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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

 

Fibro and Muscle Health


Fibromyalgia syndrome has a lot of muscle pain. What can we do  for it?

Muscle health begins with exercise, stretching, nutrition, rest, relaxation and
detoxifying. The biggest thing is to recognize your limits and don’t overwork
them in the first place. If you lead a sedentary life and find you have pain
when you do become physical Vitamin E can apparently help with this.

Vitamin E

Can help:

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • diabetes

  • fibrocystic breasts

  • immunity

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • asthma

  • cancer

  • cataracts

  • heart disease

  • muscle soreness

  • yeast infections

Sources:

  • asparagus

  • barley

  • cherries

  • nuts

  • wheat

  • wheat germ

  • sunflower seeds

I don’t recommend wheat as a source if you suffer from any form or irritable bowel, intestinal problems, gluten intolerance or celiac. 


Interesting fact:

More than 50% of men with diabetes have difficulty achieving erections, often because of free radical damage to the arteries supplying blood to the penis. Getting enough Vitamin E in the diet can help keep blood flowing smoothly through those arteries. DV for Vitamin E is 30 international units. Dr Ordman recommends shooting for 400 IU.

For those folks who are sedentary most of the time and experience aching muscles  when they exercise, it appears Vitamin E may reduce muscle soreness.

Muscle Cramps

A matter of minerals. Cramps are a muscle’s way of telling you it’s tired, hungry or in need of rest. Magnesium such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium which are known as electrolytes play a role in helping the brain send electrical messages the brain sends to the appropriate muscles. Magnesium tends to be the leader as it helps the others do their jobs. People who are depleted in magnesium tend to have greater irritability of the muscles and nerves.

Food sources of magnesium include:

  • tofu

  • spinach

  • mackerel

Your muscles also need:

  • calcium (from food, not supplements)

  • potassium

  • sodium

  • water

  • glycogen a sugar from carbohydrates

  • carbohydrates from potatoes, rice, bananas and bread

Remember these sources should not come from genetically modified foods!

Sources for this article include:

The Doctors Book of Food Remedies

 

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia fatigue and hormonal health

This is very important and not taken seriously enough by doctors. I want to share my experience with fatigue that may help many women and men as well. I went through major stress of family illness and death as well as all my injury and illness. I was to the point that I was so fatigued, so exhausted. I asked my doctors over and over again but to no avail, “it’s the Fibromyalgia”. What exactly does that mean anyways? Do we give something a name so we can blame everything on it? I was desperate from the overwhelming feeling of being totally drained, it was hard to stand and even breathing was a chore. I was starting to think I had cancer like my mom.

I went to my gynecologist Dr Pettle who practices natural medicines and
specializes in hormone health. He told me my adrenals were so low they were
close to shutting down. I was also low in progesterone and testosterone as well. He prescribed a natural remedy for my adrenals and progesterone and I
started coming back to life, my well being was returning. Could Fibromyalgia fatigue be hormonal? 

I gave the results to my general practitioner and his reply was, “oh, that isn’t too bad. My adrenals were in the range of a 90 year old and he said that wasn’t too bad. I felt like I was dying and he wasn’t too concerned about it. That is why this is so important for me to relay this to you. Is your doctor being honest with you? Your adrenal health is overlooked in general medicine, not important enough to be tested for, yet so important to your well being.

Hormone health is so vital and can make such a difference to your health, yet so neglected. I am telling you that if you feel so fatigued like the life is being sucked out of you, like you can’t fill the tank at all anymore no matter what you try. If you are trying to drink so much caffeine to pick you up but it isn’t working, you need to get another opinion if you aren’t getting any answers with your doctors. Go to a Naturopath or a Gynecologist who specializes in natural hormone health. It is so vital to your well being. Prescription hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause more problems just as many drugs have shown.

David Wolfe is right though, if you quit taking the replacements, the symptoms all come back. You do need to address your bodies needs with the proper food, nutrients and grounding.

Ask for the doctor to test your adrenal function and ask to see the results, not just a report from him saying they are okay. Fine to him may mean your adrenals are that of a 90 year old when you are 30, 40 or 50. Some doctors don’t take hormone health seriously enough. When your hormones are out of whack, so is your life. It is the reason for so many symptoms and mood and so vitally important for you to feel good.

David Wolfe is one of the leading experts in hormone health and he says they can
account for

– obesity

– depression

– most forms of cancer

– diabetes

– growth abnormalities

– aging

– infertility

– mood swings

– heart disease

– sleep apnea

– high cholesterol

When you are estrogen dominant, you can experience:

– chronic migraines

– insomnia

– chronic acne

– inability to lose weight

– mood swings

So get tested!

Causes of hormonal imbalances are:

– artificial light

– aging

– medication, esp. for cholesterol and birth control

– soy products

– rancid fats and oils

– pesticides, pollution and plastics

– lack of wholesome saturated fats  oils in diet

– lack of grounding

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When we think of burger and fries, we think of fat, weight gain or adding to our risk for heart disease but who would think that if we add a Tim Horton’s double, double or that Dunkin’s it is putting us at risk for diabetes? A new Canadian study shows:

Our very own Ontario researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin discovered

– a healthy person’s blood sugar levels spike after eating a high-fat meal.

– the spike doubles after having both a fatty meal and caffeinated coffee – levels similar to those of people at risk for diabetes.

– the results tell us that saturated fat interferes with the body’s ability to clear sugars from the blood and, when combined with caffeinated coffee, the impact can be even worse

– Beaudoin said, “Having sugar remain in our blood for long periods is unhealthy because it can take a toll on our body’s organs.”

The study from the Ontario university was published Friday in the Journal of Nutrition. Read the full story at:

http://www.torontosun.com/life/healthandfitness/2011/04/01/17835861.html

Blood sugar levels are not a major concern for everyone, but they should be of moderate concern to the general population considering the rising trend of diabetes.

The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/04/01/fast-food-is-twice-as-bad-for-you-with-a-coffee-study/

Toronto, June 16, 2010

Diabetes cases in Canada to increase by almost 2 million by 2017: study

Right now, more than two million Canadians are living with diabetes. However, the study suggests that new diabetes cases in the next 10 years will occur in younger age groups when compared to previous years. This, coupled with improved treatments for diabetes, means more Canadians will be living with diabetes than ever before.

http://www.ices.on.ca/webpage.cfm?site_id=1&org_id=117&morg_id=0&gsec_id=3089&item_id=6224&utility_link_id=3089

I read a few articles in theglobeandmail.com site about sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup and fructose. Are you confused what is good for you and what isn’t? Your not alone, especially when we are mislead by the media in so many ways. Depending on who does the study varies what kind of results we hear. The best thing to do is get the facts from people who are genuinely concerned about your health, not their pocket book and work on making changes to eliminate as much sugar you can out of your diet. Here is what we do know.

Sugar is:

glucose

fructose (fruit sugar)

lactose (milk)

sucrose (table sugar)

maltose or malts (rice malt and honey)

jam (contains concentrated juice, which is high in fruit sugar)

maple syrup

corn syrup

palm sugar (used in macrobiotic cooking)

the very deceiving organic brown sugar (not all that different from white sugar)

alchohol (even a sugar)

No wonder we get so much of it, it is in everything!

Nancy Appleton, PhD, clinical nutritionist, has compiled a list of 146 reasons on ‘how sugar is ruining your health’ in her book Lick the Sugar Habit. Here are some of the problems that sugar can cause or can contribute to:

* decrease growth hormone (the key to staying youthful and lean)
* feeds cancer
* increases cholesterol
* weaken eyesight
* drowsiness and decreased activity in children
* interfere with the absorption of protein
* food allergies
* diabetes
* eczema in children
* cardiovascular disease
* impair the structure of DNA
* hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children
* reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases)
* greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
* osteoporosis

Isn’t that enough to make you think twice about that double, double from Tim Horton’s or Dunkin’s? Mix that coffee with your burger and fries and you get a double whollop of

“Ultimately we have found that fat and caffeinated coffee are impairing the communication between the gut and the pancreas, which could be playing a role in why participants couldn’t clear the sugar from their blood as easily,” said Beaudoin.

Referring to the impact coffee had five hours after consuming the fat drink, Beaudoin added, “This shows that the effects of a high-fat meal can last for hours. What you eat for lunch can impact how your body responds to food later in the day”.

So they have found maple syrup to have similar benefits of superfoods like berries and flax seeds. I personally wouldn’t be drowning your pancakes in it because they say it is healthy for you. Too much of anything isn’t good for you and because it is still a sugar, it can cause all kinds of problems such as diabetes, candida (yeast) overgrowth, heart disease, obesity and on and on. It isn’t the harmless sugar we once thought it to be.

The next study showed that it helped cancer grow. I believe it, through experience, I watched my Mother die of breast cancer. In her last year as the cancer advanced into stage 4, her appetite for sugar continually increased. She used more and more syrup on her pancakes, more brown sugar in her oatmeal and more and more chocolate. The more she ate, the more frail she got. She became a mere shadow of the woman she was. It seemed the more sugar she fed her body, the more it fueled the cancer. It was hard to watch her die, she was a trouper though, she fought for 5 long, hard years. Her father died of lung cancer and neither one like to eat vegetables, ate lots of fish, white flour and dairy products.

Scientists from the University of Rhode Island have discovered Canadian maple syrup may have similar health benefits of superfoods, like berries, tea, red wine and flax seeds. Read the story here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/is-maple-syrup-the-new-super-food/article1967263/

Fructose can trigger cancer cells to grow faster, study finds

Leslie Beck

Now, a study published last week in the journal Cancer Research adds to the growing controversy over the potential health risks of fructose, a form of sugar added to thousands of foods and soft drinks.

According to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the sweetener triggers pancreatic cancer cells to grow more quickly.

The major sources of fructose in our diet are sucrose (table sugar) and high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in soft drinks, fruit drinks, candy, cookies, ketchup, salad dressings, cereal bars, frozen dinners and countless other processed foods.

While it’s widely known that cancer cells use glucose to fuel their growth, last week’s findings were the first to link fructose to cancer growth. The cancer cells grew at fructose concentrations easily attainable in our North American diet and they did so at a similar rate to glucose.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/fructose-can-trigger-cancer-cells-to-grow-faster-study-finds/article1669043/

The trouble with fructose is that the body delivers it to the liver, where it can lead to a buildup of fats and contribute to diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. But as Ms. Butler writes, the problem isn’t whether we’re getting our fructose from sugar or corn syrup; it’s that we’re simply consuming too much of it.

The final word? “In high-enough quantities, they’re both poison,” pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig of the University of California San Francisco tells Ms. Butler.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/is-corn-syrup-really-a-health-villain/article1942686/

***What isn’t in this study is that most corn syrup is that it is made from genetically modified organisms which can cause a host of problems.

It did, however, reveal higher blood triglyceride levels among those who consumed the most sugar. Triglycerides are made in the liver from the foods you eat. A blood triglyceride level higher than 1.7 mmol/L is considered elevated and usually means you eat more calories than you burn or you drink too much alcohol.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/conditions/heart-and-stroke/cholesterol/added-sugars-increase-heart-disease-risk/article1541649/

So there you pretty much have it. So all the above sugar all contributes to ill health. Where do we go from here? Two sugars that you can use without risking diabetes, heart disease, yeast infection and all the above. The herb Stevia and Xylitol have been proven to be safe and work great together. Find them both in the Natural News Store:

Read more on Stevia and Xylitol here and the ill effects of sugar:

http://www.naturalnews.com/022692.html

Latest is coconut sugar also found in the link above.

I got digging into Harvard University website and dug into some statistics on the United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Dairy Products 2009 Summary April 2010. I was in awe how many billions of pounds of dairy is consumed!! The keyword here is “billions” of pounds. Wow! Is anyone’s colon moving in America? Oh right, there is an obesity issue isn’t there? No wonder there is so much chronic illness and disease with the hormone and antibiotics that most of this dairy is loaded with.

I am lactose intolerant so I don’t consume dairy because when I do I suffer a lot. I think there are a lot of people are the same but instead of avoiding dairy they resort to medications for diarrhea, stomach problems or over the counter stomach remedies instead of addressing diet and avoiding the causing factor.

I think the saying, “you are what you eat” is as true as “you are what you breathe, wear, absorb and what you think.” If you plug your colon with cheese and other foods like white flour products and fast foods like McDonald’s, it is going to quit functioning properly.

Here is some statistics from Harvard:

Summary

Total cheese production, excluding cottage cheeses, was 10.1 billion pounds, 2.0 percent above 2008 production. Wisconsin was the leading State with 26.0 percent of the production.

Italian varieties, with 4.18 billion pounds were 1.4 percent above 2008 production and accounted for 41.4 percent of total cheese in 2009. Mozzarella accounted for 78.2 percent of the Italian production followed by Provolone with 8.3 percent and Ricotta with 5.9 percent. Wisconsin was the leading State in Italian cheese production with 29.5 percent of the production.

American type cheese production was 4.20 billion pounds, 2.3 percent above 2008 and accounted for 41.6 percent of total cheese in 2009. Wisconsin was the leading State in American type cheese production with 20.2 percent of the production.

Butter production in the United States during 2009 totaled 1.57 billion pounds, 4.3 percent below 2008. California was the leading State in butter production and accounted for 33.1 percent of the production.

Dry milk powders: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Nonfat dry milk, human — 1.51 billion pounds, down 0.7 percent.

Skim milk powders — 222 million pounds, down 40.6 percent.

Whey products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Dry whey, total — 1.00 billion pounds, down 7.5 percent.

Lactose, human and animal — 723 million pounds, down 3.1 percent.

Whey protein concentrate, total — 415 million pounds, down 6.3 percent.

Frozen products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Ice cream, Regular (total) — 920 million gallons, down 1.1 percent.

Ice cream, Lowfat (total) — 381 million gallons, down 0.6 percent.

Sherbet (total) — 53.1 million gallons, down 8.0 percent.

Frozen Yogurt (total) — 74.4 million gallons, down 5.3 percent.

That’s a lot of dairy! With most of it being dessert or treats, it is also high in sugar as well aspartame, food coloring, chemicals, preservatives, msg and additives. There is also antibiotics and steroids that the cattle are getting and the pesticides they are and they could be eating genetically modified food. It contributes to heart disease, obesity and diabetes as well. It is a chaotic chain of harmful chemicals in our food chain. We need pure, natural, organic food!

Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

More proof for my fight again Lupron! It had my heart beating at 41 bpm, I am so lucky to be here! Isn’t it great that they introduced these drugs back into the public? Don’t you feel safe now that these warnings are included in that fine print that you can’t read?
Drug Recalls, Alerts & Warnings

October 20, 2010

Eligard, Lupron, Synarel, Trelstar, Vantas, Viadur, Zoladex
gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists

The FDA asked manufacturers to add new warnings to labeling of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, a class of drugs primarily used to treat men with prostate cancer. The warnings would alert patients and their health care professionals to the potential risk of heart disease and diabetes in men treated with these medications. In May, the FDA said that a preliminary and ongoing analysis found that patients receiving GnRH agonists were at a small increased risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and sudden death. The new labels will include updates in the Warnings and Precautions section about these potential risks.

http://www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/DrugGuide/Recalls+and+Alerts

Who really reads these warnings anyways? Don’t we trust our doctor and pharmacist to do that? I asked the doctor about the side effects but he didn’t warn me about the dangerous side of Lupron. Read my story:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/583

 

Providing more proof of Aspartame causing harm to humans. From Dr Mercola.

Aspartame can be found in thousands of products such as:

  • instant breakfasts
  • breath mints
  • cereals
  • sugar-free chewing gum
  • cocoa mixes
  • coffee beverages
  • frozen desserts
  • gelatin desserts
  • juice beverages
  • laxatives
  • multivitamins
  • milk drinks
  • pharmaceuticals and supplements, including
    over-the-counter medicines
  • shake mixes
  • soft drinks
  • tabletop sweeteners
  • tea beverages
  • instant teas and coffees
  • topping mixes
  • wine coolers
  • yogurt

However, aspartame’s tainted history of approval and
potentially toxic ingredients cast serious doubt on the safety of this sugar substitute. Furthermore, aspartame may actually increase your appetite (Farber 52).

While the FDA approval may signal the green light for safe
consumption, 85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. A closer look at the unscientific studies, suspicious approval methods, and its harmful ingredients, reveal the hidden dangers of this artificial sweetener. In reality, aspartame poses a public health threat.

Ailments Resulting From Aspartame

Birth Defects

Cancer (Brain Cancer)

Diabetes

Emotional Disorders

Epilepsy/Seizures

Why don’t we hear about these things?

The reason many people do not hear about serious reactions to aspartame is twofold:

1) Lack of awareness by the general population. Aspartame-caused diseases are not reported in the newspapers like plane crashes. This is because these incidents occur one at a time in thousands of different locations across the United States.

2) Most people do not associate their symptoms with the long-term use of aspartame. For the people who have killed a significant percentage of their brain cells and thereby caused a chronic illness, there is no way that they would normally associate such an illness with aspartame consumption.

How aspartame was approved is a lesson in how chemical and pharmaceutical companies can manipulate government agencies such as the FDA, “bribe” organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, and flood the scientific community with flawed and fraudulent industry-sponsored studies funded by the makers of aspartame.

Less than nothing.

In 1992, the FDA approved aspartame for use in:

– malt beverages

– breakfast cereals

– refrigerated puddings and fillings.

In 1993 the FDA approved aspartame for use in:

– hard and soft candies

– non-alcoholic favored beverages

– tea beverages

– fruit juices and concentrates

– baked goods and baking mixes

– frostings, toppings and fillings for baked goods.

In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of stevia. The powder of this leaf has been used for hundreds of years as an alternative sweetener. It is used widely in Japan with no adverse effects. Scientists involved in reviewing stevia have declared it to be safe for human consumption–something that has been well known in many parts of the world where it is not banned. Some people believe that stevia was banned to keep the product from taking hold in the United States and cutting into sales of aspartame.

What is the U.S. Congress doing to protect the consumer from the dangers of aspartame?

This is a few of the highlights from his article, get
the whole story here:

http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/hidden_dangers.htm