Fibromyalgia Better with Organic Diet

by Kimberly
(San Diego)

I just wanted to say that my fibromyalgia pain gets better when I eat organic and don't eat fast foods. Just fruit and vegetables and chicken and fish all organic. Hard to follow the diet when my 3 kids (9,10 and 13 years old) and husband want fast food and pizza all the time, but I think an organic diet really does help.

Hi Kimberly, I know it can be very difficult following strict dietary guidelines when you are the only one in the family that is doing it.

But, that is good that you found something that actually helps your fibromyalgia. That is a poorly understood condition and fibromyalgia pain is very difficult to treat.

Some researchers theorize that there is an inflammatory component to the pain of fibromyalgia. Your organic diet is also a very anti-inflammatory diet which may be the basis of the benefit you feel.

With your organic diet you avoid many inflammatory foods including gluten, as well as saturated fats, transfats, and msg. All of these, and other components of our fast food culture, can contribute to chronic inflammation and the pain of fibromyalgia.

Well Kimberly, I think you are on to something with your diet changes, especially if they help relieve your pain. The big hurdle for you now is to get your family on board. Maybe you could get them excited about following a caveman or paleo diet(similar to what you are already doing). Maybe just do it through the week and on weekends allow pizza?????

Stay strong and keep doing what you are doing.
Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

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