Archive for the ‘Food & Nutrition for Fibro’ Category

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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 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 […]

How Do Nutrition & Digestion Work?

Digestion is the reason that nutrition works. Without proper digestion, the best of food is wasted. Digestion begins in the mouth:   * One job of the mouth is to that of breaking food into smaller pieces.   * Starch begins the digestive process in the mouth, where enzymes break it down into sugars.   * Stress, drinking with meals (especially iced […]

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Winning the Battle against Fibromyalgia with Phytonutrients

The term “phyto” originated from a Greek word meaning plant.  Phytonutrients are the biologically active substances in plants that are responsible for giving them color, flavor, and natural disease resistance.  In the last couple of decades scientists have begun to identify that they provide a vital biological function in our bodies as well.  Fruits, vegetables, […]

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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 […]

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Nutrition is the Key with Fibromyalgia

Most people are unaware of how closely their health problems are related to their lifestyle.  In our American society, we are typically overfed and undernourished – we’re eating too many calories and not enough nutrients which actually lead to malnutrition.  Currently sixty six percent of Americans are overweight and sixty percent of the overweight are […]

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Understanding Detoxification

“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency” – Plato What is detoxification?  Our bodies naturally do it everyday.   Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin.  In fact, internal detoxification is one of our body’s most basic automatic functions.  Just as […]

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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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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 […]

The Vital Link between Fibromyalgia, Beneficial Bacteria & Probiotics

Bacterial overgrowth and yeast infections are thought to be one of the triggers that cause fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.   As the standard American diets (SAD) have grown increasingly focused on processed foods, sugars and refined grains, and our environment is full of chemicals and pollution, this has led to a substantial increase in harmful […]