Only just recently have scientific tests proved that higher protein diet plans influence calories burned, up coming caloric consumption and weight loss as compared to lower protein diet plans and weight loss plans with a bunch of carbs. Selecting foodstuff based on how satisfying they will be is just as crucial as staying away from meals that trigger excess fat gain or will make you much more hungry. Losing excess weight might be easy if you think about food options centered on the protein content and amount of sugar.

Of all the food groups, proteins are the most satisfying, fulfilling, and protective against food cravings. In general seek out food items that have 10 grams of protein or more to produce fullness and 10 grams of sugar or more per portion to produce hunger. Low-carb meal plans often succeed because of this. Foods high in necessary protein digest little by little emptying from the stomach at four calories per minutes. Of all of the carbs simple carbs offer you the least fullness emptying from the stomach at 10 calories per minute and supply the least safeguard against food cravings. Other carbohydrate food that are less refined such as whole wheat or grain, brown grain and other whole grain goods break up less quickly and have less tendencies to produce craving for food.

Foods higher in soluble fiber are also more fulfilling simply because too are processed more slowly and gradually. The third foodstuff group-fat differs from the other 2. Fat produces satiety because of its sluggish stomach clearing time of just 2 calories a minute. The problem with fat is the high calories of the food items and the fact that it requires a lengthier period of time for the satiety sign to reach the brain. Proteins are accountable for a lengthy number and wide variety of crucial functions in the body including the growth and maintenance of muscle tissue, our bones, cartilage, hair, skin, and fingernails. Proteins are furthermore needed to create particular enzymes, human hormones, and blood components. Major benefit of dietary health proteins is that it improves the sense of fullness (satiety) when compared to equivalent quantities of carbohydrate food as well as fats. This means that one consumes fewer unhealthy calories from healthy proteins. The 800 calorie HCG weight loss diet plan was designed around the basic specifics that protein delivers satiety. That is the explanation for protein for breakfast (no fat cheese, egg beaters, eggs, protein shake and bars), lunch and dinner (fish, meat, chicken, turkey etfc) and even snacks.(protein shakes, protein bars, no fat cheese)

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high protein diet and fibromyalgia

23 thoughts on “High Protein Diet And Fibromyalgia

  1. sadesmom

    could fibromyalgia cause EXCESSIVE weight gain?

    I have never been one to excercise, never did before my MVA in NOV.07′, and I do the same amount as before, however, I have put on 32+ pounds and counting since the MVA and my pre-diagnosis of Fibro…. I avctually eat less now then I did before from the depression that this severe pain everyday has caused…. NOte: I am only 28 so it’s not like my metabo. has slowed just just yet….

  2. Amy Anderson

    I want to know where to find the list of high protein diet on the internet for fibromyalgia?
    I saw a posting from jmiller96003, telling about her success with protein diet for fibromyalgia. Is there a site that I can go to that has a list of all that I can eat and cannot? I am also wondering how many have had success with this diet. I saw this on Montel from Sylvia Browne and want to try. jmiller96003 will u contact me. I am new here and did not know how to contact u. I will try e-mailing u. Thanks Amy

    1. Brett H

      Hi – the theory that an overgrowth of the yeast-like fungus Candida Albicans can cause Fibromyalgia (and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) was popularized by William Crook, MD in his 1986 book, “The Yeast Connection”. Though clinical studies are lacking, Dr. Crook, many naturopathic practitioners and nutritionists proposed that systemic candidiasis can cause conditions as varied as fatigue, PMS, sexual dysfunction, asthma, psoriasis, digestive and urinary problems, multiple sclerosis, muscle pain and mood disorders.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast-like fungus which lives in all humans. It lives on the moist dark mucous membranes which line the mouth, vagina and intestinal tract. Ordinarily it exists only in small colonies, prevented from growing too rapidly by the human host’s immune system, and by competition from other microorganisms in and on the body’s mucous membranes. However when something happens to disrupt this balance an overgrowth of Candida can occur, causing symptoms like vaginal yeast infections and thrush, and oral yeast infection of the mouth and tongue.

      Believers in the Candida theory suggest that an overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the digestive tract may cause “intestinal permeability” (also known as “leaky gut”), a condition where increased permeability of the intestinal tract allows food protein fragments to pass between intestinal cells into the circulatory system, compromising the immune system.

      Conventional western medicine accepts the existence of a chronic Candida infection that affects the whole body and which is sometimes called “chronic disseminated candidiasis”. However it is believed to be quite uncommon, and is not shown to have the wide-ranging health effects purported by alternative medicine practitioners.
      The most common causes for a candida overgrowth are antibiotic therapy, the use of immuno-suppressant medications like corticosteroids, and a high carbohydrate diet.

      Should the presence of excessive amounts of Candida be found (through a stool test), an anti-Candida diet may be recommended. A Candida reduction diet typically involves avoiding dairy products (except yogurt), red and processed meats, yeast-based food such as breads and pastries, alcoholic beverages, dried fruits, mushrooms, and products containing sugar and vinegar. If the diet alone is not able to control the Candida, the use of an anti-fungal medication like Diflucan (Fluconazole) or Nizoral (Ketoconazole) may be necessary.

      I’ve had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 1981 and when Dr. Crook’s book came out my naturopath doctor recommended an anti-candida diet. I did it for about a year and lost over 40 pounds…not a good thing as I’m 6’3″ and ended up weighing only 140 pounds. The diet did nothing positive for me and I’m really skeptical of the theory that Candida is involved in more than a tiny, tiny minority of individuals with CFS/FMS.

    1. Cherokee Billie

      It’s possible your mother has a condition called Fibromyalgia.

      Here is a brief list of common symptoms of this disease:

      Chronic pain throughout the body
      Burning, numbness and tingling
      Tenderness when pressure is placed on or around the neck, elbows, hips, thighs and knees.
      Sleep disorders
      Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
      Depression
      Anxiety
      Facial Pain
      Jaw Pain (TMJ)
      Memory Loss
      Irritable Bowel
      Tension or Migraine Headaches
      High sensitivity to foods and medications (allergic type reaction).
      Minimal tolerance to heat and cold
      High sensitivity to bright lights and sounds
      Hair Loss

      Because symptoms develop gradually, this disease is often misdiagnosed. It is often diagnosed as a repetitive strain injury; sleep disorder condition, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of medical problem. Based on the American College of Rheumatology a person is diagnosed with Fibromylagia when he or she suffers pain throughout the body for at least three months and has 11 out of 18 tender points present.

      Here’s what can help:

      Nutrition is very important with this condition as with any serious physical condition. Avoid caffeine products, sugar, processed foods and fried foods. Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia) is often a factor in causing the person with Fibromyalgia to feel fatigued. That is why a good nutrition program is very important, eating frequent small meals with some protein is very important in keeping the blood levels even.

      Whole grains, seeds, nuts, yogurt, chicken, Turkey, organic beef, eggs, natural cheese and cottage cheese should form the base of your diet. Accompanied by Appropriate vegetables and a minimum amount of fruit.

      A good quality multi-vitamin is absolutely essential with this condition. It’s important to replace what the body loses daily. If a person takes no other supplement but a multi-vitamin they’re helping to support their body daily. Co Q 10, in soft gel form 100mg, taken three times daily can help increase the energy.

  3. elysialaw

    Website for fibromyalgia friendly diets?
    My partner has terrible fibro. I have always been a (relatively) good eater (ie, lots of veggies and protein) and he has improved considerably since we have been together. The other day he suffered a set back which I suspect had to do with disgusing canned meatballs he ate, against my advice. I highly suspect that his condition could be improved on a diet that eliminated preservatives.

    Anyone know of websites that could possibly affirm this and provide help and/or recepies?

    He’s not so sure it would help and cannot work right now so is worried about the increased cost so it would help if I could sway him.

  4. vookie

    Can You treat fibromyalgia naturally?
    Does anyone know of any herbs, vitamins , minerals that help with Fibromyalgia? I already know about standard meds. Massage and hot baths but I am searching for a dietary cause. Something I need in my diet or need to get rid of. I have had this for a long time but I am having a rather sudden very painful flair up and can’t figure out why.

    1. ALT DOC

      Hi Vinny

      Quick Action Plan for Fibromyalgia

      1. A healthy, whole foods diet is an important part of any fibromyaglia treatment program. Emphasize organic foods, especially fresh, organic vegetables, and drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day. For even more benefits, consider adopting a vegetarian diet, which has been shown to significantly reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.

      2. Essential nutrients to help treat fibromyalgia include vitamin C, vitamin E, niacinimide (vitamin B3), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA-an essential fatty acid), magnesium, selenium, zinc, and the lipotrophic factors inositol, methionine, and phosphatidyl choline. The nutritional supplements cetyl myristoleate and SAMe are also highly beneficial, as it the Meyers Cocktail, which must be administered by a trained health care practitioner.

      3. Herbal remedies for fibromyalgia include cayenne and chamomile. An herbal combination of tinctures of black cohosh, celery, dandelion, devil`s claw, Echinacea, and licorice in equal parts, can also be helpful.

      4. Homeopathic remedies for fibromyalgia include Arnica, Bryonia, and Rhus. Tox.

      5. Various bodywork therapies, such as Massage, Acupressure, Bowen Therapy, Feldenkrais, myotherapy, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Touch, and Trigger Point Therapy, can provide significant relief of fibromyalgia pain and speed healing.

      6. Mind/body medicine therapies such as biofeedback, guided imagery and visualization, hypnotherapy, and meditation, can help relieve chronic stress, thereby soothing muscle tension and reducing pain, as well as promoting deeper, healthier sleep.

      Diet: Proper diet is essential for effectively dealing with fibromyalgia. This means eating only foods that support your immune system, and avoiding all foods that tax your energy and impair healthy digestion. Consider adopting an organic, vegetarian diet, which researchers have shown can help improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, body stiffness, and sleeping problems. Emphasize fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, eating a large daily serving of dark leafy greens, and select servings of healthy vegetarian oriented protein such as organic, free-range eggs, small quantities of raw dairy products, tempeh, tofu, beans, quinoa and wild caught fish that are low in mercury. Avoid all farm-raised fish, as they are high in antibiotics and dyes, and avoid shellfish, which have a higher concentration of mercury and toxins. For sustained energy, also include complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, legumes, red potatoes, squash, and yams. Limit your overall carbohydrate intake to 30 percent of the foods you eat at each meal. This means increasing your vegetables and protein if necessary to balance out the complex carbohydrates. Also, be sure to consume adequate amounts of essential fatty acids in supplement form alternating between fish oil, evening primrose oil and healthy free flowing oils such as extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flaxseed, and coconut butter/oil. Additionally, drink at least half an ounce of pure, filtered water for every pound you weigh.

      Avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Common allergy-causing foods include milk and dairy products, chocolate, corn, and wheat and wheat products. In addition, eliminate all “junk” and commercially processed foods, sodas, commercially prepared juices, all sugars and simple, refined carbohydrates, and minimize your intake of alcohol and caffeine. If you also suffer from candidiasis, follow the dietary recommendations for candidiasis, including avoiding all fruits, except berries, green apples and grapefruit.

      Energy Medicine: Energy medicine involves harnessing or stimulating the body to heal by interacting with the bioenergy field that surrounds all living matter. Energy medicine has two basic categories: energetic therapies that are similar to the Biblical concept of “laying on of hands,” such as Reiki, Healing Touch, and Therapeutic Touch, all of which can significantly improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms, and which can be taught to patients as a form of self-care, as well as being provided by professional energy healers.

      The second category of energy medicine involves a number of energy devices that emit energetic frequencies capable of stimulating healing and pain relief, which can be very useful for fibromyalgia. One of the most well-known of these devices is the TENS Unit, which stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, and was developed by pioneering holistic physician and researcher C. Norman Shealy. The TENS Unit is a small, portable device that transmits varying electrical frequencies to areas of pain via electrodes that are attached to the body. Not only do TENS Units help to alleviate pain, they are also capable of blocking pain signals and may also stimulate endorphin production, enhancing feelings of overall well-being. In addition, TENS Units can be used as a form of self-care by patients once they are taught how to use them, making them especially convenient for people with fibromyalgia.

      Two other useful energy devices for treating fibromyalgia are the Electro-Acuscope™ and the Light Beam Generator. The Electro-Acuscope, like the TENS Unit, uses electrical current, but at a lower voltage rate. In addition, it focuses on repairing damaged tissues instead of treating the nerves. As the device is used, the current is continually adjusted so that it matches the level of resistance within the areas of tissue damage. This stimulates a healing response within those areas that tends to be long-lasting.

      The Light Beam Generator, or LBG, employs low-current, cold gas photons that transmit and transfer various energy frequencies to the cells of the lymphatic system in areas of underlying pain. In addition to being an important part of the immune system, the lymphatic system also serves as the body`s filtration system and plays a vital role in eliminating cellular wastes. When the lymphatic system becomes clogged, these wastes and their by-products are not properly eliminated, and can cause tissue swelling as well as blockages in circulation that prevent oxygen and nutrients from getting to the cells, exacerbating fibromyalgia symptoms.

      The energy frequencies emitted by the LBG positively impact the electromagnetic field of cells and tissues over which it is placed. This, in turn, rebalances their electrical charge, enabling the cells to rapidly rid themselves of accumulated waste products and cellular debris. In the process, not only does this improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, it also helps to reduce muscle and tissue swelling.

      Energy medicine can also be used to detect hidden causes of fibromyalgia pain. Thermography is one such diagnostic approach. It is both safe and highly accurate, and involves the detection of infrared heat emitted from various areas in the body. Infrared heat is emitted as a natural byproduct of cellular metabolism. However, cells and tissues associated with pain usually emit greater levels of infrared heat compared to healthy, normal cells. Thermography devices are able to detect these differences in infrared heat emission, helping to pinpoint problem areas in the body that might otherwise go undetected.

      Best of health to you

  5. Megan

    Is it hard to get pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome? what should i expect? i?
    I was told I have polycystic ovarian syndrome by my doctor.she did blood work and said my hormone levels came back normal but when she did an ultrasound she discovered small cysts on both ovaries….what should I expect? Is it hard to get pregnant with this?

  6. N

    What’s the role of water in neurotransmission?
    How important is water in synapsis and neurotransmission? Are there any websites I can look at?

    1. 8 ball

      Are you concerned about memory loss? Learn why drinking fresh and pure water is the natural way to ensure healthy brain function throughout your entire life.

      Waters Role In Healthy Brain Function

      Water plays an extremely important role in your diet and bodily functions. Many parts of your brain draw much of their energy from water.

      Water must be taken into your body in its pure, natural state, optimally drink half your body weight in ounces daily.

      Water is vital to energy production in your cells and in your overall metabolism, and neurotransmission. Nerve transmission is heavily dependent upon water. Small waterways, or micro-streams run along the full length of your nerves. These streams float the neurotransmitters along microtubules to the nerve endings.

      When your body is dehydrated, nerve transmission is compromised and brain function strongly diminished. Chronic nerve pain can simply be the end result of chronic dehydration.

      Numerous chronic and painful conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia, can often be significantly reduced after adequate rehydration.

      Another important consideration is that water actually holds the cells of your body together. Water keeps the cell membrane together by forming hydronium ions which makes the water sticky and helps bond your cells together. This gives your cells a higher viscosity that helps increase the efficiency of proteins and enzymes.

      In a dehydrated cell, the metabolism, is greatly impaired. Dehydration has a particularly dramatic effect on sugar metabolism, the immune system, and detoxification. Dehydration profoundly effects the movement of lymph through the body and causes the lymph system to clog up and malfunction.

      From a cellular point of view, the transmission of nutrients through the cell wall is conducted by water. Many deficiency conditions are often specific dehydration problems.

      Dehydration is a significant producer of free radicals in your body and effective hydration removes free radicals faster than most any other therapy. A fully hydrated body can reduce your need for antioxidant supplements.

      Lung dehydration is considered a significant factor in respiratory diseases. Sometimes the most dramatic results can be obtained in asthma and chronic bronchitis with simple rehydration. Dehydration is a major producer of stress in the body and alters the balance of amino acids. This can result in DNA errors during cell division which can lead to many diseases such as cancer and other cell mutation problems.

      Water is a vital conductor of energy such as your meridian and chakra energy systems. When your body is dehydrated, it is very difficult for energy based therapies such as acupunture, Reiki, Bowenwork® and BodyTalk™ to work.

      Due to an imbalance in the cellular environment many people’s body cells and brain tissues are dehydrated, despite drinking adequate amounts of water. The BodyTalk System has a procedure that specifically addresses any underlying factors that may be limiting the absorption of water throughout your body.

  7. Faithful Scrivener Loves Reality

    Besides soy, what are some vegan sources of protein?
    I have fibromyalgia and need large amounts of protein, but I’m looking for some kinder sources than meat and dairy. I know lentils, peas and peanuts are good sources, but you don’t get a lot of protein for the calorie count. Is there anything, besides soy (which I hate!) that packs the same protein punch as a giant hunk of meat?

    1. mcdbb

      Okay, first things first. I realize as a culture we are taught meat = protein, but it’s false. Patently false.

      You should be able to get by easily with beans, lentils, and other legumes. The majority of Americans get more protein than they need in their diets anyway. With the exception of those with major medical conditions which cause weight loss like cancer, HIV/AIDS, or recovering from major surgery, the vegetable sources you’ve mentioned should be easily sufficient. 1 cup of cooked lentils provides about 230 kcal and 18 g of protein. For a 150-pound (68 kg) adult, the actual needs are somewhere around 55 grams (0.8 g/kg). So in that cup of lentils, 1/3rd of the daily protein needs for this person. Average intakes for Americans hover somewhere around 1.2 g/kg, or 50% more. So like I said, overdone.

      I should also add that whole grains are also a decent source of protein which is overlooked. “Grains” (actually more like seeds) – amaranth and quinoa are popular higher-protein “grains.” Oats, brown rice – these are all high-protein grains. As are some vegetables, like kale. With a varied diet, you should have no trouble obtaining adequate protein. Unless your appetite is suppressed, that is.

      P.S. I would look into seeing if you can find a good soy-based cookbook, most people who say they “hate soy” have never actually had it prepared correctly.

  8. dazed_and_confused

    HOw long does it take for Hypothyroid meds to take effect and lower TSH levels?
    I am curious to know if anyone else has been throught he up and downs of thyroid meds? I started at 11. something and got down to 3.something recently I started feeling bad so I got my labs done came back it had gone up to 5.21! How could it go up and down like that?? He incresed my Armour to 2 grains. I still feel like crap! I feel like I did when I started except for the freezing in bed under the covers! But I am so TIRED again weight gain is awful, depression, muscle twitchs, pain! I have been adjusting meds since last August! And it is still not right! Has anyone else gone throught his. I started with Synthroid but it made me too shakey and I could not sleep then I went to Armour, I do not have any side effects from Armour and because it has both T3 and T4 I heard it was better. I am at a loss, how could I be getting worse and my meds are higher then they were when i felt good? Also I was taking Standard process vitamins for adrenal function and my husband says I felt better then?

  9. MissyJune

    Is detoxing/cleansing really a good idea?
    Or is it mostly hype? I want to know what your thoughts are on a good cleanse that is strictly for health benefits-not for weight loss purposes.

    Thanks.
    to Formulated: what type of cleanse did you do?

    1. texastreasure47

      Judge for yourself. This is the latest information from Harvard Medical School.

      Dear HEALTHbeat subscriber,

      Do you want greater vitality and to ensure optimal health? Of course, we all do. And if you believe the growing number of infomercials, Web sites, and articles that claim toxins threaten our energy and well being, it seems that “detox” would be the way to go. This issue of HEALTHbeat looks at some of these widely advertised detox practices and whether they live up to their claims. Also, Dr. Thomas Lee, editor in chief of the Harvard Heart Letter, discusses whether a high blood pressure reading in the morning is a cause for concern.

      Wishing you good health,

      Nancy Ferrari
      Managing Editor
      Harvard Health Publications
      HEALTHbeat@hms.harvard.edu

      In This Issue
      1 The dubious practice of detox
      Detox used to refer primarily to medical procedures used to rid the body of dangerous levels of alcohol, drugs, or poisons. Now, it is the subject of a growing number of infomercials, Web sites, and print articles that urge us to eliminate alleged toxins claimed to cause everything from headaches to bloating, joint pain, fatigue, and depression. Detox products are sold in retail stores, at spas, over the Internet, and by direct mail. Many are advertised as useful for detoxifying specific organs or systems; others are portrayed as “whole body” cleansers. But do detox practices really offer the benefits they claim?

      Detox diets

      A seemingly infinite array of products and diets is available for detoxifying the entire body. One of the most popular is the Master Cleanse diet. Dieters take a quart of warm salt water in the morning; consume a 60-ounce concoction of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper throughout the day; and finish with a cup of laxative tea in the evening. Proponents of the Master Cleanse diet recommend adhering to it for at least 10 days.

      * Purpose. To restore energy, lose weight, and relieve symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia.
      * Evidence of effectiveness. There are no data on this particular diet in the medical literature. But many studies have shown that fasts and extremely low-calorie diets invariably lower the body’s basal metabolic rate as it struggles to conserve energy. Much of the weight loss achieved through this diet results from fluid loss related to extremely low carbohydrate intake and frequent bowel movements or diarrhea produced by salt water and laxative tea. When the dieter resumes normal fluid intake, this weight is quickly regained.
      * Risks. The diet is lacking in protein, fatty acids, and other essential nutrients. Carbohydrates supply all the calories — an extremely low 600. The daily laxative regimen can cause dehydration, deplete electrolytes, and impair normal bowel function. It can also disrupt the normal microorganisms that perform useful digestive functions. A person who goes on this diet repeatedly may run the risk of developing metabolic acidosis, a disruption of the body’s acid-base balance, which results in excessive acidity in the blood. Severe metabolic acidosis can lead to coma and death.
      * Cost. The price of the book and a handful of food items.

      Intestinal cleansing

      Numerous kits are marketed for this purpose, most of which include a high-fiber supplement, a “support” supplement containing herbs or enzymes, and a laxative tea, each to be used daily. Manufacturers of the herbal detox kits recommend continuing the regimen for several weeks. Such regimens may be accompanied by frequent enemas.

      * Purpose. The aim is to eradicate parasites and expel fecal matter that allegedly accumulates and adheres to the intestinal walls.
      * Evidence of effectiveness. Several studies suggest that milk thistle, which is often included as a supportive supplement, may improve liver function with few side effects. But there’s no medical evidence for the cleansing procedure as a whole. Promotional materials often include photographs of snake-like gelatinous substances expelled during cleansing. When these pictures are not faked, they are probably showing stool generated by large doses of the regimen’s fiber supplement. More important, the rationale for intestinal cleansing — to dislodge material adhering to the colon walls — is fundamentally mistaken. When fecal matter accumulates, it compacts into firm masses in the open interior of the colon; it does not adhere to the intestinal walls as the “sludge” depicted in the advertisements.
      * Risks. Like fasting, colonic cleansing carries a risk of dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, impaired bowel function, and disruption of intestinal flora.
      * Cost. A month’s supply of the supplements and laxatives sold on most Web sites is $20 to $70. The manufacturers recommend continuing the procedure for two to three months.

      Foot detox

      One method employs a special type of adhesive pad worn on the bottoms of the feet during sleep. Another approach is to immerse the feet for 30 minutes in a basin, sometimes referred to as an “ionic foot bath,” containing salt water and two electrodes that supply a low-voltage electric charge.

      * Purpose. Toxins are allegedly drawn out of the body through the soles of the feet.
      * Evidence of effectiveness. Both methods claim to stimulate the outflow of toxins through the feet. However, there is no scientific evidence for this. Promoters assert that the success of the process can be monitored by a color change in the pad or in the water of the foot bath as impurities are leached from the body. But the pads, which are impregnated with wood vinegar, have been shown to turn the same dark color whether they absorb foot perspiration or are sprayed with tap water; and the color of the foot bath changes because the metal electrodes corrode.
      * Risks. No ill effects on health have been reported for either method.
      * Cost. Single-use pads average $1. Ionic foot bath sessions are available at spas for $40 to $50. Ionic foot bath devices are sold online at prices ranging from $85 to $2,000.

      The bottom line
      The human body can defend itself very well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you’re generally healthy, concentrate on giving your body what it needs to maintain its robust self-cleaning system — a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. If you experience fatigue, pallor, unexplained weight gain or loss, changes in bowel function, or breathing difficulties that persist for days or weeks, visit your doctor instead of a detox spa.

      Hope this answers your question,

      Tex

    1. dr_qutub1978

      Alcohol abuse is one of the major causes of fatty liver, but obesity, hepatitis C, diabetes and protein malnutrition are other common causes.
      Fatty liver usually produces no symptoms. In rare cases, it causes jaundice, right-side abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, and fever. Women with pregnancy-related fatty liver may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It may also cause a condition known as pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, which is characterized by dangerously high blood pressure, swelling, and seizures
      IT MAY BE SYMPTOLESS TOO.
      OTHER SYMPTOMS ARE:
      Abnormal Metabolism of Fats
      Abnormalities in the level of fats in the blood stream, for example, elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol and elevated triglycerides. Arteries blocked with fat, leading to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Build up of fat in other body organs (fatty degeneration of organs). Lumps of fat in the skin (lipomas and other fatty tumours). Excessive weight gain, which may lead to obesity. Inability to lose weight even while dieting. Sluggish metabolism. Protuberant abdomen (pot belly). Cellulite. Fatty liver. Roll of fat around the upper abdomen – (liver roll).

      Digestive Problems
      Indigestion. Reflux. Haemorrhoids. Gall stones and gall bladder disease. Intolerance to fatty foods. Intolerance to alcohol. Nausea and vomiting attacks. Abdominal bloating. Constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome. Pain over the liver – (upper right corner of abdomen & lower right rib cage).

      Blood Sugar Problems
      Craving for sugar. Hypoglycaemia and unstable blood sugar levels. Mature onset diabetes (TypeII) is common in those with a fatty liver.

      Nervous System
      Depression. Mood changes such as anger and irritability. Metaphysically the liver is known as the “seat of anger”. Poor concentration and “foggy brain”. Overheating of the body, especially the face and torso. Recurrent headaches (including migraine) associated with nausea.

      Immune Dysfunction
      Allergies – sinus, hay fever, asthma, dermatitis, hives, etc. Multiple food and chemical sensitivities. Skin rashes and inflammations. Increased risk of autoimmune diseases.
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fibromyalgia. Increase in recurrent viral, bacterial and parasitic infections.

      External Signs
      Coated tongue. Bad breath. Skin rashes. Itchy skin (pruritus). Excessive sweating. Offensive body odour Dark circles under the eyes. Yellow discolouration of the eyes. Red swollen itchy eyes (allergic eyes). Acne rosacea – (red pimples around the nose, cheeks and chin). Brownish spots and blemishes on the skin (liver spots). Red palms and soles which may also be itchy and inflamed. Flushed facial appearance or excessive facial blood vessels (capillaries/ veins).

      Hormonal Imbalance
      Intolerance to hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill (eg. side effects).
      Menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes may be more severe. Premenstrual syndrome may be more severe.

  10. elysialaw

    Where to find Medical Studies and Publications?
    I am looking for a reputable site (if it exsists?) to find medical studies and publications open to the public?

    More specefically, studies relating to fibromyalgia treatments, even more specifically the effects of high protein diets and amino acids in repair and/or to assist in exercise regime?

  11. elysialaw

    Fibromyalgia and high protein diet?
    Does anyone know of medical studies or credible web sites that show evidence that a high protein diet is beneficial for fibro sufferers?

    My friend has been on disability for fibro for several years and has recently had his high protien diet allowance revoked. He has an appeal coming up and any info in support of the benefits would be helpful.

    Without the allowance he is basically going to have to live off mac and cheese and hot dogs which I am sure is going to undo all the improvement made in the last few years. (Basically from weeks of bed ridden periods to almost to the point now that he could start seeking the right job!…of course the high protien diet is combined with plenty of stretching and weight training.)

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