Hi, today Dr. Josh Axe, shares fibromyalgia natural treatment steps with you to beat fibromyalgia. He’ll be sharing fibromyalgia diet, the fibromyalgia natural remedies, as well as the best supplements to take. He states that if you follow these tips, you can see results as soon as possible in getting relief from the pain you’re experiencing with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Natural Treatment
Now, let’s talk about diet first. When it comes to fibromyalgia, you want to reduce inflammation. And the causes of fibromyalgia tend to be inflammation in the body. Sometimes it can be related to, with some people, autoimmune-like reactions in the body so we really need to settle down the immune system.
- Ligament Laxity
Also, fibromyalgia can be caused by ligament laxity. When you have too much ligament laxity, if you’ve ever been physically abused, or been in a car accident, that can cause it, and, of course, emotional things as well can cause major health issues, and cortisol and hormone imbalance in the body.
So with what I’m going to share with you in this article, I’m going to help you get to the root cause of healing fibromyalgia for good. So let’s jump back to fibromyalgia diet.
1. Fibromyalgia Diet
We’ve got to follow a diet that reduces inflammation but also helps repair damaged tissues. You know this if you’re experiencing fibromyalgia. You’re experiencing constant pain and tenderness throughout the body. Well, we want to reduce inflammation, but you also want to give your body the specific nutrients it needs to rebuild those healthy tissues. So to rebuild the healthy tissues, you need more collagen in your diet.
- The Importance of Collagen
We know collagen helps strengthen your cell structure and is also responsible for collagen vascular disease. And there’s a big thing you’re missing in your diet today and that’s bone broth and collagen. Now bone broth, you can get this in the form of liquid form or in bone broth protein powder, but we know bone broth contains the amino acids proline, glycine, and glutamine, which are responsible for tissue repair.
Bone Broth is Super Food
And so bone broth is easy to make. You take some bones from beef, or cartilage and tendons and bones from chickens, you put it in a crockpot with water for 24 to 48 hours, or in a pressure cooker, you let it go with some water, and it basically pulls out the vitamins and minerals from those bones. So if you’re not getting bone broth in your diet, that’s the number one superfood you need for fibromyalgia natural treatment to start healing fibromyalgia.
And you’ve then got a liquid that you can help heal your body. But you don’t have to make it yourself. You can simply order it or get it in a powder form, and add about three tablespoons to a smoothie. But the number one healing food for fibromyalgia is bone broth protein powder.
The next food you need for fibromyalgia natural treatment are foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild-caught salmon, other forms of fish, such as halibut and mackerel, also grass-fed beef contains Omega-3 fats, and then certain nuts and seeds, such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. Get more Omega-3s to reduce inflammation; it is key in healing fibromyalgia.
- Fruits, & Veggies
Also, getting more fruits and vegetables, and specifically I don’t recommend a lot of raw foods if you have fibromyalgia, more cooked foods. The ideal food for you is a warm bone broth soup, with some organic chicken, a lot of veggies that are made in a crockpot, warm, nourishing food is ideal for anyone with fibromyalgia.
Also getting more green, leafy vegetables and berries in your diet, nutrient-dense foods like that, are fantastic. So that’s the type of diet you want to follow specifically.
2. Supplements for Fibromyalgia
Now, in terms of supplements for fibromyalgia natural treatment, here are some of the best things for fibromyalgia.
- The Magic of Magnesium
Number one, without a doubt, is magnesium. Now not just any magnesium, you want to get a magnesium chelate or magnesium oil. Now you can get a magnesium oil, rub it in your skin, it gets directly into your body. In fact, for most people, they absorb and do better with a magnesium oil than they do taking a magnesium capsule supplement.
- A Relaxing Bath
But magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral so it’s one of the best supplements for helping you heal fibromyalgia. You typically want to take about 300 to 500 milligrams a day or you want to rub, do about 30 sprays on your body of magnesium oil. And another great thing to do, by the way, a lifestyle tip, is to get a cup of Epsom salts, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, soak in a bath three nights a week, and then you’re getting the magnesium that way, as well as the lavender oil, which helps your body and muscles relax as well.
- Vitamin D-3
Other fibromyalgia supplements that are important, Vitamin D-3. We know Vitamin D-3 supports your immune system, it’s important for hormone balance, it’s the second most important supplement for fibromyalgia natural treatment and healing fibromyalgia. I recommend 5000 IUs daily.
- Vitamin B Complex
The next group of supplements is a Vitamin B complex. Now, the most important of those is typically Vitamin B-12, and Vitamin B-12 really helps support neurological functions. It supports your brain, your spinal cord, helps in balancing out the pain. But I highly recommend you get a good quality Vitamin B complex, and ideally, it’s organic. So look for an organic B complex supplement, another great supplement for fibromyalgia natural treatment.
3. Other Natural Remedies
- The Oils
And then a few other things. Again, essential oils for fibromyalgia are great, chamomile oil, ylang-ylang oil, the lavender essential oil is good to use.
And then one other fibromyalgia natural treatment I want to share with you when it comes to treating fibromyalgia is doing something called prolotherapy, or PRP, or stem cell. Now prolotherapy is for lax ligaments. And if you’ve ever been in a car accident, or abused or had any type of injury, that can cause fibromyalgia, and so what happens is your ligaments should help be supporting your spine and your different muscles and ligaments.
- Plasma Helps
Well, if those get loose, then your muscles have to work even harder, which causes trigger points and muscle spasms. So prolotherapy can help in treating that. So what I would do is look up prolotherapy in your area. Prolotherapy is where they’re injecting glucose into you, or taking some of your own blood, taking just the plasma out, re-injecting your plasma into you, but that plasma helps the healing process. It helps speed healing, it’s great for that reason.
And also, a few other things that can help in fibromyalgia natural treatment, acupuncture is great, as well as certain types of corrective chiropractic care because it’s help restoring your spine, the normal posture and spinal curvatures, which can take the pressure off the muscles, reducing muscle pain.
So remember, if you’re going to beat fibromyalgia, number one, follow that diet I shared with you. Also, look for some of these natural treatments.
Dr. Josh Axe,
Doctor of Natural Medicine
This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions.