Fibromyalgia: Natural Remedies
Natural Remedies To Help Treat Fibromyalgia: Fight The Flame. Beat The Pain. Naturally.
Jaime A. Heidel
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in muscles and joints, brain fog and fatigue.
The Diet Connection - What To Cut
Those with fibromyalgia have benefited from cutting both aspartame and high fructose corn syrup from their diets. There are 92 different symptoms related to aspartame poisoning, the most common being fibromyalgia. High fructose corn syrup is a synthetic, man-made artificial sweetener that has been linked to increased inflammation in the body. Become a label-reader and cut both from your diet for a month to see if you notice the difference. There are those who suffer from fibromyalgia who have experienced a night and day difference when switching to a gluten free diet. Do some research on eating gluten free and try it for a month to see if it produces a positive change.
The Diet Connection - What To Eat
Now that you've gotten rid of foods that could be making your pain much worse, replace them with magnesium-rich foods such as spinach Swiss chard, broccoli, avocado, almonds, bananas, kidney and pinto beans. Magnesium is an essential mineral for good health and proper neurological function and is one of the most oft recommended of the natural remedies to treat fibromyalgia. Try to eat organic if you can; pesticides in produce and antibiotics in meat may be another contributing factor to chronic inflammation in the body.
Boswellia - Nature's Pain Reliever
Boswellia is a natural herb designed to support the normal function of the body's joints and connective tissues. This remedy takes about 8 weeks to work but it works.
Soothing Salt Soak
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath will deliver magnesium sulfate directly into your sore, aching muscles. This is one of the natural remedies to treat fibromyalgia that is the most soothing and relaxing. In addition to providing you with magnesium, Epsom salt is also an excellent way to release built-up toxins in your body and help induce more restful sleep. Note: Soaking in magnesium sulfate can cause feelings of lightheadedness and it's best to begin gradually to see how you'll react. Do not soak in Epsom salt if you are pregnant or allergic to sulfur. If you have a specific medical concern, seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.
This short list of natural remedies to treat fibromyalgia is just the beginning. Do some research on more alternative remedies and you may be well on your way to relief!
Health Disclaimer. Copyright ©2011. Published with permission. Jaime A. Heidel is a professional freelance writer with a passion for natural health. She has years of writing experience and has contributed to Natural Awakenings magazine.