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Food and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disease that results in generalized pain spread out over the body and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone. Because no one has yet determined the cause of FM, both the diagnosis as well as the treatment poses a big challenge because it’s basically a trial and error approach. Dr. Kathleen Holton, the lead author of Potential Dietary Links in Central Sensitization in Fibromyalgia, states that only about 30% of fibromyalgia symptoms improve with the use of the medications that are currently on the market. This is a big reason why FM patients turn to alternative treatments, many of which include dietary approaches. Certain foods can make FM worse, and in fact, up to 42% of FM patients have verified this! Dr. Holton has found the following five recommendations can offer fibromyalgia patients significant benefits:

We will help guide you in the process of diet and supplementation in addition to managing you with many other FM effective chiropractic services! Remember, the best FM management outcome is obtained through a TEAM approach!

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