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Welcome to the group! Well, seeing as I don't know much about Fibromyalgia, this may or may not help, but I would stick to anti-inflamitory foods.
Tomatoes, coconut, blueberries, there are hundreds of foods that are anti-inflamitory, furthermore, I would avoid inflamitory foods, maybe sticking to a low carb diet.
Also, I would recommend getting a good unrefined coconut oil if you can afford it. My mom used to not be able to sleep on her sides, because pain would just shoot down her legs, shes been taking the oil for roughly a month and the pain is almost completely gone. If you're interested in trying it, I would encourage you to get this:
Now, some people like the taste of this and some don't, for some it's an aqquired taste, much like anything strong, but if you find that you don't like it, you can always mix it in something. I would suggest mixing it in something warm, because it solidifies in cold temperatures.
Hope this helps!
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Welcome! My mom has fibro, and before I even knew about Paleo, she had talked about her nutritionist (she's a veteran) mentioned going Gluten Free. When she does it make a big difference for her... so here's hoping that adjusting to Paleo will improve conditions, and soon you will be able to walk and exercise pain free!
There is a lot of information and really you need to do what works for you and your body. I recommend following the advice specifially for treating autoimmune issues, if even for a little while to see if it helps you.
And my sympathies on the fibro... as you know, it's an autoimmune disorder and you will find it very beneficial to go grain/gluten free, and adopting the paleo lifestyle.
I was just listening to one of Robb Wolf's Paleo Podcasts (#68 to be exact) where he and Matt LaLonde went into detail about the nutritional protocol for treating autoimmune issues... it's pretty strict, and could probably be eased into, but the sooner you get there (and IMO address adrenal issues as well because that's a big contributer to fibro) the better you will be.
Focus on the nutrition right now and, as you're able, slowly start to move around and lift things.
You'll do awesome!!!
PS... my suggestion... go read this blog: www.marksdailyapple.com/dont-
erfect-be-the-enemy-of-the-good/ and refer to it often...
Way too often I get myself worked up and beat myself up because I'm not meeting other peoples high standards... but I'm doing the best I can for me at the moment... and need to be reminded that any steps we take to reach optimal health is a good one.
Edited by: LADYROSE at: 9/15/2011 (17:10)
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Glad to have you aboard! Like Ani I have to have cheese and full fat plain yogurt, we are eating primal rather than strict paleo. Have fun exploring here, don't be afraid to ask questions and please share some of your recipes with us. All the best for you both...MJ
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Best of luck and congratulations on your determined diet change!
I'm not FULL paleo but very close. I do eat cheese (make some of it myself with raw milk--won't give THAT up!)
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I'm relatively new to this Paleo way of eating and have been doing a modified version of it with my youngest daughter. I don't consider this a DIET, rather a lifestyle of proper eating. We have just begun our journey down this road and I am coming up with new recipes all the time. I have gained a significant amount of weight because my fibromyalgia makes it very painful to excise.
Any suggestions, tips or recipes anyone wants to share would be greatly appreciated as the information on this seems to be all over the place and very varied on the internet.
I'm looking forward to this delightful, nutritious journey back in time to the way we were intended to eat, and modifying it to fit our modern times!