Alternative Medicine/olives for leg cramps


Hi Dr Wald,
A family member has been recommended an olive a day including the pit to prevent or cure leg cramps (along with water and magnesium).
Can this possibly be beneficial and not harmful?


Hello Greg:
I do not think that olive oil will particularly help with this problem...but you never know. People can respond to practically anything. There are no studies on this, but there are using magnesium for leg cramps. Leg cramps can be of vascular, neurological and from other causes.  If one does not treat the cause of the leg cramps then treatments, even magnesium, may not help at all as you might imagine.  If increasing fruits and vegetables and taking a multivitamin and mineral complex does not help consider looking deeper into the cause. Olive oil will not hurt and is very healthy overall.  

Consider using dehydrated fruit and vegetable products Green Detox, Reds Protect and Longevity Complete and Chelated Magnesium found at:

Also, chronic leg cramps may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia.

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Dr. Michael Wald, The Blood Detective

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