Tips for Treating and Preventing Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is associated with long term and widespread disabling pain that appears to move around from day to day. People who have fibromyalgia have aching muscles and suffer neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and lower back pain – to name a few. They tend to sleep poorly and are often stiff when they wake in the morning or when they move after sitting for long periods of time. These symptoms often become worse with excessive exercise and with stress. However, there are things you can do which may help in preventing fibromyalgia while also improving your general health and wellbeing.
Fibromyalgia is a relatively common disorder that affects about 3.4% of all women and 0.5% of all men, primarily those of early middle age – but you can help cut your risk significantly by incorporating a few simple life-style changes into your daily routines and habits.
Over the next few weeks we will be posting some helpful tips for you to try out. Don’t feel overwhelmed by this list – just try adding one of these at a time – the first step is the important one!
You will be surprised at the changes in your personal health and as you notice these, you will become more enthused and willing to make a few more changes.
Tips for Preventing Fibromyalgia
- Eliminate processed foods from your diet, especially white sugar and white flour products. They give our bodies little nutrition and over time can damage our digestion as well as cause obesity, one of the common problems related to fibromyalgia.
- Adopt a whole foods diet. Eat “real” food – such as proteins, complex and unrefined carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes (beans and bean products) especially non GMO soy based products.
- Eat foods that support your digestion. In other words, avoid overly greasy foods, ice cold drinks, alcohol, raw and uncooked foods, hot peppery foods, coffee, and too much fruit. Avoid daily juice drinks since these are the same as eating a chocolate bar in the amount of sugar introduced into the body.
- Stop drinking soft drinks, diet ones included. Soft drinks are acidic in nature and loaded with sugar and chemicals. Soft drinks are detrimental to both the spleen and kidneys.
Stay tuned for further tips you can put into practice which can help in preventing Fibromyalgia – coming soon!
Please call – Austin Therapies – The London Road Natural Health Clinic – Belmont, Brisbane – on 0421 411 508 and ask for a FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT to discuss how we can help you to get your health back on track and enjoying a great quality of life once again!