60 Second Fibromyalgia
A clinical state of chronic, widespread muscle pain, the term “fibromyalgia” means pain in the fibrous tissue – muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Fibromyalgia has become more common today and affects up to 5% of the population. Many sufferers ache all over and experience fatigue, foggy thinking, irritability, and sleep problems. The muscles feel pulled, and they throb, ache, or burn. Pain is often worse in the mornings and intensity can vary day-to-day. The syndrome strikes more women than men.
In people with fibromyalgia, there is an increase in pyruvate and decreased lactate production which suggests abnormalities in sugar metabolism.
Although fibromyalgia tends to be a lifelong issue for most people who are diagnosed, there are many things one can do to lessen its impact.
We recommend the elimination of synthetic nutritional supplements, refined and artificial sugars, refined foods, and rancid, altered, or artificial fats. Any kind of preservatives, artificial flavors, MSG, unfiltered water, and animal fats should be avoided. Stay away from chemicals including aluminum, fluoride, chlorine, pesticides, and any other poisons.
A whole food diet and supplements made from whole foods are your best solution going forward. Give our office a call if we can help you on your journey towards better health.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition.