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What is a Muscle?

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All About Muscles

There are over 600 muscles in your body. Incredible aren’t you?

These muscles are served by nerves which link each individual muscles to the brain and spinal cord.

Muscles – 3 types

1. Skeletal Muscles – voluntary

Attached to tendons, (or Apo neurosis in a few places) to effect skeletal movement

Males are made up of 42% skeletal muscles

Females are made up of 36% skeletal muscles

2. Smooth Muscles – involuntary

Found within walls of organs and structures such as:

– oesophagus

– stomach

– intestines

– bronchi

– uterus

– urethra

– bladder

– blood vessels

– arrector pili in the skin (controls erection of body hair)

**This reminded me of the drug Lupron, it definitely affected my arrector pili because the hair on my body was standing on end for weeks when I was in anaphylactic shock from the drug. How interesting to finally find out why. Check out this article on Lupron:


The drug Lupron landed up in my muscles and organs and caused unbearable pain. I don’t know if it is because I have Fibromyalgia but in my body it caused severe body pain for months on end. It also affected the cardiac muscles (heart rate 41 bpm) as well as skeletal and smooth muscles.) Indeed, very interesting to see a connection.

3. Cardiac Muscles – involuntary muscle

– more akin in structure to skeletal muscles

found only in heart

Muscle Strength

A display of “strength” (e.g. lifting a weight) is a result of three factors that overlap:

Physiological strengthmuscle size, cross sectional area, available cross bridging, responses to training

Neurological strengthhow strong or weak the signal is that tells the muscle to contract

Mechanical strengthmuscle’s force angle on the lever, moment arm length, joint capabilities

– contrary to popular belief, the number of muscle fibers cannot be increased through exercise; instead the muscle cells simply get bigger

muscle fibres have a limited capacity for growth through hypertrophy and some believe they split through hyperplasia if subject to increased demand

**Apo neurosis – sheet like fibrous membrane, resembling a flattened tendon, that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or as a means of connecting muscle to bone.



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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


  • 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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is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose in any

way. All content is commentary or opinion and is protected
under the free speech act.

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