Forming a solid nutritional plan is vital for Fibromyalgia sufferers who may be nutrient-depleted. Pain from FMS can be so debilitating that one’s appetite may be quite low, making it easy to skip meals.
An anti-inflammatory, plant-based diet focusing on fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains is highly advised for the treatment of Fibromyalgia.
In order to reduce inflammation in your diet, begin a food journal. Identifying specific foods that trigger pain associated with FMS can help reduce internal inflammation and prevent future reactions. Gluten is a common example that sets off an inflammatory response in the gut. You may consider having your doctor test your blood for a gluten allergy and also for other food sensitivities.
Sugar is another potent source of inflammation for the body. Sugar and refined grains or processed foods that break down into sugar, can activate an inflammatory response and promote the overgrowth of Candida yeast in the gut. This can further the inflammatory process and disturb digestion. Therefore avoiding sugar in your diet may significantly reduce Fibromyalgia pain.
There is a strong connection between the inflammation seen in Fibromyalgia patients and those suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome or poor intestinal health. Maintaining a healthy intestinal tract can reduce total body inflammation and is key for treating FMS.
Probiotics are often recommended to normalize the gut by replacing bad bacteria with good intestinal microflora.
Digestive enzymes may also prove helpful for the body to digest food more completely and maximize nutrient absorption.
Lastly, Fiber is an essential part of your nutritional plan to manage FMS. It is vital for overall bowel health and can help bind and remove toxins in the intestine from the body.
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