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  • Love tart cherry juice! Drink it for a week before a major race but now I’ll try to drink it regularly!

  • Sorry. I know you’ve answered this a million times, but the wording is still confusing for me… So you were taking one ounce or two tablespoons twice per day for a total of two ounces or four tablespoons total? Your second post about the challenges still says that you were going to “Drink one tablespoon of tart cherry concentrate twice a day — once in the morning and once immediately post-run. (This is half the amount I wrote in the first post, where a reader pointed out my mistake and I corrected it before I began the challenge.)” I can’t seem to understand the wording!!!
    Also, do you happen to know if it is more effective to take the full ounce at once or if its okay to spread it out? I’ve been making tart cherry ice cubes (in hear shapes no less) with about 1/2 TBSP of concentrate in each and will pop them sporadically throughout the day. I still haven’t noticed an improvement in my muscle pain, but I’m only getting one ounce total at this point so I may just not be taking enough to notice an improvement as of yet.
    Thanks so much for doing this series. Even if it doesn’t help my muscle pain, the concentrate is a tasty addition to my life 🙂

  • Well, here’s an odd question regarding the cherries you use in the recipes. I live in AL and had a friend who had a cherry tree and all we can grow here in the south are the tart cherries. They were too sour to eat, but I froze a few gallon bags to use in smoothies and recipes. So, I have frozen tart cherries – I wonder if those would work the same? Or would you definitely recommend dried? I sure would hate to have to buy dried cherries when I have a couple gallon ziploc bags in the freezer.

  • Wow! Those momo granolas are perfect for my American football training! Definitely going to make a bunch of them! 😀 Thanks for the recipe!

  • If your shoulder pain is happening a lot at night, you may want to be checked for frozen shoulder. Pain at night is a hallmark of this condition. I started having symptoms about 1.5 years ago and know the earlier you get treatment, the shorter recovery. Thanks for the info about tart cherry juice, too – I may just give it a try!

  • Funny to run across this particular blog entry. I am an infrequent reader of your blog, though I do come here from time to time on a somewhat irregular basis. I always gain new insights.
    With that said, I had already begun my own experiment with tart cherries after reading of the benefits it has in pain management (and because I feel as though I have taken entirely too much ibuprofen over the course of my young life as is, so I am looking for a healthy alternative).
    Since I was 20 years old (32 now, soon to be 33), I have battled chronic lower back/hip pain, in what I have learned seems to stem from tight hips and my piriformis muscle. I actually screwed it up originally while working in construction. Unfortunately, exercise makes it flare up, despite stretching, foam roller use, and Epsom salt baths.
    I have been an athlete my entire life: primarily basketball, but over the last year and a half I began running every day — after reading one of your blog posts actually. Because of the recurrent pain, I had to scale back to 4-5 days a week instead.
    I, too, am noticing positive results since trying out tart cherries. I plan to continue the experiment to see if the effects are long lasting. I want to ensure I am not causing a placebo effect on myself because I have such high hopes for an ibuprofen alternative.
    Sorry this was so long. It’s just that I can relate to what you and others are going through. I’m not old. I don’t consider myself old. But I also don’t want to wake up feeling old anymore either. I want to get out there and play hard, and do it all over again the next day.

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