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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Can Coconut Oil Alleviate Hot Flashes?: A Personal Experiment

 
 
      
      On July 27, 2015 at 12 P.M., "a day and time that will live in infamy", I had one of the most dramatic experiences of my life – my Menopausal phase of life, that is. I discovered the positive effects of Coconut oil on hot flashes, (and several other symptoms associated with both Menopause AND Fibroids).

About 8 hours prior.....
 
     Around 2:30 A.M.,I'd finally gotten home from a long stressful night, and my frustration was over the top. As I tried to eat and relax before going to bed, my flashes were fiercely coming in waves every 20 or 30 minutes! All I could do was pace up and down my apartment with a damp cloth in hand and continuously wipe myself down. I couldn't even finish my late dinner/early breakfast because every time I would sit down to take a few bites, I would begin sweating. I felt as though I had an incinerator inside of my body, and the profuse sweating was unbearable. I was exhausted and miserable. Intense and constant hot flashes during the day, with night sweats that left me swimming in my bed,  anxiety, insomnia,  low physical  energy level, and mental fogginess ( which began to get out of control to the point where it was affecting my job performance). I was in a state of all-around low.


      Out of frustration, I got on the computer and feverishly searched for some herbal remedy to this Menopausal heat/tidal wave. I began to search for “natural things to cure hot flashes”. However, I soon realized that I should be looking for “natural things to balance hormones”. After all, the hot flashes were symptoms. I needed to get to the source, which centered on the thyroid gland. This gland regulates the release of various hormones in the body. In the case of Uterine Fibroids and Menopause, the production of estrogen is too much, or too little. After a few moments, a surprising result appeared with over six hundred, thousand results – Coconut oil. It seemed to be the 'Go-to Guy' to make a body feel good.
 
Noted benefits of Coconut oil for symptoms of Menoupause included:
  • Support of healthy thyroid function – many women with Uterine Fibroids and those going through Menoupause frequently suffer with hypo/hyperthyroidism.
  • High Lauric acid and MCFA (medium chain fatty acids) content helps boost metabolism – the fat from Coconut oil is used by the cells for energy, as opposed to being deposited on our bellies and thighs.
  • Used as a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora (Vitamin E oil works well, too)
  • Facilitates weight loss due to ability to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Improves sleep when taken daily.
  • Increases absorption of Calcium and Magnesium (which is important in maintaining bone strength, and maintaining metabolic functions as estrogen levels drop during Menopause).
  • The 'good' fats in coconut oil have been found to help with depression and anxiety (a classic trait of Menopause, sometimes indicating the possible onset of Adrenal Fatigue)
  • Increases circulation.
  • Increases mental alertness when taken daily.
    (partial list courtesy of http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/)

       I was sold on Coconut oil (and still sweating), and luckily all I had to do was walk into the bathroom and grab my Extra Virgin, Unrefined, Organic Coconut oil off of the counter. I had already been using this stuff for my body, hair and teeth (oil pulling, natural toothpaste). But, I guess since I didn't cook with it I didn't make any connections with benefits from taking Coconut oil internally.

      I took one healthy teaspoon, and went to bed at 5 A.M. When I arose at 12 P.M., I was like a Phoenix, reborn, brighter and better than ever! Actually, I felt like my 'old' self again.  I sat up in bed, and looked around. The first thing I noticed was that I had on the same T-shirt that I put on when going to bed. Also, my sheets were the same. I came to realize with a smile on my face that I didn't move out of my bed at all during the course of my slumber.....and the fact that I had even slept through the night for (roughly) seven hours straight was a miracle in and of itself. I had no night sweats during the course of the night! I was comfortable and cool, and completely overjoyed. So much so, that I ran to call my Dad to tell him about it. Of course, calling one's Father to discuss symptoms of Menopause is not the norm. But both my Mom and Dad have been with me on my journey with healing my Uterine Fibroids, and, since the onset of Perimenopause within the last two years, they've come to know about the additional changes my body is going through. I must say, they have been a great support.

      From the time I had awakened until about 6 hours later, I noticed that I hadn't had 1 hot flash. It wasn't until I went to meet a friend around 7:30 P.M. that I felt one swell up. It wasn't as intense as those the morning before, and I had moderate perspiration. There were 3 more during the course of the rest of the evening, all moderate with a bit of beading on my brow. Once I arrived home, I located a small note pad and began making documentations. I decided to do a personal, thirty-day experiment in taking the Coconut oil to see some longer-term, consistent effects.

      This is my third attempt (by the way) in having to resort to something (different) to alleviate my hot flashes. The first time they occurred, I used Iodine, or more specifically, Liquid Kelp. That worked fine, and the flashes dissipated, to the point of disappearing. After a few months of freedom from the profuse sweating, the flashes started again, and were fast and furious both day and night. Vitamin D3 did the trick the second time. Several months went by, and I noticed something happening around February of 2015. However, the frequency and intensity built up slowly, and lingered at that pace until May.....then they started again.....and were hitting fast, and furiously, from May until the referenced date above, July 27. 2015.




 A Personal Experiment with Coconut Oil


Hypothesis: Can Coconut Oil Diminish/Alleviate Hot Flashes?




Patient Profile – Female, Age 48, diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids (since 2011), and experiencing Perimenopausal symptoms to include hot flashes/night sweats.

Additional symptoms suffered: Insomnia, anxiety, lack of mental stamina and alertness, fatigue, high cortisol levels.

Experiment dates: July 27, 2015 to August 27, 2015 (and weekly notations through December 31, 2015.

Resource used: Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Unrefined


                                                            
                                                     Experiment Log


July 27, 2015: Took 1 tsp. of Coconut oil at 5 A.M., awoke at 12 P.M.

Results:
  • I was able to sleep through the night for the first time in weeks.
  • There were no feelings of hot flashes for up to seven hours. Three hot flashes recorded after seven hours, with less intensity and moderate sweating (didn't have to run to a bathroom, strip and wipe myself down).
  • Experienced 3 to 5 hot flashes before going to bed by 1:30 A. M., all spaced out with frequency of one to two per hour, or less.
     
July 28, 2015:
  • I began regimen of taking Coconut oil in the morning before leaving for work, and doing it consistently between 930 A.M. And 10 A.M. Everyday.
  • I slept soundly through the night a second time. By about 5:30 A.M. I began to feel warm. I pulled the covers back, and did deep breathing exercises as I sat up in bed. The sweating was moderate, but I didn't have to change night clothes. I was able to return to sleep for another 3 hours.
  • Feelings of excitement and high energy as I headed to work. I felt as though a weight had been lifted from my body.
  • I gauged the intensity of hot flashes while at work, and they were mild, and passed quickly. During a 5 hour period at work, I had experienced 3 to 4 hot flashes.
  • Frequency and severity of hot flashes seemed to dissipate quickly (48-hours since first table-spoon).
  • Feelings of normalcy began to settle in.

July 30, 2015 – August 5, 2015
  • During this time period, I recorded noticing that I wasn't in a mental funk, and that I hadn't been anxious like before. It occurred to me while I was driving in traffic. I wasn't stressing, although I knew I would be late for work. I was calm, no heart palpitations, it was wonderful!
  • In addition, several co-workers noticed I wasn't breaking out into hot flashes while working as I had done prior to taking the Coconut oil. It was to the point where some of them even noticed that I wasn't running to the walk-in freezer to cool off, or hiding in an empty dining room to disrobe and dry off in front of an air conditioning vent. When the co-workers and Management started making comments, I knew the Coconut oil was kicking butt with the hot flashes.
  • At this time, my overall outlook was more positive, and I just felt really good. I also began telling other women in forums and within my Social Media circles of the results I had been getting from the Coconut oil. I informed them of my thirty-day experiment, and suggested to those who were still complaining of hot flashes to try the oil for at least 7 days (I am currently coordinating research to get feedback from other women who have tried Coconut oil for hot flashes/Menopause symptoms. If this works for enough people, more research can be done, and Coconut oil may be used formally in the healing process for Menopausal AND Uterine Fibroid symptoms).

August 6 to August 18:
  • During this time period, my documentation becomes pretty scanty. Why? Because all I have recorded is that I am not having any more hot flashes. It has come to the point that I can barely tell when I'm having a flash. Due to the constant temperature changes at work, I seem to go in and out of hot and cold patches. If I think I'm having a flash, I just verify with the people around me, and ask “Are you hot too? Or, is it just me?' As a matter of fact, my sweating reduced so much, that I noticed I was barely sweating at all, especially on active nights. I thought it to be so funny - everyone else around me would sweat, but my sweat glands seemed to dry up (by comparison).
  • My mood was up, energy levels were high, the World was a beautiful place , and I was able to enjoy it fully, again.

August 19 – August 31, 2015:
  • I continued to enjoy complete comfort, and went for days without having a semblance of a hot flash. During this period, I reduced the amount of Coconut oil taken daily from 1 tsp. to half of a teaspoon.
  • On August 23, I was able to actually feel a hot flash come about, but it was a slight warming sensation that lasted less than a minute. I did not even perspire. Two nights later, I felt the same right before dawn. It was more obvious, as I was sleeping in an air conditioned room. The same thing happened: I sat up in bed, just waited, and the flash went away in less than a minute (I timed it). I didn't even do any deep breathing, it disappeared to quickly.

September, 2015 – I had no extraordinary occurrences of hot flashes to document. The frequency of a hot flash was down to one, every-so-often. They came so infrequently, that I forgot about them.

October, 2015 – No notations of symptoms made. Hot flashes have left the building, and I am sleeping longer than 5 hours. There is also noticeable increase in libido, and decrease in vaginal dryness.

November, 2015 – No notations of hot flash symptoms made, still feeling good, still sleeping more than 5 hours. However, bed mate is running from me because I can't seem to get enough sex. I must admit that I have not felt like this in over a year. Its as if my hormones are out of control!

December 31, 2015 – No notations of hot flash symptoms made, except to commit to taking half of a teaspoon of oil every morn, as I go forward in the New Year (I may also have to replace my bed mate if he fails to keep up!).

January 26, 2016 – Before, and up to the time I've made this post, I have only recorded 3 hot flashes within the last 2 weeks, with all three occurring at or around dawn. They were all mild, lasted less than a minute, and there wasn't even a hint of perspiration.

***Bed Mate update – After suggesting drinking green smoothies in the morn to my mate, over the last three weeks, things have been lookin' up! :)


                                                         Conclusion

       Based on the evidence from my personal, thirty-day trial of taking Coconut oil to diminish/alleviate hot flashes, the hypothetical is affirmed: Coconut oil does work to improve hot flash symptoms of Menopause, and has shown to improve other related symptoms, as well.


(Disclaimer: This blog and the contents therein are meant for informational purposes only, and does not claim to diagnose or cure any medical affliction. The information is subjective to the author and her experiences. Before you take Coconut oil, please consult your Doctor or Medical Professional. This blog takes no responsibility for the actions of any readers.)


Happy Health!
 
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13 comments:

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  3. It was January 2014. I was having major pain in my abdomen for months, I was to start a new job and was very excited about it. My job required me to work for 8hours of 24hours per day. On my second week of work, I began my cycle. I could tell right away this period was different, it started out really bad. One week went by and it kept getting worse and more heavy.
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  4. MY NAME IS NITA.

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    Four months ago, I was scheduled an operation to remove a fairly large uterine fibroid (approx. 8 cm), which had caused me a great deal of pelvic pain and pressure on my bladder. My doctor insisted that there was no other choice but to go under the knife and I had reluctantly agreed (after trying several medications to decrease the size of the fibroid to no avail). It was approx. 2 months prior to the surgery when my husband comes across dr williams herbal remedies which my husband found and ordered for me online. With the help of my loving husband, I followed the step and procedure on how i should be taking it. and one months later I was scheduled for an ultrasound check: it was shocking. The fibroid had completely gone, I had consulted my doctor and cancelled the surgery and with your dedicated counseling guidance I managed to completely treat the fibroid from my uterus, along with the pain and anxiety that this condition had inflicted on me. Thank you so much for your kind help,any body with similar problem should contact him on his email address drwilliams098765@gmail.com his a good man.

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  5. As a sign of gratitude for how my wife was saved from fibroid, i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My wife suffered from fibroid for more 20 year of marriage after our first born and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he had difficulty with his menstrual period and the size of it was 5cm, and he always complain of stomach pain. we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure her. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the natural cure to fibroid. I never imagined fibroid has a natural cure if not surgery not until i contacted him and he assured me my wife will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my wife used it as instructed by dr Williams, and in one months time we went to the hospital for scan and the doctor confirmed that there is no trace of fibroid and now she is fully okay, even up till this moment he is so full of life. fibroid has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098765@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my story

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  6. how my wife was been save from fibroid.
    .every doctor we went to only have pain med to offer.my wife have been taking med to alleviate the pain for a while now and have develop a tolerance to them. the doctor said that she we require an increase dose of the meds for them to have any measurable effect.the last thing we wanted was for her to become dependent of those darn drugs.i spent countless hours online researching natural way to treat fibroid but found no clear cut comprehensive guide on how to go exactly doing it,it wasn't until we found Dr Williams herbal medicine and have watched all the video that i think it started to make sense.i order for it online after my wife started using Dr Williams herbal medicine for a couple of weeks now she feeling a million time better she doesn't complain about the pain anymore and sleep through out the night.her energy level is rising every single day, and it only been a few weeks,fibroid is no longer an every day topics of discussion in the house and we both confident that her overall health we continue to improve,after taking Dr Williams herbal medicine she is now fibroid free,its a major relief for the both of us.we are so grateful for your treatment cant thank you enough you can email him for more information on how to get his medicine drwilliams098765@gmail.com

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  7. I GIVE THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR GIVING ME LIFE.
    He helped me with a fast cure to fibroid,and the size of it was .7cm, Then I started taking the medication for only one month, and now am completely cured from it. I was able to make it without any surgery, now I can live like every normal human and I can eat any food of my choice If you need such help, contact him via mail on drwilliams098765@gmail.com for advice,i hope this also help some one out there.

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  8. ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR GETTING MY WIFE OUT OF FIBROID AND FALLOPIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE WITH HIS HERB One of the greatest moments in this world is when you see your own wife put to bed, this awesome moments makes you a man and not just a man a real man. My wife suffered from Fibroid and Fallopian tube blockage which made her unable to get pregnant and give us a child for almost 18 years with multiple surgeries done and none seemed to help the situation. I almost gave up but due to the love i had for her because i married her a virgin i had to find a way to help her. I told a member of my church who recommended Dr. williams to me, i contacted him and he sent me a medicine and this medicine shrieked it naturally in a weeks it was like magic but it's science. I am happy writing this because he delivered a baby girl. Do not loose hope too soon contact him on drwilliams098765@gmail.com and i am confident he will help you too.

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  9. I GIVE THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR GIVING ME LIFE.
    He helped me with a fast cure to fibroid,and the size of it was .7cm, Then I started taking the medication for only one month, and now am completely cured from it. I was able to make it without any surgery, now I can live like every normal human and I can eat any food of my choice If you need such help, contact him via mail on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for advice,i hope this also help some one out there.

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  10. I am excited to share this testimony, I was 3 years ago diagnosed of fibroid and complicated Endometriosis. My medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods,lower abdominal pressure which result to heavy periods. I was subjected to different medications by my doctor for treatment such as Coenzyme Q10,ibuprofen, Danazol and many more. Despite my visit to several doctors my health wasn't getting better, all they could say was surgery. At the verge of giving up, I went to the internet to search for a treatment at least. But I found a cure instead. In the internet, I read a testimony of a lady who had Fibroid. She shared an e-mail address of the Doctor. Luckily everything seemed to be okay after I took the Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because I haven't had any symptoms since then. 
    Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him via his email address: drblainewalter@gmail.com

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  11. I am excited to share this testimony, I was 3 years ago diagnosed of fibroid and complicated Endometriosis. My medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods,lower abdominal pressure which result to heavy periods. I was subjected to different medications by my doctor for treatment such as Coenzyme Q10,ibuprofen, Danazol and many more. Despite my visit to several doctors my health wasn't getting better, all they could say was surgery. At the verge of giving up, I went to the internet to search for a treatment at least. But I found a cure instead. In the internet, I read a testimony of a lady who had Fibroid. She shared an e-mail address of the Doctor. Luckily everything seemed to be okay after I took the Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because I haven't had any symptoms since then. 
    Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him via his email address: drblainewalter@gmail.com

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  12. I got married to my lovely husband for the past 7 years without conceiving and fibroid was the issue, my medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods,i took different prescribed medication but could not cure it but my husband was so confident in me and kept encouraging me that one day someone would call me mother, this hope keep me going. We did not rest searching for solution from different Doctors all they could say was surgery and i was afraid of that, then a friend in my office introduced me to Dr. Blaine Walter who sent his product to me which i took and it really worked perfectly, and my Doctor confirmed me pregnant after 2 months of taken his product. i gave birth to a BABY GIRL July this year and i will named her TESTIMONY. contact him also with his official email address: drblainewalter@gmail.com

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  13. "Dear Williams, I wanted to drop you a note and say 'THANK YOU', from the bottom of my heart. I was browsing the Internet back in AUGUST this year looking for help, any help. I have been diagnosed with a large fibroid that was extremely painful especially at night before my period. Thankfully enough I accidentally came across so many people thanking dr williams for his medication. I thought I should give his medicine a try and if it worked then the thirty something bucks would have been worth it. I ordered his medicine and went to my local health store and bought the herbs and vitamins and the other more basic ingredients for his medicine and then started his medication that day. After 7 days I didn't see any change so I thought 'here we go again'. But it wasn't another disappointment. By the end of the 4th week on a bright Monday morning, all the pain and the awful bloated feeling just stopped. I immediately went and performed another ultrasound and guess what? The fibroid was not there anymore. I was so happy!

    Thanks to your advice, I now know how to prevent any future fibroid formation and the array of symptoms that goes along with it, including the severe bleeding and heavy periods. Thank you so much for everything!"for more information on how to get his medication you can email him on drwilliam098675@gmail.com

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