Updated: Sep 11, 2020
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m getting used to it. Fellow Fibro peeps get very angry at me on FB in the Fibro groups. I don’t tell them what they want to hear so I guess I’m going to have to grow thicker skin than what God gave me. I speak the reality and truth of healing from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
People want to hear that their rheumatologist or neurologist is going to give them the magic pill to cure their Fibromyalgia. They want to hear that their pain will go away while they are on Cymbalta and Lyrica and that the side effects are worth it. While I haven’t taken either of these medications, from what I have heard from other people, it’s not worth it. They hate the drugs and feel even worse on them than they did before taking these drugs.
I don’t tell people what they want to hear. Do you want to know what I do tell them? In order to go into remission from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, they have to change their diet and lifestyle. Not one pill and not one prescription will work as well as fixing the nutrition that is slowly killing them.
If you ate a little bit of rat poison everyday does that make it better than eating a lot of rat poison? The answer is sort of. With a lot of rat poison, you’re good and dead pretty quick without too much suffering. If you only eat a little bit of rat poison every day, you’ll get sick enough to feel like you want to die, but you won’t.
I want to you know that everyone is different when it comes to their trigger foods and that my list is pretty hefty, and I stick to it and am very dedicated to staying well. It took me over two years to get to the place I am now, and I have absolutely no intention of going back to eating a little bit of rat poison every day. I’m not going to beat around the bush. Here is a list of foods I didn’t eat to go into remission from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
1. Processed foods - Do not consume baked goods, junk foods, or treats
2. Anything out of a box
3. Anything out of a bag
4. Anything out of a can
5. Grains (All Grains, even non gluten grains)
6. Legumes (Beans, Soy, Peanuts, Hummus, Etc.)
7. Dairy products (Including raw products)
8. Refined sugars
9. Alternative sweeteners (No Artificial Sweeteners)
10. Industrial seed oils (such as vegetable or canola oils)
11. Nightshade vegetables
12. Do not consume carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites.
13. All alcohol (Including vanilla and cooking alcohol)
14. Artificial dyes & colors
15. Anything with citric acid
16. Foods high in lectins
I would say that pretty much covers everything I don’t eat to stay in remission. Every once in a while, I’ll have something with sugar, but not too often because I’ll feel like death, and death doesn’t become me. I have added back in vanilla extract, but be careful, I’ve gotten burned by buying some that has corn syrup as an ingredient, and it makes me sick.
I know if seems like a lot, but if you think about it, most of the food in the Standard American Diet (SAD), is really just that, SAD. Most of the food isn’t even food. It’s a chemical shitstorm. You probably feed your dog better than you feed yourself. Sorry, not sorry because it’s true.
I stay away from food that contains neurotoxins like EDTA and BHA/BHT. Look on the labels of the junk food you feed your children. How many neurotoxins are in there? Little bodies can only handle so many poisons going in until they get sick too.
Like I said though, everyone is different. Some people can’t eat beef, and some can’t eat eggs. The best way to determine which foods are affecting you is to do an elimination diet. It only takes one thing in your diet to cause your world to be turned upside down in relation to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.