Saturday, 12 December 2009

How to Survive the Holidays With Fibromyalgia

image(Personally, I have my own way of dealing with Christmas, which I may go into later, however, I can echo many of Cynthia Jones' words in this article about the food we eat adding to, if not actually causing, our pain. We must be allowed some enjoyment, I feel, but it would certainly make things easier to avoid food additives as well as processed sugar, as much as possible.)

I have had Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain for 25 years. In 2007 I finally discovered the cause of my Fibromyalgia flare-ups. Unfortunately during the years between 2001-2007 I was very sick everyday with tremendous pain.

What's the old saying? "It's darkest right before the dawn."

Back then every single day when I opened my eyes my body would immediately go into a panic. I knew the infamous muscle fatigue was on the way as soon as my cells finished waking up. The best way I know how to describe the pain is that it's my body's fight or flight survival panic. My body seemed to be screaming internally for survival.

There were also many days when the body aches were so intense I could barely move. On those days depression was in control and I wanted to go off by myself and die, similar to an old dog.

Does this sound familiar to you?

Today as I recall those experiences the worst memories were during the holiday season. I love comfort food and always splurge during the holidays. I eat everything in sight, especially on Thanksgiving Day. Turkey and stuffing are my all-time favorites.

Unfortunately, the next morning while my family would be downstairs having breakfast, laughing and loving life, I would crawl to the bathroom from my bed immersed in pain.

Looking back, it makes perfect sense. I had no idea at the time that food was the cause of my pain and when did I eat the most? During the holidays.

Read every label on your meats carefully. If you see the words "basted, extra tender or juicy" written on your holiday turkey label it may contain a 15% toxic solution. The solution may include broth, sodium phosphates, citric acid and flavorings. These ingredients may contain MSG or excitotoxins that cause musculoskeletal pain. Always ask your butcher to order your meat without injected solutions.

When making your stuffing or casseroles use Swanson's broth, it's MSG free. Kitchen Basics' stock is also free from ingredients that cause common food allergies. They do not autolyze, hydrolyze, add or produce MSG, which causes migraines and muscle pain.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful and painfree holiday season. Please click here to order a free report of the 65 cleverly concealed names which cause Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain.

Hello my name is Cynthia Jones and I've had chronic pain for 25 years. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 10 years ago. I refused to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life! After exhaustive investigation and research, I finally discovered 100% of the excitotoxins in our food supply. I've found the cause of my pain - and with the elimination of these excitotoxins - my recovery. It has become my life's purpose to help heal those in chronic pain.

1 comment:

mitch1066 said...

we eat a mediteranean diet which is cooked from scratch.We hardly ever eat pre made anything .but i still have fibro.Im sure additives,preservatives may agrivate IBS etc but as for fibro i dont agree.Personally i think its in our genetic code and the switch to turn on this gene is stress,whether physical or mental.For some people its a car accident ,surgery whatever.


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