Fibromyalgia is an internal toxic condition within the body. These harmful toxins lodge within the muscles causing the extreme muscular pain, which is the hallmark of this disease.

It is not difficult to picture how such a condition can arise when we think how much our food has been ‘tampered with’, what with chemical sprays, pesticides, artificial fertilisers, not to mention synthetic colourings, flavourings, etc. added to our foods by the ‘food industry’.

When your gut bacteria are no longer able to transform nutrients they also lose their capacity to transform and neutralise the toxic waste. The knock on effect of this is that your system feeds toxins back into the general circulation – this state of affairs is referred to as ‘leaky gut syndrome’. Once absorbed, these toxic by-products of the gut’s bacteria and fungi wreak havoc with normal body processes. When restoring balance and harmony a medical herbalist will always look at the bigger picture taking a whole person (holistic) approach.


They include general tiredness, headaches, insomnia, food intolerances, rough or dry skin, strong smelling urine and general susceptibility to infection. If left to progress untreated the level of toxicity increases to a point where the symptoms manifest into a chronic condition. It is vital to appreciate that it is the toxic levels that are causing the wide and variable symptoms of fibromyalgia, not the disease.


Plant remedies to treat toxic conditions have been used for thousands of years. Their main value is by eliminating unwanted and harmful substances and restoring balance and harmony.

Treatment needs to be dietary as well as herbal and can be aided with careful food combining, eating of organic whole foods etc. It is essential that treatment is personal to the individual sufferer and not specific to the disease. I would therefore advise anyone suffering with this condition to contact their local medical herbalist who has M.N.I.M.H after their name indicating they have undergone rigorous training and are fully qualified to treat you.

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Fibromyalgyia: Healing Foods

Garlic, Onions, Artichoke, Grapes, Carrot, Beetroot, Sprouted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds, Nuts, Protein, Honey, Ginger, Turmeric

Foods To Avoid

Aspartame, Sugar, Fructose, Refined Carbohydrates, Monosodium Glutamate, Nitrates, Caffeine, Coffee, Tea, Colas, Chocolate, Yeast, Gluten

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