- I joined this wonderful group a while back called I Want it All. The MUM is nutritionist and her goal is to put a winkle in everyone's smile. Each day she send out about 4-5 posts...In the month since she started her group she has one of the largest yahoo groups.
She has disease day, nutrition day, recipe day, etc...and her posts are always funny.
Anyway, since so many of us suffer from Fibro, I thought I'd send this post along...maybe it will have some tidbits to help relieve some of your suffering.
Fibromyalgia, was coined this in 1976 as it refers to pain in the fibrous tissue (this is tissue found over muscle) that is why it feels like muscle pain, in a sense it is.. It affects more women than men ! 9 out of 10! It becomes worse when exposed to cold, damp or minor trauma. It is often mistaken for flu like symptoms but lasts for more than 3 months. That is how it is often diagnosed..
Now as a disease specialist and Nutritionist, what I will share with you is a guideline and only that......
Here is a list of foods that irritate people with Fibro (for short)
Problem foods with these ingredients seem to inflame the muscle pain.
Foods with corn, wheat, especially dairy, citrus and sugar...( refined)
These should be eliminated from your diet!
Try it for two months and see!
Here are some good suggestions on supplements... a benchmark...!
Let's start with Magnesium and Malic Acid. Did you know that Magnesium relaxes the muscles. It can help alleviate muscle pain, strain, rigidity, and spasms. Most people with fibromyalgia are deficient in magnesium. Malic acid is important in the citric acid cycle, which helps with the overall transport of magnesium through cell membranes. (which means it can penetrate to the pain quicker) Recommended Dose: Magnesium, 400 to 600 mg ( stand for milligrams)/day; once a day malic acid,
600 to 200 mg/day. once a day
B-Vitamin Complex. All of the B's that is 1, 2, 6, 12. Vitamins can play a leading role in energy production, rejuvenating nerve cells, protecting nerve coverings, and metabolizing proteins, carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids. Dose: 25 mg of vitamins B1 and B2, 50 mg of vitamin B6 and inositol, and 100 to 200 mcg of vitamin B12 Twice a day!
Calcium. It should be given in conjunction with magnesium (approximately a 2:1 ratio). Calcium deficiency can cause muscle cramps. Recommended Dose: 1,000 to 1,500 mg elemental calcium/day.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Quercetin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and an anti-allergic. Vitamin C and quercetin can decrease histamine levels. Recommended Dose: vitamin C, 1 to 3 g/day; quercetin, 400 mg three times a day
EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) - fish oil and evening primrose oil. EFAs are natural anti-inflammatories that can help with muscle and bone inflammation. Recommended Dose: 1 to 3 g/day.
Think of EFA as the lubrication we need for our joints, kind of like the oil on a bicycle wheel to keep it running smooth and without squeaks..
EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) - fish oil and evening primrose oil. EFAs are natural anti-inflammatories .
I would like to conclude this lesson with: What we eat and don't eat plays an important part in our overall health. By eliminating some foods that cause pain and are associated with flair ups you not only begin the healing process but you will have more energy.
All diseases are caused by the foods we digest...The good news is they can all be reversed..Stay tuned each week I will highlight something else..
Informative link: http://www.fmaware.org/fminfo/brochure.htm
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