There are an estimated 6 million fibromyalgia suffers. They have to deal with chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog, or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body.
Conventional medicine tends to manage symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants.
Addressing The Problem's Source
The real issue as we see is that there are a RANGE of issues that can be involved in creating the condition. But, the good news is that causes of fibromyalgia tend to be from food sensitivities, gut infections and vitamin deficiencies. (There are also some environmental toxins and genetic issues that can be involved).
- Gluten Intolerance - whose symptoms manifest not necessarily only in the digestive tract but neurologically - pain, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbances, behavioral issues, fatigue and depression
- Yeast (Candida) Overgrowth – as a fungus, yeast is in your intestines. When overproduced it breaks down the wall of the intestines, penetrates the bloodstream and releases toxic byproducts into your body that cause brain fog, fatigue, digestive issues, and pain (Almost every patient with fibromyalgia will have had Candida overgrowth.)
- Thyroid Issues
- Vitamin Deficiencies - Magnesium, vitamin D and B12 deficiencies are the most common vitamin issues noted in the American population that has fibromyalgia.
- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Leaky Gut– bad diet (sugar,) high gluten use and antibiotics are key causes
- Adrenal Fatigue –food issues, including gluten are culprits
- Mycotoxins produced by toxic molds
- Mercury Toxicity–old amalgam fillings or exposure to heavy metals are responsible
- MTHFR Mutations –of the MTHFR gene 10.Glutathione Deficiency – a nutritional issue (related to antioxidants)
Active Edge can definitely help you develop a plan to eliminate the dietary “bad guys” and to incorporate other elements – such as supplements and even physical activity – to relieve the symptoms.