Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating syndrome categorized by the constant presence of widespread pain, sometimes so severe that sufferers are incapacitated.
Our understanding of fibromyalgia is still developing, but what we do know is that it has to do with the crystallization of tartaric acid – a natural waste product of yeast.
Typically, you will find tartaric acid in the intestine alone, but in those with fibromyalgia, it can be found all over the body and in the bloodstream.
Fibromyalgia has a variety of symptoms, namely chronic muscle pain but also:
- Aching and stiffness in unspecific areas of the body
- Disturbed sleep patterns, often nightmares
- A feeling of frustration
- Widespread food allergies and sensitivities, especially to carbohydrates
- Nutrient deficiencies, especially calcium and magnesium
To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, someone must have pain in 18 out of 21 possible areas of the body. Anything below 18 will be labeled as chronic fatigue. The symptoms of chronic fatigue are the same as those for fibromyalgia, with the exception of such widespread pain.
What is causing this?
As we know, fibromyalgia is caused by the crystallization of tartaric acid. Excess tartaric acid in the body is a sign of toxicity.
Toxicity can be the result of a great many things and is often difficult to avoid. However, something we can avoid is an overuse of antibiotics, which has been directly linked to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
The workings of the lower intestine are crucial to understanding and combating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Two groups of bacteria or flora inhabit the intestine and attend to the digestion of carbohydrates. One group digests refined carbs and the other digests complex carbs – and these guys are always in competition! When one weakens, the other strengthens.
Antibiotics kill bacteria, and overexposure depletes the intestinal flora that digests complex carbs. So, the flora that digests refined carbs grow in numbers and leave you craving starchy snacks. This holds the disease in place for those who have fibromyalgia.
Starchy foods can increase the amount of yeast in the body and can also cause constipation. Excess yeast and a build-up of bowel movement in the intestine can destroy the intestinal wall and lead to a leaky gut, meaning everything that should be moving through the intestine leaks into the bloodstream. Worse yet, all the waste that your liver is working to expel can also re-enter the bloodstream.
Toxicity in the body increases and causes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
What can I do?
The solution is detoxification, but I want to offer you a precursor to that.
Detox can be tough on the body, and if you have fibromyalgia, then a tough time is not what you want. So, I like to start by helping you get back on your feet – sometimes literally.
Fibromyalgia can be so painful that people are left incapacitated. If you are suffering from pain, then you will most likely be calcium and magnesium deficient. Crystallization in the soft tissue can cause painful muscle spasms. Calcium and magnesium will help ease these muscle spasms, so I highly recommend taking a supplement.
Fibromyalgia can also leave you with an insatiable hunger because the body is so overloaded with toxins it cannot absorb food. So you need to up your protein intake! This will help the body start to absorb nutrients and get you feeling better before you dive into detox.
Now, we detox!
There’s not much to it besides food and water.
Hydration is critical to detoxification – you should be taking in half your body weight in ounces of water per day. Without doing so, your body won’t be equipped to flush out the toxins.
Once your body can absorb foods, make sure your diet is full of fiber, protein, and fatty acids. Fiber is the broom you need to sweep out your intestines, the protein will give your body its power back, and fatty acids will help fight the pain.
For more information on the detoxification process and advice on what you need to do, take a look at our detox blog post.
Now you know
- The symptoms and causes of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
- How fibromyalgia manifests inside the body
- What you can do to help fight the fibro and the fatigue!
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