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Multiple clinical studies show that treating fibromyalgia symptoms requires changes in diet and nutrition. For example elimination of gluten has the potential for improving symptoms of fibromyalgia.

In addition to gluten, we should avoid caffeine since it supports insomnia, anxiety, muscle tremors and depression. But caffeine is not only in coffee it is hidden in tea, colas, energy drinks, non-cola flavored sodas, chocolate bars, diet pills and even some over-the-counter pain medications.

Also avoid artificial sweeteners at all costs since it contains compounds linked to thyroid conditions, memory loss and seizures.

By reducing your body’s toxic burden by eliminating gluten, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, processed foods and partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats, you can make a difference in how you feel and in your quality of life.

Key Foods in Fibromyalgia Diet:

Replace the foods mentioned above with nutritious clean protein-rich food, raw dairy, fermented foods, organic fruits and vegetables and others.

Fibromyalgia patients generally, have underlying nutritional deficiencies and may be deficient in key nutrients like vitamin B12, C, and D, folic acid and magnesium.

Our goal is to reduce inflammation and build the body’s natural defenses. This requires a change in diet that may be radical change for many people.

Magnesium-Rich Foods: Include in your diet lots of green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, yogurt or kefir, almonds, and avocados – minimum of three servings a day to ease the pain and discomfort.

Melatonin-Rich Foods that improve sleep include the following:

• Tart/Sour Cherries and Cherry Juice
• Walnuts
• Mustard Seed
• Rice
• Ginger
• Barley
• Asparagus
• Tomatoes
• Fresh Mint
• Bananas
• Red Wine

Deficiencies in zinc, magnesium and folate are linked with lower melatonin levels.
So, it’s essential on a fibromyalgia diet to eat foods rich in essential nutrients.

Foods High in Tryptophan are needed to produce serotonin that is associated with restful sleep. Healthy foods with high tryptophan levels – nuts, grass-fed dairy, wild fish, turkey, free-range chicken, sprouted grain and sesame seeds.

Coconut Oil: Switch from unhealthy fats to coconut oil to: help reduce joint pain, balance hormones, improve memory and overall brain function; 3-4 tablespoons per day.

Fermented Foods and Drinks: Sauerkraut and kefir help relieve ‘fibro fog,’ aches and pains while kombucha and other fermented products help to restore a healthy gut.

Wild Fish: Salmon and tuna are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 supplements can curb stiffness, joint pain, and lower depression and improve mental skills.

Turmeric: I recommenced mixing freshly grated turmeric/curcumin together with fresh ginger and black pepper to help the body absorb it properly. Powder form is the second choice.

Ginger: is proven strong anti-inflammatory spice that helps to relieve pain. You may add fresh ginger to salad dressings, marinades and other recipes.

Hope this recommendation can help you make the next step on your way to generate your own health. If you have any questions send a mail and we will record the answer for you.

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