Fibromyalgia is another 'garbage can diagnosis', and the term really means very little. Technically, fibromyalgia means soreness of the muscles (myalgia) and other soft tissues (fibro, i.e. for "fibrous").
Physicians categorize individuals under this heading when they don't know what else to do. It is also advised to get a second opinion of any MD who may try to talk you into having fibromyalgia. The only person qualified to diagnose you with fibromyalgia is a Rheumatologist, they have a pressure point test that they can do on your body to properly diagnose you, as to whether or not you really have fibromyalgia.
No one seems to know what causes this condition, but the latest evidence points to immune breakdown due to infection,
the likely culprits being mold, parasites and mycoplasma (tuberculosis). Other major causes include chemical toxicity, heavy metal poisoning, candida yeast infection, bowel toxicity, and parasitic infestation.
Certainly severe stress aggravates it. Thus, individuals with fibromyalgia may also suffer from 'adrenal weakness' causing a great deal of fatigue.
Regardless of what your doctor may try and convince you of, fibromyalgia is a curable disease, because the causes can be determined. My own mother is a FM sufferer for over 50 years and is now pain free, enjoying life at 73. You can read "My Story" on my web site.
food allergies may also play a role. In particular, the major issue is allergic intolerance to grains. Poor diet is the number one cause. In this respect, food allergy is the major culprit. People with fibromyalgia are commonly allergic to grains, legumes, citrus, yeast, MSG, sulfites , cocoa, and milk products. There may be other provocative foods, including nuts, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and meats. To determine precisely what are any individual's food allergies , blood testing may be necessary.
Whether diagnosed or not, parasites/fungi/mold are often the underlying cause of a number of health problems including, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal IBS problems, vaginal irritation, joint and muscle aches, brain or nervous system damage, and immune dysfunction.
Make no mistake about it, parasites are an insidious public health threat in the United States.
Very few physicians suspect, believe or recognize, classic symptoms of parasitic infection. Even if the medical ilk are aware of the threat, most use outdated and inadequate testing procedures and under diagnose the condition. Because of their 'ignorance to the facts' most physicians do not believe that parasites/candida/mold, can, or will cause any serious health problems. One might wonder if timing is more than coincidence, since it is well known that antibiotic/drug use is a major risk factor for yeast and fungal overgrowth.
Is there any proof that fungi and yeast cause FM or CFS? None, directly, that I have ever seen. However one must examine 'cause and effect' and consider what protocols have worked to retrospectively diagnose what may have been the cause. It has been said that "no amount of negative studies can offset one single positive clinical observation". It's very difficult to argue with results, and I have seen time and time again many of our customers who have used our protocols, who totally rid themselves of parasites/fungi/mold, find they have complete and long term success and recovery from fibromyalgia pain and chronic fatigue.
If you have been diagnosed with FM or CFS, then once you get past the medical jargon, all you really care about is that you feel BAD and you want to know what you can do to feel GOOD!
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
These syndromes are more correctly described as symptoms of diseases rather than diseases themselves.
In fact, both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia were coined by the medical profession as another
'garbage can diagnoses'.
For instance there is no such thing as a syndrome of fatigue. Fatigue is merely a symptom, a warning sign that the function of the human body has gone awry. The key to curing fatigue, as well as the chronic fatigue syndrome is to determine the precise cause of the fatigue or associated symptoms. When the cause is treated appropriately, the condition is readily resolved.
What is chronic fatigue anyway? It is merely a lack of energy in the body, organs, and cells. A lack of energy, whether physical or mental , can only be due to a deficiency, and the only substances which our bodies could be deficient in are nutrients. Alternatively, the body can be poisoned, and that will cause fatigue. Even so, poisoning causes fatigue by inducing nutritional deficiency.
The primary cause of chronic fatigue is adrenal insufficiency. The result of this condition is that the adrenal glands fail to produce sufficient quantities of critical steroid hormones. In the extreme, adrenal insufficiency may lead to a potentially fatal condition known as Addison's disease.
Chronic Fatigue is also a warning sign of yet another potentially dangerous condition: chronic infection.
Adrenal insufficiency leaves the body vulnerable to the development of a wide range of infections. In other
words, when the adrenal glands fail, the immune system becomes dysfunctional. Yeast and other fungal infections are particularly common. It's readily known that parasites secrete toxins, which cause a great deal of
musculoskeletal pain. Parasitic infection may also take its toll, and individuals with the syndrome are readily
infected by organisms such as Giardia, Cryptosporidium, flukes, tapeworm, and amebas. The problem is when the adrenally weakened individual is exposed to a noxious microbe, the microbe easily evades the immune defenses and gains a foothold in the body, leading to persistent infection. In other words, the organism readily finds a home in the individual with weak adrenal glands. These microbes sap the individual of all energy reserves. Obviously the ineffective organism must be destroyed before the fatigue can be eliminated.
Chronic fatigue may also be caused by nutritional deficiencies. Recently, researchers discovered a connection
between salt and chronic fatigue. They routinely measured a deficiency of sodium and chloride in the blood of
individuals suffering with the syndrome. When salt was administered the patients' symptoms, which included fatigue, muscular weakness, mental disturbances, lightheadedness, and low blood pressure, improved dramatically. I always suggest that people get a good quality, all natural, 'sea salt', and I get mine from http://www.realsalt.com (also if you mention my name you will get a 10% discount off of any of their products).
Regular table salt is not good for you as it contains lots of Sugar and flow agents.
Many FM and Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome sufferers are getting great relief from our Exerciser 2000, this is a terrific 'passive exerciser
machine' which stimulates the 'lymphatic system', greatly increasing "lymphocytes", white blood cells, whose purpose is to fight disease and infection. More info is on my 'order page' on my web site.
The bottom line is, nobody needs to suffer with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue symptoms. The simple key is to go after the CAUSE. Once you eliminate the CAUSE then you won't have the SYMPTOMS anymore. We provide you with the products, tools, nutritional instructions, and on-going support to help you get back to optimal health.
Donna, send me the 'protocol questionnaire', I look forward to helping you.