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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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EthicalOil.org is asking for your help by avoid buying Chiquita Bananas and Fresh Express Salads because of their ban on ethical Canadian oil.

What can we do to help support Canadian oil?

Sign the petition http://www.ethicaloil.org/

Quit buying Chiquita bananas!

Find alternative banana companies.

Buy organic! Most grocery stores now have organic bananas that are sometimes only ten cents more per pound. (you will be giving up genetically modified, pesticides and chemicals though!)

Look for Dole banana or any other company. (Dole is the only one I can think of as a competitor)

What I really want to know is……are they genetically modified bananas? So I did some research to see if they are and I came across some more information that we need to know.

I think we might be safe for as far as genetically modified   foods although they are starting to experiment with it now. I dug up something even bigger, just what Dole doesn’t want you to see. Perhaps we should be avoiding all bananas except organic due to the pesticides that are poisoning there workers and if they are using pesticides, then we are eating pesticides. If you saw or support Food Inc, you will like Bananas, here is the trailer you can watch now: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/14/bananas-the-shocking-film_n_259692.html

Remember if you are boycotting Chiquita don’t abandon bananas all together.

We know we need bananas for their potassium but what else is in a banana?

I went to bananas.com and found some fascinating facts about bananas. I knew they were healthy for you but I didn’t know how wonderful these little specially wrapped bundles are. What a powerhouse of nutrition with may medicinal healing properties.


Nutritional benefits of one large 9 inch banana

– 602 mg of potassium

– 140 calories

– 2 grams of protein

– 4 grams of fiber

– 2 mg of sodium

– 123 I.U. Vitamin A

– full range of b vitamins

  – .07mg Thiamine

  – .15 mg of Riboflavin

  – .82 mg Niacin

  – .88 mg Vitamin B6

  – 29 mcg Folic Acid

– 13.8 mg Vitamin C

– 9.2 mg calcium

– 44.1 mg magnesium

– trace amounts of iron and zinc

Wow, that is some healthy fruit! Magnesium and potassium are two vital nutrients that we have to keep replenishing

Medicinal Healing Properties

Energy Boost – #1 food with world’s athletes, contains 3 natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. Gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Enough for a 90 minute workout

Nerves – high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system

PMS – regulates blood glucose levels which can affect your mood

Anemia – high in iron

Overweight and at work – most obese people were more likely to have high-pressure jobs. Report from Institute of Psychology in Austria report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to snack on high
carbohydrate foods (such as bananas) every two hours to control our blood sugar levels

Depression – bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, the feel good hormone

Blood Pressure – extremely high is potassium yet low in salt; the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for it’s ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Hangovers – banana milkshake with honey

Morning sickness – eating bananas between meals can help keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito Bites – rub the bite with the inside of a banana skin

Brain Power – can assist learning by keeping students alert

Constipation – high in fibre, can help restore normal bowel action, forget the laxatives!

Ulcers – only raw fruit that can be eaten food that can be eaten without distress for over-chronic ulcer cases, also neutralises over-acidity and coats the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD – natural mood enhancers, trypotophan

Quit Smoking – Vitamins C, A, B6, B12, potassium, magnesium

Stress – Potassium is a vital mineral – normalizes heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates body’s water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing potassium levels

Strokes – eating bananas on a regular basis cuts risk by 40% according to research from New England Journal of Medicine

Warts – tape a piece of banana skin on the wart

Heartburn -natural antacid effect

I was looking for the nutritional facts of one large banana and found:

121 calories

112 from carbohydrates

3.8 from fat 

5 from protein

0 from alcohol

On the Self nutrition data website I found it interestingly included the inflammation factor:

– a banana scores shows it is mildly inflammatory at -69

– foods with a negative rates are inflammatory and foods with a positive rate are anti-inflammatory.

Here is the petition again: 


http://www.ethicaloil.org/petition/

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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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