If you're having more fibro pain with certain food, maybe it's because you're eating food containing wheat. Even if you're not gluten intolerant (i.e., celiac disease) wheat can have awful effects on our bodies. Read "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight" by William Davis, MD. He's found through research and his practice that wheat is very harmful to our health and can cause problems throughout the body, including brain damage! The whole "healthy grains" concept encouraged by nutritionists and the government is not based on research, but on special interest groups (lobbyists) who wanted to increase grain consumption/profit (especially see "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It" by Gary Taubes, a well respected science journalist who has done thorough research on the topic). I've found low-carb to be the best diet (really low starch/no wheat) for how I feel and for reducing not only FM pain but brain-fog and sleep problems as well. As someone mentioned, nothing seems to stop all the problems, but any reduction is appreciated! Definitely go with a healthy diet of protein, fresh fruits and veggies, good fats, and no processed foods (look at all the crap in the ingredients lists!). Stay healthy and take care of yourself. JDView Thread
Sugar is definitely our enemy! I've found that low-carb eating (really no-starch eating) is a big help for energy, pain and weight loss. Read Gary Taubes book "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It." It's a well-researched book by a scientific journalist, who shows how the carb-rich diet pushed on us by the government and nutritionists isn't supported by the research. Rather, a higher protein diet is better for our health, along with low-sugar carbs like vegetables and some fruits. At least the new food recommendations are better than the former Food Pyramid, with its base being bread, cereal, etc., but doing away with the starches altogether is even better for us.
Cookbooks and a website (holdthetoast.com) by Dana Carpender are also helpful. She's a person who's very sensitive to all carbs, even fruits. There are others who push a "paleo" diet, where meat and veggies are all they eat, but that's too hard for me to follow; don't like meat that much! Carpender's book "How I Gave Up My Low-fat Diet and Lost 40 pounds" is good because it reviews several versions of eating low-carb depending on how serious your sugar sensitivity is or how strict you want to be.
BTW, I recently changed fibro meds to gabapentin (Neurontin) and it's making a big difference in pain. Check with your doc to see if it's a possibility for you. Take care, all. jdView Thread