My mother-in-law is suffering from fibromyalgia, and I'm trying to encourage her to switch to a whole foods diet. What foods would you suggest that could potentially cure or reverse some symptoms of this disease? What foods should she avoid (other than the obvious - processed foods)?
Does anyone have any stories they can share of people who have been able to heal or decrease fibromyalgia pain on a whole foods diet?
Fibromyalgia is a digestion related autoimmune issue from toxins from undigested bits of food leaking out of a gut wall that has been compromised. I would recommend looking into the GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD) for healing of this condition.
I used the GAPS diet to heal from Fibromyalgia after battling with it for nearly two decades. I have been posting on Healing Rebel http://www.healingrebel.com about the past 5 years which I have spent experimenting with GAPS, supplements and herbs to find what brings and relieves FM symptoms. Sarah is absolutely right in stating that the disease is of gastrointestinal origin and is reversible.
Just getting her to eliminate chemical foods from her diet will be a start.
I always suggest that first as an introduction to eating whole foods. Then if they can manage that the next step is getting rid of wheat and dairy. It is almost too difficult to try to tackle it all at one time.
Sometimes Epstein Barr Syndrome is a component of fibromyalgia and fibromyalgia is also an acid condition of the body. Cat's claw kills viruses, but would have to be taken for about a month to work. Go by bottle recommendations. At the same time, change the diet so it is much more alkaline, with plenty of fruits and mostly vegetables, the non-starchy kind. I had symptoms of fibromyalgia years ago following pesticide poisoning and completely eliminated it by taking the Cat's claw and the alkaline diet.
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