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Can diet cure fibromyalgia?
June 14, 2013
Your diet and fibro.
From one of our readers Kerrie,
My youngest daughter and her husband were Vegan for the longest time but my daughter started to find she was not getting enough protein in her diet, so she opted for a vegetarian lifestyle.
What she found and was able to share with me was, that so many wheat products and even dairy not only inflame her stomach but her joints as well.
I had never put 2+2 together , but this was my V8 moment , it never dawned on me that my diet contributed to the fibromyalgia.
I thought my diet was fairly healthy and balanced , but I take a dozen pills to make one thing or another work better or to mask the pain...
I'm so tired of the marketing in the medical world our health and well being is what we want not a Band-Aid/Pill to make it all better. I'm so glad I found you Eric, I have hope!
Lets get right to it...Can diet cure fibromyalgia?
I have already advised you that the best diet for fibromyalgia, is heart healthy, high in protein, and low in carbs. But can diet alone really cure fibromyalgia.
The latest fibromyalgia research, advises fibromyalgia sufferers to be wary of any claims supporting a cure for fibromyalgia...
Do not be disheartened. Although I cannot declare that diet alone can cure fibromyalgia, I can tell you, If you follow a healthy diet, along with some proper exercise, your fibromyalgia symptoms can be reduced significantly.
So rather than:
"Can diet cure fibromyalgia?"
A better question would be:
"Can diet help fibromyalgia?"
The answer is unequivocally..........YES! Diet for fibromyalgia, herbs for fibromyalgia, and supplements for fibromyalgia, can all assist you in fighting off fibromyalgia flares. A healthy high protein diet, full of fish and poultry, can keep your muscles nice and strong.
Remember your muscles are made up of amino acids. These are the building blocks of muscle tissue and proteins:
The more protein you feed your muscles, the stronger they will become. The stronger your muscles become the more exercise you can endure. The more exercise you can endure, the healthier you become. So you see, it all begins with a healthy, strong diet for fibromyalgia.
Coping with fibromyalgia is not easy, with smart choices you can eliminate much of the pain and stress associated with this syndrome.
A smart diet for fibromyalgia will leave you feeling satisfied and energetic.
When I speak about a low carb diet, I am speaking of the Starchy Carbs, white flour, rice, potatoes.
The best diet for fibromyalgia, replaces these starchy carbs with, Fibrous Carbs, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and green beans to name a few.
These Starchy Carbs are a root cause of joint pain for many fibromyalgia sufferers. So, when I tell you to low carb it, remember, Not all carbs are created equal. A healthy diet for fibromyalgia replaces the bad stuff with the good stuff.
The best diet for fibromyalgia, will keep your body healthy and prepared. Prepared for when your fibromyalgia flares occur.
"If you fail to plan, You plan to fail".
Know your body and the foods that keep it strong.
When speaking of a diet for fibromyalgia, we cannot overlook water. Why do we constantly overlook this important mineral so much. Simply put, If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you need water more than anyone.
Lubricate those muscles and joints, flush out all the nasty debris that fibromyalgia has left behind.
Many sufferers complain of constipation. Water will help. When many sufferers switch to a diet for fibromyalgia, which is high in protein and low in carbs, they may feel their stomachs a little uneasy, water will help.
Living with fibromyalgia is not easy, but what you decide to eat can make all the difference.
Can diet cure fibromyalgia? Hopefully...
The best thing you can do now is to experiment with healthy foods and discover yourself. Remember to use a journal and document the foods that cause you relief and the foods that cause you pain.
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not."
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