Sometimes a story seems just too good to be true.
If you know anything about Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), you know it's a devastating disease that has no known cure. But one man on the Internet swears he reversed his own ALS. This seems unbelievable, largely because conventional medicine will tell you medicine hasn't ever reversed ALS, let alone having someone do it on their own.
But that's what Butch Machlan says he did. Butch received the diagnosis on March 9, 2008. Butch writes on a blog: "In late 2009, I started taking coconut oil and magnesium chloride to see if they would have any effect on my symptoms. After a little over one year of taking these two things, and having some positive changes, I decided I needed to do a better job of tracking my symptoms. So in February 2011, I started tracking my symptoms each month on a special form created from several ALS Web-pages and related sources."
Butch kept detailed records of his battle with ALS to compare his progression with his mom's. She had died of ALS in 1986 after eight years. Butch writes: "At the time of her death, the doctors were adamant ALS could not be inherited. Now we know they were wrong!"
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The positive effects Butch experienced with the coconut oil and magnesium chloride "confused the doctors," says Butch, "because they, like many others, 'know' there is currently nothing available anywhere to help people with ALS. This includes approved medicines, supplements, voodoo medicines, etc."
The doctors even changed his diagnosis to a "form" of ALS called Benign Monomelic Amyotrophy. This is a much less severe form of the disease. But it's extremely rare. It affects only one area or muscle group. And it normally hits younger people. Butch didn't agree with the change in diagnosis. For one, he was 64 years old. Then, after doing some research, he had some questions for the doctors. He asked, "What about my muscle's increased size and strength?" "What about my age, race, etc.?" They didn't have any answers.
Amazingly, Butch continues to improve. He hasn't completely recovered. But he has seen some incredible results. You can read the details of his improvements and the exact dosages he used by following this link. It's important to read his warnings about taking too much at once, as it can cause some side effects. But starting slowly can help you avoid any problems.
This story is very similar to a story Frank Shallenberger, MD reported several years ago on coconut oil and Alzheimer's. Today, we're getting reports of this combination helping people with Parkinson's as well.
Unfortunately, there isn't any research on this combination, just anecdotal evidence. But there's a lot of it. So it's getting easier and easier to believe it works. We've seen some reports that it hasn't worked for everyone. But since it's safe and good for many other ailments, there's no reason not to try it.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.