Hello everyone, I haven't been here for a while, but I have had fibro for almost 30 years and have tried just about everything from prescription meds to holistic methods. I came across a closed private group on Facebook, Turmeric User Group, over 200,000 members. A gentleman in Australia, a veterinarian, has come up with a recipe of organic turmeric powder, organic coconut oil or olive oil and fresh ground black pepper; you can get the recipe once being accepted into the group. It takes all of 10 minutes to simmer and mix and then store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks. People start off with a very small amount. I've been on it for about 8 or 9 months and I'm currently taking 1 tsp 3x a day. Two years ago I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis, refused the treatment the GI doc wanted me to do, steroids and antibiotics and instead did this recipe and within six weeks, my gut was completely healed and I've never had another colitis flare since. In addition, I have been chronically low on vitamin D for at least 20 years, told I have a malabsorption issue, no matter how much D I took, up to 150,000 units of D2 a week, couldn't get it within normal range. Since starting the golden paste recipe, it is now well within normal - 44. As far as the fibro, it has markedly reduced my muscle pain. A true test was in mid December, I had lower spinal surgery, laminectomy and two level fusion and had to stop all supplements. I couldn't believe how much muscle pain I had during those weeks without my supplements, the golden paste and magnesium maleate. If you decide to try the golden paste, make sure you buy a good brand of the powder and it has at least 4 - 5% curcumin. Amazon sells organic turmeric, several different brands. Good luck!!