

There are a few more things to keep in mind when setting up the conditions so your body can heal your arthritis.

Here are some other articles that will help you as well…

1.) Understanding the “Pain-Tension Loop”

2.) “Not All Sea Salt Is Created Equal!”

3.) “The Psychology of Knee Pain” – Are you addicted to your knee pain?


The Knee Pain Guru
The Knee Pain Guru

Bill is “The Knee Pain Guru” and “The Best in the World at Eliminating Knee Pain without Drugs, Shots or Surgery.”

He has over 26 years of martial art and body work experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.

Bill’s believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing and the bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. Coupled with comfort this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self-expressed.

“You can’t think your way out of pain. Pain is not rational and doesn’t care what you think. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”

His unique ability to identify the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change and a new reality for his clients…

21 comments on “The Original Gator-Aid for Arthritis

  1. Is this the only salt that works I would like to drink this for my knees I have had the shots in them but my still in really bad pain have the mineral pink salt

  2. I just found out that i have bone on bone Problems, I don’t know what to do I have taken Ibuprofen 800 to help with pain. I had a cortisone shot I guess it help somewhat I’m still having a lot of pain. I’m looking for natural healing any suggestions will be helpful

  3. hi my name is roy quinn and i am 72 . i have bone on bone for over 10 yrs as does my wife emma. i use morphine 60mg 3 a day and percocet and two braces i want to work and do but the pain is so bad i am at the end of my road. they won’t do sugary . i would like stem cells but its far to expensive and ins. won’t help my wife has lymphoma one calf and uses stockings but no medicine except 1 anvil sometimes any ideas that could help either of us? please help if you can .thankyou roy

  4. I have bone to bone knee pain constantly as well as my son that is only 24.We both havery had shots but they didn’t help.They said we were both to young for surgery as it wouldn’t last but about 10 years.His is,so bad to the point of passing out sometimes.I am ready to give this a,try.

    • Right on Kim! Work with this for a couple of weeks and keep me posted as to how it goes. If you’d like more support and get faster results for your knees then let’s setup a time to chat and figure out a strategy for your knees…


  5. Bill

    I am 40 years old, 6’4″, 280-290lbs, very active, and enjoy pushing my body to its limits. When I was 18 years old I was the recipient of a lower leg take down while participating in an underground fight club. This take down resulted in a complete tear of the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, and meniscus damage. This lead me to having a total right knee reconstruction where cadaver ligaments where used in the rebuild along with stainless steel hardware like screws, hooks, and the such.

    I am now 40 and have stage 4 OA. I have seen multiple surgeons and none want to do a replacement (which I am trying to avoid) due to my age and activity level. They all state the hardware wouldn’t hold up beyond 10 years and I would need to have it done at least two more times In my lifetime. I have done the shots (no impact), I have had the arthroscopic joint clean up twice (little benifit/short lived), and have paid $750 for a custom knee brace (type NFL players wear on Sunday). The brace provides help but it forces the joint to realign causing pain elsewhere due to my body making accommodations over the years to cope with the constant injury.

    I refuse the narcotics they constantly try to push down my throat. Instead I use over the counter pain meds like Motrin, Advil, and marijuana to address the constant hip to ankle throbbing stemming from the knee joint.

    I need a solution which will give me another 30 years on this banged up joint until I reach the ripe age of 70 plus (God willing). I am going to try the broth and Real Gatorade hoping it makes a difference. I am at the end of the road here or at least that’s how it appears.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  6. I’m 42 years old I’ve had problems with my knee grinding for over 5 years now.. It has gotten so bad I can’t hardly do my job anymore. My doctor acts like it’s nothing. It has on couple occasions swollen up due to over working it.. I have recently injured my siactic nerve and been diagnosed with tendinitis from over working myself on my job. Now my knee is getting worse again due to trying not to injure my back further. With the Gator-Aid does it matter what what kind of sea salt is used? Is there anything else I can do to help with my issues? Please help me I’m can’t afford to keep missing work trying to take care of two kids alone.

  7. Nancy,
    I’d listen to the audio in the blog post, “Not All Sea Salt is Created Equal” so you can get the answer to your question on which sea salt to use.

    If you’re serious about getting your knee better, then here’s a link to my online calendar to setup a time for us to speak and outline a strategy to so you can stop missing work.

    Speak soon,

  8. hello sir , am Rohan , 20 years old .
    i had a fallen off the bike and had a wound on my knee . my doctor asked me to get an x-ray of my knee and he said that there is reduction in medial space and asked me not to bend my legs for few days … and on curious i just folded my leg and had no pain , i did some more and had a little pain behind the knee .. now am scared if this heals with time or it stays there !

  9. Hello Bill,

    I am a 60 year young lady. Have done construction work most of my life. I have been told by two separate doctors that I have bone on bone for me knee…..I do not want to do surgery as I feel I am very young…..I have had two separate injections that have not helped. Is there another alternative?

    Thank you,

  10. I am 45 years old. I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis my whole life. About a year and a half ago I was told I need a full right knee replacement for BONE ON BONE!!!. At that time my daughter was graduating, going to college- I had a lot of things going on and did not have time nor the help. They quite doing steroid shots after years and years because they were no longer helping my pain and told me that surgery was the only answer- after that I lost 65 lbs to try to help the pressure, that helped a great deal! In the past few months- I have put about 20 of that back on and my knee (stress,etc.) and is more painful then ever. As far as knee replacement, right now I cannot have it done…..again no help driving to appointments and therapy…. I work and we travel as my daughter plays college softball. I have an appointment on April 24 with my Orthopedic Surgeon to discuss something temporary- do you suggest Synvisc- I can barely walk anymore and my knee is 3 times the size it should be- I can’t do this anymore. I will be making the “Original Gatorade recipe this weekend”- hopefully brings some relief.

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