Fruit and Fibromyalgia

Here is an email from Jill Marsh of Ireland.

It's a great question and one I thought would be beneficial to many of you. Thanks for your question Jill and keep up the good work...

Jill Marsh writes:

Hi Eric I just bought your e book. It's brilliant! I have had M.E./ Fybromalgia for just over a year. I was fairly active and healthy before getting it, I loved going for long walks, and got to the gym a couple of times a week.

But three weeks after getting married, disaster struck! And I Haven't been the same since. I've tried different things myself, setting targets of how many times I could go up and down the stairs etc, I've bought DVDs and all sorts trying to improve my fitness in hope I would improve the pain and fatigue.

I'm hoping your book will be the answer! I'm feeling really positive about it! :-) I'm up for sticking with the diet too, albeit I'm a bit gutted I'm going to have to give away all the tomatoes I'm growing in the garden at the minute! (I love tomatoes!)

The one question I have is, can I snack on fruit? I know they contain carbs etc, so are they allowed? I'm not a big veggie fan, so I'm going to have to learn to like them, I'm just hoping fruit is still ok for treats/ snacks, as this is where I usually get my vitamins and minerals... Thanks for writing this book, can't wait to get started! Best wishes, Jill, 22, N. Ireland Sent from my iPad.

On 26 Jun 2012, at 23:17, wrote:

Hi Jill, thanks for reaching out to me with your question.

Here is a new study that has just been published. I hope it answers your question.

"Oxidative stress -- a cell-damaging process -- is often higher in the bodies of people with fibromyalgia and is therefore thought to play a role in the development of the condition. Which suggests that eating lots of fruits and vegetables could be a smart move for people with fibromyalgia. Produce is full of antioxidants that can help reduce oxidative stress. And in a handful of studies, a high-in-produce, raw vegetarian or vegan diet even reduced fibro pain and stiffness in study participants."

Thanks again for contacting me and please keep in touch. Best of luck to you.

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