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Fibromyalgia May Respond to Nutritional Change and Exercise

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Dr. Sandra Cabot treated a woman suffering from fibromyalgia who had areas of inflammation in some tendons and joints. She also suffered from psoriasis. A bone mineral density test showed considerable bone loss.

The woman was unable to tolerate drugs so Dr. Cabot addressed her health issues nutritionally. The woman started a gluten free diet as well as raw juicing, and took nutritional supplements recommended by Dr. Cabot. She began an exercise program to increase bone mineral density.

The changed diet, added supplements and juicing reduced inflammation. Inflammatory chemicals also cause depression, so reducing inflammation also helped relieve this along with the pain.

"The program took 2 months to produce significant benefits and after 4 months she had a 70% reduction in her pain scores. Four months after commencement of her program her blood tests showed normalization of the inflammatory markers ESR and CRP and her serum vitamin D levels were well into the normal range. Her psoriasis was almost imperceptible and her toe nail bases were looking normal and healthy. Interestingly she had lost 35 pounds in weight and her digestive and reflux problems were greatly improved probably because of the gluten free diet and raw juicing."


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hi, after being diagnosed with fribromyalgia in 08 i began an exersize routine utilitzing diet and a work out vidio i purchased from 'the firm'. it was a real struggle at first and i had to go slowly, far slower than the gals in the instructional video. i piugged on tho at my own pace doggedly determined to see if i couldn't take back my health and well being. i measured myself before beginning this exersize and lo and behold i lost 19 inches by the end of 1 month. now i'm in no way pushing that eveyone run out and buy the firm. this was simply something that worked for me and yes, the muscle aches and fatigue retreated to the point where i was symptom free for the entirity of the time i remained disciplined enough to follow through. i say this because this is my weak point. i fall off the wagon every so often for months at a time and yes the symptoms of figromyalgia return each time including the awful fatigue. So its up to each of us to be as pro active with our health as we can. was working out to mild pilates for a time until recentl y when yep, fell off that wagon again. good luck to all

August 8, 2010 - 3:03pm
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