How to fight FM naturally, with herbs and supplements
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, reports that symptoms decreased and quality of life improved for 91 percent of his FM study subjects while they received nutrition- and supplement-focused treatment. His anti-FM arsenal:
James A Duke, PhD, one of the world's leading herb experts and former chief ethnobotanist at the USDA, suggests his top four for fibro:
Cass Ingram, DO, co-author of Supermarket Remedies (Knowledge House, 1998), says, "Oregano oil has been effective against the mycotoxins and pain associated with fibromyalgia." Follow label directions, or try 1 to 2 drops under the tongue twice a day. According to a review of the most recently published research, here's what reduces symptoms best:
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