Fibromyalgia

Why I love Chickpeas

I do love chickpeas, I can eat them just boiled and salted. I can eat them at any time of the day as a snack as well. I always find chickpeas give me a sense of fullness and satiety that many other foods don’t. This was my personal feeling long before I got into the […]

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Lifting the Fibro Fog

It is so unclear in a fibromyalgiac’s life whether the darn fog is the cause of other symptoms such as pain and fatigue or whether it is a symptom in itself. There is however, one thing that is clear – we need to address it and reduce it in order to be able to function. […]

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Phytonutrients, Enzymes & Amino Acids

The best thing I love about phytonutrients is actually the word itself. Pronounced “fight-o-nutrients”, it gives me a kick to keep fighting!! So,on a more serious note, phyto means plant in Greek – therefore phytonutrients are nutrients found in plants. Plants basically need these nutrients for protection from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. In humans, […]

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Let’s Talk Broccoli

Before all this fibro stuff came into my life, we ate broccoli like all others but it was definitely NOT on my favourite list. The only discussion we had on broccoli was the pronounciation. My parents say bro-koli and my kids say brawk-li. I hope I got the phoenetics right but I am sure you […]

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Food Intolerance

Let’s laugh at ourselves. See at the very beginning, I have given you a general outline of what we need to eat and what we need to avoid. Then we went a little deeper into the analysis and we related each symptom with beneficial foods. However, there is a little more information that we can […]

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Are we what we Eat?

Isn’t this what we have been hearing just about forever? “We are what we eat” , “We are what is at the end of our fork” etc etc. Well, it should actually read “We are what we DIGEST” because no matter what you eat, until and unless it is digested, it is absolutely useless to […]

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The Fibromyalgia Food Map

This is STEP 2 – my Fibromyalgia Food Map (FMFM) which is a more detailed food plan based on common FM symptoms. Pain Since pain is the foremost symptom of fibromyalgia, it is very crucial to eat and fortify our diet with anti-inflammatory foods. These foods are those which contain omega oils, phytonutrients, anti oxidants such […]

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Fibromyalgia Diet

Is there a proper Fibromyalgia Diet to eliminate my symptoms? No, dear I am sorry to say there isn’t. This is because each of us fibro fighters has different food sensitivities and different symptoms and worse yet, we also have different symptoms flaring up on different days. However, there certainly are guidelines that we can follow to […]

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Dippers and non-dippers

Is there a correlation between blood pressure and fibromyalgia (FM)? In a recent test carried out in Ankara, Turkey the connection between FM and blood pressure was studied. Firstly, we all have this discomfort when our blood pressure is being checked. Having our arm squeezed is no fun. While this is a discomfort for everyone, […]

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