Fibromyalgia information and self-care tips for living a better life despite chronic illness.

Food-as-Medicine

Food has the power to heal. Eating healthy food increases your energy, improves the way your body functions and strengthens your immune system. -Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

  • Can ginger help with fibromyalgia pain? Can Ginger Help With Fibromyalgia Pain?

    Most people know that ginger helps relieve upset stomach and nausea. But did you know that ginger acts as a natural pain reliever? In this guest post, Stephen explains some of the health benefits ginger has to offer, why ginger may ease fibromyalgia pain and ways to get more ginger in your diet. Guest Post [...]

  • 5 Juice Recipes to Beat Fatigue 5 Juice Recipes To Beat Fatigue

    When you have Fibromyalgia the fatigue can be even more debilitating than the pain. The last three months, I've been exhausted EVERY day -ALL day long. So it is much appreciated that Mauricio Prinzlau over at Bestjuicer.net kindly offered to write this guest post. Mauricio believes juicing is nature’s greatest and best tasting form of [...]

  • Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms? Guest Post: Can diet affect Fibromyalgia symptoms?

    Although there is little clinical research on how diet can affect fibromyalgia symptoms, many people find that the food they eat can impact how they feel. In this guest post, Gabriella Diesendorf discusses that while there are no specific diet rules for fibromyalgia, there are some foods that should be avoided. By Gabriella Diesendorf Fibromyalgia, [...]

  • Bedtime Snacks That Help You Sleep Bedtime Snacks That Help You Sleep

    Bedtime snacks can improve sleep provided you opt for foods rich in the right sleep-inducing ingredients. The best bedtime snacks consist of foods containing tryptophan, which is an amino acid that helps the body make serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that aids in the sleep process. The way serotonin aids sleep is [...]

  • Chronic Inflammation: America’s Silent Killer

    Chronic inflammation is being labeled as America's silent killer. It's like a fire raging inside you and is the root cause of many serious diseases.

  • Infographic Going Gluten Free: What Everyone Should Know

    Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and other grains, like barley and rye. Gluten also lurks in many products, like salad dressings, soups, seasoning mixes and even vitamins. Gluten can cause bothersome side effects in many people, bloating and other gastrointestinal issues, migraines, joint pain, mental fogginess, and fatigue. It is estimated [...]

  • Gluten Sensitivity and Fibromyalgia Gluten Sensitivity And Fibromyalgia – Is There A Connection?

    Gluten sensitivity has been associated with several symptoms characteristic of fibromyalgia. Gluten is a complex protein found mainly in wheat, barley and rye. It can be found in oats and other grains due to cross-contamination. Gluten is also found in breads, cakes, cookies, pies, bagels, cereals, sauces and gravies, frozen dinners, pasta, boxed rice mixes, [...]

  • 10 Foods That Cause Inflammation 10 Foods That Cause Inflammation

    Many believe certain dietary changes, eating foods that are anti-inflammatory and avoiding pro-inflammatory ones, improve fibromyalgia pain and fatigue.

  • triple berry smoothie Triple Berry Smoothie

    Here’s a delicious triple berry smoothie. Made with strawberries, blueberries and red raspberries, this smoothie filled with anti-oxidants, vitamins and the perfect amount of protein. This is my favorite, I have it every morning. 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, red raspberries, blueberries) 1/2 banana 1/2 cup spinach 1 cup almond milk 1 T flax seed [...]

  • Anti-inflammatory Diet Can Help Ease Chronic Inflammation Anti-inflammatory Diet Can Help Ease Chronic Inflammation

    The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is not a diet in the popular sense - it is a healthy, long-term eating plan that slows the process of aging and could help prevent disease. Chronic inflammation is at the root of many serious illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic inflammation also plays a direct role in [...]