Archive for the ‘Food & Nutrition for Fibro’ Category

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ENERGIZING NUTRIENT

Garlic Garlic is one of the oldest known healing herbs. Its healing effects can be summarized in several categories: INFECTION—Garlic has been shown to be antibiotic, antiparasitic, antiviral, and antiprotozoan. It has been used to treat E. Coli infection, herpes virus, open wound sores and yeast infection. BLOOD PRESSURE AND CIRCULATION— Studies show that garlic […]

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Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids Important for hormone balance Formation and fluidity of the cell membrane Helps with blood sugar regulation Important for the process of creating energy in the cell and helps burn fat Brain development and brain function Omega 3 Omega 6 Omega 9 Saturated Fat Fish/Fish oil Flax Seed oil Borage oil (GLA) Evening […]

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Probiotics / Beneficial Bacteria

Probiotics / Beneficial Bacteria Fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, and kombucha, are very important for good health. The good bacteria (probiotics) are beneficial to the digestive tract, crowd out and kill yeast and pathogenic bacteria, and increase enzyme and nutrient content in the food. Fermented food is essential for good health. Those […]

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Managing Fibromyalgia – Food Alert

Managing Fibromyalgia – Food Alert Foods that Lead to Fibro Flares Many people who suffer with Fibromyalgia are all too familiar with what is known as a fibromyalgia ‘flare’. This is where symptoms become heightened to a point of complete and utter exhaustion, sometimes even collapse, and very often accompanied by a feeling of despair. […]

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Fibromyalgia Nutrition Basics and Foundational Diets

Fibromyalgia Nutrition Basics and Foundational Diets Confused about what to eat?  You are not alone!  Today, more than ever before you really need to understand more about food and nutrition.  Wading through a plethora of information and trying to figure out the truth can be a confusing process, which can be made even more complex […]

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Fibromyalgia and Restoring Internal Ecology Through Food and Nutrition

Let’s face it, fibromyalgia produces a range of symptoms and imbalances that can throw your whole body out of whack.  It can not only have the effect of destroying the delicate balance of your internal organs and ecosystem,  it can also place you in such a weakened state, leaving you wide open to other more […]

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Creating a Steady Supply of Energy

With fibromyalgia, exercise becomes very important in healing because it not only improves your mood and makes it easier to deal with symptoms, it also helps you to: * Strengthen ligaments and tendons and enhance muscle tone* Promote weight loss, and reduce stress on your joints* Increase blood flow to muscle tissues* Improve your sleep* […]

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Avocado as Superfood

The following was excerpted in part from World’s Healthiest Foods (http://whfoods.org): Research by UCLA scientists specifies that Hass avocados inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. In a laboratory study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, an extract of avocado inhibited the growth of both testosterone-dependent and independent prostate cancer cells. Hass avocados were found to contain the […]

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Love Your Heart

“The greatest love you will ever know is just to love and be loved in return” — penniless sitar player This month is Valentine’s Day so we are centering this month’s Newsletter edition on matters that have to do with your heart health.  Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the Western world, which […]

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Top Ten Foods for Beating Depression

There are treatment options that can relieve depression without swallowing pills. Many of the symptoms of depression can be directly linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the standard American diet, which is largely comprised of empty carbohydrates, caffeine and sugar. Depression, mood swings and fatigue often have a common cause: poor nutrition. Avoiding depression or […]