Fibromyalgia and Diet: 7 Foods to Avoid

Posted: December 7, 2010 in family law
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1. Aspartame (NutraSweet);
2. Food additives including MSG (monosodium glutamate) and nitrates;
3. Sugar, fructose, and simple carbohydrates;
4. Caffeine — including coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate;
5. Yeast and gluten;
6. Dairy; and
7. Nightshade Plants: Tomatoes, chili and bell peppers, potatoes, and eggplant.
Ok, there is no way I am giving up 3, some of 4, 6 or some of 7!! There are some days that coffee is the only thing keeping me going. Chocolate? Really? Again, no way, not going to happen. Gotta have my dairy, without it really what is there left to eat? Potatoes? Yes, those too. Nothing like a nice baked potato. So, after reading this article what I came away with is, like everything to do with Fibro, it is all trial and error. I know what works for me, you will just have to figure out what works for you.

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Find out what experts say really matters about the foods you eat — and why staying away from certain foods might help your fibromyalgia symptoms.

Fibromyalgia affects up to 4% of the population — mostly women. And there is still no known cause or recognized treatment that works for everyone. That’s one reason, say experts, that so many people have turned to diet as a way to relieve some of the symptoms.

Eat more whole grains. Don’t eat any whole grains. All fruit is good. Some fruit is bad. Tomatoes are healthy. Tomatoes are harmful. Sugar is bad. Sugar has no impact. Avoid meat. Eat. . . .

Confused? Don’t be. Experts say diversity is another hallmark of fibromyalgia.

“This is because fibromyalgia is not a specific illness,” says Michael McNett, MD. McNett directs the Fibromyalgia Treatment Centers of America, headquartered in Chicago. “Fibromyalgia is more like a symptom complex, and different people appear to have different reasons why they get this symptom complex,” he says. “So what works for one person very frequently does not work for another.”



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