- Go with your gut: An increasing number of studies have indicated that there is a gastrointestinal component to fibromyalgia that has long been overlooked in traditional studies of this condition. Our gut is host to trillions of bacteria that help to balance and regulate the body’s health. Researchers have only recently begun to delve deeper into this complex environment and its relation to the body’s health overall.
In the course of this research, some doctors are advocating the FODMAPS diet to help with conditions from fibromyalgia to bowel disease. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates (oligosaccharides), disaccharides, monosaccharides, and related alcohols that the body is not able to digest well, and their presence in the gut is disruptive and inflammatory. Alow FODMAPS diet may help fibromyalgia sufferers who also suffer from intestinal symptoms.
These ten diet tips go best when paired with a large glass of water and a good night’s rest. Staying hydrated keeps the joints and organs lubricated and lowers the chance of muscle cramps and tension related to dehydration. A rested person is better able to deal with the everyday challenges they face with chronic pain. Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder, as different as each person who has it. It is important to approach any changes to diet carefully. Talk to your doctor before making any significant changes.