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Is fibromyalgia a real illness?

Many people still believe that fibromyalgia is not a genuine medical condition. Although it's frustrating and difficult to diagnose, there is no question that it's real. Just ask the estimated 5 to 7 percent of Americans who live with fibromyalgia every day.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/zimney-health-and-medical-news-you-can-use/is-fibromyalgia-a-real-illness/

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Suzanne Sutton

Woman Overcomes 17 Years Of Fibromyalgia Pain With Raw Food Diet

by Raw Michelle

(NaturalNews) There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol. "I couldn't get out of bed or get dressed," Stowers says. "Eventually my teeth started to fall out." She lived with such pain and an unhealthy lifestyle for nearly 20 years.

Flash forward to today, and Stowers is a vibrant woman. She beat fibromyalgia pain and has been healthy since 2007.

Her secret? Raw foods.

She was introduced to raw foods in 2007 and says that after just 10 days, she stared to feel so good, she was able to get out of bed. These days, she spreads the word about the power raw foods and has authored the book, "Eat Raw, Not Cooked."

The healing powers of a raw food diet

"There are two basic reasons why raw food heals," she says. "One is the live enzymes. Our body has all these metabolic enzymes that keep us young, and digestive enzymes that you find in raw real foods. When we kill the natural digestive enzymes with cooking, our metabolic enzymes that are healing us and keeping our skin healthful have to stop what they're doing and work on digestion."

She explains that the other reason raw foods heal is because they keep the body's acid/alkaline levels balanced; an acidic body is riddled with the harmful effects of bad foods, ongoing stress and pollution. Raw foods make the body more alkaline.

Busting the raw food diet myths

She also busts the notion that many raw food newcomers or even raw food naysayers think, which is that the choices don't provide a nutritional variety. Clearly she begs to differ, as does raw food guru David Wolfe.

Wolf says, "You can't be eating food that makes you feel terrible. That's what's great about raw food. Sure, not everybody should be eating massive amounts of lettuce or kale, but if you look at what's out there, all these different categories -- fruits and different vegetables, nuts and seeds, seaweed, wheat grass, superfoods, sprouts, and kimchis and sauerkrauts -- it's just unbelievable the choices we have before us."

Another raw food myth is that food is always eaten cold. Raw foods can be "warmed" by serving them at room temperature, adding warming spices and even heating at temperatures below 118 degrees.

Others fight the notion that raw foods are costly, arguing that so too, are junk foods and meats. They stress that well-planned raw meals can fit a variety of budgets.

Stowers plans to keep the lifestyle going. "The only thing hurting on me were my smile muscles, because I couldn't stop smiling," Stowers says. "I had my life back after 17 years."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.examiner.com

http://stacystowers.com/about/

http://rawandnaturalhealth.com/?s=raw+food+myths

http://www.naturalnews.com/021540_nutritional_medicine_raw_foods.html

Suzanne

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7 Ways to Ease Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue

If you have fibromyalgia, you know that life is 10 times harder. The complex chronic pain disorder affects every part of your day. You’re tired, achy and can’t think straight. So how can you cope? From exercising to herbs and supplements, here are 7 ways to tame symptoms...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/tips/fibromyalgia_7_ways_to_ease_symptoms.aspx

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Questions for Your Doctor: Fibromyalgia

Between aching muscles, tender skin, fatigue, headaches, flulike symptoms and difficulties concentrating, you may wonder if you’re a hypochondriac. You could have fibromyalgia. Start by asking your doctor these 15 questions about symptoms of fibromyalgia...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/basics/questions_for_your_doctor.aspx

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The Stages of Fibromyalgia

If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or are a caregiver to a loved one who’s suffering, you know how hard it is to physically and emotionally manage this condition. But there are treatments that can help. Get expert advice to ease symptoms and 5 tips to help soften the burden on caretakers...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/the_stages_of_fibromyalgia.aspx

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The 6 Best Supplements for Fibromyalgia

If you’re looking for natural ways to fight the aches, stiffness and inflammation of fibromyalgia, supplements can be a powerful weapon against symptoms. From vitamin D to brown seaweed extract, an arsenal of tools can help reduce pain. Here, experts reveal what works and why...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/the_7_best_supplements_for_fibromyalgia.aspx

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How to Fight Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Besides pain, anxiety and mental “fog,” fibromyalgia patients may also suffer from chronic fatigue symptoms. But natural remedies can go a long way toward restoring lost energy. Here’s an expert guide to what really works for fibromyalgia fatigue...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/tips/how_to_fight_fibromyalgia_fatigue.aspx

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How to Ease Fibromyalgia Pain When Traveling

Is fibromyalgia turning you from a globe-trotter into a reluctant homebody? Having this disorder doesn’t mean you’re forced to give up vacations and weekend getaways. Read on for experts’ best advice...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/how_to_ease_fibromyalgia_pain_when_traveling.aspx

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Fit With Fibromyalgia: One Woman’s Story

I faced years of mysterious illness before getting an accurate diagnosis of fibromyalgia. In this excerpt from my book FibroWHYalgia (NorseHorse Press), I share how exercise helped tame symptoms, and offer tips for others...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/from_sick_and_tired_to_fit_and_inspired_a_fibromyalgia_journey.aspx

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I have lived with terrible condition for over 20 years. it started with a case of Glandular fever, then i just couldnt shake it.

 

became worse with every child. then 3 back surgeries later, it seems it is here to stay.

 

I have tried painkillers, muscle relaxants, drinking, massage, exercise ( not much as it hurts too much) and relaxing.

 

I always wake up more tired then when i went to sleep.

 

it is so debilitating, yet it is invisible.

 

it did not help my last doctor did not belive in the condition at all and treated me like a hypochondriac

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On December 19, 2015 at 7:08 PM, Femster said:

it did not help my last doctor did not belive in the condition at all and treated me like a hypochondriac

Doctors don't know everything.  Most doctors don't take a single nutrition class in medical school, for example.  I'm from a family of doctors, though I myself am not one.  My understanding of fibromyalgia is that it is a condition brought on by exposure to mercury (Hg).  Mercury disrupts the nerves and nerve communications, affecting the mind and the muscles as well as a result.  Mrs. White gave us advice about mercury.  Please look at what she says it does (I'll quote some of the statements below) and see if any of those symptoms match your condition.  If you feel they do, then I would strongly advise you to find a certified toxicologist, an ACAM doctor, to check your toxic levels and help you rid your body of the chemical poisons at the root of your problems.

 

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     Mercury, calomel, and quinine have brought their amount of wretchedness, which the day of God alone will fully reveal. Preparations of mercury and calomel taken into the system ever retain their poisonous strength as long as there is a particle of it left in the system. These poisonous preparations have destroyed their millions, and left sufferers upon the earth to linger out a miserable existence. All are better off without these dangerous mixtures. Miserable sufferers, with disease in almost every form, mis-shapen by suffering, with dreadful ulcers, and pains in the bones, loss of teeth, loss of memory, and impaired sight, are to be seen almost every where. They are victims of poisonous preparations, which have been, in many cases, administered to cure some slight indisposition, which after a day or two of fasting would have disappeared without medicine. But poisonous mixtures, administered by physicians, have proved their ruin.  {4aSG 139.2}  
     The endless variety of medicines in the market, the numerous advertisements of new drugs and mixtures, all of which, as they say, do wonderful cures, kill hundreds where they benefit one. Those who are sick are not patient. They will take the various medicines, some of which are very powerful, although they know nothing of the nature of the mixtures. All the medicines they take only make their recovery more hopeless. Yet they keep dosing, and continue to grow weaker, until they die. Some will have medicine at all events. Then let them take these hurtful mixtures and the various deadly poisons upon their own responsibility. God's servants should not administer medicines which they know will leave behind injurious effects upon the system, even if they do relieve present suffering.  {4aSG 139.3}  

     "This is the effect of calomel. It torments the system as long as there is a particle left in it. It ever lives, not losing its properties by its long stay in the living system. It inflames the joints, and often sends rottenness into the bones. It frequently manifests itself in tumors, ulcers, and cancers, years after it has been introduced into the system."  {2SM 449.3} 

     The third case--that of the young man to whom had been administered calomel--was again presented before me. He was a pitiful sufferer. His limbs were crippled, and he was greatly deformed. He said that his sufferings were beyond description, and life was to him a great burden. The gentleman whom I have repeatedly mentioned looked upon the sufferer with sadness and pity, and said: "This is the effect of calomel. It torments the system as long as there is a particle of the poison left in it. It ever lives, not losing its properties by its long stay in the living system. It inflames the joints, and often sends rottenness into the bones. It frequently manifests itself in the tumors, ulcers, and cancers, years after it has been introduced into the system."  {RH, August 29, 1899 par. 6}  

Calomel, by the way, was a preparation of mercury in Mrs. White's day, as can be seen by looking at the definition in Webster's 1828 Dictionary.

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CALOMEL, n. A preparation of mercury, much used in medicine. It is called the submuriate or protochloride of mercury, and is prepared in various ways, by sublimation or precipitation, and also in the dry way. The following are the directions given in the last London Pharmacopoeia. Take of muriated quicksilver one pound, and of purified quicksilver, nine ounces; rub them together till the globules disappear; then sublime, and repeat the sublimation twice more successively.

Thankfully, physicians no longer administer this calomel as a medicine.  But mercury gets to us in myriad other ways, including some vaccines, dental amalgam tooth fillings, mercury-vapor lamps including all fluorescent and CFL bulbs, and high-fructose corn syrup.

 

Blessings,

Green Cochoa.

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Fibromyalgia and Mercury Poisoning

Do you have silver fillings? Most of us do and have been chewing on them and grinding away at them for decades. Silver fillings or amalgams contain 50% mercury. This mercury escapes as a vapor every time we chew, grind and have our teeth cleaned. The vapor is quickly released into the bloodstream where it is carried to the brain, tissues and the hypothalamus and pituitary glands.

http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/mercurypoisoning.html

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Gut Bacteria Hold Key to Diagnosing, Treating Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a baffling disorder that affects an estimated 1 million Americans, has been strongly linked to imbalances in gut bacteria in a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Headline/gut-bacteria-chronic-fatigue/2017/05/12/id/789744/?ns

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6 Ways to Beat Fibro Fog

Memory loss and disorientation are two of the most challenging symptoms of fibromyalgia. Suddenly not knowing where you are can lead to embarrassment or even panic. Here are 6 expert-recommended tips for preventing fibro fog…

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/6_ways_to_beat_fibro_fog.aspx

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14 Gadgets to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

For women with fibromyalgia pain, even common tasks like cleaning the house or putting on socks can worsen muscle aches. But daily activities like these are unavoidable. We’ve rounded up 14 tools to ease your aches and pains throughout the day. Find out what they are and where to find them...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/tips/your_fibromyalgia_gadget_guide.aspx

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Do’s and Don’ts for Living With Fibromyalgia Pain

With fibromyalgia syndrome, just getting by each day often requires difficult choices. Read on for expert advice on managing fibromyalgia pain and fatigue while living life to the fullest…

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/fibromyalgia/articles/dos_and_donts_for_living_with_fibromyalgia_pain.aspx

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Weight-Loss Tips for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

 

The crippling pain and fatigue you feel with fibromyalgia can leave you inactive and overweight – up to 30 pounds for some sufferers. Other symptoms and even your medication can be contributing factors too. And that only makes ailments worse. It's not your fault, and you can regain control. Here's how to battle that bulge...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers..._sufferers.aspx

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