Quoted from PossumJust read an interesting article that suggests a fibromyalgia is linked to exposure to sulphites... :-/ The Sulphite Connection: Top 10 symptoms to identify if sulphites ... thesulphiteconnection.blogspot.com/.../top-10-symptoms-to-identify-... - Cached
The top 10 most common symptoms experienced from eating sulphites also correlate to the symptoms of salicylate sensitivity...Not being a fibromyalgia sufferer I wonder how much these correlate to that?
1. Digestive distress – bloating, diarrhoea, wind, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramps.
2. Fatigue – tired after eating, severe muscle fatigue, exhaustion.
3. Brain fog – difficulty concentrating, inability to think clearly.
4. Mood swings – emotional ups and downs, depression and anxiety; including panic attacks.
5. Breathing difficulties – it triggers asthma attacks, gives people that drowning feeling.
6. Cold/Flu symptoms – you get the feeling like you are coming down with the flu but you don’t.
7. Candid fungus infections.
8. Skin disorders – hives, eczema and unexplained rashes.
9. Heart palpations – causing the heart to thump or miss beats.
10.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or (ADHA).
To quote the owner of the site...who spent 2 decades looking for an answer to healing Fibromyalgia... "I tried just about everything and while most things made some change it wasn't until I accidentally discovered that there are sulphites hidden and undeclared in most of our foods that I really noticed permanent change. It happened over night, one day I had Fibromyalgia the next it was gone. That was over a year ago and today I am still symptom free and my immune system has improved, I've lost over 20kg, my energy levels have exploded and I feel and look the most fittest and healthiest of my entire life..."
Personally I have read that fibromyalgia is a relatively recently diagnosed condition... & have often wondered if there was a connection between sulphur/sulphite & salicylate sensitivity & possible conditions like it...
The really scarey thing is that I have also heard that Big Pharma often discovers (sometimes deliberately & sometimes accidentally) medicines/treatments for something that does not yet exist!! They then set about "manufacturing" the relevant disease/virus/condition etc so there is a market for the various products associated with relief of same??!! Of course like with cancer treatments, they are careful not to publish a cure as such, so they can guarantee themselves an ongoing market?!
This makes sense in the fairly recent overuse of sulphites in processed foods & the (cross)breeding of fruit & vegs to be even sweeter & higher in salicylates (reactions to both of which seem to be similar, if not related) & the growing increase in fibromyalgia sufferers??!!Also not forgetting the long fought battle by Erin Brockovich for the ban of and Endosulfan (sulphites) pesticide...
The big question is "What do we do about it?"
Whether fibromyalgia is caused by a genetic mutation or something in the environment (or, more likely, a combination of the two, aka epigenetics) what we really need to know is what to do now.
If BTD alone could fix it, surely no one would have it anymore? I still think there could be a sulphite connection ::)Quoted from Goldiefibro is a billing label when they have no clue how to fix it..
BTD will make it go away to the largest degree.. some foods have casued us years of suffering and near killed us.. Then came BTD and things started to make sense.. and we got better..
never mind the label it all stats in the gut.. for some this is a place to learn more..
but for what to eat ... for that we have BTD ... and all the rest is history..
Sorry missed this... there aren't sulphite foods -Quoted from wrotekWhat are the sulfite foods ?
Quoted from PossumIf BTD alone could fix it, surely no one would have it anymore? I still think there could be a sulphite connection ::)
Sorry I wasn't meaning to over simplify things regarding fibromyalgia!! Lyme Disease even if the test was apparently negative could be a factor & the effect of dental fillings too!! ??) I am wondering re the not consuming food with added sulphites... That's the thing - sometimes they are not listed (especially in bottled waters)If only it were all that simple....I don't consume foods with added sulphites. I still have fibromyalgia.
There might be some other nutrients that I haven't identified that should be supplemented, though I think I've been pretty thorough in my nutritional research. I don't know what effects non-organic foods and grain-fed meats may be having on my recovery, as the "top quality" foods are still beyond my budget.
I suspect heavy metal toxicity (specifically mercury from those stupid dental fillings) are another big factor. I asked my dr for a Lyme Disease test- she thinks the results are "negative" but I'm not 100% convinced that it's been completely ruled out. And let's not forget stress. I've been under an awful lot of that lately.
Infared saunas are beyond my budget as well. Would a regular sauna be helpful at all? I contacted the local JCC about membership (that may or may not be affordable, depending on how much they're willing to work with me) and they have a regular sauna, but I don't think it's an infared one- at least that's not what the website implies.
Getting enough magnesium is another biggie. I'm doing well on added B vitamins. There might be some other nutrients that I haven't identified that should be supplemented, though I think I've been pretty thorough in my nutritional research. I don't know what effects non-organic foods and grain-fed meats may be having on my recovery, as the "top quality" foods are still beyond my budget.
I was taking 4,000 iu of D3 orally for well over a year when I had a blood test of 33- clearly that wasn't enough D for me personally. If I only took 2,000 a day I'd surely be deficient again.
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I found the quote interesting, not because of the amount of vitamin D they suggested, but because they are stating ~ Vitamin D requires Mag. and if you are low in Mag. this can further deplete the mineral. I don't exactly know the effect of a magnesium deficiency on fibro flare-ups, but have a feeling that it could tip the scales.