I’m always interested in anything non-pharmaceutical that I can add to my bag of tricks in working toward kicking MS’s ass. A friend of mine recently sent me information on coconut oil, telling me that “they” are having great results in Alzheimer and MS patients. I’m always a bit leery about “they.” “They” make a lot of grand pronouncements, but “they” are rarely involved in any clinical studies, etc. So – I set about learning what I could about this coconut oil stuff. As referenced in my title, prior to this suggestion, coconut in my world meant one of two things: either sunscreen or a pina colada – and they were often enjoyed together!
So, in my “studies” I found a TON of information – some clinical, some anecdotal. All of it very promising and exciting. The vast majority of the conversation in regards to coconut oil is with Alzheimers. However, Alzheimers is a neurodegenerative disease like MS and I think you can absolutely draw conclusions for MS based on the good outcomes “they” have been finding for Alzheimers. I strongly suggest that you go to YouTube.com and search on “coconut oil.” Tons of videos about it. And there are a ton of books on the subject as well. The one that I think best addresses Multiple Sclerosis as well as Altzheimers and other progressive, neurodegenerative diseases is Stop Alzheimer’s Now!: How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders by Bruce Fife and Russell L. Blaylock.
I’m so interested in this concept – of nutriceuticals – eating for health, consumption based on disease state. It’s not a new notion, just fairly new to me. I never thought about what I ate or drank prior to my diagnosis. If it tasted good, it past the litmus test. Now, however, I’m one of the believers. I see a real difference in how I feel based on what I ingest. I’m juicing now – but that’s another blog post waiting to happen.
I’d love your thoughts and experiences with coconut oil – or any other nutritional-based treatment for MS. Do you think there’s merit in this realm of thinking or do you think it’s all bunk? Are nutritional alternatives to medicines being suppressed by pharmaceutical companies? Are you going to try coconut oil yourself or suggest it to someone you know? Let me know. I’m always interested in what everyone’s up to. And I’ll let you know what I think when I try it. Yep, I’m going to try it. Absolutely. I’m in the camp of – “why not”. If it’s not going to hurt me – and it doesn’t appear it would – then, why not.
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