If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, your diet will play an important role in your treatment and well being.
Although there’s no diet that’s proven to help everyone with Fibromyalgia, some people find that eating or avoiding certain foods has a major impact on their symptoms.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy foodHippocrates
Dr. Kevin Rod talks about Fibromyalgia treatment at Toronto Poly Clinic
Foods that Fight Fibromyalgia: Nutrient-Packed Meals That Increase Energy, Ease Pain, and Move You Towards Recovery is an amazing book for learning about Fibromyalgia diet.
Featuring the most up-to-date nutritional research currently available, Foods that Fight Fibromyalgia provides you with nutritional guidelines and 100 recipes that will put you on the road to recovery.
This book is packed with recipes and a lot of important, current & relevant information. Chapters are short & easy to digest, a good length & very informative.
What Foods Trigger Fibromyalgia Pain?
Many processed foods contain large amounts of salt, sugar and fat which can trigger food sensitivities and inflammation.
Processed foods often have a lot of additives such as Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and Aspartame that can worsen some symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Research has shown that fibromyalgia patients who stopped consuming MSG and aspartame experienced great reduction in painful symptoms. The symptoms returned when substances were reintroduced in their diets.
Excessive alcohol can interact adversely with medications prescribed for fibromyalgia.
In some research studies, low to moderate alcohol use helped to ease symptoms in some patients, while causing flare-ups in others.
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut and triticale among others. People who suffer from fibromyalgia also have certain food allergies or intolerances. For those who are allergic or intolerant to gluten, removing it can help with a variety of problems including inflammation and gastrointestinal issues.
In general, eating a healthier diet is thought to improve fibromyalgia symptoms. Going gluten free can help with this cause as it by default cuts out more unhealthy processed food while helping you to be mindful of what you put in your body.
Because vegetable oils often have inflammatory effects on the body, foods fried in these oils may worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. Avoiding foods containing unhealthy oils and fats such as cookies, doughnuts and other junk foods help to ease Fibromyalgia symptoms.
Fibromyalgia diet and ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS
In this great video Lisa Bryan introduces some great anti-inflammatory foods such as salmon, garlic, ginger, broccoli and berries.
Please contact us if you have symptoms of Fibromyalgia such as widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties.
At Toronto Poly Clinic We believe in a Multidisciplinary philosophy of pain management. We specialize in Chronic Pain and its effects on the human body. Our goal is to formulate a treatment plan to bring lasting relief to our patients.