Hello My Fibromyalgia Community
My name is Amanda Elise Love and I’m a registered holistic nutritionist who works with those with Fibromyalgia. As I know your plight of not finding answers, the answers you so desperately seek. I personally was diagnosed with it over 10 years ago. That is why it is my mission to work with 156 people with fibromyalgia this year to get back to enjoying your life again through lifestyle changes, supplements, food choices, and mindset. I hope you want that too this year.
Now let’s talk about today’s topic which is “Fibromyalgia And Food Part Two.
If you didn’t listen to Episode 48 “Fibromyalgia and Food Part One. You can listen to it before this one or listen to it after this one.
I mentioned in part one why I did choose this topic of Fibromyalgia and Food because dietary changes are not part of the standard treatment for those with fibromyalgia. Which is horrible to me! The two recommendations are medication and physical therapy. Which we all know don’t work.
When you are suffering daily with the common symptoms of horrific pain, fatigue, sleep issues, brain fog, and digestive issues. Then you should look no farther than what you are eating. Look at what improvements you can make with your food choices so you can start feeling better.
This is honestly one of the things I work on with my clients is telling you what foods are going to give you back your life based on your health concerns, lifestyle, and more.
Fermented Foods and Drinks: Fermented products and Kombucha are extremely helpful to restoring a healthy floral balance to the gut. IBS is one of many symptoms of fibromyalgia so it is important to improve digestion. You should also include sauerkraut and kefir in your daily foods. These will help with ‘fibro fog,’ aches and pains.
Wild Fish: Tuna and Salmon are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids and other essential vitamins and minerals. If you have fibromyalgia and other rheumatoid conditions, wild fish and fish oil are essential. In fact, omega-3 supplements can curb stiffness, joint pain, lower depression, and improve mental skills.
When you suffer from fatigue I know it can be crazy to think of giving up sugar which might give you that quick energy burst.
This is often followed by a crash as blood sugar levels plummet.
We can also get into the habit of needing sugar especially if we are tired. Also when you are in pain you don’t want to workout and eating the sugar can make you gain weight.
If you struggle with adrenal issues I talk about adrenal fatigue in episode fourth. Along with fibromyalgia, consuming sugar can make your health issues even worse. Gut issues such as candida. Candida I talk about in episode 6 Don’t Feed The Candida Part One and Episode 7 Don’t Feed The Candida Part Two. If you want to know what Candida is about. When you have sugar it can lead to nutritional deficiencies which further worsen fibromyalgia symptoms.
Instead of eating white rice which is not filling. Try eating brown rice, buckwheat (which is a seed rather than a grain), quinoa, and chia. You can also eat healthy legumes such as chickpeas, kidney beans, etc., which help keep you full and provide fiber.
Included healthy lean protein such as fish, turkey, chicken, and tofu.
How you eat is important too, it is a good idea to follow the rule of combining carbohydrates with protein or fats to slow down their absorption. Choosing foods that are high in fiber and low in sugar can help combat fatigue and keep energy levels stable.
There are so many foods that I couldn’t do them all and that is why it is important to work with me so I can help you figure out what works for your health concerns. What would it mean to you if you didn’t have to do the research! You just had to follow the recommendations along with the accountability. This way you can stop guessing what you should do with your health. I have the expertise that you need. Your first step is to schedule your short 30-minute phone call so that you don’t have to figure out the food changes, supplements, or lifestyle changes on your own. Make sure to reach out through any social media which is Amanda else love or my email firstname.lastname@example.org. Which will all be in the show notes.
Along with the podcast episodes that I mentioned.
Next week’s episode will be the 50th episode on Ask The Nutritionist “What is Gluten and Does it affect Fibro? Asked by Samantha C.