In my previous article on fibromyalgia, I shared how a low-FODMAP diet can help manage its associated gastrointestinal symptoms. If this type of diet isn’t for you, or if you have neither stomach aches nor other functional digestive issues, I have a few other tips to help you live better with fibromyalgia. Note that these tips are relevant for all members of your family, not just those affected by fibromyalgia.
Energy drinks are made up mostly of caffeine and sugar. They also contain other ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, guarana, taurine, ginseng and ginkgo biloba. They’re supposed to improve your alertness, concentration, memory, energy and sports performance, as well as combat fatigue, but these effects are not backed up by scientific evidence. Since their ingredients come from plant extracts, these drinks are presented as natural and healthy. But the truth is they can have undesirable effects on your health.
Detox diets are the trend on social media, especially after the holidays when we feel bloated, fat, and are so motivated to keep our new year’s resolutions. They include among others juice fasts, as well as supplements and weight loss diets of all kinds. They are often expensive, and promise quick results by adding magic foods or supplements, or by limiting our diet to a few specific foods. But in the end, are they really worth it? You probably know the answer is no, but here’s why.
While you might be tempted to think that a plant-based diet could be bad for athletes and cause food deficiencies, the opposite is true. In fact, a vegetarian or vegan diet offers many benefits, as long as it’s balanced of course.
Fibromyalgia (FM) affects between 2 and 4% of the population. Up until now, there are no efficient solutions to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). However, according to a group of researchers, a low-FODMAP* diet could not only reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, but also improve quality of life and reduce pain for people affected by fibromyalgia.