Last evening, I was reading an older book I have about
"curing" arthritis. The author said that he believes arthritis is caused by internal "dryness," and recommended 3 glasses of whole milk each day, butter, oils, avoiding vinegar and other diet suggestions. His theory is that milk is an almost perfect drink (food), and contains exactly what is needed to lubricate our bodies. Yes, I'm extremely skeptical!
I'm still one who wonders why adults need milk; shouldn't it just be for babies' and children's growth? I often develop a mild headache after drinking milk, probably due to the mucus if seems to form--or maybe a slight allergy? Whole milk may be healthy for some, but it's also fattening, which I don't need. Ditto for butter and too much oil.
But....I was still wondering about
the oil part he mentioned. That seems to make sense, somewhat. I did a quick search this morning on coconut oil and arthritis and found there is a book called "The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently." It's interesting that he included fibromyalgia!
I have big doubts, though, that it's actually a "cure." Still, it may be worth it to try (a little) coconut oil as sort of an interior lubricant. I haven't used it yet exteriorly either, but would guess it would sure smell good, if nothing else.
Coconut oil is also naturally antibacterial and has antioxidants.
If you do a search on "coconut oil fibromyalgia" or "coconut oil arthritis," several things will come up. Of course, we shouldn't fall for the "cure" line--how many of us have seen that (too) many times! It is interesting, but does it really help?
Oil pulling is also mentioned in these articles. I wasn't very familiar with that.
This may be worth looking into. What are your thoughts?
Pray, hope, and don't worry." St. Padre Pio
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 3/15/2018 7:03:40 AM (GMT-6)