Let’s stop right here for a brief moment and discuss an important point regarding healing fibromyalgia with vitamins. There are many companies, many people who are willing to tout their vitamin product as the means to the end for your fibromyalgia pain. But all of us should know by now that vitamins alone are not going to make your fibromyalgia go away, nor are they going to make you feel a whole lot better overnight. I am a clinical nutritionist, Professor of Nutrition and chiropractic physician and I really want to see a cure for Fibromyalgia discovered in my life time. A very good place to begin is with what you’re consuming. I know that your diet, what you eat and do not eat, can affect you for the good or for the bad. However, it takes a whole lot more than just vitamins to heal the body of anything, let alone fibromyalgia.
So, should you take vitamins for fibromyalgia? Yes, you should. As a chiropractic physician, I hope to help you discover an important truth about your health. It is that you are unique. There is no one just like you anywhere else in the world. Your needs, physical and emotional, are uniquely yours; and so are your nutritional needs! To use a cookie cutter approach to treating your fibromyalgia is sadly a waste of money and valuable energy. Preferably, having an expert in clinical nutrition is the best way to find out what it is that your body needs. Your chiropractic physician and/or your medical doctor may have some training in this, or perhaps they can refer you to a clinician that does. This way, you will know what is right for you personally and can avoid taking the “stuff” mentioned on television, the internet, from your well intentioned friends and especially the nutritional salespeople.
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, co enzymes, antioxidants, co factors, macro and micro nutrients are all vital to your health and well-being. So it stands to reason that if you are low on any one of these things it could adversely cause problems to your health; including possibly making your fibromyalgia worse. You may be wondering if you then should take a multivitamin that has most or all of these important nutrients. I like to tell my patients to use caution when buying multivitamins. Some are manufactured using synthetic materials or even coal tar! When using vitamin supplements you must use whole food nutrition!!! You should read more about this from another posting of mine regarding vitamins. Please do so as it is very important for your health and well-being.
If you have fibromyalgia you need to invest in the highest quality nutrition available. Cheap, synthetic and poorly manufactured products may make your fibromyalgia much worse. You also need to know what to take, how much to take and how often it should be taken. There are some basics that every fibromyalgia patient should consider like zinc, magnesium, and manganese. Calcium, vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene are needed. Vitamin B12 and Iron are important too but too much in your system may harm you. You will need enzymes and co enzymes, antioxidants and co factors as well to maintain healthy muscles, nerves and organs. Getting it right the first time can save you a lot of time, hassle and money. More importantly, it may help you begin to repair your body from the negative effects of fibromyalgia and improve the quality of your life.
I do not want to discourage the reader from using nutrition for fibromyalgia. On the contrary, I hope that the reader will take the time to learn what is needed to help them to get better, faster; and fibromyalgia nutrition is a critical part of the equation. Take the time to learn and to do it right. If at all possible, consult someone that is versed in the use of nutrition and fibromyalgia for advice and counsel. Ask your chiropractic physician and/or medical doctor for assistance.
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