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Nutrition for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a widespread yet misunderstood disease. Total-body aches and extreme fatigue are often misdiagnosed or disregarded since there is no specific test for this condition. Unfortunately, there is no pharmaceutical cure for Fibromyalgia at this time. However, proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy habits can help alleviate pain and improve the symptoms. Our nutrition team at Holistic Wholeness is here to discover which specific foods trigger inflammation and which foods give you the energy you need to keep up with your dynamic lifestyle. We use comprehensive testing to find food sensitivities and root causes of your specific inflammation. We will formulate your individualized diet plan to help ease these symptoms so you can enjoy life’s precious moments fully focused and pain-free. We also do comprehensive testing to get to the root cause of the problem, instead of masking the symptoms with synthetic drugs.

Individuals with Fibromyalgia should focus on a nutritional regimen with:

Energy Supporting Foods

One of the tell-tale signs of Fibromyalgia is severe exhaustion. Eat high-quality proteins that support sustained energy. This includes plants, organic eggs, chicken, lentils, fatty fish, nuts and seeds! In addition, ensure you are consuming a well-rounded diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Individuals with fibromyalgia may be used to eating foods high in sugar and drinking caffeine for energy, but these culprits result in crashes.

Avoid Gluten Products

Foods with gluten tend to make people feel sluggish and increase inflammation. This is the last thing those with Fibromyalgia want! When individuals avoid gluten, they also tend to cut out a significant amount of the processed foods that aggravate symptoms. This study examined non-celiac subjects whose pain significantly improved when following a gluten-free diet. Try switching unhealthy processed foods with anti-inflammatory foods such as green leafy veggies or a serving of nuts.

Consider Avoiding Foods High in FODMAPs

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These hard-to-digest foods are typically found in additives but can also naturally occur! Some of the foods high in FODMAPs include cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli and cauliflower), dairy, high-fructose corn syrup, and wheat. When you connect with our team at Holistic Wholeness, we will work with you to understand which foods trigger your inflammation. Then, we will introduce certain foods back to your regimen so you can still enjoy tasty meals without experiencing body aches or mental fog.

Fibromyalgia symptoms can be improved when following an overall healthy lifestyle, especially when you emphasize healthy nutrition and exercise. Our nutritional team at Holistic Wholeness is here to help you curate the precise plan for you to help relieve your symptoms to get you back to living a pain-free and active lifestyle again. Call our office today to set up an appointment if you are experiencing these symptoms. We will discuss your unique needs and concerns before going over your comprehensive nutritional plan.

Understanding Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the adrenal glands are unable to keep up with the demands of ongoing stress.

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include:

  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Weight gain, especially around the midsection
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety
  • Cravings for salty or sweet foods
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Muscle weakness or pain

While conventional medicine may not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition, functional medicine takes a more holistic approach and offers a range of interventions to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to these symptoms.

One of the key strategies for managing adrenal fatigue is to support the body’s stress response system. This can include lifestyle changes like reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and improving sleep quality. In addition, functional medicine practitioners may recommend supplements and herbs known to support healthy cortisol levels and promote balanced adrenal function.

Another important aspect of functional medicine for managing adrenal fatigue is addressing any underlying imbalances in the body. For example, nutrient deficiencies, gut imbalances, and inflammation can all contribute to adrenal dysfunction. Our office works to identify and address these imbalances through personalized testing and targeted interventions.

Are you ready to tackle your overall wellness? Contact our team now!

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