Fibromyalgia: 3 Tips to Better Nutrition

When dealing with Fibromyalgia there are several things we have to do on a regular basis. Eating a regular balance diet should be one. There are many foods that can trigger a fibromyalgia or pain episode knowing what foods are best for you can save you extra suffering. According to an article on WebMD there are many problems with Gluten and those with Fibromyalgia. But this is also true for those with IBS.

Below you will find a few things that can help you balance your diet.

Triggers

  • Sugars
  • Dairy
  • Gluten- Glutens include (Rye, Wheat, Barley, breads, Imation meats, ice cream, and even beer.
  • Caffeine – (ie coffee, soda, and chocolates) While caffeine is often used to boost your energy it has a harsh effect on those with Fibro Fatigue. And while it won’t necessarily affect you right away it can cause severe fatigue later.

Foods Good for You-

  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Mustard/ turnip greens
  • Kale
  • Tofu
  • Oranges

Over all it is an important part of your lifestyle to have a balance diet regularly. It is difficult to mutle through as foods affect us all differently. Helping yourself eliminate the trigger foods and focusing on the ones you can handle will help you reduce your chances of episodes.

Lisa Robertson is not a medical doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner. This blog is solely for entertainment purposes only. If you are having symptoms and need medical advice contact or visit your primary health care physician. Content on these pages are for your entertainment only.

© 2018 Lisa Robertson

Introduction to Secondary Immunodeficiency Diseases

The most common immunodeficiency diseases are secondary. They are immunodeficiency diseases that are acquired throughout a person’s life. Primary Immunodeficiency diseases are one’s a person is born with.

Our immune system is a very important part of our overall health. It is the fighter system of the body and helps fend off anything that is abnormal. It also helps determine what is abnormal and what is not.

Secondary Immunodeficiency diseases are acquired in meaning these is something that triggered the immune system to attack it’s self.

Secondary Immunodeficiency Diseases

  • AIDS
  • Cancers of the Immune System (ie Leukemia)
  • Immune- complex Diseases (ie Viral Hepitits)
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells)

Causes:

  • Malnutrition
  • Stress
  • Cancer
  • Latrogentic Causes (ie Surgery, anesthesia, bone marrow suppression)
  • Infections – which suppresses the ability to fight off invaders in the body
  • Severe burns
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Diabetes

While the immune system is very complex there are several things you can do to strengthen your immune system.

Nutrition –

Nutrition is a big one. Remember the saying you are what you eat! Well if we don’t eat a healthy balance diet on a daily basis many things in our bodies can go haywire. Ensuring that you are eating a regular balance diet while seems small can make a great impact on how you feel, how your body responds, and your overall health.

Stress Relievers –

Stress can cause many problems both mentally and physically within our bodies. Ensuring that you do things regularly to help reduce your stress will help you in the long run, and in some cases short term. Figuring out what helps you best cope with stress will help your overall improvement of your physical and mental health.

Getting Regular Sleep-

Yes, your mother was right when she told you “Your body can’t heal if you don’t rest”. This is a major part of your body’s cycle and as with any cycle one wrench can ruin the whole process. So take the time out of your busy day to be sure you get the adequate amount of sleep.

Lisa Robertson is not a medical doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner. This blog is solely for entertainment purposes only. If you are having symptoms and need medical advice contact or visit your primary health care physician. Content on these pages are for your entertainment only.

© 2018 Lisa Robertson

3 Ways to Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day with Fibromyalgia

It is difficult enough to deal with the aches and pains of waking each morning. Fibromyalgia can be debilitating, but an important key to getting the most out of live is going out into this great big world and actually having fun. This Valentine’s Day don’t miss out on the festivities because of your Fibromyalgia. Enjoy being with your significant other somewhere besides in the house.

Below are a few tips that might just help you get up and have some fun!

Be Positive!

Sounds idiotic doesn’t it? Well when you’re dealing with chronic widespread pain it can be difficult to be positive on a regular basis. However putting a smile on in the morning can make your day go a lot smoother. Not to mention it can touch the life of someone else who maybe having a horrible day as well. Try it! You just might enjoy it. Your significant other may respond differently as well.

Put on a New Outfit!

Quite often when we are dealing with chronic widespread pain we often forget about ourselves. How we look or feel each day doesn’t quite matter. But taking the time to work on our image and changing our look may make you feel better inside.

Give us a boost of confidence to go out for a bit and have a little fun! So get that makeover, and share your new self with the world. Take your time and enjoy yourself after all Valentine’s Day is about you and your relationship. You can enjoy that one day!

Relaxation

This is another one that may seem a bit strange but when you suffer from chronic widespread pain it is difficult to relax. Doing a few things the day you plan to go out can change how you feel.

A few relaxation tips?

Listen to some good music-

I’m sure you have a favorite album or track you enjoy listening too. Well put it in and focus on the music. This can relative some of the stress your body is feeling. If you get the urge to sing along do that too. Take an hour or two and unwind.

 Aroma Therapy-

Aroma therapy is a great way to relax. The soothing smells can call your mind and your body. Take the time to light some candles throughout the house, while you’re enjoying a nice bath. This will help calm your body and spirit. Even if it’s just for the day!

While these tips are not immediate pain relievers they can help you cope even just for the day. Getting out of the house on a more regular basis can help you face your condition and improve your quality of life.

      

      So Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day after all it only comes once a year!

 

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