Fibromyalgia Diet, Symptoms And Natural Treatment

Do you suffer from constant muscle pains or muscle tenderness?  If so, you are not alone, with an estimated five million adults in America suffering from fibromyalgia.  When you suffer, it can be hard to move, sleep or focus on simple daily tasks.  Many people with fibromyalgia suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibro-fog (brain fatigue), migraines, tension headaches, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, neck pain, joint pain, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome & lower back pain.(1)

Fibromyalgia Diet

The Fibromyalgia diet is a whole foods diet with an emphasis on eating mostly vegetables, fruits, lean organic meats, sprouted grains, and unsalted nuts.  Here are the top 5 foods to help ease Fibro Symptoms:

Antioxidants C, A, E - found in raw fruits, vegetables and herbs which are great for reducing inflammation in sore or aching muscles

Organic Lean Meat - chalk full of fat soluble vitamins, great protein source that helps build lean muscle

Green Vegetables - such as kale, spinach, broccoli and other green contain magnesium can help ease pains and promote a lean body weight.  Frozen kale or spinach can be added to a morning smoothie, which is both tasty and  easy way to get greens.

Cultured Dairy - Fermented Foods - probiotic yogurts such as kefir as well as miso soup can  promote good gut flora helping to prevent candidiasis.

Omega-3 Fats - fish like tuna, salmon and sardines are high in omega-3 fats as well as fish oil supplements can naturally reduce inflammation in the body; thus easing aches and pains.(2)

 Symptoms Include:

  • Migraines
  • Tender Points
  • Leg Pain
  • Pain or discomfort when sitting or standing long durations
  • Fibro fog - brain fatigue
  • Sleep disorder
  • Joint Pain
  • Depression
  • Weather sensitivity
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain (3)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Therapies are a natural treatment option.  We offer gentle, chiropractic adjustments with the AO Treatment, Back Treatment and medical massage therapy.  Massage Therapy can help relieve the tender points throughout the body.  Massage Therapy helps relax the trigger points or tender spots in the muscles while increasing blood flow and helping to promote healing and relaxation.  Dr. Eric also recommends fibromyalgia:  supplements, support groups, and essential oils especially, Lavender. (4)