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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Nutrition

If you are afflicted with fibromyalgia, we need to get down to the basics of nutrition. Yes, that means diet. Pain is usually caused by one or more sources of inflammation and the correct diet can take down that inflammation.

The following is a list of food/drink that you should avoid if you have fibromyalgia:

Coffee
Tea
Any pop or soda with caffeine
Chocolate
Alcohol
Fried Foods
White Flour
Sugar

The following is a list of food/drink that you should consume if you have fibromyalgia:

Vegetables
Fruits
Water
Yogurt
Seafood
Grains
Olive Oil

When it comes to fibromyalgia nutrition, we must first start with a basic balanced diet as mentioned above and then move on to some supplements that can also help bring down inflammation and help to reduce pain. Unfortunately in today’s society, when someone starts to feel pain they immediately run off to get drugs from their doctor. The drugs usually just mask the pain and bring a range of side effects. You stop taking the drugs and the pain comes back. Supplements on the other hand can bring nutrition into the body which is exactly what the body was missing.

One such supplement is MSM or Methyl Sulfonyl Methane. MSM is an organic sulfer which is known to help ease the pain of arthritis and muscle soreness. You can find MSM in cow’s milk, meat, seafood, fruits, and vegetables. You can take MSM in either capsule or powder form and there are some creams on the market. MSM is also known to be a detoxifier. What that means is that it helps to get rid of the bad. When taking MSM, you may notice some initial side effects. This may come in the form of a rash, mild headaches, feeling wigged out, or feeling like you have slight flu like symptoms. Don’t freak out though. This is usually just the body’s way of telling you that it is getting rid of the bad stuff…. that is the bad stuff that is in your body. What you may feel is that if you start at 1000mg or 2000mg (1 gram or 2 grams) of MSM, but they go away after a couple of days, you can increase the dosage of MSM and get more benefits/less pain.

MSM is a very close cousin of DMSO, so if you would like further help, make sure you ask about DMSO.

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Headache and Treatment

Osteoarthritis And Nutrition

Arthritis is the common expression that means inflammation or swelling in the structure of the joints. There are two major forms of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known degenerative joint disorder, is the largely widespread form of arthritis. It is related with a disruption of cartilage in joints and possibly might arise in almost any joint in the body. It most generally arises in the mass bearing joints of the hips, knees, and backbone. It could affect the fingers, neck, and toes as well. Osteoarthritis seldom effects before the age of forty, but it will have an effect on most people after the age of sixty. The harshness of indications varies from so gentle that sufferers don’t know they have got it, to so disgusting that the least movement is suffering.

Thousands of people suffering from osteoarthritis and as there are a massive amount of treatments obtainable both over the counter and prescription; generally the community is ignorant of nutrition and life pattern changes that will have a massive influence on all arthritic situations. The influences of nutritional alterations could be insignificant to severe mainly if there is an increase of acids and calcium deposits on the joints. Osteoarthritis is defined as an outcome of constant tiring away of the cartilage in the joint. Cartilage is soft, spongy tissue that delivers a cushion for the joints to glide transversely. As we grow older, or due to damage, this cartilage turns skinny and bones start rub on another causing hurt and hardness. It typically affects the mass bearing joints such as the hips and knees.

The meal must be alkaline, which contains vegetables and fruits with only slight quantities of grain and dairy food. It is most excellent to stay away from animal protein, meat as they are rich in uric acid and sugar. Try to evade processed foodstuff overall, cook the vegetables new and clean and consume lot of fresh fruits and salads. Fish which contain fatty acids such as salmon and tuna are supportive. Meals rich in folic acid are helpful too. The sulfur capacity of onions and garlic are supportive for swelling. Uncooked vegetable drinks are mainly useful for alkalizing body tissues and liquefying deposits around joints.

Even though as I have said all arthritis situations could be seriously enhanced with nutrition, my focus is in this piece of writing on osteoarthritis. All types of arthritis must be treated as soon as probable as osteoarthritis be capable of leading to lasting injury.