What you shouldn’t eat if you have FIBROMYALGIA!
Fibromyalgia can be intense… so much so that a person cannot get out of bed, much less exercise. Often times, they may gain weight complicating their digestive system, in turn their muscles don’t get fed enough because of their weak digestion and finally, they become depressed. Suffering with fibromyalgia can be, not only a two fold problem, it’s a ten fold issue.
So, to help move things in the right direction, here are some foods that you should absolutely, positively avoid if you are suffering from fibromyalgia. Our acupuncture patients have reported that just by avoiding these foods that can take their pain level down by 50% or more…
This is at the top of every avoid food list… seriously. Asparatame is like poison to anyone, but especially someone with fibromyalgia. Asparatame has been proven to cause decreased vision, permanent vision loss, buzzing and ringing in the ears, swelling of the limbs, bloating and high risk of infection.
True, true… vegetables are good for you! But if you suffer from inflammatory issues, nightshades are NOT!
Eggplants, green peppers, tomatillos, potatoes, and tomatoes are on this list. These foods cause allergic type of reactions, which in turn will cause more pain.
It’s understandable that people that are fatigue (a main challenge with fibromyalgia is it’s link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) will reach for caffeine to help perk them up, however this is a poor solution that back fires in the end and will leave someone MORE tired after the initial caffeine rush diminishes.
Doctors say a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables (green) and nice lean protein will help much more in the long run than the instant gratification of caffeine.
Refined Sugar and Simple Carbohydrates
Our patients with fibromyalgia seem to crash harder than the rest of us with these two evils… sugar can also cause yeast infections that can turn more seriously into Candida, (another piggy back issue with fibromyalgia).
It’s easier just to stay away, there are too many negative side effects when consuming sugar and simple carbs.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help immensely with the vicious cycle of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candida and depression.