Originally published October 15 2011
Conventional medicine ignores root causes of fibromyalgia
by S. D. Wells
(NaturalNews) Fibromyalgia is a disorder that currently affects over 5 million Americans. It is a condition characterized by chronic muscle pain, irritable bowel syndrome, sleep disorders, anxiety and fatigue. Since the cause is not understood, several medications are available for managing symptoms, including analgesics and antidepressants.
Conventional medicine mainly treats and suppresses symptoms using pharmaceuticals rather than looking for root causes of illnesses and disorders. To the contrary, in Europe, where doctors get bonuses for actually healing their patients and curing them of diseases and disorders, attacking the front end of a problem is the first order of business.
If you were getting sick from moldy bread, would you look for a cure from a vaccine or medicine while you kept eating the bread every day? The cure for polluted water is to stop polluting the water, however, millions of Americans who consume synthetic ingredients daily are suffering from short term side effects and long term physiological repercussions.
Could it be that the body's inability to process, utilize, and excrete these unnatural products, which are approved by the FDA, is the main cause of Fibromyalgia? Some wild guesses at the cause include stress injuries and psychological trauma, or even post-surgery stress. If any of these prove true, then this is the time when the human body needs nutrients the most.
Aspartame poisoning, which accounts for 75% of the complaints the FDA receives every year, is often confused with multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. The symptoms are virtually identical, including muscle spasms, shooting pains, numbness, cramps, and even vertigo. Depression, blurred vision and memory loss also occur and may look awfully familiar.
How many diet drinks and sugar free candies are you consuming in an average day? In what other ways is the average American polluting their system with synthetics that generate incurable disorders? Gluten is a key ingredient for giving many foods their chewiness and adding bulk to packaged food products.
Gluten is everywhere in American grocery stores, including bread, pasta, cakes, oatmeal, salad dressings, and even canned soup. Gluten can interfere with absorption of vital nutrients and cause skin rashes, arthritis, and intense abdominal pain.
Huge pharmaceutical companies are making money from this "epidemic style" disorder. And why are four out of five cases of Fibromyalgia females. Aren't women consuming more of the diet foods than men?
According to a study by the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, the use of aspartame increases pain for people who have fibromyalgia. Women who decreased their intake of aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate) experienced decreases in pain, and then, when the additives were introduced back into their diet, the pain levels increased immediately.
Jump start the healing process by eliminating "excitotoxins," or poisons, from the diet. Many chemical food agents and additives lead to neurotoxicity when used in excess, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. Neurotoxicity is an umbrella term which covers nearly every single symptom listed under Fibromyalgia.
Natural remedies may include using magnesium, vitamin D, and natural supplements that boost dopamine and serotonin levels. Vitamin B complex is important for balancing the central nervous system. Look into herbs as natural remedies also. Passion flower helps with stress and anxiety. Licorice aids in digestion. Milk thistle, dandelion and reishi mushroom are excellent for cleansing organs like the liver and kidneys, and also for boosting immunity.
In other words, cover your nutritional needs first and always remember, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates.
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