Fibromyagia is a debilitating disease that has an effect on millions of Northern Americans. Research has explored a lot of different possibilities but fibromyalgia remains a poorly accepted disorder with no known single cause.
Fibromyalgia can be more considered as a worldwide disease with likely many various factors coming together to make the unpleasant symptoms. Just chasing each symptom with a different pilling in hope of minimum complications is not a good long-term option. Considering nutritional or weight gain aspects in fibromyalgia is vital and is a frequently forgotten side to our health. Many of us eat way too much food and of the incorrect type. Sugar intake is very unnecessary as is a diet based on cheeseburgers and hotdogs. Kale, brussel sprouts, and chard seem to be alien to the American table experience.
Why are anti-oxidating compounds significant? Anti-oxidants help to deal with oxidative stress, which comes from breaking down food and general living. The antioxidants protect cell walls from damage. Vitamins like C and E are considered anti-oxidating compounds and have been demonstrated to be vital to an overall sensible diet. Disease risk for coronary disease and cataracts can be influenced by reduced amounts of vitamins C and E in the diet.
Analysts have also looked at anti oxidising compounds in the blood of patients with fibromyalgia. The scientists found they're noticeably used when put next to normal subjects. Whether that is because of bigger metabolic activity and more oxidative stress, or poor nutrient intake (poor diet), or both, isn't known.
But since it's now known that there are low levels of these anti oxidising agents, we will do something about it. Ideally, eating a lot of raw fruit and veg are your best sources for anti-oxidating compounds. Most of us do not eat enough portions of these everyday so it is also crucial to supplement with minerals and vitamins. If you have fibromyalgia, you could need to both supplement with vitamins, and change your diet to more of a plant-based approach. The vegan type of diet has been shown to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms in a scientific study.
Besides aerobics and weight-training, a good plant-based diet with supplementation appears to be an extra critical factor, to an overall integrated approach to fibromyalgia. Your chiropractor can help steer you to sound nutritive and exercise decisions. By integrating exercise and proper nutrition with structural chiropractic, you are taking a very natural and complete approach to recapturing your health.
Dr. Steven Yen has been treating fibromyalgia naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery for patients in his private practice since 2002.