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Nutrition for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia and Nutrition
Fibromyalgia is a widespread yet misunderstood disease. Total-body aches and extreme fatigue are often misdiagnosed or disregarded since there is no specific test for this condition. Unfortunately, there is no pharmaceutical cure for Fibromyalgia at this time. However, proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy habits can help alleviate pain and improve the symptoms. Our nutrition team at the Holistic Healing Center is here to discover which specific foods trigger inflammation and which foods give you the energy you need to keep up with your dynamic lifestyle. We will formulate your individualized diet plan to help ease these symptoms so you can enjoy life’s precious moments fully focused and pain-free. We also do comprehensive testing to get to the root cause of the problem, instead of masking the symptoms with synthetic drugs.
Patients with Fibromyalgia should focus on a nutritional regimen with:
Energy Supporting Foods
One of the tell-tale signs of Fibromyalgia is severe exhaustion. Eat high-quality proteins that support sustained energy. This includes plants, organic eggs, chicken, lentils, fatty fish, nuts and seeds! In addition, ensure you are consuming a well-rounded diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Patients may be used to eating foods high in sugar and drinking caffeine for energy, but these culprits result in crashes. Our blog article on clean eating provides you with a guide on grocery shopping and formulating your plate for clean energy!
Avoid Gluten Products
Foods with gluten tend to make people feel sluggish and increase inflammation. This is the last thing those with Fibromaygia want! When patients avoid gluten, they also tend to cut out a significant amount of the processed foods that aggravate symptoms. This study examined non-celiac subjects whose pain significantly improved when following a gluten-free diet. Try switching unhealthy processed foods with anti-inflammatory foods such as green leafy veggies or a serving of nuts.
Consider Avoiding Foods High in FODMAPs
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These hard-to-digest foods are typically found in additives but can also naturally occur! Some of the foods high in FODMAPs include cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli and cauliflower), dairy, high-fructose corn syrup, and wheat. When you connect with our team at the Holistic Healing Center, we will work with you to understand which foods trigger your inflammation. Then, we will introduce certain foods back to your regimen so you can still enjoy tasty meals without experiencing body aches or mental fog.
Fibromyalgia symptoms can be improved when following an overall healthy lifestyle, especially when you emphasize healthy nutrition and exercise. Our nutritional team at The Holistic Healing Center is here to help you curate the precise plan for you to help relieve your symptoms to get you back to living a pain-free and active lifestyle again. Call our office today to set up an appointment if you are experiencing these symptoms. We will discuss your unique needs and concerns before going over your comprehensive nutritional plan.