Archive for the ‘Diets for Fibro’ Category



Gastrointestinal problems are a huge source of regular misery for millions of people including those who suffer with fibromyalgia.  In fact, some of the earliest symptoms of fibromyalgia both in patients who have yet to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia and those already suffering with it, are digestive and gastrointestinal problems. Did you know that more […]


Fibromyalgia and Gluten Intolerance – Is there A Connection?

We all know that nutrition and exercise are important parts of fibromyalgia symptom management but did you know that there is increasing evidence that certain dietary changes and modifications play a role in the reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms!  One of the biggest culprits we are learning about today and which definitely leads to flare-ups for […]

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The Link between Fibromyalgia, Yeast and Candida

When the human body is weakened, as it is with fibromyalgia, it is vulnerable to attack from outside pathogens, bacteria, yeast, and viruses and the immune system cannot do its job properly. Candidiasis is an infection caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast that seems to be prevalent among many people who suffer […]

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Fibromyalgia- An Energy Crisis

By  Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD, MH, CNC In many ways, you could call fibromyalgia an energy crisis because one of the biggest complaints expressed by people diagnosed with the disorder is the feeling of complete and utter exhaustion and the lack of energy and vitality.   In support of this hypothesis, some studies have found that fibromyalgia patients […]

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Fibromyalgia Food & Diet Research

By  Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD, MH, CNC. The generation of excess free radicals and/or a deficiency in antioxidant status may play a pathophysiological role in numerous illnesses including fibromyalgia.  Research has shown that FM patients have signs of increased oxidative stress as measured by protein peroxidation.  In addition, decreased levels of red blood cell magnesium, […]

What are Oxalates and which foods are they found in?

Introduction Oxalates are naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and in humans. In chemical terms, oxalates belong to a group of molecules called organic acids, and are routinely made by plants, animals, and humans. Our bodies always contain oxalates, and our cells routinely convert other substances into oxalates. For example, vitamin C is one of […]

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The Link Between Diet, Nutriton and Fibromyalgia

It has been recognized for many years that diet is an important factor in the onset or proliferation of human disease, as well as in prevention.  Chemicals in food interact with biochemical pathways at the molecular level—for example, such as blood/sugar, cholesterol, and various proteins—and demonstrate a direct cause-and-effect relationship between health and disease.  There […]

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Preparing Produce for Juicing

Juicing is an easy way to make delicious drinks that can boost your health and help you treat a number of disorders.  By following these guidelines, you will ensure that your juices are as pure, nutrient-rich, and appetizing as possible: Whenever possible, buy and use organically grown produce—produce that is grown without the use of […]


Fibromyalgia and Eating Foods High in Nutrient Density

One of the best ways to assess food’s value is to ask whether it has nutrient density.  The nutrient density of a food is the amount of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and protein it has relative to its caloric content.  The more nutrient-dense, the more health promoting a food is.  These are the foods […]

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Dietary Principles and Guidelines

The Do’s  One of the best things that everyone could do to improve their diets is to increase the amount of fresh (organic) fruits and vegetables that they eat every day.  Fruit and Vegetables Fruit and vegetables have an abundance of vitamins, enzymes and minerals, as well as fiber and also high water content.  If […]