How to Start an Alkaline Diet for Fibromyalgia?

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Your diet plays an important role in the way your body deals with fibromyalgia. This is because your body needs to maintain its delicate alkaline and acid balance. Too much acid can trigger certain symptoms, especially gastrointestinal symptoms. This theory forms the basis for the argument regarding maintaining a healthy alkaline food diet. An alkaline diet means that your diet should maintain a balance of 80 percent alkaline and 20 percent acid.

How to Start an Alkaline Diet for Fibromyalgia?

Step 1: Get Rid of Your Food Triggers

Before embarking on your alkaline diet, you should take time to examine your diet and determine which foods give you digestive problems and sensitivities. According to experts, almost 40% of fibromyalgia patients have reported to suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and food sensitivities. These two problems alone can cause an array of gastrointestinal  symptoms such as abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, constipation, bloating etc. They can also lead to other symptoms such as headaches and brain fog.

The most common food triggers are MSG or monosodium glutamate. Other common food that are known to cause sensitivities are food coloring, dairy, yeast, shrimp, caffeine, eggs. Based on the alkaline food chart, most of these foods are acidic. A study conducted in France revealed that when aspartame is removed from diets, the symptoms of fibromyalgia subsided. The reason is because food enhancers like aspartame and MSG are both neurotransmitter stimulants.


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  • I like to ask a question about fibromyalga and your teeth. I have t get my teeth pulled out because they are rotting away. I would like to know is implants better then denchers for people with fibromyalga?

    • Hi Barbara,

      I am having the same problem! I never even had cavities, until FMS! The doctor says its the pain meds, I feel its a multitude of things, the horrible water we can no longer drink that in fact has fluoride, among the many meds I have to take for all the horrific illnesses this has brought on! Seems nothing is safe out there and the government is allowing this to happen right under our noses. smh, I make sure I take good care of my teeth including flossing, fluoride rinse and professional cleanings as recommended. 🙁 Yet, in the past year, my teeth are rotten like wildfire! I will take a loan out if I have to, because dentures are not going in my mouth, only implants! Good luck to you!

  • First of all, why did your teeth rot away? Was it due to lack of dental care, medication, medical condition or neglect?That’s important because situation wont change with (very costly) implants. Personally, I would go with dentures. So much easier to maintain and not as costly. According to wearers, food doesn’t taste the same but you get used to it. Some people adjust to them immediately, others longer. Hope this helps.

    • Alot of ppl with fibro have dental problems because of the lack of vitamin D and other minerals. Its not necessarily because of neglect or bad hygiene.

  • I have suffered of fibromyalgia for a long time and more than the pain what bothers me is fatigue and
    feeling completely without energy to do my daily chores at home ( I am retired).
    What can I do or take to increase my energy?

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