The Fibromyalgia Cure
Fibromyalgia. OK, disclaimer here for those that wish to argue! Technically there is “no cure” for many autoimmune diseases, Fibromyalgia included. But I’d go up against any doctor who states nutrition and exercise have nothing to do with Fibromyalgia and pain symptoms.
I can do this because I have fibromyalgia – and have been living with it for 17 years.
Back in 1995 when they were trying to find what to call it, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by an Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Steinguard who served the Phoenix Suns well.
While there may not be a “proven cure” documented in the medical journals for fibromyalgia, I have found it for myself and it will work for you too.
It comes right down to everything you’re putting in – and not putting in to your body.
This was not a shot of my day to day foods, but they were in my diet consistently enough to call “home”. If not these, foods in the same type of category. I knew I needed to eat more fruit and veggies but that’s where it stopped. I also led a very sedentary life; I’m an artist, was behind a computer for years- not much exercise consistently. What I didn’t know is that I was bringing on my own pain symptoms, with each of these choices. Sugar & caffeine play a role. I didn’t have a lot, but it didn’t take a lot. Now, the very foods above I indulge in now and then, moderation is the key. These should only be 5-10% of your diet. Especially if you’re serious about feeling better and keeping the Fibromyalgia in check, getting off meds. I take no pain medication nor need to.
Here is how my nutrition has changed, this is 90% of what I consume daily now.
Quite a difference! The color alone, look how the top picture is mostly browns compared to these colorful foods. Solid nutrition makes a huge change with anyone; but for those with Fibromyalgia, because there is such an acute reaction and sensitivity, it is imperative for us to switch our lifestyle change. Think of pure food, non processed. Food with 1 ingredient. Adopt this healthy approach to food, proper water intake and moderate exercise, you can expect the following:
- Pain symptoms reduced 90-95%
- Deep, quality sleep
- No headaches
- Clear Skin
- Overall health as a “normal” person.
I take no medication for my fibromyalgia. I just adhere to sensible eating and exercise, it’s that simple. Is this something you want in your life? Sign up for my Fibromyalgia newsletter & receive a Free 10 day Guide to getting started. It includes excerpts from my daily meals, restaurants, and advice on where to start with exercise. The following video is an introduction to the course.