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As Editor and Reporter for Healthy-Oil-Planet.com, I've researched the health benefits of natural oils and tried to present you the most accurate and current information for enhancing your health with these products.
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Using Coconut Oil on Fibromyalgia: Natural Cure or Scam?
Is coconut oil an effective treatment for some of its symptoms or it is just a waste of time? The coconut oil fibromyalgia connection is a highly debated topic among its sufferers and some medical researchers.
Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for fibromyalgia at this time. While there may be some medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, there are some medical professionals that still have difficulty diagnosing this condition.
The problem with diagnosing fibromyalgia is there’s no definitive diagnostic test to confirm the disease and some patients may not show any physical abnormalities. In fact, there are still some doctors that don’t even consider fibromyalgia a disease.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
If you have fibromyalgia, you may experience a variety of symptoms:
pain and swelling in your joints and muscles
migraine headaches, poor memory and concentration
irritable bowel syndromes
difficulty getting to sleep
Patients with fibromyalgia may also experience Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This can lead to further decreases in their activity which can lead to weaker muscles and atrophy.
Due to the wide range of symptoms, patients are usually treated on an individual basis and may be prescribed pain killers, corticosteroids, antihistamines and even antidepressants. Unfortunately, some people may experience side effects from these medications making their condition worse.
Is Coconut Oil a Natural Treatment for Fibromyalgia?
Researching through internet forums, I’ve found testimonials from a number of people who’ve used coconut oil for fibromyalgia symptoms.
The reported dosage was 3 – 4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil per day with some individuals seeing improvements within a month.
The most common results were a reduction in pain and increased energy levels.
While these testimonials are encouraging, I wanted to delve in deeper to learn how coconut oil could have these positive effects on some people’s health.
How Does Coconut Oil affect Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Virgin coconut oil contains a special blend of natural substances that may help lessen your symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome:
1. Virgin coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids
Medium chain fatty acid chains are chemically shorter than their longer-chained counterparts found in fatty meats and dairy products. Medium chain fatty acids are digested differently than ‘regular’ longer chain saturated fats. They are sent directly to your liver where they’re rapidly digested to be used as a powerful source of energy. This ready-made energy source may be the reason for the increased energy levels seen in some people with fibromylagia.
2. Virgin coconut oil contains lauric acid
Lauric acid provides the building blocks for a powerful antimicrobial called monolaurin.Lab tests prove monolaurin can kill virus, bacteria, fungi and parasitic protozoas.
Although reports are unsubstantiated, this substance may boost your immune system by fighting off pathogens. You can learn more about this incredible germ-fighter on my web page on Health Benefits of Lauric Acid from Coconut Oil.
Results from using Coconut Oil for Fibromyalgia
People that used coconut oil for fibromyalgia took an average daily dose of 3 – 4 tablespoons per day and some user’s reported the following results:
- some people noticed an immediate ‘firing-up’ of their metabolisms, increased energy and weight loss.
- most users started feeling results within the first month of beginning treatment.
- these results are not scientifically verified; you may or may not experience similar results.
Additional Information for Treating Fibromyalgia
In the ground-breaking book, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Lyme Disease (Alternative Medicine Guides), Dr. Lita Lee, Ph.D., of Lowell, Oregon believes coconut oil can be used to treat chronic fatigue patients by stating:
“Medical research on the use of coconut oil for chronic fatigue patients shows it to have an antiviral effect,” she reports. In addition, it is anti-allergenic and antiseptic, promotes thyroid function, regulates blood sugar, and protects mitochondria (the cells’ “energy factories”) against stress injuries. “Coconut oil has gotten a bad rap,” Dr. Lee adds. “It is actually one of the healthiest saturated fats.”
If you suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you may find the information in this book helpful in managing your condition. This guide uses coconut oil for fibromyalgia; along with other non-medicinal treatments.
Although there are no documented medical studies on coconut oil and fibromyalgia, there is a growing movement of people seeking natural alternative treatments to treat and ultimately reverse this disease.
Breakthrough for joint pain found in your spice cabinet!
One thing I like about owning a website is I get the opportunity to share brand new natural supplements with you.
I recently came across an amazing supplement called cetyl myristoleate. Cetyl myristoleate is actually a derivative of nutmeg and it’s primary ingredient is myristic acid, a fatty acid also found in virgin coconut oil.
This substance was discovered by Dr. Harry Diehl, an award winning medical chemist. Dr. Diehl was responsible for creating over 500 new compounds and his research formed the breakthrough for developing the polio vaccine. You can read his amazing story right here.
To make a long story short, it appears that cetyl myristoleate reduces joint pain, lubricates joints and may actually help prevent the onset of arthritis.
It’s packaged and marketed under the trademark name CM8. The reason you may not have heard about CM8 is because it’s a natural substance. This means it can’t be granted a product patent, which means no drug company could claim exclusive rights to it and make billions of dollars from it.
The manufacturers of CM8 claim there are two clinical studies involving over 500 patients with various forms of arthritis. Results of these studies appears to indicate that CM8 can be used as a natural treatment for arthritis and joint pain.
The product is marketed as completely safe and 100% natural and is reported to not cause any negative side effects associated with many arthritis prescriptions drugs such as bleeding, ulcers or liver damage.
You can only get CM8 in a small number of nutritional supplements. One product that’s very popular is FLEXCIN With CM8 for Joint Health & Mobility. This product is marketeted exclusively by Flexcin International, Inc.
Please remember to consult your health care provider or doctor before using any nutritional supplement or natural product.