Fibromyalgia is one of the most common rheumatic conditions next to osteoarthritis. Fibromyalgia pain (algia) occurs in the fibrous (fibro) ligaments, tendons and in the muscles (my). Fibromyalgia symptoms can be generalized pain, achiness, and stiffness all over the body. Some of the fibromyalgia pain may radiate from places on the body when he sufferer is touched. These are called “tender points.” Fibromyalgia sufferers are usually tired too.
Fibromyalgia Diet: If you are searching for a Fibromyalgia Diet and Nutrition Program start with identifying the food allergies that are contributing to your symptoms. Any food, even healthy foods can cause pain and inflammation if your body does not tolerate them well. Foods that cause pain in the body can be different for each person. Spinach for example may be fine for one fibromyalgia sufferer, but be harmful for another.
The easiest way to find fibromyalgia relief is to eliminate the foods that are contributing to pain.
Food Allergies and Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Basically, food allergies can “turn up” the pain volume, cause swelling and inflammation, fatigue, trouble sleeping, noise or light sensitivities, lack of focus or racing thoughts.
Fibromyalgia, Auto Immunity and Gluten Intolerance: Fibromyalgia is an auto immune condition where the immune system attacks the tissues of the body. Gluten is a protein in wheat, oat, rye, spelt and kamut. It is in many other foods too like soups, sauces, dressing, gravies etc. Gluten protein can trigger auto immune reactions in the body, that is why so many people with fibromyalgia pain feel better on a gluten free diet. Other grains, even gluten free ones can also lead to fibromyalgia pain. Testing all grains is important to help reduce the symptoms.
We always suggest, before coming off gluten that a comprehensive gluten intolerance panel be ran. Getting proof is important to how bad a food or gluten reaction is.