Tips for Fighting Fibromyalgia Syndrome & Chronic Pain
Tip #1 – Eat the right foods.
Many people don’t know what to eat anymore. With so many confusing diets out there and so little time to cook many people succumb to poor eating habits. This just fuels the pain and inflammation burning within them, kind of like adding gasoline to a fire. So, what are the right foods? What foods are more like water on a fire? Anyone suffering with chronic pain needs a Paleo or Mediterranean-type diet that is loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, healthy fats, and lean meats. Eat from all the colors of the rainbow and avoid pre-packaged food as much as possible.
Tip #2 – Get tested for food allergies.
Most people have hidden food allergies that are sabotaging their health. Food allergy testing can easily be done by with a single drop of blood from a finger prick. Many people with Fibromyalgia are also suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you fall into this category then food allergy testing is an absolute must or you will never see improvement in your pain and energy levels.
Tip #3 – Dump your toxins.
All Fibromyalgia sufferers require extra TLC when it comes to detoxification. Detoxification needs to be done properly for the individual – the right method in the right amount at the right time. There is nothing worse than when a person has all the best intentions and does a detox cleanse off the shelf of the health food store, but in actuality just stirs up the toxins and fires up the pain signals. I recommend you seek professional help with this step.
Tip #4 – Rev up your body’s energy production.
Did you ever stop and think how energy is made in your body? It is a step-by-step process that changes the foods we eat into packets of energy called ATP. This energy is what drives the healing and repair mechanisms of the body. I will not bore you with the technical details, but it is very common to see blockages in this pathway because of nutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies. When a person cannot produce the proper amounts of energy they will be sick more often, take a long time to heal, feel tired after exercise, feel tired after a long night’s sleep, feel pain after chiropractic/massage/physio treatment, and generally just not respond to treatment. Key nutrients that can help include: magnesium, acetyl-l-carnitine, essential fatty acids (EPA,DHA, and GLA) and coenzyme Q10.
It is possible to break free of the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia. Although this is not a complete list the above tips are a good starting point to treat the underlying causes of Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Once all the causes are found and corrected it can lead to tremendous changes in a person’s quality of life. As I have been taught – find the cause, fix the cause! (And finally, prevent the cause!)
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Call our office today and talk to Dr. Carri directly to see if you are a good candidate for our Fibromyalgia program.