3 Amazing Remedies for Adrenoleukodystrophy

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The home remedies for Adrenoleukodystrophy include consuming rapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, corn oil, and Lorenzo’s oil, as well as eliminating various foods such as those high in fat and cholesterol, as well as fruit and vegetable skins, nutsmilk, butter, ice cream, fatty meat, and grains. However, allopathic options like steroids and stem cell transplants have shown the most success.

Remedies for Adrenoleukodystrophy

Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil, and Olive Oil

Since the condition is characterized by the accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids, a logical solution to slow or reverse the effects of the condition would be to eliminate or cease consumption of these fatty acids. These alternative vegetable oils contain high levels of oleic acid, which has been closely linked to delaying or disrupting the progression of the disease. Cooking with these alternative oils can definitely work as a complementary therapy to some other allopathic options, since this will inhibit the accumulation of those dangerous fatty acids.

A bowl filled with sunflower seeds, a jar of sunflower oil and fresh sunflower flowers on a wooden table

Rapeseed Oil

The other half of the oil approach to naturally treating Adrenoleukodystrophy is erucic acid. Together with oleic acid, these two vegetable oils form what is commonly known as Lorenzo’s Oil, which is said to reduce and even inhibit the progression of Adrenoleukodystrophy in the body. Erucic acid is found in high quantities in rapeseed oil, so make sure you integrate that alternative vegetable oil in your diet as well.

Diet Alteration

It is important not only to inhibit those fatty acids from entering your tissue, but also to avoid eating them. Certain foods, including milk, butter, ice cream, nuts, grains, particularly fatty meat, and the skin of certain vegetables and fruits contain these long-chain fatty acids that can speed up the onset of the condition or make it worse. By putting yourself on a very strict diet, you can almost completely eliminate the intake of these fatty acids and delay the severe symptoms of this condition. Consult a dietician or your medical adviser for ideas of how to re-shape your diet to avoid the dangerous foods that could exacerbate your condition.

A Final Word of Warning: Despite all of these natural remedies or lifestyle alterations, as mentioned before, these are not cures, only ways to treat the symptoms. Stem cell transplants and steroid treatments remain more effective and trusted than natural remedies for this particular condition.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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